MarsCon 2016

At MarsCon the parties go up to Eleven

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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.

1101—Massage Room
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.

1102—A/V Room
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.

1104—Karaoke & Desserts
Sing karaoke from the 7,500+ song list and sample some amazing gourmet desserts.

1105—Dance Rave
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!

1106—The Dude’s Abode
The Big Lebowski Theme. The Dude Abides. This is the Dude’s Abode’s Fifth Anniversary Party.

1107—The Royal Manticoran Navy
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.

1108—Royal Manticoran Marine Corps
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.

1110—Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub
Music circles, board games, snacks, and beer

1112—IKV RakeHell
Space Station Nexus; Party hours: Fri 9pm to 1am Sat after Masquerade to 2am

1113—USS Nokomis
Breads and Circuses... a Star Trek Adventure...

1117—Krushenko’s Lounge
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!”

1119—Karaoke Krypt
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!!

1121—Egyptian Antiquities of Mystery
Display of Egyptian Replicas. Party hours: Friday 8 pm - 10 pm Book Release, Saturday 2-5:30 tea duelling, Saturday 9pm -1am mummy unwrapping

1122—Harry Potter Hogwarts’ Great Hall
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.

1126—Anime Twin Cities, Inc.
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.

1127—Valleycon!
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!

1200—Snarky’s Café
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.

Name of Group hosting the party:

Nights you will need the party room and nights you’ll be hosting a party:

 Thu/Fri, March 3/4 Not needed Room, no party Party night
 Fri/Sat, March 4/5 Not needed Room, no party Party night
 Sat/Sun, March 5/6 Not needed Room, no party Party night
 Sun/Mon, March 6/7 Not needed Room, no party Party night

Approximate party hours:

Party Theme/Description:

Name of contact person:

Contact phone number:

Contact email address:

Additional names of people in your group?

Are all the people listed on this form registered for MarsCon?

Will you be needing Party Room ONLY - Buttons for any members of your group? (This is NOT a MarsCon badge and will NOT allow access to any areas that are designated as MarsCon Convention Space.)
Yes No

If marked Yes, Please include names and ages of people that you will be needing buttons for.

Do you plan to use the $5.00 per membership party host discount for your group of five or more? (This discount is applied to each Membership to MarsCon and DOES allow access to areas that are designated as MarsCon Convention Space)
Yes No

If you are planning to use the $5.00 per membership party host discount, please provide the names of the 5+ members of your group so we may cross-reference your list with Registration:

Will you need additional sleeping rooms for your group?
Yes No

If yes, place the numbers below

Will you need bed removal from your party room? (This must be arranged through the hotel, and there is an additional $50.00 fee for this service.)
Yes No

Do you want to enter your party into the Party Room Contest?
Yes No

Do you want your party room adjacent to a particular group? If you do, please state the name of the group:

Do you want your party room not placed next to a particular group? If so, please state the name of the group:
(your request will be kept confidential)

Add any questions or additional requests here:

MarsCon 2016
“Parallel Dimensions”
March 4-6, 2016

Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

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