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Convergence 26 Postponed

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Convergence 26 Postponed

As the current global pandemic has progressed to this current stage, it has become abundantly clear that the current planned dates for Convergence 26 are simply untenable. Convergence 26 is being postponed until we have a better idea of when social distancing will no longer be the most prudent societal standard, and when we can once again safely and comfortably welcome our national and international guests to our fair city.

Ticket holders will be refunded soon, and the reservations for those who’ve booked within our hotel block will be automatically cancelled.

Please stay safe out there, take care of yourselves and each other, and stay tuned for future updates.

Nestled in the dead center of the states that comprise the US’s Midwest, East, and South sits Kentucky, and the best features of each of these regions are well-represented in Louisville. Its burgeoning art, music, theater, and culinary cultures, combined with its rich history and natural splendor, themselves, have much to offer, and, oh… we have a Goth scene, too.

These Victorian-era garden cemeteries aren’t just going to appreciate themselves, after all.

Radio Arcane, Art Sanctuary, and really, all of Louisville are delighted that our fair city has been chosen for Convergence 26. We have much to share with you. Please join us for such delights on the weekend of May 15-17, 2020.

What is Convergence?

In 1994, the geographically disparate denizens of the Usenet group, alt.gothic, decided that at long last, it was time to meet IRL. Collectively, they decided that Chicago was just the right place, and lo, the first Convergence was born.

In the twenty-five years since, it has become an annual party—a family reunion of sorts—and has grown to include members of the myriad Gothic/Industrial online and social media groups it spawned, as well as the broader worldwide Goth community—“friends of friends,” as it were. Hundreds of net.goths from around the globe descend upon a single city for a weekend of socializing, musical events, and various forms of indulgence.

Now in its twenty-sixth year, Louisville, Kentucky’s winning bid means that we get to bring you something altogether new, and yet still, entirely familiar.