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Matt Porath

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CONvergence 2017

July 6
8 a.m.-11:55 p.m.
July 7
7 a.m.-11:55 p.m.
July 8
7 a.m.-11:55 p.m.
July 9
7 a.m.-5 p.m.
$60-$120
Festivals

Now in its 19th year, CONvergence invites enthusiastic geeks of all stripes to gather for four days of of fun. Get weird at quirky events such as the late-night sci-fi erotica reading and drinking game, or vent your issues to Joseph Scrimshaw, who will be leading a panel talk titled “Star Wars Counseling.” Play tabletop gaming (there will be Settlers of Catan!), or go high-tech and join a LAN party. The lineup of workshops, meetups, and presentations is as inclusive as it is epic, with sessions exploring cosplaying with disabilities, LGBTQ representation in utopian tales, and how to avoid tokenism in writing. There will be fan panels on a variety of topics, including Westworld, Steven’s Universe, the Hitchhiker’s Guide series, and Game of Thrones. Tickets and more info can be found at www.convergence-con.org.