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Thursday, July 6
 

12:30pm

Craft Smorgasbord
Come join the Sandbox staff and try a few make and take crafts, such as bookmarks, barrettes, lanyards, and more. Panelists: Angie Anderson, Sandy Darst

Thursday July 6, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

ChessWerks
Play chess with oversized pieces in the Garden Court. Panelists: Chairman deBoard

Thursday July 6, 2017 12:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

2:00pm

Cosplay Repair Kit
Make a repair kit to have on hand for whenever you have a cosplay emergency. Panelists: Tom "Takeo" Moen

Thursday July 6, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

3:00pm

Art of the Dress Registration
Register for Art of the Dress Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central B

3:00pm

Costume Wars Registration
Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central C

3:00pm

Masquerade Registration
Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 3:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central

3:30pm

Cardboard Table Top Pinball
Be a wizard! A pinball wizard! We will make our own pinball machines out of cardboard. Panelists: Renee Petersen

Thursday July 6, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Sandbox Mystery Revealed: Fuse Beads!
Stop by to make art with fuse beads! Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Matrix Tag
Players choose the roles of Agent Smith, Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, or play an Agent or Zionist. Any number of people can play, joining in and leaving at any time. Panelists: Shannon Green

Thursday July 6, 2017 5:00pm - 6:45pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

7:00pm

Misfits' Toys
When you were a child, did you play with your toys like a deranged psychopath? Did you want to? Come create new toy experiences with us. Panelists: Jim Shields

Thursday July 6, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

9:00pm

Space Lounge
Enjoy a SPACE-cation in the Space Lounge. Connect with other travelers, enjoy the fantastical sights and sounds of this legendary paradise in space and visit the bar where smoothies of every color flow like Pandoran waterfalls. Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 9:00pm - Friday July 7, 2017 2:00am
DoubleTree Veranda 8

10:00pm

Transvestite Soup Presents: the Rocky Horror Picture Show
Though we've done it before, Rarely Have Participants Savored such a film like this. Raucous Happy People Singing songs about other worlds, a kind of music, and theaters that play two consecutive movies of the science-fiction genre. Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 10:00pm - 11:30pm
DoubleTree Main Stage

10:00pm

Cardboard Space Station
Join forces to create and build pods and space ships to turn the Sandbox into a mini cardboard space station. We will use this space station for kids and members to cosplay, and maybe unleash their inner aliens Friday morning. Panelists: Nick Glover, Molly Glover

Thursday July 6, 2017 10:00pm - Friday July 7, 2017 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:30pm

How to Properly Measure for Costumes
Buying a costume or altering a pattern for costume construction, only to find that it doesn't fit, can be heartbreaking. Learn how to properly take measurements. Participants are asked to wear tight clothes. Measurement sheets will be handed out. Panelists: Kath Dimmich Mahaffy, Michelle Farley (mod), Sara Spookystitch, Amy Dekker, Melissa Sowers

Thursday July 6, 2017 11:30pm - Friday July 7, 2017 12:30am
Sheraton Ames

11:30pm

Late Night Music Circle
A late night gathering of musicians where you can sing, play or just listen. Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 11:30pm - Friday July 7, 2017 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 1

11:59pm

Time Travel for the Ages (dance)
Our collective of CONvergence DJs jump throughout time to bring you a jumpin' and jivin' night of future retro music, classics, electro swing, remixes, mash-ups, and more! Panelists:

Thursday July 6, 2017 11:59pm - Friday July 7, 2017 5:00am
DoubleTree Main Stage
 
Friday, July 7
 

9:30am

Hull Breach
Get your kids, get your costumes on, and come cosplay in our miniature cardboard space station. We will have areas to strike a pose, and other areas to destroy the space station and save the day! Panelists: Nick Glover, Molly Glover

Friday July 7, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

10:00am

Art of the Dress Registration
Register for Art of the Dress Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central B

10:00am

Costume Wars Registration
Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central C

10:00am

Masquerade Registration
Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central

11:00am

Iron Pen
Stretch your creative muscles by writing a 100-word story based on a surprise prompt item. Entries will be judged during the weekend and the winners announced at the end of the convention. Guests Louis McMaster Bujold and Seanan McGuire will also judge. Panelists: Heather Bufkin

Friday July 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:00am

YogaQuest Presents Star Wars: The Original Trilogy Abridged
We're headed to a galaxy far, far away in this narrated yogic adventure! No previous yoga experience, special clothing, or mats necessary (lightsabers are optional). Come as you are and pose nerdy with us! May the force be with you. Panelists: Justine Mastin, Vanessa East

Friday July 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southwest

11:00am

YogaQuest spillover
(reserve space for YogaQuest if needed) Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

12:30pm

Sci-Girls (and Boys)
Come and do some real science at the SciFi convention! Meet Bernouli, Newton, and other cool scientists and magic makers as you make and take some fun, easy, make and take projects! Once you do it here, you can do it anywhere! Families welcome. Panelists: Renee Petersen

Friday July 7, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

Electric Cars Up Close
Don't just talk about electric cars, get up close and personal! Sit in one, talk to the owner,s and be part of the future! Play your cards right, maybe get a ride in an electric car! Sheraton parking lot. Panelists: John Fagnant, Erik Haggstrom, Birch Hansen, Michael Bearfoot, Dante Carter

Friday July 7, 2017 12:30pm - 3:00pm
Sheraton Outdoors Sheraton Outdoors

12:30pm

ChessWerks
Play chess with oversized pieces in the Garden Court. Panelists: Chairman deBoard

Friday July 7, 2017 12:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

2:00pm

Just-One-Hour Intergalactic Garden Party Rave!
Pinkies up, tentacles down on the Space Lounge dance floor. One hour of high class booty shaking in our intergalactic garden-Raiders, Reavers, Cylons, Cyborgs, Unicorns, Mermaids, and Zombies all welcome. Neon bustles, sun hats, and wrist gloves optional. Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Veranda 8

2:00pm

Terraforming 101: How to Form Soil
In a universe of exotic and terrifying worms, the humble red wriggler can be one of your best allies on a new planet. Learn how worms are used to decompose waste, create soil, and make compost to help your terraforming needs on earth or abroad. Panelists: Destiny Ziebol, Dylan Martin, Michelle Chmura

Friday July 7, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:45pm

Costume Wars Orientation
Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 2:45pm - 3:00pm
Sheraton Garden Court

3:30pm

1000 Blank White Cards
Come join us to create an imaginative and freeform card game. Everyone makes cards and joins them together with friends for a social and funny game. Watch the gaming schedule for a time to play! Panelists: Christina Gregerson, Alicia Beck

Friday July 7, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

3:30pm

Assassin's Guild Boffing Practice
Are you not feeling particularly competitive and just want to hit friends, loved-ones, or other con-goers with foam padded weapons? Feel free to do so in this practice event. No need to feel intimidated, relax, and have fun fighting! Panelists: D Alex Nicol

Friday July 7, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southwest

4:00pm

Art of the Dress Orientation
If you have registered for the Art of the Dress Show, come line up and get last-minute tips for the show. Mandatory for Art of the Dress participants. Panelists: Gregory de Danann

Friday July 7, 2017 4:00pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Main Stage

5:00pm

How to Draw...
Mice, snowman, robots, and talking dogs...who would have thought these could make millions of dollars. Disney did it! So can you! Come to the Sandbox to learn how to draw some iconic Disney characters from an official Disney employee. Panelists: Corey Enriquez

Friday July 7, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Matrix Tag
Players choose the roles of Agent Smith, Neo, Morpheus, Trinity, or play an Agent or Zionist. Any number of people can play, joining in and leaving at any time. Panelists: Shannon Green

Friday July 7, 2017 5:00pm - 6:45pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

7:00pm

Space Lounge: Teens Only
Ages 13-20. Make smoothies, DJ, or just have all the awesomeness of Space Lounge for your teen-self and friends during this Teen/Space-Lounge cooperative event! No alcohol will be allowed into the room. No non-teens other than staff allowed into the room. Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 7:00pm - 9:00pm
DoubleTree Veranda 8

7:00pm

Lasers
Lasers! Sharks with laser beams! Wait, no, there will be no sharks. Just lasers. Come learn about using lasers to cut and engrave cool stuff. Panelists: Sean Berry

Friday July 7, 2017 7:00pm - 9:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

9:00pm

Space Lounge
Enjoy a SPACE-cation in the Space Lounge. Connect with other travelers, enjoy the fantastical sights and sounds of this legendary paradise in space and visit the bar where smoothies of every color flow like Pandoran waterfalls. Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 9:00pm - Saturday July 8, 2017 2:00am
DoubleTree Veranda 8

10:00pm

Sandbox After Dark: Art is Skin Deep
Are you pretty? Pretty like a pony? We can paint you like a pony, and you'll be really really pretty like a pony! Come and see! Be a pretty Pony! Or a Kitty! Or.. a Zombie! We paint anything! 18+ Bring ID. Panelists: Jim Shields

Friday July 7, 2017 10:00pm - Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:30pm

Late Night Music Circle
A late night gathering of musicians where you can sing, play or just listen. Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 1

11:30pm

Exploring the Multiverse (dance)
Tonight we offer musical stylings from several dimensions to get your dance, funk, and groove on. 11:30p - DJ Curium's Dance for Peculiar Con-goers WANTED: Witches, Wizards, Muggles, Tributes, Vampires, Aliens, Monsters and all other Beautiful Creatures. Be our guest as we step through the looking glass to transverse the fantastical world of soundtracks from shows and movies of all our favorite Young Adult books. Music for the young and the young at heart. 12:30a - DJ Kool AkiEM From underground mixtapes in the early nineties and the various Micranots releases, to 2006's Mixtape Deluxe, DJ Kool Akiem formerly of the Micranots and DJ for MF DOOM has been providing a steady diet of funk to the public for years now. 1:30a - Symone Smash-It Symone Smash It, the simulated space siren, is a vocalist, producer, and performer with 15+ years of experience in music and stage presence. Along with her producer, Eye Dyed, she's created the electronic space pop album "Symulation," and is set to claim the universe as her stage. 2:30a - DJ Nitrogen DJ Nitrogen has been a mainstay on the CONvergence main stage for years and has also opened for dozens of national touring acts. Nitrogen is a seven time winner at TwinCitiesNightclubs.com annual Twin Cities Best Club DJ contest and has been a resident at many of the top Twin Cities night clubs for well over a decade and will be playing a mix of many different electronic genres with the sole purpose of getting the room moving. 3:30a - Matt MacInnes Matt MacInnes (aka Machinnes) hails from Sweden and has been a DJ and producer for 20 years. A restrained playing style reveals deep and melodic tunes that often flow between electro, techno, and house; perfect for getting lost on the dance floor. Previous audiences include North Star Roller Girls, First Avenue, and Soundscene warehouse. 4:30a - Still awake? We probably are. Come ask for some songs and see what we'll play. Panelists:

Friday July 7, 2017 11:30pm - Saturday July 8, 2017 5:30am
DoubleTree Main Stage
 
Saturday, July 8
 

8:00am

Masquerade Performer Orientation
Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
DoubleTree Main Stage

9:00am

Masquerade Technical Rehearsal
Performers will be assigned a 15 minutes slot during this time. Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:00am - 4:00pm
DoubleTree Main Stage

9:30am

Table-top Catapults
You can't assault your neighbours with large projectiles, but what about marshmallows? Build an assortment of craft stick catapults ranging from a trebuchet to mangonel to a ballista. Panelists: Renee Petersen

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:00am

Nalbinding
Knit like a viking! Come learn the needlework used by the Egyptians and the Vikings, and which predates knitting and crocheting by 2000 years. All it takes is a piece of yarn and a blunt needle. Panelists: Lori Baerg

Saturday July 8, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:00am

Masquerade Workmanship Judging
Performer judging times will be assigned. Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 11:00am - 4:00pm
DoubleTree MainStage Green Room

12:30pm

Mini Nebula Jars
Have you ever wanted your own personal nebula? Now you can make one to wear everywhere! Panelists: Nikita Woltersen

Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

Assassin's Guild Boffing Tournament
Welcome to the 12th annual Assassin's Guild Boffing Tournament! Compete against your fellow con-goer by hitting each other with foam padded weapons! Trophies will be awarded to the top combatants! Panelists: D Alex Nicol

Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30pm - 3:15pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southwest

12:30pm

ChessWerks
Play chess with oversized pieces in the Garden Court. Panelists: Chess Werks

Saturday July 8, 2017 12:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

1:00pm

Space Lounge Classic Video Game Tournament
Visit the best transit station lounge in space and enjoy your layover. Social hosts are available to help you select appropriate smoothie refreshment between stops, double-check arrivals and departures, or direct you to your next departure point. Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 1:00pm - 4:00pm
DoubleTree Veranda 8

2:00pm

Prepare for the Fungal Invasion: Mycology with Spark -Y
You find them in food, fairy homes and even in your body! Come learn about the roles mushrooms play, get a quick guide to fungi biology and basic culturing techniques. Each attendee will inoculate their own culture to take home and fruit. Panelists: Destiny Ziebol, Dylan Martin, Michelle Chmura

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:00pm

Masquerade Registration
Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 2:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree CONvergence Central

3:30pm

Dragon Flyer
The best way to fly is by dragon. Create your own dragon "marionette" flier. Panelists: Nikita Woltersen

Saturday July 8, 2017 3:30pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Creating a Story with Tarot Cards
Demonstration and audience participation. The attendees will create a story line in the panel. A little imagination can take you a long way. Let's see if we can come up with the next great sci-fi or fantasy novel. Using tarot cards we will create a story. Panelists: Elise Matthesen, John Heimbuch (mod)

Saturday July 8, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Atrium 2

5:00pm

Pie Eating Contest
Join Dean and Amara in the garden court for a pie feeding frenzy. You better bring your appetite. Panelists: Chris Pederson

Saturday July 8, 2017 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southeast

6:00pm

Masquerade Show Call
Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
DoubleTree MainStage Green Room

7:00pm

Art Journal
Make an arty journal to keep your arty stuff in. Panelists: Kyra Underbakke

Saturday July 8, 2017 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

8:30pm

Sock Puppets
Make puppets out of socks! Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

9:00pm

Art Auction
Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 9:00pm - Sunday July 9, 2017 1:00am
DoubleTree Atrium 4

10:00pm

Room Full of Nightmares
Come learn some scary-makeup basics with GoH Norman Cates. Panelists: Norman Cates

Saturday July 8, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday July 9, 2017 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

10:00pm

Space Lounge
Enjoy a SPACE-cation in the Space Lounge. Connect with other travelers, enjoy the fantastical sights and sounds of this legendary paradise in space and visit the bar where smoothies of every color flow like Pandoran waterfalls. Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 10:00pm - Sunday July 9, 2017 1:00am
DoubleTree Veranda 8

11:00pm

To Infinity Minus One…and Back Again! (dance)
This evening's dance starts with our traditional 2-hour celebration of science-fiction and geek-related music in all forms. Let’s explore the reaches of the universe as we groove to the classics and rock out to the latest parodies and tributes. 11:00p - Sci-fi music "hour" It used to be an hour. Really...but we all love geek music and it's fun to dance to, so why not make the most of it? 1:30a - Fenris A sonic shapeshifter specializing in the manifestation of electronic sounds ranging from electro, techno, ebm, synth and new waves. 2:30a - dv8 It should come as little surprise that one of the persons responsible for the wonderful tech behind the CONvergence Mainstage is also responsible for some of the most wonderful music. Get ready to bounce to some Euro electro, aggro-tech, and everything within that spectrum. 3:30a - noise noise has been a mainstay of music at CONvergence since its inception. Favoring fast and spooky music, expect dark beats that journey through words of science fiction and fantasy themes. Wearing black-light reactive clothing is highly encouraged. 4:30a - DJs Lost in Space It's time to find out way back from the brink, and to do so will take the coordinated effort of every one of our performers to navigate back through the chaotic expanse. We're going to party all the way home (or at least until sunrise) and we’d love you to come along for the ride. Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 11:00pm - Sunday July 9, 2017 6:30am
DoubleTree Main Stage

11:30pm

Late Night Music Circle
A late night gathering of musicians where you can sing, play or just listen. Panelists:

Saturday July 8, 2017 11:30pm - Sunday July 9, 2017 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 1
 
Sunday, July 9
 

9:30am

Crayon's Corner
KIDS!! Bring your parents to this Exciting Story and Activity Hour. Crayon (Caryn Lengeek) leads this wonderful CONvergence staple. Panelists: Caryn Lengkeek

Sunday July 9, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:00am

Steampunk Craft Hour
The Red Ribbon Society hosts an hour of steampunk-themed crafts. Create a mechanical collage, color your own vintage paper dolls, assemble beads, or build a helium airship! Panelists: Kevin Borchers

Sunday July 9, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

Planet Pendants
Make your very own planet pendant just like Miles Vorkosigan found, in the book by GoH Louis McMaster Bujold! Panelists: Lois McMaster Bujold, Elise Matthesen

Sunday July 9, 2017 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:00pm

OHM my gosh! LED Origami with Spark-Y
Spark your creativity and begin your electrical engineering journey. Come and learn the basics of how a circuit works, make your first simple circuit, and enjoy the art of origami with an electrical twist. Make and take home your newly lit creation. Panelists: Destiny Ziebol, Dylan Martin, Michelle Chmura

Sunday July 9, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:00pm

Hello Sweet-Tea!
The Victorian Lady Doctors invite you to join us for a Tea Party. Come dressed as your favorite Doctor, Companion, Villain, or Dedicated Fan. Various tea and dainties will be on offer. Photography encouraged. Tomfoolery highly encouraged. Panelists: Natasha Jo Krentz

Sunday July 9, 2017 2:00pm - 4:00pm
DoubleTree Garden Court - Southwest

3:30pm

Chainmaille 101
A basic European 4 in 1 chainmaille lesson for those who have always been curious. We will use links that can be worked without tools, so ages 11+ should be able to enjoy themselves. Panelists: Carla Mantel

Sunday July 9, 2017 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2
 
Thursday, July 5
 

12:30pm

Facepainting
If you've always wanted to be a cat, a dragon, or a superhero, we can make that happen! Panelists: Jim Shields, John Garner

Thursday July 5, 2018 12:30pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

3:30pm

1000 Blank White Cards
Come join us to create an imaginative and freeform card game. Everyone makes cards and joins them together with friends for a social and funny game. Watch the gaming schedule for a time to play! Panelists: Alicia Beck, Christina Gregerson

Thursday July 5, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Pipecleaner Dragons and Critters
Amazing Soft Sculpture Artist Julie Bowman will be teaching all ages how to make wonderful creatures from the Flexible Master of Craft Materials...the Pipecleaner. Modifications are also shown and it can get crazy from there. Panelists: MythJulie

Thursday July 5, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

7:00pm

Circuits Are Circles - Build a Prototype Circuit
Come enjoy some electrical theory while building several circuits using the most popular components and prototyping equipment. Presented by Spark Y. All ages, 10 and under with supervision. Panelists: Destiny Ziebol

Thursday July 5, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

8:30pm

Modify Your T-Shirt
Bring an old t-shirt, and turn it into a new style of top, or into a bag or a scarf. Or use one from our stash. Panelists: Electra Vincent

Thursday July 5, 2018 8:30pm - Friday July 6, 2018 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:30pm

Nightlight Jars
Make a light to help you find your way home! Panelists: Dierdre Schultz

Thursday July 5, 2018 11:30pm - Friday July 6, 2018 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2
 
Friday, July 6
 

9:30am

Geek Craft: Ornaments and Lights
It is never too early to decorate your favorite spaces. Make pretty, decorative spheres slathered in glue and comic books. Or make pretty, decorative "Guiding Lights" or Night Lights that look like your favorite animal, plant, or superhero. Or do both! Panelists: Angie Anderson, Dierdre Schultz

Friday July 6, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:00am

Art-Go-Round
Artists of skill level from novice to professional collaborate to make art master pieces using various media. Open to all ages. You might even get to go home with an amazing picture! Panelists: John Garner, Nikita Woltersen, Vincent Truitner

Friday July 6, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

Iron Pen
Stretch your creative muscles by writing a 100-word story based on a surprise prompt item. Entries will be judged during the weekend and the winners announced at the end of the convention. Judges may include some of the Guests of Honor. Panelists: Heather Bufkin

Friday July 6, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:00pm

Pop Up Cards
Learn how to make your own pop up greeting cards with one of our Guests of Honor. Panelists: Lisa Snellings

Friday July 6, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

3:30pm

Newtonian Ducky Races
Do you have what it takes to get your rubber ducky to the finish line first? Build your duck a custom car utilizing basic physics and then race it against other ducks. Panelists: Sandy Darst, Geoff Wessendorf, James Kakalios

Friday July 6, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Zombify Your Plushie
Julie Bowman will show you how to turn a cute and adorable Plush Creature into an even cuter and more adorable Plush Zombie. Panelists: MythJulie

Friday July 6, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

7:00pm

Hydraulic Arm Build
Using cardboard, syringes, tubing and water, build a moving arm that can pick up and move small objects. Instruction on theory and some design advice will be given; style, beauty, and hydraulic grace is up to you. Presented by Spark Y. Panelists: Destiny Ziebol

Friday July 6, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

8:30pm

Chainmaille 101
A basic European 4 in 1 chainmaille lesson for those who have always been curious. We will use links that can be worked without tools, so ages 11+ should be able to enjoy themselves. Panelists: Brandon Kline

Friday July 6, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

10:00pm

Sandbox After Dark: Art is Skin Deep
Sandbox After Dark presents: Body Painting! You paint, we paint, it's fun for everybody! GoH Michael 'Knightmage' Wilson will also discuss his preferred paints. 18+ Bring ID. Panelists: Jim Shields, John Garner, Michael Wilson

Friday July 6, 2018 10:00pm - Saturday July 7, 2018 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2
 
Saturday, July 7
 

9:30am

Crayon's Corner
KIDS!! Bring your parents to this Exciting Story and Activity Hour. Crayon (Caryn Lengeek) leads this wonderful CONvergence staple. Panelists: Caryn Lengkeek

Saturday July 7, 2018 9:30am - 10:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2

11:00am

Cardboard Table Top Pinball
Be a wizard! A pinball wizard! We will make our own pinball machines out of cardboard. Panelists: Renee Petersen

Saturday July 7, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

Personalize Your Water Bottle
You volunteered and got a cool water bottle - yay! But how do you keep track of it? By decorating it in the Sandbox, of course! Come on in and make your water bottle truly your own! Panelists: Angie Anderson

Saturday July 7, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:00pm

Fairy Doors and Space Portals
Create your entry to a whole new world. Miniature wooden doors to decorate the bases of trees, walls, or even your bookcase. Panelists: Dierdre Schultz

Saturday July 7, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

3:30pm

A Natural 20: Paper Dice
Cut, fold, and tape or glue paper into a set of dice. Panelists: Sean Berry

Saturday July 7, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

5:00pm

Sewing 101: Bag of Holding
Brush up on your hand sewing skills, or come learn for the first time, while making a small pouch to carry dice or other treasures. Panelists: MythJulie

Saturday July 7, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

7:00pm

DIY Spectrometers
Bring your cell phone for this activity, and we will use it to view and measure the properties of light. Presented by Spark Y. Panelists: Destiny Ziebol

Saturday July 7, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

8:30pm

Mini Nebula Jars
Have you ever wanted your own personal nebula? Now you can make one to wear everywhere! Panelists: Nikita Woltersen

Saturday July 7, 2018 8:30pm - 9:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

10:00pm

From Canvas to Connie
You know and love CONvergence's Connie. Now have your own painting of her! Our expert will walk you through the steps from a blank canvas to a masterpiece that you create yourself. Panelists: Lauren Addy

Saturday July 7, 2018 10:00pm - Sunday July 8, 2018 12:30am
DoubleTree Plaza 2
 
Sunday, July 8
 

9:30am

Armory Building with Adventures in Cardboard
Come build armor, weapons, magical items, and anything else you can imagine out of cardboard (with the assistance of our armorers), then use your gear to battle in the Garden Court at 12:30. All ages,10 and under with supervision. Panelists: Brynn Berryhill, Gaea Dill-D'Ascoli, Julian McFaul, Douglas Saldana

Sunday July 8, 2018 9:30am - 12:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

12:30pm

Steampunk Craft Hour
The Red Ribbon Society hosts an hour of steampunk-themed crafts. Create a mechanical collage, color your own vintage paper dolls, assemble beads, or build a helium airship! Panelists: Susan Claire

Sunday July 8, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

2:00pm

Table-top Catapults
You can't assault your neighbours with large projectiles, but what about marshmallows? Build an assortment of craft stick catapults ranging from a trebuchet to mangonel to a ballista. Panelists: Renee Petersen

Sunday July 8, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2

3:30pm

Make Paper Fly!
Learn to fly with a real pilot! Sean Berry will teach different methods of folding and flying paper airplanes. Come learn what makes a plane fly well, and what might not work so well. Panelists: Sean Berry

Sunday July 8, 2018 3:30pm - 4:30pm
DoubleTree Plaza 2