MARS TODAY - JULY 2003
Friends & Fans,
Hope your summer is out of this world. Special thanks to all who stopped by to sing karaoke, dissect our snarky alien, and play doctor with us at CONvergence earlier this month. We have it on good authority that Jar Jar was pronounced dead in the garden court that same weekend. Please look for our parties at other conventions leading up to MarsCon 2004, in addition to the regularly scheduled meetings and movie nights. Have fun! See you there!
NEXT MOVIE NIGHTS, NOW SHOWING...
* July 25 & 26 - Time Bandits
* August 22 & 23 - Cyborg
Friday & Saturday, 11:30 p.m. at the Plaza Maplewood Theatre.
1 block east of White Bear Ave (south of Hwy 36) on 1847 E. Larpenteur Ave, Maplewood, Minnesota.
Admission price is $3.
Come out to see a good movie, mingle with other friendly folks and support the MarsCon Convention. Feel free to put it on your calendar and pass this email on to all your movie friends! Ticket sales help us put on a great convention with a reasonable membership rate. Concessions sales help support our kind host, Plaza Maplewood, so don't forget your Dots. Join us!
NEWISH LINKS.... "Newish? You don't look newish..." [thwapp!]
Rideshare / Roomshare page up and running:
PayPal Registration up and running: (REGISTER ON LINE!)
Lots of Pictures from MarsCon 2003:
Party Room Request Form up and running:
NEW GUESTS ANNOUNCED
In addition to Dr. Demento, Richard Biggs, Baron David E Romm, and the Great Luke Ski, MarsCon 2004 is pleased to announce the following Guests of Honor:
John M. Ford - recipient of the Philip K. Dick award, author of THE LAST HOT TIME, and the Twin Cities' very own "Dr. Mike."
Dawn Devine Brown a/k/a "Davina" - internationally renowned belly dancer and costumer. http://www.davina.org
NOTE FROM PROGRAMMING
MarsCon programming aims to embrace and celebrate all facets of science fiction, fantasy, gaming and fandom, including hard sciences, the music of fandom, television, movies, radio, comic books, fan fic, poetry, novels, sf/fantasy art, costuming, and the usual fannish zaniness. Programming events at MarsCon are limited only by our imaginations, time/space considerations, mundane laws, and the laws of physics. (We're working on that last one.)
Anyone attending the convention may facilitate programming events, and we encourage you to get involved in this rewarding aspect of convention volunteering. To inspire you, here is a list of programming events found at past MarsCons:
- Special Effects Makeup Art Demos
- Opening and Closing Ceremonies - A fannish tradition!
- Masquerade & Hall Costume Contests
- Events Featuring Guests of Honor
- Charity Auctions & Computer Smashes
- Live Radio Shows
- Art Auctions, Tours & Swaps
- Panel or Roundtable Discussions
- Performances, both Comedic & Dramatic
- Informational Meetings by the Next Year's Con Organizers
- News about the Latest Films, Books & Television Series
- Great Musical Concerts, Dances, Belly Dancing, Drum Jams, & Filk-sings
- Poetry and Prose Open-Microphone Readings, Vogon or Otherwise
- Literary Readings by Author Guests
- Exhibits or Tributes to Posthumous Guests and Legends
- Anime, Cult Classic, and Fan Film Showings
- Science and Space Exploration Discussions and Demos
- Everything But the Kitchen Sink
We are always looking for NEW ideas... things we haven't even thought of before... for programming. If you are planning to host an event at MarsCon, if you have an idea for programming, or if you'd like to help with programming in some other way, please get in touch with us.
As always, MarsCon is immensely grateful for the incredible programming contributions we receive each year from artists, authors, guests, musicians, singers, actors, fan groups, clubs and individuals. Thank you for your support!
NEXT MARSCON 2004 PLANNING MEETINGS
We generally meet on the third Sunday of each month, 1:00-4:00 p.m, at the convention hotel (Hilton Mpls/St. Paul Airport). If any last minute changes occur, details will be posted to the MarsCon website prior to any scheduled meeting. You are welcome to attend MarsCon meetings as a volunteer or spectator. It's a great way to get to know the committee and hear about upcoming events. The next planning meetings are scheduled as follows:
- July 20, 2003
- Aug 17, 2003
- Sept 21, 2003
- Oct 19, 2003
- Nov 16, 2003
- Dec 21, 2003
- Jan 18, 2004
- Feb 15, 2004
- Feb 29, 2004
- Mar 5-7, 2004 - THE CONVENTION HAPPENS!!
Directions: Driving EAST from Bloomington, etc: Take I-494 to the 34th Ave exit. Turn south -- away from the airport -- and drive to 80th Street, the first light. Turn east -- left -- and drive all the way past the "Park 'N Fly" ramp. The Hilton driveway will be on your left and the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge driveway will be on your right.
Directions: Driving WEST from St. Paul, Wisconsin, etc: Take either Highway 5 (St. Paul) or I494 (Wisconsin) to the 34th Ave exit. In either case turn south -- away from the airport -- and drive to 80th Street, the first light. Turn east -- left -- and drive all the way past the "Park 'N Fly" ramp. The Hilton driveway will be on your left and the MN Valley National Wildlife Refuge driveway will be on your right.
MARS NEEDS ARTISTS
We are currently seeking artwork for con t-shirts, volunteer t-shirts, badge art, publications, web site, et cetera, and we'd love to hear from you! Artists who contribute their efforts to MarsCon will be praised in our Program Book and may be provided with gratis copies of the final printed form for their portfolios. Please contact us if you are interested in contributing artwork for MarsCon 2004.
MARS TODAY SUBSCRIPTIONS
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THANKS ONCE MORE TO VOLUNTEERS! WE COULD NOT POSSIBLY DO THIS WITHOUT YOU!!! MORE VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME AND NEEDED!
MarsCon 2004:"Let's Play Doctor"
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel, Bloomington, MN
March 5-7, 2004 --All Weekend Long!
E-Mail Address: [deactivated -- see current year for a working email address]
Snail Mail: MarsCon, P.O. Box 21213, Eagan, MN 55121
Web Site Address: http://www.marscon.org
Phone: 612-724-0687 (no collect calls, please)
* Email address will change often to avoid spammers - this page should update automagically.
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