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By Shawn Scott Smith| June 17, 2013 | Comments Off on CONvergence newsletter updates.

Exciting News

matt_kirshen_by_claes_gellerbrink_9272Hi there! Now that we’re three weeks from the convention, here’s cool news we couldn’t wait to share! We’ve booked terrific live events for Mainstage, check it out:

  • Mr-B-The-Gentleman-RhymerMusical Performer Chap-Hop Artist Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer makes his North American debut Thursday at Midnight
  • CONvergence and Stand Up! Records Featured Comedian Matt Kirshen, Friday 7-800pm, plus a live edition of Matt’s podcast Probably Science, with Andy Wood on Friday afternoon 3-4pm

These are just some of the very latest updates to a LONG list of dynamic events, from Joseph Scrimshaw to Geekaroke, Steam Century to Harisen Daiko and MORE…all appearing LIVE on CONvergence Mainstage.
Learn More>>

Parking Advisories

parkingWe encourage carpooling if at all feasible! Here are some important parking notes:

  • If you aren’t staying at the Sofitel please don’t park in their lot – they tag and tow if your vehicle is not associated with a room. Sofitel guests,  please give them your vehicle information upon check-in.
  • Dairy Queen Headquarters has graciously offered us overflow parking and the shuttle will be making runs to that lot on a regular basis. Maps are available at the DoubleTree.
  • On-street parking is available on the SE corner of the frontage road nearest the hotel, on the side closest to the Double Tree but not on the opposite side near Sofitel. The city strictly enforces parking times and will be onsite to ticket or tow
    Thursday July 4th from 8am – 8pm •  Friday July 5th from 6am – 10pm
    Saturday July 6th from 6am – 10pm •  Sunday July 7th from 6am – 6pm
  • Thanks to the efforts of Double Tree and CONvergence Hotel Staff, Lifetouch will allow parking in their lot: Thursday July 4th @ 12:00pm thru Sunday July 7th @ 10:00pm (Except for reserved employee parking spots).

If staying at any of the remaining overflow hotels, please use the Shuttle if possible and leave your vehicles at the overflow hotel.  Keep updated at the CONvergence website>>


Great Volunteer Opportunities

Connie Wants YouCONvergence LOVES our volunteers. First there’s our undying thanks, then there’s sweet perks like the chance to earn a free tee shirt and other gifts, early Wednesday badge pickup, a great volunteer den, and more. PLUS a massive Volunteer Party on July 20! You get an invite to that party with only ONE (1) hour of volunteering!

Move in and move out crew is so vital, you can earn extra volunteer credit for your participation! And of course we still need ushers for Main Stage, move in and out help, elevator operators, badgers, nerf herders and so much more.

Please contact and sign up today.


Convergence Contact Info 
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24-hour Voicemail: 612.234.2845

Please visit our Partner Organizations:
•  Anime Detour
•  Fallout Shelter Arcade
•  Geek Partnership Society
•  Joking Envelope
•  Minnesota Zero
•  Nerd-Kon
•  North Star Roller Girls
•  Upright Egg Theatre Company
•  Vilification Tennis



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