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.


Greggo's Game Shows
Since 1999, Greg Wicker has produced professional quality fan interaction panels that replicate classic game shows while integrating trivia and tropes of beloved fandoms. Japanese pop culture, especially anime and video games, are his primary fandom of focus, but he's also covered comic books, tabletop gaming, Pokemon, Doctor Who, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic and other SF/fantasy fandoms. Game shows that Greggo has recreated include Press Your Luck, Password, Hollywood Squares, Card Sharks, Sale of the Century, Celebrity Family Feud and many others.

Suggested by Mr. Arthur on Monday, October 08, 2018 at 02:28:37


For the Love of Miniatures
(TBA - still working on that part)

Suggested by Laura Thurston on Monday, September 24, 2018 at 21:24:26


History and Future of Sci Fi with MORE-on Productions
MORE-on productions is known for pulling ideas from the past into its modern films. in this panel, Director Michael Butt will discuss science fiction films of the past and where the genre is headed in the future.

Suggested by Michael Butt on Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:10:06


Captain Marvel: Hoping for a Hero
Captain Marvel will be out in theaters next week. What are you hoping for? Time to share squees and what caught your attention in the trailers.

Suggested by Kathryn Sullivan on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 15:49:05


What FANISH podcasts Do you Follow?
So what podcasts do you regularly listen to? Why? Big Picture Science ? Lets discuss.

Suggested by Ben on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 14:37:09


Svengoolie panel
How to entice this potentially awesome GOH to our corner of fandom.

Suggested by CLB on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 13:19:01


Streaming Series's: What's great, what's not not so great, and what's so awesomely bad it shouldn't be missed?
Lost in Space, The First, Altered Carbon, Iron Fist, Handmaid's Tail, Star Trek: Discovery, anyone? How about The Expanse?

Suggested by CLB on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 13:17:27


Babylon 5: A 25th Anniversary Celebration Panel
We are gray. We stand between the darkness and the stars. In the days of the great Centauri Republic, there was a show. The last, best hope for televised sci fi. Discuss.

Suggested by CLB on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 12:02:31


50th Anniversary: Apollo 11
Reminiscing & discussing what we have accomplished since.

Suggested by CLB on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:57:18


Who's Your Favorite Doctor & Why?
Mainly Doctor Who faves, but this can be open to other great doctors in science and science fiction. Note, this is not a rant against your least favorite Doctor panel.

Suggested by CLaBee on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:53:06


Who Really Will Survive the Apocalypse?
Discussion & debate. Bring your favorite character archetype and examples from fiction and real life to support your arguments.

Suggested by CLaBee on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:47:24


George Lucas's Greatest Mistake: The Holiday Special
Discussion

Suggested by CLaBee on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:43:28


Boba Fett vs Jango Fett
Debate with supporting evidence

Suggested by CLaBee on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:42:03


Transforming Superheroes
Panel discussion with audience participation

Suggested by CLaBee on Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 11:39:40


Qigong/Breathwork for Relaxation
Learn simple Qigong/breathwork exercises to relax the body, center the mind, and stimulate the Qi (inner life force). Can be done standing or seated.

Suggested by Twin Cities T'ai Chi Studio on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:17:50


Qigong/Breathwork for Relaxation
Learn simple Qigong/breathwork exercises to relax the body, center the mind, and stimulate the Qi (inner life force). Can be done standing or seated.

Suggested by Twin Cities T'ai Chi Studio on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:17:10


T'ai Chi: Gentle Movement for Health
Learn a simple five-posture T'ai Chi practice you can do anytime, anywhere. Boosts balance, immune system, and well-being; lowers blood pressure and anxiety. Can be done standing or seated.

Suggested by Twin Cities T'ai Chi Studio on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:14:47


T'ai Chi: Gentle Movement for Health
Learn a simple five-posture T'ai Chi practice you can do anytime, anywhere. Boosts balance, immune system, and well-being; lowers blood pressure and anxiety. Can be done standing or seated.

Suggested by Twin Cities T'ai Chi Studio on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:13:45


T'ai Chi Fan
Learn how to use a handheld fan as an ornament and a weapon guided by T'ai Chi Ch'uan movements.

Suggested by Twin Cities T'ai Chi Studio on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 07:11:30


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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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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