Parties will go to eleven this year, eleventh floor. Things you should know before check-in:
Confirmed parties and other nighttime events include:1100—Con Suite
Con Suite is where you will find pop, chips, candy and assorted snacks throughout the convention. Hours will depend upon availability and energy of volunteers, but we plan to open early for coffee lovers and close late for the pleasure of our night owls.
Rue Morgue Massage, the crew with the magic touch, returns to MarsCon and joins the ranks of the Hospitality Guild. See Reiki Master Joe and team for their famous back and full body massage. Or Drop into the Black Hole and vibrate your way through space and time. Escape may be impossible—loosing track of time probable.
We will bring you the great cult classics, great geeky films and a few surprises along the way. The A/V Room needs your help—if you love films, please help out the A/V room by volunteering! Sponsored by Geek Partnership Society. See program schedule for the final movie list.
Sing karaoke from the 7,500+ song list and sample some amazing gourmet desserts.
Get ready for a hip hopping, dubstepping, jive talking, musicbroom. Come in to shake your groove thang or just to listen and watch the laser show. Live DJs spinning the latest in techno and dubstep remixes into the wee hours. Contact Music Man Mark with song suggestions and he’ll do his best so find it for you. Better yet? Create your own playlist and he’ll hook it up to the speakers!
The Big Lebowski Theme. The Dude Abides. This is the Dude’s Abode’s Fifth Anniversary Party.
The Royal Manticoran Navy celebrates the heroic actions of author David Weber’s Honor Harrington. Join us for an interesting beverage, some tasty treats and to find out about the upcoming MantiCon event on Memorial Weekend.
Join the Royal Manticoran Marine Corps below decks where we party hard in a fun relaxed atmosphere. Sip beer and share your love for sci fi. Watch Marines take pies to the face for charity, and participate in the nightly 21 gun salute shot ritual.
Music circles, board games, snacks, and beer
Space Station Nexus; Party hours: Fri 9pm to 1am Sat after Masquerade to 2am
Breads and Circuses... a Star Trek Adventure...
Krushenko’s and its sometime partner, Krushenko’s Annex (Room 1116), are spaces that encourage conversation about science fiction and fantasy at SF conventions. Krushenko’s, named after a Manhattan bistro in Larry Niven’s novel Ringworld, started at the 1983 Minicon, and now also travels to CONvergence, Diversicon, and Arcana in the Twin Cities and WisCon in Madison. A regular feature of MarsCon since 1999, Krushenko’s (with help from the Annex) this year serves up panels and discussions about SF in literature and other media in the daytimes, and conversational SF-related parties in the evenings. “Krushenko’s is accustomed to serving alien guests!”
Experience the future of Karaoke. The Krypt returns with more blinky lights than ever. We guarantee you will feel like you are back in the 80s. It’s fun, it’s timeless, it’s 9 PM to 3 AM Friday and Saturday Nights. Let’s do the Time Warp again!!
Display of Egyptian Replicas. Party hours: Friday 8 pm - 10 pm Book Release, Saturday 2-5:30 tea duelling, Saturday 9pm -1am mummy unwrapping
There will be Butter Beer, and pumpkin bars, and prizes awarded for the O.W.L. level trivia contest. Hagrid has promised to make an appearance, and there will be other HP characters to mingle with.
Find our what Anime Twin Cities has been up to aside from Anime Detour, Watch some AMV’s, have some snacks or sit and chat.
ValleyCon returns to MarsCon with Captain Kirk’s House of Ill-Repute! Shake it with the Captain and check out the major surprises heading to ValleyCon this fall!
Join Snarky’s Café, and Lady Jan and her staff will keep the agents of hunger at bay. For a low price in addition to MarsCon registration fee, MarsCon attendees who volunteer 5+ hours and Dealers stuck at their posts may enjoy three meals a day from start of Con to the end. All food served in Snarky’s is purchased with money from Snarky’s Registrations – not Con Funds.
It’s not too late to join the list; hosting a party is a great way to showcase your group.
Party hosts may wish to use this typical room layout drawing to plan their party layouts. Remember: your actual room may be a mirror image of this drawing, and may in fact differ in small or large ways: it’s a drawing of a room, not your room.
Rates for party rooms are the same ($102.00 + tax per night) as regular sleeping rooms in the MarsCon block. You may wish to use the Hilton’s online booking page to book a room, then tell us your reservation number. Our party planning personnel will work with the Hilton to place your party with all the others.
If you are planning to host a party, please fill in the Party Request Form below.
March 4-6, 2016
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425
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