For two decades — or maybe much longer, if the time-travel rumors can be believed — the Consortium of Genius (“CoG” for short) have regularly ranged outward from their secret laboratory in New Orleans to perpetrate their raucous music and mad science on an unsuspecting and usually unprepared populace. Led by their resident evil genius (in both the mundane and poetic senses of the word), Dr. Milo Thaddeus Pinkerton III, they have visited their tuneful plots upon visitors to venues ranging from the local Banks St. Bar, House of Blues, and New Orleans Public Library to near and distant conventions such as Contraflow, MarsCon, and Dragon*Con. We are insanely pleased to welcome them to Confluence…ahem, “CoGfluence” 2017 for their first eruption of musical mayhem outside the Gulf Coast states in the last five years. Prepare to be entertained! Prepare to be amazed!! Prepare to…BoW To THE CoG!!!