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CONvergence 2018


  • DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel 7800 Normandale Boulevard Bloomington, MN, 55439 United States (map)

"The Orville Fan Panel" - DoubleTree Edina
Friday, July 6 • 12:30 - 13:30
Panelists: Michael Zecca (mod), Jeanne Mealy, Laura Okagaki-Vraspir, Walter Parker, Justin Grays


"When is Star Trek Space Opera?" - DoubleTree Atrium 4
Friday, July 6 • 20:30 - 21:30
Space Opera is a subgenre of science fiction and sometimes Star Trek falls into that subgenre, but very often it does not. So when is Star Trek Space Opera, anyway?
Panelists: Alexis Nordling (mod), Taylor Cisco, Justin Grays


"Polyamory 101" - DoubleTree Atrium 2
Saturday, July 7 • 20:30 - 21:30
Configurations, lexicons, myths, and resources. Polyamory means “many loves” - but there is not just one way to be poly. Come discuss polyamory, what it means, and ways to navigate more than one love.
Panelists: Carl Z., John H. (mod), Kelso R., Justin Grays, Kerry P.


"Avoiding Tokenism In Literature" - DoubleTree Bloomington
Sunday, July 8 • 15:30 - 16:30
Creating actual diversity requires a great effort to avoid unintentionally tokenizing your characters. Tokenism, even when unintentional, is what leads to adding "diversity" for the sake of diversity. How do we engender true diversity in our literature?
Panelists: Tamora Pierce, Justin Grays, Kerry Peterson, Jei Herald-Zamora

Later Event: December 6
13th Amendment Day