We belong to a much larger community of science fiction and fantasy fans and organizations. Listed below are a number of other organizations and conventions that help make up that larger community.
CONvergence partners with a variety of local groups we think you would enjoy! Check out these local partners!
Home of some of the best stand-up comedians on the planet, our partnership with Dan Schlissel and the folks at Stand Up! Records ensure the laughter at Harmonic CONvergence and Mainstage is overflowing…and they throw a wicked-fun room party! Please check out their talents and be sure to tell them how much you are glad they play in our sandbox.
Comedian Joseph Scrimshaw and the good people at Joking Envelope, producing comedic live theater, independent film and corporate entertainment since 2009.
Fallout Shelter Arcade is an independent operator of Virtual World® Tesla II System™ simulator cockpits . Their BattleTech pod game simulators have appeared at CONvergence since 2010 . The arcade has 12 battle pods, and is located at 451 NE Taft St, Suite L4, Minneapolis . Hours are Saturday and Sunday, 1-7pm.
What’s funnier than watching other people sling coarse insults at each other? Nothing, except maybe your mom . That’s right, Vilification Tennis is not ashamed of “going there”. Learn more about Vilification Tennis at www.vilificationtennis.com or come and see them perform sometime at the Bryant Lake Bowl.
The North Star Roller Girls have already competed in this year’s championship bout, but it’s never too early to get psyched up for next year! Visit www.northstarrollergirls.com for bout schedule, info about how to play roller derby, and a gallery of photobooth photos taken at this year’s bouts.
Moments Shared Photography provided the photo booth last year, and will be returning again to CONvergence 2012 . Look for MSP’s other services on their website, like pin-up portraits and more!
Founded in July of 2012, Fearless Comedy Productions consists of 12 founding members and 8 partner companies, including such CONvergence favorites as The Dregs, Geeks Without God, and Vilification Tennis. As the connecting hub for a variety of different partner companies, Fearless is able to produce comedy in many different genres, including internet content, podcasts, music, video, and theater. The company strives to produce comedy without limits and to help each performer and producer find their unique voice.
Fan Events Organizations
- Convergence Events, CONvergence’s parent organization
- Geek Partnership Society (GPS), Coordinator of the Event Horizon club house and convention offices, as well as host and partner to various Twin Cities clubs and organizations
- Anime Twin Cities, Anime Detour’s parent organization
- Minnesota Science Fiction Society (Minn-StF), MiniCon’s parent organization
- Anime Detour (April)
- Arcana (October)
- Con of the North (February)
- Crypticon Minneapolis (September)
- Diversicon (August)
- Midwest Comic Book Association‘s FallCon (October) and SpringCon (May)
- MarsCon (March)
- Minicon (March or April)
- OmegaCon (November)
- SuperCon (January or February)
Other Regional Conventions
- Anime Central (IL) (April)
- Anime Milwaukee (WI) (February)
- Anime Iowa (IA) (July)
- Capricon (IL) (February)
- ChiCon (IL) (August, September)
- Convergence – alt.goth (Traveling) (Summer)
- DemiCon (IA) (April, May)
- DucKon (IL) (June)
- Geek.Kon Anime Convention (WI) (September)
- Icon (IA) (October)
- Kitsune Kon (WI) (March, April)
- No Brand Con (WI) (May)
- Odyssey Con (WI) (April)
- QC Anime-zing! (IA) (June)
- Sogen Anime Convention (SD) (July)