been a busy and fun last couple of months. Thank you to all who
were able to stop by and say "hi" at MCBA Comic Convention and Valley
Con! MarsCon co-hosted a Psi Corps Recruitment Party with the White
Star Phoenix on Saturday night at ValleyCon, and we saw to it that
everyone got their fill of Bravari and Spoo...seven different varieties
of Spoo, to be precise. We also enjoyed a visit from Jeffrey "Kosh"
Willerth of Babylon 5 fame. Fun, fun, fun! We're all gearing up
now for Minnesota winter and only five more months of planning before
GUEST OF HONOR - At this time, MarsCon is happy to announce
the addition of our SCIENCES GUEST OF HONOR, UFOLOGIST DONALD R.
SCHMITT. Mr. Schmitt has been a guest speaker at many great science
and SF conventions, most notably the Battelle Institute, ASA Science
Conference, International Microwave Technology Convention, the 1992
CSICOP Convention, Mad Media and Dragon Con. He is a former co-director
of the J. Allen Hynek Center for UFO Studies where he served as
Director of Special Investigations for ten years, investigating
more than 300 separate UFO reports throughout the United States.
He has served as a technical consultant on several documentaries
including The UFO Enigma, A Report on UFOs; The History of UFOs;
UFO Secret: The Roswell Crash; UFOs: Uncredited Field of Science,
and the ShowTime movie Roswell. Mr. Schmitt is the author of dozens
of published articles about UFOs, as well as the co-author of two
best-selling books: UFO Crash on Roswell and The Truth About the
UFO Crash at Roswell. Join us in welcoming Donald R. Schmitt to
Minnesota and learning more about this intriguing field of science.
DAY BREAKFAST BUFFET WITH THE GUESTS OF HONOR - Sunday of MarsCon
2000 is Mother's Day, and we decided this special day deserves some
special recognition. In honor of Mother's Day, MarsCon will be holding
a Breakfast Buffet with the Guests of Honor on Sunday morning, May
14th, from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Seating will be limited so
that everyone who attends will have a chance to meet and socialize
with our Guests of Honor during the buffet. Tickets for the Breakfast
Buffet are $20 each, and you may reserve your tickets by sending
a check or money order to MarsCon at the address listed below. Because
of the limited seating, tickets will be sold on a "first come, first
served" basis. Please help us make this special event a success,
and treat a mom to Breakfast with the Guests of Honor.
NEWS - Programming at MarsCon this year promises to be wide-ranging
and wonderful with panels on science, literature, costuming, comic
books, gaming, art, television & film (including the obligatory
Phantom Menace rant and Xena music videos) and, of course, the inner
workings of the Klingon Empire.
keeping with our "Don't Panic" theme, we plan once more to host
an open mike reading of Vogon (read _earsplitting & awful_) Poetry.
We will also host an open mike reading of Dark Poetry (read _spooky,
scary & chilling_). Please bring your poetry to share! Wild and
wonderful ideas are flowing in from all directions (croquet with
bat'leths, anyone?) and if even half of them end up happening, we
should have a pretty diverse assortment of things to do.
night will begin with Opening Ceremonies, where we plan to introduce
all of our Guests of Honor, and will continue with a "Skiffy Radio
Play." Saturday, we'll have our Masquerade and Dance. (Both Friday
and Saturday night, there will be Drum Jams after the Main Stage
is cleared.) On Sunday there will be a Charity Auction to support
Camp Heartland, a local camp for children whose lives have been
touched by AIDS or HIV, and the Art Auction.
the convention, there will be many opportunities to meet our Guests
of Honor and Pro Guests, including the Mother's Day Breakfast Buffet
on Sunday morning. We are still in the process of soliciting more
ideas for Programming, so if you would like to send us an idea for
Programming or be in charge of or help out with a programming event,
please contact Nina and Christine at email@example.com
or via the regular addresses listed below.
MEETING - Our next MarsCon 2000 ConCom Meeting is scheduled
for Sunday, November 21st, 1999, 1:00 p.m., at the Hennepin-Southdale
Library in Edina, Minnesota. This meeting is open to everyone, and
we encourage you to come if you are able, share your ideas with
us, and get more involved in planning the convention.
TO SOUTHDALE LIBRARY
(7001 York Avenue South, Edina, Minnesota, located 4 blocks south
of 66th Street, across from Target Greatland.)
- Head South
- Take the
MN-62 West exit.
- Take the
CR-31/Xerxes Avenue exit.
- Turn Left
onto CR-31 which becomes York Avenue.
MORE SPECIFIC DIRECTIONS: (Try this link and click on directions
for the Southdale Library) http://www.hennepin.lib.mn.us/pub/library_guide/locations.html
to see you soon! Until then...
Panic! M2K is Coming!
Radisson South Hotel, Bloomington, MN
May 12-14, 2000
TO CONTACT MARSCON
E-Mail Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Snail Mail: MarsCon, P.O. Box 600458, St. Paul, MN 55106
Web Site Address: http://www.marscon.com
1999 MarsCon. All rights reserved.