MarsCon 2018

Robots, Rayguns, & Rockets:

The 3 R's of Sci-Fi


Parties at MarsCon 2018 will be on the 11th floor.
MarsCon at night? Oh yes. This page includes a couple room changes since the Program Book was printed.

1100 Con 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!

1101 Massage Room
Rue Morgue Massage, the crew with the magic touch, returns to MarsCon. Stop by 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.

1103 Karaoke & Desserts
Sing karaoke from the 7,500+ song list and sample some amazing gourmet desserts.
Party hours: May go until 3am.

1105 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 latst in techno and dubstep remixes into the wee hours.

1106 The Dude's Abode
The home of the Big Lebowski's finest.
Party hours: 8pm-12am

1107 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

1108 IKV RakeHell
3Rs: Raiding, Rommies, and Redshirts.
Party hours: 9pm-1am (Fri); After Masquerade to 2am (Sat).

1111 Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub
Celebrating 10 years of craft beer, cocktails, cookies, cheese, camaraderie, and circles (music circles, that is).
Party hours: 7pm–late.

1113 U.S.S. Nokomis Party
Join the USS Nokomis in a world where rayguns are called phasers! Stop by and say hi, but remember—No Kill I!
Party hours: 8pm-Midnight

1114 A/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.

1115 White Tiger Martial Arts
Party with the Gumbros! / Come hang out with sword students from WTMA! We'll be serving up an array of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and tasty snacks perfect for relaxing after a long day of training. Get your Push Up Club ribbon by doing push-ups with us and earn a month of free Korean Sword classes!
Party hours: 7pm-1am

1117 Krushenko'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. Krushenko's, 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.

1119 Karaoke 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
Party hours: May go until 3am.

1121 Red Ribbon Room
Steam Century invites you to solve a steampunk mystery and participate in other events including a scavenger hunt, craft hour, and tea and parlour games! Explore our interactive set and talk with characters.

1122 Harry 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

1126 CONsole Room
Since 2014, CONsole Room has been thrilled to be an annual gathering place for enthusiasts of Doctor Who in Minneapolis/St Paul. We're currently preparing for our 2018 convention, happening May 11-13. We have lots of plans to make it another great event so why not tell all your friends to come and join us at the Hilton MSP Airport/Mall of America.
Party hours: 7pm–12am

1127 Valleycon!
ValleyCon returns to MarsCon! Check out the major surprises heading to ValleyCon this fall!
Party hours: 9pm-1am


...and on the 12th floor...
1200 Snarky'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.

MarsCon 2018

Robots, Rayguns & Rockets

The 3 R's of Sci-Fi

March 2-4, 2018
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

Send questions about MarsCon to, we’ll do our best to send answers!

More about MarsCon may be found at...
  • MarsCon Dementia Track:
  • Twitter:
  • FaceBook:

If you are searching for the Marscon in Williamsburg, VA click here.

© 2018, FenSF