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Art Show: A gallery of artwork featuring works by amateur and professional artists, for display and/or sale.
Artists Alley: A space for artists to sell their work, some of which is created on-demand at the convention.
Badger: A volunteer checking for convention badges to verify member status.
Bridge, The: Base of operations for CONvergence Operations, a communications nerve-center for the convention.
Cinema Rex: The film room at CONvergence, screening films and serving popcorn, soda, and other snacks.
Closing Ceremony: Sunday afternoon on the MainStage our con runners will say farewell to our members and to our Guests of Honor , as well as announce next year’s convention highlights.
CoF2E2: A free coffee shop at CONvergence.
ConCom or Convention Committee: The staff of convention volunteers who organize and run the convention.
Connie: The robotic mascot of CONvergence, a gynoid built and designed by Prof Max (aka Professor Maxwell Misfittle).
Connie Mark 2: The slightly-evil younger “sister” of Connie, a sleekier, snarkier version of Connie. Another robotic creation of Professor Max.
Connie’s Space Lounge: A club-style lounge space, characterized by UV lighting. Space Lounge has a smoothie bar, games, and is host to special events.
Connie’s Quantum Sandbox: A project and activities room, and a venue for “hands on” programming.
ConSuite: A hospitality suite serving snacks and beverages for members of the convention.
ConSuite Gaming: A space in the ConSuite area set aside for table-top gaming.
CONvergence Central: The foyer area outside the hotel’s Grand Ballrooms, this area is home to the Volunteer Table, Merchandise Table, Artists Alley, and the entrances to MainStage and the Dealers Room.
CVG: An abbreviation for CONvergence – taken from the first letters in each of the three syllables of the name: CON-ver-gence.
CVG-TV: The convention’s in-house TV station and video brand. CVG-TV is broadcast via the hotel’s closed circuit television network over the course of the convention weekend.
Dead Dog: An unofficial party or parties held the evening of the final day of the convention, after the convention has officially closed.
F2-E2: The robotic mascot for the CoF2E2 Free Coffee Shop, and another robotic creation of Professor Max. F2-E2 looks like a cross between R2-D2 and an espresso machine.
MainStage: MainStage is CONverence’s largest performance venue, home to Opening and Closing Ceremonies, as well as live concerts, DJ dances, and other events.
Members: Convention attendees
Opening Ceremony: Thursday evening on the MainStage our con runners will introduce members to our Guests of Honor and convention highlights.
Operations (Ops): Volunteers who staff the Bridge and act as Wandering Hosts for the convention.
Professor Max: A mascot character in the “nutty professor” mold, and the creator of the CONvergence robotic mascot Connie.
Programming: Sometimes a synonym for panels, broadly used “programming” can refer to nearly all scheduled events at the convention, including musical performances, the Masquerade, and other events.
Sparky: Connie’s robotic dog.
Splounge: A nickname for Connie’s Space Lounge.
Theater Nippon: The anime room at CONvergence, screening anime and serving Japanese snacks.
Wandering Hosts: Operations staff who roam the convention to help our members.