like to welcome aboard all the new members who signed up for MarsCon
this past month. Thank you all for your support! We're looking forward
to partying with you at the convention! Richly-deserved "thanks"
also go to the members of local clubs such as Xenaversity of Minnesota,
the Time Lords, IKV RakeHell, U.S.S. Nokomis, R.O.G., the Q Continuum,
Diversicon (SF Minnesota), U.S.S. Horizon, CONvergence/MISFITS,
the Twin Cities Robotics Club, U.S.S. Czar'ak, the TARNIS, Minnesota
Space Frontier Society, and the Whitestar Phoenix...just to name
a few. Many club members have already registered and many have expressed
their willingness to participate in programming and volunteering
at MarsCon. Thank you all for your participation! We can't say "thank
PROGRAMMING UPDATE - We are most fortunate to have many local
pros planning to help out with MarsCon's Programming this year.
Thus far, they include Paula L. Fleming, Lyda Morehouse, Robert
Subiaga, Jr., John Mundt, Doug Mahnke, Shawn Van Briesen, Terry
Pavlet, Matt Savelkoul, John Koblas, Dave Page, and Joe West...and
we hope to add a few more names to that list very soon. There are
many fine & fun ideas for Programming at this point, but we could
always use a few more. If you have an idea for a panel discussion
or event which you'd like to see at MarsCon, don't be shy. Drop
us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org
or via the regular mailing address listed below, and tell us about
your idea. We'd love to hear from you.
AT MARSCON - We are seeking suggestions & volunteers for games,
LARPs, and other gaming-related activities for MarsCon 2000. Please
contact us if you have any suggestions, questions, or would like
to volunteer to run a game or be a gaming judge.
FOR ARTWORK! - MarsCon needs artwork for con T-shirts, Volunteer
T-shirts, badge art, publications, etc... Now's the time to sharpen
those pencils, dust off that mouse and get to work! All art must
be submitted in camera-ready form by March 1, 2000. The artists
whose work is selected will be praised in our Program Book and provided
with gratis copies of the final printed form for their portfolios.
Please contact us through our P.O. Box or at email@example.com
if you have questions.
LOOKING FOR A FEW GOOD FEN - Yes, we need volunteers! No volunteer-run
convention can happen without volunteers. One hour, one day, or
whatever time and talents you have to offer will be appreciated.
Volunteer for the fun, volunteer to contribute to fandom, or volunteer
for the perks (free buttons, free t-shirts, discounts, etc...)--
doesn't matter to us, just volunteer! Send us a Volunteer Form,
or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org,
or write us at our P.O. Box. You WILL be contacted!
MEETING INVITATION - Our next ConCom Meeting is scheduled for
Sunday, January 16, 2000, from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the
Anoka County/Northtown Central Library located in Blaine, Minnesota.
We will start the meeting by first hearing from ConCom members who
also belong to the Time Lords. (Time Lords will need to leave early
for their 13th Anniversary Party. Congratulations on your Anniversary,
Time Lords!!) Other topics we plan to cover at the meeting include:
Programming ideas, parties, Progress Report #2, and planning for
MarsCon 2001. Please come if you can. This meeting is open to everyone,
and we encourage you to attend and become more involved in planning
DIRECTIONS - The library's address is Northtown Central Library,
711 Highway 10 NE, Blaine, Minnesota, and it is located very near
the Northtown Shopping Center. For more specific directions phone:
612/717-3267; TDD: 612/717-3271.
to see you there! Best wishes to you for a wonderful year 2000!
Panic! M2K is Coming!
Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington, MN May 12-14, 2000
TO CONTACT MARSCON
Snail Mail: MarsCon, P.O. Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106
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