Is there a geekier set of cities than MPLS + STPL? Along with the comic-cons and nerdily themed bar crawls and very neiche trivia, this weekend sees the return of CONsole Room, the local Dr. Who convention. This year’s guests include Katy Manning, who played Jo Grant opposite Jon Pertwee, and Neve McIntosh, aka Madame Vastra. Along with the Who-ian celebs, there’s also comic artists, scientists, musicians and more, plus costume contests, panels, merch, dance parties, and all your favorite convention happenings. Friday, January 4-Sunday, January 6. $35-90. $180 VIP.Jordan Whittaker

Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America Hotel,3800 American Blvd E, Bloomington; www3.hilton.com