Mars Today - February 2004
So much to tell, so little time... Dr. Demento, Davina, and Dr. Franklin are packing their bags and waiting for the plane. Dr. Mike is prepping for some truly imaginative questions, Baron DavE is making Shockwave party plans, and Luke Ski is dusting off the microphone. We're ready. We're eager. Let's play doctor! Here's the latest on MarsCon which is now almost upon us:
FEB 27TH IS DEADLINE FOR RESERVING ROOMS
Hotel rooms for MarsCon weekend must be reserved by February 27, 2004, to
guarantee that you receive the special discount rates.
***Sleeping room rates for MarsCon are $99 per night + tax.
***Party rooms are $119 per night + tax.
To reserve a sleeping room for MarsCon 2004, call the Airport Hilton at 952-854-2100. (Very Important: Please mention "MarsCon" when you call or you will be charged more for your room.) If you have any trouble, please contact us so we can fix the problem with the hotel before the deadline.
To reserve a party room, please contact MarsCon directly via phone, email or using the Party Room Request Form on our web site at: marscon.org/stat/hotel/parties.html. Once a party room has been assigned, you will be contacted with a confirmation number so you can secure your room with the hotel.
The Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport hotel is located by Interstate-494 & 34th Ave South in Bloomington, Minnesota, conveniently near the airport and the Mall of America, and overlooking the Minnesota River Valley Wildlife Preserve. Accommodations include an on-site gift shop and a stunning glass atrium-enclosed recreation area featuring an indoor pool, two whirlpools, a redwood sauna and fitness center. There are two restaurants (Cafe Carabella & Biscayne Bay) and a lobby bar. The Hilton provides complimentary transportation shuttle service to the Mall of America every hour and to the airport every 30 minutes.
Getting a room at the hotel is a wonderful way to enhance your convention experience. It gives you a home base, a place to park stuff, entertain friends, and land whenever you finish with partying throughout the convention weekend... not to mention it supports the convention and makes the host hotel very happy with MarsCon. Please reserve your room today.
For more information about the hotel and a special artist's rendering of the hotel in flight, please take a look at: marscon.org/stat/hotel/index.html.
For an extra-peachy-keen-neato map to the hotel, see: marscon.org/stat/hotel/map.html.
RIDESHARE/ROOMSHARE MESSAGE BOARD
Are you planning to drive a long distance to MarsCon with a couple empty seats? Do you want to find a quarter of a room to sleep in? A party room to share with another group? For your convenience, a room share/ride share message board appears on the MarsCon web site at: marscon.org/stat/hotel/rideshare.html. Feel free to use this page to link up with like-minded folks. Oh, yeah, and do all that stuff your mother taught you about dealing with strange people... even strange fen.
NEW ON WEB SITE
The MarsCon web site has undergone several changes in the past month--lots of new information for you to consume in readiness for the convention. Here are some helpful links to information:
- Art Show Schedule & Guidelines
- Blue Mars Film/Anime Schedule
- Charity Auction Updates
- Dealers List
- Gaming Events
- Hotel Layout
- Musical Events
- Other Guests of Distinction
- Parties List
- Programming Schedule
- Weapons Policy
GASP!... LAST MARSCON 2004 PLANNING MEETING
Only one more meeting to go before the convention! MarsCon planning
meetings (also known as ConCom Meetings) are open to all, volunteers and
spectators alike, and we encourage you to attend if interested or even
mildly curious. [It's a little-known fact that these meetings can
actually be fun. Shh...] Here is the schedule for upcoming ConCom
Feb 29, 2004 -- 1-4 pm - Airport Hilton (Conference Theatre)
Mar 5-7, 2004 - THE CONVENTION HAPPENS!!
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: 651-339-0397 (this is a pager; leave your number please)
* Email address will change often to avoid spammers - this page should update automagically.
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