How I Spent My Summer Vacation Part 2: CONvergence

The other part of my summer vacation this year was CONvergence, a science fiction convention in Minnesota. Because Minnesota is a saner state than Iowa, it was required vaccination/required mask convention, and yes, everyone played by the rules. Bryon and I hid in our room more often than usual. We were on a few (masked) panels, and we wore a few costumes. Some of the pictures are with us masked and some unmasked, although we were with no one else when we unmasked.

It was a good time, but it was a con during Covid. Less to do, no author antics, but after a year of not getting out, it felt pretty good. We were on the cusp of learning that we needed to mask back up, so we were a little nervous at the same time. However, we liked going back to Cinema Rex even though there were no treats. We enjoyed seeing some old friends, some we hadn’t seen for years. And we enjoyed dressing up.

Here are some pictures for you of what we wore.

Me, dressed as Moira Rose for the Schitt’s Creek panel.

Bryon and me in our swell Musketeer suits.

Bryon as the Roger Delgado version of the Master from Dr. Who.

Me as Zelda Spellman, my fellow panelist as Madame Satan, and her husband as Father Blackwood, all from The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina.

Author: Catherine Schaff-Stump

Catherine Schaff-Stump writes fiction for children and young adults. Her most recent book, The Vessel of Ra, is the first book in the Klaereon Scroll series. She is currently working on its sequel, as well as penning the middle grade adventures of Abigail Rath, monster hunter.