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CONvergence 2019: The Next Celebration

  • Hyatt Regency Minneapolis 1300 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403 (map)

“Gender & AI” - Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE
Thursday, July 4 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Androids & AI in sci-fi disrupt the idea of a gender binary: what purpose is there for an android and/or AI to have gender? Could an android/AI be trans, gender-fluid, and/or non-binary? How will that affect how we as a society see gender as a construct? Participants: Naomi Kritzer (mod), Leigh Hellman, Justin Edward Grays, Nate Bird, Elliot Besmann

“Polyamory 101” - Hyatt 2 Northstar B
Thursday, July 4 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Back by popular demand! Polyamory means “many loves;” but there are many ways to be polyamorous. Come discuss it and some ways to navigate it. This panel provides space for those new to/curious about polyamory. Participants: Justin Edward Grays

“Making Geek Spaces Inclusive” - Hyatt 2 Greenway HI
Friday, July 5 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
How can we encourage a sense of inclusivity and community in your favorite geek spaces? Participants: Rakhi Rajpal, Vincent Hopwood, Echo Martin, AlysshaRose Jordan, Justin Edward Grays (mod)

“Costuming and Cultural Appropriation” - Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2
Friday, July 5 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Where is the line between respect for a culture and appropriation of a culture and who decides? Participants: Elliott Kios Dean, Morgan Strickland, Assad Khaishgi (mod), Shivani Seth, Justin Edward Grays

“Polyamory 202” - Hyatt 2 Northstar B
Friday, July 5 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm
Polyamory 202 is here! Did you attend Polyamory 101 and want to know more? Are you in a polyamorous relationship and wondering what other models look like? Are you interested in hearing about intersectionality in polyamory? Then this is the panel for you! Participants: Justin Edward Grays

Earlier Event: April 19
Minicon 54