Smokers Paradise

CONvergence is happy to host the Smokers Paradise tent – A nice shaded, breezy area outdoors for smokers to hang out in and partake of their tobacco products and e-cigarettes in a friendly atmosphere with plenty of seating, tables, and lots of ashtrays.

Welcome to Smokers ParadiseConnie as Groucho Marx (with a bubblegum cigar)

Smokers Paradise is located across from the main entrance of the DoubleTree by Hilton, outside the East doors, next to the outdoor patio. You must be a registered member of CONvergence to enter Smokers Paradise.

Smokers Paradise Hours

  • Wednesday Noon – 24HRS
  • Thursday 24HRS – 24HRS
  • Friday 24HRS – 24HRS
  • Saturday 24HRS – 24HRS
  • Sunday 24HRS – 24 HRS
  • Monday Midnight – 8:00am

If you are a smoker, a friend of a smoker, or just like being outside during a Summer day to relax on the comfy patio furniture, come on out to the East Courtyard and join us! It’s much more comfortable than crowding around the exits, and there’s no risk of getting a citation for being too close to the entryway. Truly, this is Smokers Paradise.

UNFILTERED Acoustic Stage

Enjoy music at Smokers Paradise’s very own intimate acoustic stage, open daily Thursday through Saturday for 45-minute music, storytelling, and spoken word sets.


  • Thursday 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Friday 10:00am – 10:00pm
  • Saturday 10:00am – 10:00pm

Want to perform at UNFILTERED? Simply stop by Smokers Paradise when you arrive at the convention and sign up for a set time! Acoustic performances and small, battery-powered Pignose-style amps are welcome. There is no secure storage available for gear or instruments at Smokers Paradise, so plan to keep yours with you before and after your set. Interested in more opportunities to perform at CONvergence? Check out the Musicians/Performers page!

photo of smokers paradise showing two large tents with tables and chairs

Connie reclining