Parties!

Parties at MarsCon 2017 will be on the 11th floor.

MarsCon at night? Oh yes. Here are some of the things you’ll find on the party floor during MarsCon...

1100Con Suite
Con Suite is where you will find pop, chips, candy and assorted snacks throughout the convention. Hours will depend upon availability and energy of volunteers, but we plan to open early for coffee lovers and close late for the pleasure of our night owls. Please pitch in to keep Con Suite tidy and open longer. Many thanks to volunteers!
1101Massage Room
Rue Morgue Massage, the crew with the magic touch, returns to MarsCon and joins the ranks of the Hospitality Guild. See Reiki Master Joe and team for their famous back and full body massage. Or Drop into the Black Hole and vibrate your way through space and time. Escape may be impossible losing track of time probable.
1102A/V Room
We will bring you the great cult classics, great geeky films and a few surprises along the way. The A/V Room needs your help—if you love films, please help out the A/V room by volunteering! Sponsored by Geek Partnership Society. See program schedule for the final movie list.
1104Karaoke & Desserts
Sing karaoke from the 7,500+ song list and sample some amazing gourmet desserts.
Party hours: May go until 3am.
1105Dance Rave
Get ready for a hip hopping, dubstepping, jive talking, musicbroom. Come in to shake your groove thang or just to listen and watch the laser show. Live DJs spinning the latest in techno and dubstep remixes into the wee hours. Contact Music Man Mark with song suggestions and he’ll do his best so find it for you. Better yet? Create your own playlist and he’ll hook it up to the speakers!
1106The Dude’s Abode
The home of the Big Lebowski’s finest.
Party hours: 8pm-12am
1107Valleycon!
ValleyCon returns to MarsCon with Captain Kirk’s House of Ill-Repute! Shake it with the Captain and check out the major surprises heading to ValleyCon this fall!
Party hours: 9pm-1am
1111Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub
For the ninth year in a row, Space Oddity will bring you themed and open music circles, abundant snacks, conversation, cocktails, the finest boxed wine, and craft beer.
Party hours: 7pm-late
1112IKV RakeHell
Klingon Adventurers Guild; Dragons rescued, Fair maidens killed, No job too easy. No treasure too big.
Party hours: 10pm-2am
1113W.D.F.
World Defense Force, “We die so you don’t have to.”
Party hours: 8pm-Midnight
1115The Royal Manticoran Navy
Roll pods with The Royal Manticoran Navy as we celebrate Dragons in Space through Honor Harrington and military science fiction! Featuring shot roulette, cookies, and the legendary missile pods!
Party hours: 7pm-midnight +/- a skosh
1117Krushenko’s Lounge
Krushenko’s and its sometime partner, Krushenko’s Annex (Room 1116), are spaces that encourage conversation about science fiction and fantasy at SF conventions. Krushenkos’, named after a Manhattan bistro in Larry Niven’s novel Ringworld, started at the 1983 Minicon, and now also travels to CONvergence, Diversicon, and Arcana in the Twin Cities and WisCon in Madison. A regular feature of MarsCon since 1999, Krushenko’s (with help from the Annex) this year serves up panels and discussions about SF in literature and other media in the daytimes, and conversational SF-related parties in the evenings. “Krushenko’s is accustomed to serving alien guests!”
Party hours: May go until 2am.
1119Karaoke Joe’s Café
Karaoke Joe’s returns to MarsCon! Karaoke Joe’s Café has been known as the place where you can sing (and listen to) just about anything your heart desires, from Barry Manilow to Black Sabbath and from Rupert Holmes to Rocky Horror Picture Show. Karaoke Joe’s has a continually expanding catalog of roughly 7,000 songs! Come prepared to have a great time watching, or pluck up some courage and sing a song yourself! So stop by, pick a song and ROCK THE MIKE!
Party hours: May go until 3am.
1121The Barony of Nordskogen and the Canton of Nordleigh - Branches of the Society for Creative Anachronism
Join us in The Barony of Nordskogen’s Great Hall to sample food and drink from the middle ages!
Party hours: 9pm – 1am
1122Harry Potter Great Hall
There will be Butter Beer, and pumpkin bars, and prizes awarded for the O.W.L. level trivia contest. Hagrid has promised to make an appearance, and there will be other HP characters to mingle with.
Party hours: 7pm-1am
1126CONsole Room
Celebrate Doctor Who with CONsole Room, THE Twin Cities' Doctor Who convention! Enter the TARDIS to try some Who-inspired snacks, take your creative side for a spin with #WhoItYourself activities, and relax with a few 5th Doctor adventures.
Party hours: 7pm-Midnight
1127New Party!
Anime Fusion
Revisit classic anime and discover new favorites with the convention that celebrates both. Whether you’re just getting into anime or haven’t dusted off those old VHS tapes in years, there’s a place for you at Anime Fusion.
Party hours: 7pm-Midnight
1200Snarky’s Café
Join Snarky’s Café, and Lady Jan and her staff will keep the agents of hunger at bay. For a low price in addition to MarsCon registration fee, MarsCon attendees who volunteer 5+ hours and Dealers stuck at their posts may enjoy three meals a day from start of Con to the end. All food served in Snarky’s is purchased with money from Snarky’s Registrations – not Con Funds.

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It’s too late to be too early to start planning your party, but it’s just the right time to be just in time. Hosting a party is a great way to showcase your group.

Party hosts may wish to use this typical room layout drawing to plan their party layouts. Remember: your actual room may be a mirror image of this drawing, and may in fact differ in small or large ways: it’s a drawing of a room, not your room.

Rates for party rooms are the same ($105.00 + tax per night) as regular sleeping rooms in the MarsCon block. You may wish to use the Hilton’s online booking page to book a room, then tell us your reservation number. Our party planning personnel will work with the Hilton to place your party with all the others.

MarsCon 2017
Dragons In Space

March 3-5, 2017

Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

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