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  • Fri
    17
    Feb
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:00 PM

    Fantasy Flight Games Center
    1975 W County Road B2
    Roseville, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Tickets $8 (Tickets are only $5 if you bring a Fringe Button, a CONvergence Badge or a receipt from the Fantasy Flight Games Center Snack bar!)

  • Fri
    17
    Mar
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:00 PM

    Fantasy Flight Games Center
    1975 W County Road B2
    Roseville, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Tickets $8 (Tickets are only $5 if you bring a Fringe Button, a CONvergence Badge or a receipt from the Fantasy Flight Games Center Snack bar!)

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    2:30 PM

    Die Laughing 50 Hour Comedy Marathon
    Phoenix Theater
    2605 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN

    Two teams of "expert bibliophiles" tell the audience what they know about a book, judging only from what they see in the cover art!

    Admission to the Die Laughing 50 Hour Comedy Marathon is a suggested donation of $20. The full lineup of acts starts at 7:00 PM March 31st, and ends at 9:00 PM April 2nd, with shows running around the clock!

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Sat
    01
    Apr
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    6:00 PM

    Die Laughing 50 Hour Comedy Marathon
    Phoenix Theater
    2605 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Admission to the Die Laughing 50 Hour Comedy Marathon is a suggested donation of $20. The full lineup of acts starts at 7:00 PM March 31st, and ends at 9:00 PM April 2nd, with shows running around the clock!

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Sun
    02
    Apr
    2017

    Sean Bean Quest

    10:30 AM

    Die Laughing 50 Hour Comedy Marathon
    Phoenix Theater
    2605 Hennepin Avenue
    Minneapolis, MN

    We will be playing Sean Bean Quest, a variant of Goblin Quest by Grant Howitt. Each of our players will control a version of thespian extreme Sean Bean as they work toward a communal goal. How many Sean Bean's will perish in this journey? Only out players can control that.

    Admission to the Die Laughing 50 Hour Comedy Marathon is a suggested donation of $20. The full lineup of acts starts at 7:00 PM March 31st, and ends at 9:00 PM April 2nd, with shows running around the clock!

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Fri
    14
    Apr
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:00 PM

    Fantasy Flight Games Center
    1975 W County Road B2
    Roseville, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Tickets $8 (Tickets are only $5 if you bring a Fringe Button, a CONvergence Badge or a receipt from the Fantasy Flight Games Center Snack bar!)

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Thu
    20
    Apr
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:30 PM

    Nerd Thursday
    Minneapolis Institute of Art
    2400 Third Avenue South
    Minneapolis, MN 55404

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    This show takes place during the MIA's Nerd Thursday event, which runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. Admission to the whole event is FREE!

    (And if you show up before 6:30pm, you will also get to see Rev. Matt's Monster Science, which is fantastic!)

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Fri
    19
    May
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:00 PM

    Fantasy Flight Games Center
    1975 W County Road B2
    Roseville, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Tickets $8 (Tickets are only $5 if you bring a Fringe Button, a CONvergence Badge or a receipt from the Fantasy Flight Games Center Snack bar!)

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Fri
    16
    Jun
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:00 PM

    Fantasy Flight Games Center
    1975 W County Road B2
    Roseville, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Tickets $8 (Tickets are only $5 if you bring a Fringe Button, a CONvergence Badge or a receipt from the Fantasy Flight Games Center Snack bar!)

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017

    Smackdown 2017: Robot Rampage

    8:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    MainStage
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    The deadliest droids duel to to destroy, as our panel of gadgetry gurus analyze each annihilator to decide which will dominate and which will disintegrate!

    MC: Tim Wick

    The Screen: Melissa Kaercher

    Panelists: Joseph Scrimshaw, Tim Uren, Kelvin Hatle, Bridget Landry, Shannan Paul, Christopher Jones, Norman Cates

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Thu
    06
    Jul
    2017

    Pan Galactic Gargle Blasted with Douglas Adams

    11:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Bloomington Room
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    In our continuing "[drinks] with [author]" series, we celebrate the life and works of Douglas Adams, who created the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy while lying around drunk in a field. Who can make the best Pan Galactic Gargle Blaster? Let's find out!

    Panelists: Carrie Rainey, Melissa Kaercher, Pat Harrigan, Jerry Belich, Matt Kessen, Dawn Krosnowski, Tim Uren

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    8:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    MainStage
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    Four "experts" must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before, and the slides make no sense!

    MC: Bill Stiteler

    The Screen: Melissa Kaercher

    Presenters: Joseph Scrimshaw, Derek "Duck" Washington, Andrea Ropella, C. Robert Cargill

    Judges: Jerry Belich, Tim Wick, Molly Glover, Sharon Stiteler

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Judging a Book by Its Cover

    7:00 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Bloomington Room
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    Three competing teams of "literary experts" explain the plot of a book, based only upon the cover art they see on the screen. 

    MC: Tim Wick

    The Screen: Melissa Kaercher

    Panelists: Jerry Belich, Dawn Krosnowski, Molly Glover, Nick Glover, Paul Cornell, Sharon Stiteler

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Drinking with Geeks

    10:00 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Atrium 6
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    Geeks discuss and imbibe alcohol. 21+.

    Panelists: Joseph Scrimshaw (mod), Sharon Stiteler, Melissa Kaercher, Jerry Belich, Bill Stiteler, C. Robert Cargill, Laurie Richardson Sweep, Alee Baker

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Fri
    07
    Jul
    2017

    Killer B's Improv Movie Show

    11:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Atrium 6
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    As clips of strange movies play onscreen, a team of voice actors and musicians create a whole new soundtrack... without ever seeing the movies before! It's film, improv comedy, and live music all in one, plus a 75% chance of rubber-suit monsters!

    MC: Melissa Kaercher

    Voices: Joseph Scrimshaw, Kelvin Hatle, Molly Glover, Tim Uren, C. Robert Cargill

    Musicians: Jerry Belich, Scott Keever, Kristopher Carter

    Foley: Salsa Sterling

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    Movie Year in Review

    2:00 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Bloomington Room
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    From indie darlings to foreign films to big-budget blockbusters, let's discuss everything from the last year of film.

    Panelists: Alex Musial, Matt Gamble, Michael May (mod), Norman Cates, Melissa Kaercher

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    Jodorowsky's Dune

    3:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Atrium 7
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    FCome talk about the documentary, which details Alejandro Jodorowsky's attempt to film "Dune" in the 70s. Many genre projects owe their existence to the failed film and we'll talk about why.

    Panelists: Aaron Coker, Melissa Kaercher (mod), Garrick Dietze, Michael Carus, Dave Margosian

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    Mega Panel

    7:00 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Bloomington Room
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    The panel where we talk about anything and everything *except* the CONvergence Masquerade. If you are interested in everything *except* the masquerade, this is the panel for you!

    Panelists: Jeremy Stomberg, Molly Glover, Derek Mahr, Melissa Kaercher, Nick Glover

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Sat
    08
    Jul
    2017

    2 Panel 2 Furious

    11:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Bloomington Room
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    A new Fast & Furious film has roared into theaters! Is it a worthy addition to this increasingly ambitious and bonkers franchise? Are you new to the series and are wondering what's going on? Did the panelists bring enough Corona this time? Join our FAMILY!

    Panelists: Melissa Kaercher (mod), Derek Mahr, Windy Bowlsby

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017

    Art: Impossible

    12:30 PM

    CONvergence 2017
    Atrium 6
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    Watch as talented artists are given impossible challenges! Could you create a CONvergence-themed amusement park in thirty minutes? How about design a new Doctor Who costume in five minutes? These artists create the impossible!

    MC: Tim Wick (mod)

    Panelists: Christopher Jones, Melissa Kaercher, Jerry Belich, Danielle Pebbles, Louis Frank, Windy Bowlsby, Holly Chamas

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Sun
    09
    Jul
    2017

    GPS Live Charity Auction

    11:00 AM

    CONvergence 2017
    Atrium 7
    DoubleTree Bloomington
    7800 Normandale Blvd
    Bloomington, MN

    All silent auction items that went to voice auction will be sold at this charity auction benefiting the Geek Partnership Society.

    Auctioneers: Ann Roubik, Melissa Kaercher

    Admission is included with a weekend membership to CONvergence. Visit the CONvergence website for details.

  • Fri
    20
    Oct
    2017

    PowerPoint Karaoke

    7:00 PM

    Fantasy Flight Games Center
    1975 W County Road B2
    Roseville, MN

    Four improv comedians must each give a PowerPoint presentation with slides they have never seen before. I'll be slinging the slides, baby!

    Tickets $8 (Tickets are only $5 if you bring a Fringe Button, a CONvergence Badge or a receipt from the Fantasy Flight Games Center Snack bar!)

    If you do the Facebook thing, the event page is here.