Donations needed now more than ever.
MarsCon joins with Geek Partnership Socety in an online chairty auction. Please visit GPS's Charity Auction Events page: www.charityauctionstoday.com/auctions/marscon-charity-auction-21661 to join in. This virtual charity auction runs March 6 through 14, 2021.
The great dumpster fire that was 2020 is not yet quite extinguished. If you are one of the fortunate financially-secure ones MarsCon also urges you to directly support several worthy causes. We picked two we wanted to support through our Charity Auction in 2021:
Cookie Cart provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in urban nonprofit bakeries.
For further news and information, see: https://cookiecart.org/
Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund
The Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund was established in 2002 for three purposes: To honor Gordy Dickson, local fan and science fiction and fantasy pro writer who died in 2001. To collect money to send potential new writers to the Clarion Workshop for SF and fantasy writers or some other workshop. Gordy always encouraged new writers. To promote accord in Twin Cities fandom by having a project that various fan clubs and individual fans can work on together.
For further news and information about the fund, see: https://sffan.org/gdmf.
In place of an auction this year, MarsCon urges you to directly support these causes. Cross your fingers for a return to normal—including our Charity Auction in 2022.
Black Lives Matter
The killing of George Floyd in MarsCon’s home state has brought Black Lives Matter back into international focus. While our science fiction fan community embraces diversity and inclusiveness, we recognize that we have a long way to go to get to our ideal future, and we support BLM’s mission to eradicate white supremacy and intervene when violence is inflicted on Black communities... because Black Lives Matter.
More info: https://blacklivesmatter.com
Music has been a huge part of MarsCon over the years. The Recording Academy - the folks who bring you the Grammies - has established MusiCares as a safety net of critical assistance for music people in times of need... such as widespread shutdowns due to COVID-19.
More info: https://www.grammy.com/musicares
Uncle Hugo’s and Rebuild Lake Street
The Twin Cities sufered huge losses in late May / early June. Reconstruction takes time, and donataions can make a world of difference. Consider contributing to one of the following:
(official) Help Save Uncle Hugo’s fundraiser
Help Rebuild Lake Street fundraiser
Fans Educational Network for Science Fiction / MarsCon
If you have money left over after donating to the worthy causes above please consider helping MarsCon pay for extra coronavirus-related expenses. Visit the MarsCon store.
Thanks to all for supporting our greater community.
MarsCon is a fan-run science fiction convention for all ages held every March 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. Our comedy music track is virtually a con in itself, and attracts a nation-wide audience.
“Forces of Darkness”
March 12 - 14, 2021
“The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”
will return to
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd E
March 11 - 13, 2022
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• FaceBook: www.facebook.com/Marscon
• Dementia: marsconcomedy.wordpress.com
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