CVG-TV is CONvergence’s closed-circuit television channel, broadcast in the DoubleTree by Hilton during the convention. CVG-TV brings CONvergence Mainstage events, exclusive CONvergence content, and more directly to your hotel room!
CVG-TV is on channel 74 in all DoubleTree by Hilton hotel rooms during the convention. CVG-TV begins broadcasting in the hotel on Wednesday afternoon and ends on Monday morning.
CVG-TV will broadcast nearly all CONvergence 2017 MainStage events and will re-broadcast those events throughout the weekend, as well as CVG-TV’s Special Archive Series featuring exclusive footage from previous years of CONvergence, such as Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Masquerade; entries from the 2017 Midwest Sci-Fi Short Film Festival; films from local and independent sci-fi and fantasy filmmakers; new CONvergence Public Service Announcements, and of course some extra surprises.
Watch CVG-TV for notices of any schedule changes or other information during the convention. Broadcast times may be approximate, but the listed order of events should be generally accurate.
- Noon – Midnight CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- Midnight – 6:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 6:00pm – 7:00pm Big Fun Radio Funtime
- 7:00pm – 8:00pm Opening Ceremony
- 8:30pm – 10:00pm Smackdown 2017: Robot Rampage
- 10:00pm – 11:00pm Replay of Big Fun Radio Funtime
- 11:00pm – 12:30am Replay of Opening Ceremony
- 12:30am – 2:00am Replay of Smackdown 2017: Robot Rampage
- 2:00am – 2:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 2:00pm – 3:00pm Kristopher Carter: Musical Storyteller
- 3:00pm – 5:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 5:00pm – 6:30pm Art of the Dress Costume and Couture Show/Cirque Intergalactique
- 6:30pm – 7:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 7:00pm – 8:00pm Joseph Scrimshaw’s ATTACK of the HEADCANON!
- 8:00pm – 8:30pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 8:30pm – 9:30pm Powerpoint Karaoke
- 9:30pm – 10:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 10:00pm – 11:00pm Vilification Tennis
- 11:00pm – 11:30pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 11:30pm – 12:30am Replay of Joseph Scrimshaw’s ATTACK of the HEADCANON!
- 12:30am – 1:30am CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 1:30am – 2:30am Replay of Powerpoint Karaoke
- 2:30am – 3:30am Replay of Vilification Tennis
- 3:30am – 6:00am Replay of Art of the Dress & Cirque Intergalactique
- 6:00am – 7:00am Replay of Kristopher Carter: Musical Storyteller
- 8:00am – 6:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 6:00pm – 9:00pm CONvergence Masquerade, with Halftime Show by Fearless Comedy Productions
- 9:00pm – Midnight Replay of CONvergence Masquerade, with Halftime Show by Fearless Comedy Productions
- Midnight – 1:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 1:00pm – 2:00pm Harisen Daiko Drum Group
- 2:00pm – 3:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 3:00pm – 4:00pm Reverend Matt’s Monster Science: The Zoology of the Galactic Empire
- 4:00pm – 5:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 5:00pm – 6:00pm Closing Ceremony
- 6:00pm – 8:00pm CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More
- 8:00pm – Midnight Replays of all CONvergence 2017 MainStage broadcasts
- Midnight – Noon Replays of all CONvergence 2017 MainStage broadcasts
The following CONvergence 2017 events will feature live captioning on CVG-TV:
- Opening Ceremony
- Closing Ceremony
Other CVG-TV content may be captioned. If you have question or request regarding captioning on CVG-TV, please contact CONvergence Accessibility & Inclusion.
CVG-TV on Youtube
CVG-TV is just one of three Youtube channels full of great CONvergence content, allowing you to watch videos from past years of CONvergence any time you want!
Submit to CVG-TV
CVG-TV welcomes submissions for air during the convention! Please use this form to send us your video content.
All video submissions to CVG-TV must be made by 11:59pm on June 10, 2017.
Submissions may include:
- Advertisements for CONvergence parties, performances, panels, vendors in the Dealers Room, artists in Art show and Artists Alley, or ads from our Community Partners.
- Public Service Announcements relevant to the CONvergence community.
- Short Films produced by members and/or supporters of the CONvergence community.
- Feature Films produced by members and/or supporters of the CONvergence community.
- Music Videos produced by members and/or supporters of the CONvergence community.
CVG-TV Submission Guidelines:
- LENGTH: Depends on content type
- Ads – 30 sec or 60 sec only
- PSAs – can be as long as 10 min, but please be brief
- Short & Feature films – varies
- ACCESSIBILITY: Your video should be captioned. Not only will this allow deaf/hearing impaired members of our community to enjoy your video, but it will allow your video to be understood in noisy environments such as ConSuite or parties too.
- CODEC: H.264 QuickTime widescreen (16:9)
- FILE NAME : [name of event]+[days of desired broadcast at CONvergence]+2017
- Examples – cinema_rex_THU_thru_SUN2015.mov, party_name_FRI_ONLY2017.mov
- FILE TRANSFER: We prefer a DropBox or Google Docs public sharing link. Please make the video file available through July 6, 2017.
- Make sure any text in your video stays on the screen long enough for viewers to read it!
- Brevity is the soul of wit. Often a shorter, punchier video is more effective and entertaining than a longer, indulgent one.
- Avoid using copyrighted music in your video unless you are the copyright holder or have permission from the copyright holder.
- We reserve the right to decline submitted material.
- Those looking for assistance in creating their videos might try the CONvergence Facebook groups. CVG-TV does not have personnel available to help produce members’ videos.
Questions & Comments
If you have any questions, suggestions or comments about CONvergence’s at-con broadcast service, please contact CVG-TV.