The Charity Auction is held on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. on the Main Stage. Auction organizers will accept silent bids prior to the Auction if you can’t be in the room during the Auction. Open viewing starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, and some items will be on display in various function rooms throughout the convention. Proceeds from the MarsCon 2020 Charity Auction will be split between two locally-based charities:
Crescent Cove offers care and support to children and young adults with a shortened life-expectancy, and to their families who love them. Around the United States, there are over 4,700 hospice homes for adults; the Crescent Cove Respite & Hospice Home for Kids is Minnesota’s first and only home designed just for children and their unique needs, and just the third of its kind in the United States. A vibrant and joyful home-away-from home, their goal is to help families feel Embraced, Assured, and Celebrated.
For further news and information, see https://crescentcove.org/.
Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 for three purposes:
For further news and information about the fund, see: https://sffan.org/gdmf.
So, how can I help out with Charity Auction and other charitable events at MarsCon?
We‘re glad you asked. Here are a few ways to help:
It’s not too late. We accept donations at planning meetings and all the way until the convention and even during the convention. If you have something cool that somebody would bid on, you can drop it off in the Bridge when you arrive at MarsCon. The Bridge is located on first floor, across from the hotel’s front desk. We are able to take donations up until an hour before the auction.
Bid on stuff!
There is usually at least one treasure that you will really want—maybe an autographed picture of one of the Guests of Honor, a toy, some tickets to a movie, a poster, some books—so show up, bid, and remember that what you spend is going to support two worthwhile causes.
We always need help setting up the auction donations for display prior to the auction, holding up items for better viewing during the auction, keeping track of bids and tabulating, etc...
Let Us Know!
If you or your group are planning another charitable activity at MarsCon, please let us know ahead of time so we can help you promote your event as well.
Thank you for your generosity!
MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March (sometimes in late February) in the Twin Cities area. At MarsCon you’ll find panel discussions, parties, guest of honor presentations, music of many kinds, our art show, film/anime room, science room, dealers room, charity auction, and masquerade. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself, and attracts a nation-wide audience.
“Visions of the Future”
February 28 - March 1, 2020
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425
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