MarsCon - Forces of Darkness

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…

This plan has served us well for a few years now, so... 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.

By getting beginning programming suggestions online fairly early we’re hoping to stir your creative juices and generate even more great programming suggestions.

Star Trek Universe
A talk about the Emerald anniversary (55 years) of Star Trek, We will cover all 9 shows, the 13 movies, and the many shows in development, There will be spoilers, plus mix in some good memorizes from Star Treks past. With: Tony Artym, Joan Marie Verba

Suggested by Tony Artym on Friday, June 05, 2020 at 10:53:26

The Dresden Files
Celebrating the Platinum anniversary (20 years) of The Dresden Files Series, telling the story of Harry Blackstone Copperfield Dresden, Chicagoâ s first (and only) Wizard P.I. The series is slated to run 23-24 books: 20-21 â case booksâ like weâ ve seen so far, capped by a Big Apocalyptic Trilogy, because who doesnâ t love apocalyptic trilogies? The 3 Microfiction, Book 16, Peace Talks, and Book 17, Battle Ground, will be spoiled along with all the rest of the books. With: Tony Artym, Crystal Therese, Tim Strong

Suggested by Tony Artym on Friday, June 05, 2020 at 10:52:05

Sharknado - Fabulously Awful!!!
Sharknado Series - the Good the Bad and the Really Bad!!! Why did we watch? Why doesn't everyone?

Suggested by The Other M on Thursday, June 04, 2020 at 20:14:26

How to make a successful Web series - Now U Know
Sam Hedden and her producer Andy Watson sit down and talk about the challenges and positives of starting a web series ground up. They share some of their favorite guests and occurrences. And advice for anyone looking to start their own web series.

Suggested by Sam Hedden on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 16:28:40

Women in Filmmaking
A panel of women in the filmmaking industry. They talk about positives, negatives, obstacles over come in this industry. The importance of women as filmmakers, actresses, and more.

Suggested by Sam Hedden on Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at 16:25:27

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Set up information:
Don’t assume all program rooms come equiped with a projector and screen: If your presentation will need video goodies tell us now. We are learning it works best if presenters bring their own computers—that way they can be pretty sure their presentations will work... We can probably come up with adaptors for whatever type of video output is on your computer if you tell us in advance. If you are unsure what you have, here is a picture of many types of display outputs. If your presentation will have sound we will need to know that as well—if your sound output is not a 3.5mm plug what is it? The most important thing is to let us know in advance.


If nobody suggests an event, it won’t happen. Thank you for your suggestions.

The Forces of Darkness shall assemble and unleash 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. The Dementia track is virtually a con in itself, and attracts a nation-wide audience.

MarsCon 2021

“Forces of Darkness”
March 12 - 14, 2021
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Airport/Mall of America
3800 American Blvd. E.
Bloomington, MN 55425

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