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Convergence 25

Quarter Life Crisis

May 3-5, 2019

BOSTON, Massachusetts

DAY EVENTS

NOTE: You do not need a Convergence 25 laminate/evening tickets to attend any of the day events. They are open to anyone who wishes to participate in any capacity with the festival.

We have a Convergence Families Facebook group for anyone with families interested to connecting with others gothic parents.

Registration and Meet-and-Greet

Meet your fellow Convergence 25 attendees! We will have a table set up in the vendors' market. Come get your laminates, grab bags, and pre-purchased C25 merch. You can buy additional merch too. See everyone's faces in the daylight!

If you are unable to attend the Meet-and-Greet, we will have a table every night at Brighton Music Hall.

Time: Friday May 3, 11AM-5PM
Location: The Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Closest Subway: Green Line C Train: St. Paul stop, Closest Bus: Route 66: Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave stop
Age: All ages

Vendors' Market (Friday)

Come purchase the unmentionable and decadent objects brought into being by our vendors and artists!

Click here for a complete list of all our vendors.

Time: Friday May 3, 11AM-5PM
Location: The Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Closest Subway: Green Line C Train: St. Paul stop, Closest Bus: Route 66: Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave stop
Age: All ages

New England Aquarium Excursion

The New England Aquarium is one the premier attractions in Boston. They are a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The center of the building is a 4-story giant ocean tank with more than 800 animals, including stingrays, eels, and sea turtles (including their most famous resident, Myrtle the Turtle). The NEAQ also features 3 species of penguins, fur seals, sea dragons, touch tanks, and much more.

If we have at least 10 people, we will be able to get a group rate.

Time: Saturday May 4, 11AM
Location: New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02210
Closest Subway: Blue Line: Aquarium
Cost: Adult $20.95, Child (3-11) $15.95
Age: All ages
Sign up here! Once we have enough for the group rate, we'll start collecting money.

Vendors' Market (Saturday)

Come purchase the unmentionable and decadent objects brought into being by our vendors and artists!

Click here for a complete list of all our vendors.

Time: Saturday May 4, 11AM-5PM
Location: The Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Closest Subway: Green Line C Train: St. Paul stop, Closest Bus: Route 66: Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave stop
Age: All ages

Tea Party - Event Full

In the tradition of Convergences of the past, C25 is pleased to offer a tea party "Boston" style at the Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum. Yes, you get to toss tea into the harbor! Tea party attire is encouraged - Gothic, 18th Century Bostonian, Pirate or whatever strikes your fancy. This is a 1.5 hour tour that includes a tea tasting at Abigail's Tea room.

Attendance is limited to 30 so please sign up early to avoid the waitlist! If the tour fills up you may meet us at Abigails at 2PM for tea and baked goods a la carte.

Time: Saturday May 4, 1PM
Location: The Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum, 306 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
Closest Subway: Red Line: South Station (0.3 miles) or Blue Line: Aquarium (0.7 miles)
Age: All ages

Whisky Tasting

Come join us for a journey into the spirit world! We'll be enjoying single malt scotch whiskies whose distilleries have their own ghost stories and legends. This is a two-hour tasting panel that includes five exceptional single malts. SlĂ inte!

Attendance is limited to 25 people.

Time: Saturday May 4, 3PM
Location: Mayhew Wine Shop, 20 Melcher Street, Boston, MA 02210
Closest Subway: Red Line: South Station (0.3 miles) or Blue Line: Aquarium (0.9 miles)
Cost: $50
Age: 21+
Purchase tickets through our ticket page

Vendors' Market (Sunday)

Come purchase the unmentionable and decadent objects brought into being by our vendors and artists!

Click here for a complete list of all our vendors.

Time: Sunday May 5, 11AM-5PM
Location: The Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446
Closest Subway: Green Line C Train: St. Paul stop, Closest Bus: Route 66: Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave stop
Age: All ages

Group Photo @ Edgar Allan Poe Statue

Want to get up early to take a photo with all of us? What more gothic icon do we have to offer than the Edgar Allan Poe statue at the edge of the Boston Commons. It's in an area with some trees in front of a store front called The Trolley Stop. Or just look for everyone wearing black.

Time: Sunday May 5, 12PM
Location: Edgar Allan Poe Statue, Boylston & Charles Street, Boston, MA 02216
Closest Subway: Green Line All Trains: Arlington stop
Age: All ages

ALT.GOTHIC.FASHION SWAP

Come one, come all, to delight in the glories of the venerable ALT.GOTHIC.FASHION SWAP, hosted by Notorious Fashion Criminals, Ashbet (Andi Pants) and Jola Rocknrolla!! Bring your boots, corsets, t-shirts, clothing, and stylish cobwebs, and walk away with a pile of new-to-you loot! This event welcomes all sizes and genders.

Please contact Andi/Ashbet at ashbet@gmail.com with any questions.

After you've swapped your black little hearts out, any leftover items that have not been reclaimed will be donated to a local charity shop.

Time: Sunday May 5, 1PM-3PM
Location: The Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446 - C25 Hospitality Suite (Room # TBA)
Closest Subway: Green Line C Train: St. Paul stop, Closest Bus: Route 66: Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave stop
Age: All ages

Mount Auburn Cemetery Tour - Event Full

The Mount Auburn Cemetery is a Boston area landmark that was toured during Convergence 2.

In 1831 the Massachusetts Horticultural Society purchased 72 acres of mature woodland situated in Watertown and Cambridge for the creation of a "rural cemetery" and experimental garden.

It will be led by a local Boston goth who works at the Cemetery.

Even though the tour is full, you can still enjoy Mount Auburn Cemetery on your own if you wish to visit. It is free without the tour.

Time: Sunday May 5, 2PM
Location: Mount Auburn Cemetery, 580 Mt Auburn Street, Cambridge, MA 02138
Closest Bus: Route 71 or 73 from Harvard Square: Mt Auburn St @ Brattle St
Age: All ages

Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Meet and Sniff

A place to swap Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab samples! If you have a collection, bring some of yours to Convergence. Curious? Wanting to exchange the samaple you got with your goodie bag? Come and see what all the fuss is about. This event will follow shortly after the swap in the same room.

Time: Sunday May 5, 3:15PM
Location: The Inn at Brookline, 1200 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446 - C25 Hospitality Suite (Room # TBA)
Closest Subway: Green Line C Train: St. Paul stop, Closest Bus: Route 66: Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave stop
Age: All ages