CVG-TV

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!


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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 is also streamed online Thursday through Sunday during the convention. Click Here or go to cvgcon.org/stream to watch the CVG-TV live stream.

CVG-TV Schedule

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.

Wednesday

  • Noon – Midnight CVG-TV Special Archive Series & More

Thursday

  • 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

Friday

  • 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!

Saturday

  • 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

Sunday

  • 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

Monday

  • Midnight Noon Replays of all CONvergence 2017 MainStage broadcasts

Captioning

The following CONvergence 2017 events will feature live captioning on CVG-TV:

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.

Good Advice:

  • 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.

Please Note…

  • 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.

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