MarsCon - Forces of Darkness

Creative Planet

Our Creative Planet track is planning a few create-along-with-us videos for MarsCon 2021. To join in you’ll need to have some craft supplies on hand. They are listed below.

...for Sand Jars:

  1. Jar – tall and thin, or any shape you would like, with a top
  2. Sand – 3 – 6 bags of various colors, depending on the size of your jar
  3. Funnel – to minimize the mess
  4. Hot glue gun/glue – if you need to glue seal your sand

...for Story Stones:

  1. Various stones or wood discs – flat stones work better that rounded
  2. Mod Podge
  3. A brush for the mod podge
  4. Icon sheet from Tried and True blog found here: https://www.triedandtrueblog.com/sci-fi-story-stones-summer-inspiration-link-party. Scroll to the end of the blog and click on the image of the page, you can then print it.
  5. If you’d rather, and have time for, search and print small ( 1/4” to 3/4”) icons of your choice
  6. A bag or jar to store your stones in

... for Galaxy Jars:

  1. Mason jar – any size will do
  2. Glow in the Dark paint in blue, green, red, orange, and yellow
  3. Brushes for the paint
  4. Faerie lights, if you’d like

...for Faeries:

  1. Wooden Clothes pegs – any size, but not the clips with springs
  2. Hot glue gun and glue
  3. Sharpies – if you want to color the peg or give it a face
  4. Items to put on the peg to make a faerie. These items will be cut and glued. Many of these things can be got at the Dollar Tree.
  5. Fishing twine – since these faeries don’t stand well, you can put twine or thread around them to hang them up

...for Bead Lizards:

  1. Ribbon – about 3’ in length
  2. Key ring –just the ring with no fob or decoration
  3. Pony beads – any color you’d like, but craft can be done with 1 or 2 colors


The Forces of Darkness shall safely assemble in front of screens on March 12th - 14th, 2021

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.

MarsCon 2021

“Forces of Darkness”
March 12 - 14, 2021
Virtual only

MarsCon 2022
“The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be”
will return to
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, Minnesota
March 11 - 13, 2022

Send questions about MarsCon to info21b@marscon.org, we’ll do our best to send answers!

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  • Dementia: marsconcomedy.wordpress.com

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