MarsCon programming is driven by our attendees. Please share in the fun by posting your ideas for programming here—talks you'd like to hear or give, presenters/performers you would recommend, subjects or activities of interest to you and other fans…
If you've submitted ideas in years past you already know the plan: read the ideas list… if you see a program event you want to help with drop us an email. If you have an idea for an event that isn't yet listed jump to the form and tell us about it.
Starting around January our programming staff starts getting in touch with those who have offered suggestions to see if they are still game for the event and to work out details. As always, MarsCon depends on our attendees for much of our programming.
Robot Poetry Rumble
For the 40th anniversary of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, members of the SFPA share classic and new poems of robots from around the world and the galaxy!
Suggested by Bryan Thao Worra on Sunday, October 01, 2017 at 22:55:53
How to Fail Gracefully
The panel from CVG 2017 is back! Everybody makes mistakes sometimes. Maybe you've worded something poorly or were misinformed on a topic. Maybe you just didn't think a decision through and something went the wrong way. It happens. But how we react in these situations is what matters most.
Suggested by Justin Grays on Saturday, September 23, 2017 at 14:45:09
30 in 60: The Best New Books in Scifi/Fantasy/Horror
Come hear librarians and bibliophiles tell you all the latest and greatest new releases in the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. 30 recs in 60 minutes is sure to make your tbr pile grow!
Suggested by Ariel Kirst on Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 19:22:58
A talk about the last 52 years of Star Trek, 6 Shows, and the 13 movies. Yes there will be spoilers for Star Trek Discovery
Suggested by Tony on Monday, July 03, 2017 at 01:18:45
Come talk about 21 years of Harry Potter as we reflect back on all 15 books, and 9 films, we will talk about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter parks, The Studio Tour, Pottermore, and Fantastic Beast and Where To Find Them, We look to the future books, films, and the fandom here then and now.
Suggested by Tony on Monday, July 03, 2017 at 01:16:29
Marvel Cinematic Universe
Catch up on all of Marvel films and TV shows.
Suggested by Tony on Monday, July 03, 2017 at 01:15:17
The Book Doctor is IN
[writers' track] A professional copyeditor offers tips for cleaning up your manuscript. Includes tricks for avoiding common grammar, punctuation, and formatting errors and some sexy hacks/shortcuts in Microsoft Word.
Suggested by Kim Husband on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 22:15:01
The Book Doctor is IN
A professional copyeditor offers tips for cleaning up your manuscript. Includes tips & tricks for avoiding common grammar, punctuation, and formatting errors.
Suggested by Kim Husband on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 22:13:22
Sword and Fan
Twin Cities T'ai Chi Ch'uan Studio presents intro to T'ai Chi weapons: sword (lightweight wooden practice swords; no metal, no sharps) and fan. Brief intro and demonstration followed by teaching techniques and open practice/playtime.
Suggested by Kim Husband on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 22:12:20
Meditation and Breath/Energy Work
Twin Cities T'ai Chi Ch'uan Studio presents Healing Tao qigong. Explanation of meditation/qigong followed by guided practice. No experience or special equipment necessary.
Suggested by Kim Husband on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 22:09:57
T'ai Chi: Low-Impact Movement for Health
Twin Cities T'ai Chi Ch'uan Studio presents background of T'ai Chi, discusses benefits, teaches some movements. It's an easy, friendly way to incorporate movement to your lifestyle. No experience or equipment necessary.
Suggested by Kim Husband on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 22:03:27
Please offer your program idea.
If nobody suggests it, it won't happen. Thanks for your suggestions.
March 2-4, 2018
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425
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