MarsCon 2019

“Legends In Our Own Mind”

Program Ideas Page

MarsCon programming is driven by our attendees. Please share in the fun by posting your ideas for programming here—talks you’d like to hear or give, presenters/performers you would recommend, subjects or activities of interest to you and other fans…

If you’ve submitted ideas in years past you already know the plan: read the ideas list… if you see a program event you want to help with drop us an email. If you have an idea for an event that isn’t yet listed jump to the form and tell us about it.

Starting around January our programming staff starts getting in touch with those who have offered suggestions to see if they are still game for the event and to work out details. As always, MarsCon depends on our attendees for much of our programming.

Bitcoin vs. the world
The Bitcoin network consumes as much electricity as countries the size of Ireland or Denmark. A single Bitcoin transaction uses enough power to run a typical home for 9 days. Why is Bitcoin so needy? Is a green cryptocurrency possible?

Suggested by Rich on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 22:49:05

In retrospect, I'm not sure this 'fire' thing was such a good idea.
A Luddite looks back to a simpler time when you could become a respected elder in your community simply by surviving to age 25.

Suggested by Rich on Friday, March 09, 2018 at 12:12:49

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Are you willing to Make This Happen?
If you are, what is the maximum number of events at MarsCon you could help run?
In an ideal world, what time or day during MarsCon would this event happen?
What time(s) or day(s) during MarsCon would not work for you running this event?

Set up information goes here. If you are bringing tech for your event, what kind? Please be very specific, i.e., if you are planning to use your laptop and a MarsCon projector... what video output will your machine have? If you want amplified sound... what kind of a connector will the sound be on? If you are unsure tell us brand and model name; we will probably be able to figure it out. We’ll also want to know:
Will you need a screen?
Will you need a projector?
Will you bring a laptop or other device to hook up to the projector?
Will you need amplified sound?


If nobody suggests it, it won’t happen. Thanks for your suggestions.

MarsCon 2019

“Legends In Our Own Mind”

March 1-3, 2019
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

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