Past issues of MarsToday:
Jan. 2k (#1)
Jan. 2k (#2)
Mars Today is the offical newsletter of
MarsCon. Check back here often to find special announcements, the
latest information about MarsCon & MarsCon 2000, and schedule
information for meetings and other MarsCon activities.
Spring is finally here, and there's one month to go before MarsCon
2000...no fooling. There have been a lot of changes to our web site
recently, so we urge you to check out the news at
Progress Reports [one and
two (pdf format)], a Preliminary
Programming Schedule, a list of
Charity Auction Items and
Gaming info may now be found on-line, so
please stop in for a visit. [Webmaster's note: You made it!
Welcome. Have a look around.]
Time To Register & Reserve A Hotel Room
Now is the time to register for the convention and reserve your hotel
rooms if you or your friends haven't done so already, as our next
rate increase happens on April 17th! Very soon. The
Radisson South Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota will be hotel for
MarsCon 2000. Those of you who have been to conventions at the Radisson
before know how great and con-friendly this hotel is for SF / Fantasy
conventions. The Radisson South is now accepting reservations for
sleeping rooms for MarsCon 2000. Call the Radisson at 612-835-7800 or
1-800-333-3333 and be sure to tell them you're with MarsCon to get the
convention room rate. Party cabanas must be reserved directly through
The Room Rates Are...
South Tower (that's the tall one): $95/night + tax
North Tower: $115/night + tax
Cabana rooms: $115/night + tax
Cabana rooms may be reserved for individuals or groups hosting open
parties on Friday and / or Saturday night. Please make your reservations
for Cabana rooms by either submitting a Party
Room Request (pdf format), or by Emailing our Head of Parties and
Hotel Goddess, Malasondra Doepner, at
Radisson South will NOT be accepting reservations for the party
Cabanas. Cabanas will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.
Be A Volunteer! It's Not Too Late!
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 [pdf format], or
email us at
or write us at our P.O. Box, or call us and leave a message. You
will be contacted!
Upcoming Open Meetings
Our next ConCom Meetings will take place at the Woodland North
Apartments Party Room. These meetings are all open to everyone, and we
encourage you to attend and become more involved in planning MarsCon
2000. Here is the meeting schedule:
Sunday, April 9, 2000 - 1 to 4 pm (Woodland North Apartments Party Room)
Sunday, April 16, 2000 - 1 to 4 pm (Woodland North Apartments Party
Sunday, April 30, 2000 - 1 to 4 pm (Woodland North Apartments Party
Sunday, May 7, 2000 - 1 to 4 pm (Woodland North Apartments Party Room)
Friday-Sunday, May 12-14, 2000 - MarsCon Happens!!
The Woodland North Apartments are located apx 3 miles north of the
Northtown / Anoka Library. Travel north on Highway 10 through scenic
Blaine and past the library. Turn right onto University Avenue.
Travel about 1/2 mile, and you will see a sign for "Woodland North" on
your left hand side. The street address is 9240 University Avenue
Northwest, Coon Rapids, Minnesota. When you arrive, just buzz the party
room in Building D.
Hope to see you there!
Don't Panic! M2K is Coming!
Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington, MN May 12-14, 2000
HOW TO CONTACT MARSCON
Snail Mail: MarsCon, P.O. Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106
Web Site Address:
Phone Messages: 612-724-0687 (sorry, no collect calls!)
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