CONvergence 2016
posted June 13, 2016 9:34 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 2 at 2:00 PM, Garden Court, Sheraton Bloomington
5601 W 78th St, Minneapolis, MN, USA (Map & Directions)
CONvergence is imminent! The MeFi meetups the last few years have been fun, so let’s do another this year.
Note: CONvergence itself requires a membership pass, but the Garden Court in the Sheraton (formerly Sofitel) across the street from the main convention hotel does not. (Be aware: parking is usually difficult.)
posted by nicepersonality to Meetup (18 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Also! Share the news if you’re on any panels, or performing, or have art in the show, etc.

TrishaLynn and I are both panelists for Pro Wrestling 101 on Friday at 2 p.m.
posted by nicepersonality at 9:40 AM on June 13, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'll be there. The Sheraton garden court is a possible alternative, unbadged space to meet up.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:17 AM on June 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

Good call—although anybody planning to come just for the meetup should be aware that parking will be tricky.
posted by nicepersonality at 1:46 PM on June 14, 2016 [2 favorites]

CONvergence is the best.

I'll be there spreading the good word about Chairs again.
posted by OwlBoy at 2:18 PM on June 14, 2016 [1 favorite]

I'll be on the Webcomics panel on Sunday. Looking forward to seeing you crazy cats there.
posted by cthuljew at 2:08 AM on June 15, 2016 [2 favorites]

Am running the Quiet Room this year. It's one of the new accessibility services this year.

Visitors encourage, volunteers desired, ideas and feedback welcome. Hopefully Quiet Room will be a bit laid back.
posted by ZeusHumms at 10:28 AM on June 15, 2016

I am crazy and am on four additional panels, other than the Pro Wrestling 101 one mentioned above:

Thursday at 2 pm
Kids These Days

Friday at 12:30 pm
Resetting the Default

Friday at 5 pm
Why are We Still Whitewashing?

Friday at 8:30 pm
Why Diversity Needs to be Deeper Than Marketing

I'm also doing Bridge shifts in the mornings, and can probably skip out on one of them if we decide to meet before noon on one morning.
posted by TrishaLynn at 5:53 AM on June 16, 2016 [3 favorites]

Any further thoughts? Anyone interested in volunteering for anything? Access to Vol Den has a minimum hour requirement.
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:31 AM on June 27, 2016

I’ve set up a Doodle poll for the best time slot.

(It’s kind of last minute, I know, but my partner broke her ankle last week so we’ve been a bit scattered.)
posted by nicepersonality at 8:28 AM on June 28, 2016

I picked a time without any obvious conflicts mentioned, but I’m open to changing it if there’s a better option—the Doodle poll is still open.
posted by nicepersonality at 11:24 AM on June 29, 2016

We could do a last day of con brunch-ish sort of thing.
posted by TrishaLynn at 4:31 AM on June 30, 2016

Not going to the con, but will try and get to the meet up in the garden court.
posted by taumeson at 5:42 AM on June 30, 2016

Sheraton Garden Court seems to be lacking tables. At least, there were no tables there last night. However, we could just meet in the Sheraton lobby? Lots of booths and casual seating around there.
posted by ZeusHumms at 12:05 PM on June 30, 2016

And now the tables are back. Lobbys still cooler though. However, the Sheraton's restricting parking to hotel guests only.
posted by ZeusHumms at 6:00 PM on July 1, 2016

Sheraton lobby sounds good. I'll be dressed as Dr. Clayton Forrester (in a green lab coat).
posted by nicepersonality at 10:38 AM on July 2, 2016

Damn I'm gonna miss it after all. I did not get my day started early enough!
posted by taumeson at 11:47 AM on July 2, 2016

I'm at a table in the Sheraton lobby (looks like the garden court is mostly being used for tabletop gaming). Haven't seen anybody else yet, unless we're looking past each other…
posted by nicepersonality at 12:10 PM on July 2, 2016 [1 favorite]

Nicepersonality, thanks for hanging around. It was good to meet up and see a new-to-me part of the convention.
posted by ZeusHumms at 9:11 PM on July 6, 2016

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