MeFites at Convergence 2014
posted June 26, 2014 10:24 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 5 at 12:00 PM, Consuite, CONvergence @ DoubleTree Hotel
7800 Normandale Boulevard, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
CONvergence, one of the local big sci-fi cons is nearly upon us (July 3-6). Are there any attending MeFites who would be interested in meeting up? A: We're meeting in Connie's Space Lounge on Saturday July 5th, noon. Cthuljew has a sign, I'll be cosplaying a reaper. See y'all soon!
CONvergence is held at the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel in Bloomington, MN, on the first weekend in July. This year, the theme is Urban Fantasy, and a running theme is Gargoyles the animated series. For those who haven't been before, it's fun but crowded, and $120 at the door. I used to run into a couple of mefites there, but it's been years since that happened.

E2: noon, July 5th, Connie's Space Lounge, signs and scythes shall signify us.
posted by ZeusHumms to Meetup (33 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

I'll be around, but I don't quite know what my schedule is. I'd be up for a meetup if the stars align (or if you just want to hang out, memail me and I'll give you my number).
posted by dinty_moore at 7:08 PM on June 26, 2014

Oh yeah! I totally forgot to make this event. Anyway, I'll be there the whole time. All y'all should come to the Pun-el where you can bask in my brilliance.
posted by cthuljew at 12:43 AM on June 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'll be there with my fiance and would try to make a meetup!
posted by cabingirl at 2:51 AM on June 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

I'll be around with my hubs. We're likely going to be hanging out at the House of Toast parties. Not sure what else we'll be doing. We will also have a car, so if we want to go eat locally, we can transport three people.
posted by TrishaLynn at 4:16 AM on June 27, 2014 [1 favorite]

cthuljew - I'll try and look you up at the Pun-el; I think I already penciled that in.

I'm working on a 'batsignal', but it's still a work in progress. More on that in a day or two. Was considering bringing Pop Tarts to the House of Toast, and getting toppings. While it would be nice to get them toasted, I'm pretty sure that they would be a nasty fire hazard if the new toaster jammed.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:20 AM on June 27, 2014

OK, I have a scythe, with a 6 foot, 6 inch long handle, and a blade roughly 2 feet long. Still needs to be peace bonded / approved by Convergence. But I'll call try to have it around, along with appropriate costume, for when we meet up.

The Pun-el is a good time & place to meet - 11:30 PM - 12:30 AM on Friday night @ Plaza 2. Would that work for everyone? We could maybe meet up at 11 PM friday in the plaza area between the art show and the Plaza rooms, and then go check out the panel or do some late party crawling.

posted by ZeusHumms at 10:37 PM on June 29, 2014

I'm staying across town and my boyfriend is working that morning, so I might not be up for an hour long panel and then driving the two of us home. I could probably drop by and say hi at 11, though. Possibly with a sleepy boyfriend in tow.
posted by dinty_moore at 4:02 AM on June 30, 2014

what times of day work for people?
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:49 AM on June 30, 2014

Let's meet up on Saturday at noon somewhere. That's after the 11AM panels end, before the 12:30 ones begin. I'd recommend meeting at CONsuite, because... CONsuite.
posted by cthuljew at 12:19 AM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Noon Saturday works for me!
posted by dinty_moore at 4:52 AM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

Noon CONsuite is as good as anywhere else.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:19 AM on July 1, 2014

Done. Let me know if any changes need to be done.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:36 AM on July 1, 2014

(Shooooot! That’s when Bill Stiteler, Jeremy Stomberg, and Duck Washington are live-riffing Xanadu in Cinema Rex…)

Well, I suppose there’s no time at CVG when nothing interesting is happening. I’ll be there.
posted by nicepersonality at 6:42 AM on July 1, 2014 [2 favorites]

I'll bring a sign.
posted by cthuljew at 7:23 AM on July 1, 2014 [1 favorite]

I guess it’s way too late to order “I AM FROM THE INTERNET” badge ribbons.
posted by nicepersonality at 5:26 PM on July 1, 2014 [3 favorites]

I'm heading to FedEx to get my business cards very soon. Shall I get some stickers done, too?
posted by TrishaLynn at 6:25 AM on July 3, 2014

So, while volunteering in Ops yesterday, I ran into cthuljew who showed me his MeFi sign; I think we're good there. But now that I see how the con is set up, which part of the con suite will we be hanging out in? Drinks? Rice? Other?
posted by TrishaLynn at 4:49 AM on July 4, 2014 [1 favorite]

I assumed it would be the space lounge. The places with food get crowded quick.
posted by dinty_moore at 1:27 PM on July 4, 2014

I'll be there as a Grim Reaper, under a different badge name: Per pet ual Mind
posted by ZeusHumms at 3:44 PM on July 4, 2014

And I'm going to make the pun-el after all. I'm the lady with knitting, a typewriter bag, and a Ms. Marvel shirt. This description will also work for Saturday, with the exception of the shirt.
posted by dinty_moore at 7:51 PM on July 4, 2014

I haven't been in the Space Lounge yet, so I'm good with meeting up there. Is this okay with you, ZeusHumms?
posted by TrishaLynn at 4:39 AM on July 5, 2014 [1 favorite]

Works for me.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:45 AM on July 5, 2014

However space lounge doors open at 9 pm. I suggest that we meet at the doors anyway, since they shouldn't be that crowded.
posted by ZeusHumms at 8:02 AM on July 5, 2014

Heading to consuite for "food". Do in fact have a sign.
posted by cthuljew at 9:35 AM on July 5, 2014

Wandering consuite area looking for a sign.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:44 AM on July 5, 2014

In a panel, will be there probably five after.
posted by dinty_moore at 9:53 AM on July 5, 2014

In walkway by rice exit.
posted by cthuljew at 9:54 AM on July 5, 2014

Okay, heading to con suite, rice-side.
posted by TrishaLynn at 10:04 AM on July 5, 2014

Guess we've officially moved to con suite, rice side
posted by nicepersonality at 10:05 AM on July 5, 2014

It was so great seeing everyone again! See you around the con.
posted by TrishaLynn at 11:34 AM on July 5, 2014

Great to see everyone there, hope you have an enjoyable rest of con!
posted by ZeusHumms at 4:42 PM on July 5, 2014

Sorry, I was late and missed y'all! Maybe next time... It's been a great con otherwise!
posted by Quizzical Hamster at 8:46 AM on July 6, 2014

Overall, a great con. Some sadness though - one of the board members, Tish Cassidy, passed away early Sunday morning. I knew her only slightly, but she was kind and friendly and will be missed.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:29 AM on July 8, 2014

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