Preliminary Programming Schedule (as of March 12, 2022 16:03 CST)

We want to give you an idea of what programming you can expect at MarsCon 2022. Many events are suggested, planned, and scheduled at the last minute – so – watch this page for new things. If you have another programming item in mind please head on over to the Program Ideas Page and add your suggestion.


10:00am Friday

Artist check in and set up 10am-7pm CST
Art Show
(Riverside)
For more on the Art Show, including guidelines and forms, see: https://marscon.org/2022/artshow.phpNora Leverson, Natasha Krentz, Art Show Directors

12:00pm Friday

Registration opens - 2nd floor balcony
Please see Covid screening checkpoint on 1st floor before going to Registration.

Pick up badges & programs, purchase swag, and start checking out the spaces, volunteer to help out if able. After-hours, you may register at the Bridge (1st floor, near Hotel front desk).

Food Drive: MarsCon will be accepting food donations for the Food Group, a network of food shelves, during the convention.

If you are registering at the door for MarsCon 2022, you can get $5 off your registration by donating 5 cans of food, limited to one discount per person. (Please note, the $5 discount cannot be applied to Day Passes.)

If you are a party host and would like to help out, we encourage you to collect donations and bring them to the donation box near Registration/at the Bridge by Sunday.

If you are attending and would like to donate, please drop off your donation at Registration, the Bridge, or a participating party room. Thank you for your donations and generosity!

01:00pm Friday

Open for Bidding, Art Market, and Quick Sales 1-7pm CST
Art Show
(Riverside)
For more on the Art Show, including guidelines and forms, see: https://marscon.org/2022/artshow.phpNora Leverson, Natasha Krentz, Art Show Directors

03:00pm Friday

Labyrinth opens
Labyrinth
(Blue Heron Colony)
Room will feature low key activities suitable for all levels and ages - a paper art station, reading nook, coloring books and story times.

03:00pm Friday

Book Exchange
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Do you have a book you’ve read and want to share? Bring it to the book exchange! Bring a book or get a book. There are no limits on books and we only ask that you enjoy your read.

Book Exchange will be found in:

Re(a)d Mars (III - Eagle’s Nest)—for novels, miscellaneous literature, and other SF/Fantasy/Speculative Fiction

Please bring one or more books you would like to donate, and feel free to take a book for reading later. Any unclaimed books will be donated to the Charity Auction which takes place on Sunday morning on the Mainstage.
Everyone

03:00pm Friday

Dealers Room opens
Ballroom I/II - Buy something fun!

There are new Dealers & some older Dealers with new merchandise. Many are offering “Con Theme” oriented merch at Great Prices: jewelry, tote bags, plushies, costumes, accessories, articulated dragons, figurines, books, toys & more. Many local authors that like to talk. Some Dealers are in the hall/foyer area. All hours are posted by the Dealer Room door, in the program book & pocket program…

SUPPORT YOUR CON BY SUPPORTING OUR DEALERS

03:00pm Friday

Prop-A-Torium #15 opens
2nd floor, near staircase

The Prop-A-Torium is back! We will have an extraordinary feature display of some of the most unusual and cool hand made and collected props. From popular movies, television shows, and other media events over the past 60 years! Not only that, the room is staffed by the people who made and collected them! It’s great to see the impressive skill and care that went into some of these magnificent pieces. Then be able to ply the folks who made them with Jedi mind tricks to get the secrets of their construction!

Enjoy props related to Indiana Jones, Wizarding World, Star Trek, Star Wars, Stargate, Middle Earth Saga, James Bond, Marvel Cinematic Universe, and so much more from movies and television shows. We have Fan-Made Props, “Officially Licensed” Props. A few actual Screen-Used Props, even those high-end collectibles we all covet from Sideshow, Master Replicas, Warner Brothers, and more. If you like swords or lightsabers, bullwhips, or blasters, come by the Prop-A-Torium! Photos will be allowed in the Prop-A-Torium, please ask us if you can touch or take videos of the props you see in the Prop-A-Torium.

04:00pm Friday

Trailer Park 2022
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Check out trailers to the movies & series coming out this year like Star Trek: Picard, The Batman, Moon Knight, Jurassic World 3, Our Flag Means Death, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Lightyear and more… Be on your top game when conversing with other folks here at MarsCon! Be ready for that panel! Plan what you are going to see next weekend? Don’t miss THE TRAILER PARK!

04:00pm Friday

Anime viewing
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Lots of anime viewing throughout the weekend, many titles courtesy of FUNimation!

04:00pm Friday

Covid Q and A
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
Before launching into a weekend of potential exposure, let's step back and review the science behind the past two years' pandemic experience. Lisa Freitag is a retired pediatrician who says she's spent more time reading medical journals since February 2020 than at any time in her medical career. Come with questions. If there are no good answers, she may at least be able to explain why not, and what still needs to be learned.
Sherry Merraim, Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor, will be on hand to field questions about the Mental Health aspects of Covid.
Lisa Freitag
Sherry L.M. Merriam

04:00pm Friday

Film viewing 4pm-Midnight CST
A/V Room
(1119)
Check room for titles and timesTony Artym, Film Crew

04:00pm Friday

Science Room opens
Science Room
(Woodlands)
Located in Woodlands on the 1st floor, between the Front Desk & Restaurant

Come see how we are transforming science fiction into science fact! Visit the Science Room to view and interact with science exhibits.

05:00pm Friday

SF/Fantasy Music Videos
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Cool fan-made music videos based on SF/fantasy films and shows like The Mandalorian, Loki, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Arcane, Untamed, Stranger Things and more…

05:00pm Friday

Teen Training
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Are you 14 or older? Wanna Volunteer with us and use the glue guns? Come and take training and earn a snazzy button!Jen & Mo

05:00pm Friday

Remembering Wayne McCloud
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
Wayne was a founding member of MarsCon, and a pillar of the Minneapolis SF Fan community. He was a father and grandfather, and he was a bit of a curmudgeon. Wayne had a twinkle in his eye when he was trying sell you something at his dealer's table. He specialized in Doctor Who merch, but loved to collect things that all fans loved to buy. He was involved in many other local cons, including PolarisCon, MiniCon, MCBA Comicon, BritCon, ValleyCon, Mad Media and TardisCon. We lost Wayne to Covid-19 just before Thanksgiving. We are gathering to share memories and celebrate his life.

05:30pm Friday

Before Black Panther: Forgotten Representation in Sci-Fi Films & TV shows
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
From Glynn Williams and Richard Daystrom in the 60s, to Aunty Entity and Meteor Man in the 80s, to Blade and Niobe in the 90s and beyond, diverse representation have been part of science fiction entertainment for decades. Here's a look at the pioneering, groundbreaking, and sometimes cringe-inducing, portrayals of BIPOC characters in sci-fi tv and movies...T. Aaron Cisco

05:30pm Friday

Mask Decorating 14+
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
After teen training, practice the rules and decorate a mask. No one under 14 at this time please. If you are 14 or older and haven't done the training, you are welcome to participate and see what this training business was all about.Jen

06:00pm Friday

How to Game in a COVID World
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
This panel will discuss how you can hang out with other people using a variety of technical platforms. Also educating people on cheap or free resources to accomplish this. Event will be streamed on Twitch (screen capture only, no guests will be filmed but voices may be heard).Matt "Cyber Urza" McMillan

07:00pm Friday

Opening Ceremonies
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Thank you for joining us for the 24th annual MarsCon Sci Fi/Fantasy/Gaming Convention! We will open MarsCon with live sketch comedy, welcome and introduce our wonderful Guests of Honor, and learn important stuff that will help you get the most out of MarsCon 2022!ConCom and Guests of Honor Catherine Lundoff, Jon Sloan, Michael Moore, TV’s Kyle & Lindzilla

07:00pm Friday

Bead Lizards 14+
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Bead lizard craft for 14 and older. Craft will be repeated Saturday for all ages. This time slot is for those wanting to do the craft in a quieter setting.Jen and Morgan

07:00pm Friday

Art Show closes
Art Show
(Riverside)

07:00pm Friday

Science Room closes
Science Room
(Woodlands)

07:00pm Friday

Dealers Room closes; Prop-A-Torium closes

07:45pm Friday

Welcome, Guest of Honor Michael Moore
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
In Michael’s words: “I’ve worked in the film and entertainment industry for over 35 years, specializing in prop fabrication and Product development prototyping. I’ve worked on multiple blockbusters including the Star Trek Franchise, and The HobbitTrilogy, as well as cult classics such as Beetlejuice, Gremlins 2, and Re-Animator. While working on many mainstream shows that have had no science fiction themes, SciFi/Fantasy-based shows are my favorite genre to work on to this day.” Welcome to MarsCon, Michael!Michael Moore

07:45pm Friday

Star Wars , Before the Prequels
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
The state of things as they were before the prequels changed the timeline. Discussion may touch on Thrawn saga, Dark Empire, Tales of the Jedi, and others…Brian LaBounty, Kevin Berg

08:00pm Friday

Anime by request
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Lots of anime viewing throughout the weekend, many titles courtesy of FUNimation!

08:30pm Friday

SteamPunk, DieselPunk, DecPump, and More!
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Let's talk about reinventing the past with style and story.Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Michael Merriam

08:30pm Friday

Faeries 14+
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Make a faerie, craft time for 14 plus. Practice your training and create a fun figure. If you didn't participate in the training come and make a faerie in a quieter setting. This craft will repeat Saturday for all ages.Jen

08:30pm Friday

Publications Party
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Hang out with speculative fiction publishers in and around the Twin Cities area.Sponsored by Tales of the Unanticipated, a longtime Twin Cities magazine/fiction anthology

08:45pm Friday

Autographing: Michael Moore
Booth near Registration, 2nd floorMichael Moore

09:00pm Friday

Power Salad Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
By day, Chris is a professional voice-over artist whose voice can be heard in commercials for Kaopectate and Menards. He also is a huge part of sketch comedy / music groups Cirque du So What?, BS de Resistance, The Suffolk & Goode Players, and the Tambourine People. But when the moon is full, he gets out the vacuum cleaner and scares his cat into submission! He has won 2 Logan Awards for his songs “Letter From A Cruise Ship” and “Amazon Drone”, however it’s his 30 plus years of making sketch audio and comedy music make him the wise elder of the scene, but mostly he just yells about tile and honey mustard.Power Salad

09:00pm Friday

Dr. Who Flux
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Discussing Season 13 of Dr. Who FluxDiana Tonn, T. Aaron Cisco, Kathryn Sullivan

09:00pm Friday

Nightly Karaoke
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
Karaoke Joe’s Café may relocate here during the evening hours for a larger space where extra distancing is possible. Sing safely.

09:30pm Friday

Creative Planet Closed for Evening
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)

09:45pm Friday

Insane Ian Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Insane Ian is a comedian/writer who has been in several bands and loves video games. He plays them, he reviews them, he collects them, he even writes comedy songs about video games. He’s gone so far as to combine reviews and comedy songs into his video game “Reviewsicals” on YouTube. Just one look at Ian’s Bandcamp page makes it obvious that Insane Ian is a comedy music juggernaut that cannot be stopped. Ian hit a milestone in his career a long time in coming, as he had the #1 most requested song of 2015 on The Dr. Demento Show, the name-mangling Brit-tribute, “Benedict Cumberbatch”, sitting firmly atop the Doctor’s year-end Funny 25. With a sharp wit, sarcastic smirk, and a bit of self-deprecation, he’s here to bring his unique sound to anyone who won’t tell him to shut up… and even a few that will.Insane Ian

10:00pm Friday

Discussion: What are You Reading? What are You Viewing?
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
In which we go around the room recommending books, movies, etc., that we've recently enjoyed.Sponsored by Diversicon and Arcana.

10:30pm Friday

Bad Beth and Beyond
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Nobody knows where New Orleans-based Bad Beth and Beyond came from, but she first began offending people in 2011 with her lecherous songs and refusal to play a proper guitar. She is best known for her love song “Show Me On the Doll,” which was mentioned in the novel Robert Asprin’s Dragons Run by Jody Lynn Nye (in which an entire chapter takes place at one of her shows). The late eccentric producer Kim Fowley also featured her in his music video “Supernatural Bar-B-Q.” Her album 2-Deep has been known to get hundreds of listeners in trouble at work. Hobbies include setting things on fire and taunting a fellow musician who bears a striking resemblance to her.Bad Beth and Beyond

10:30pm Friday

My Life in Hollywood
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Debbie David is known for her work on Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987), Catchfire (1990) and Star Trek: Voyager (1995).Debbie David (MarsCon ’99 Guest of Honor)

11:15pm Friday

Devo Spice Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Devo Spice (a former MarsCon Music Guest Of Honor) is a nerdcore and comedy rapper from New Jersey who calls himself “the red-headed stepson of Weird Al Yankovic and Eminem” and is one of the most popular artists on The Dr. Demento Show, having had the #1 most requested song of the year three times, and is also a FOUR-TIME Logan Award winner spanning all 3 categories. He is the webmaster of the comedy music collective website “The Funny Music Project”, aka The FuMP .com. Of his many albums, one of note would be his Doctor Who concept album “I Am The Doctor”, which has has 11 tracks about each of the first 11 Doctors (there’s a new Capaldi song on his latest album, Whittaker song coming in the future, fam).Devo Spice

09:00am Saturday

Labyrinth opens
Labyrinth
(Blue Heron Colony)
Room will feature low key activities suitable for all levels and ages - a paper art station, reading nook, coloring books and story times. On Saturday, the Labyrinth will host the Masquerade Orientation at 3:30pm and will serve as the Masquerade Green Room 7:00-10:00pm.

09:00am Saturday

Notebook Decorating
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Decorate a blank book for use as a journal or sketch pad. This craft is for all ages. Two tables will be set up, one for younger children and their parents, and another for those wanting a quieter setting.Jen and Mo

10:00am Saturday

The Saber Legion Demo
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
The Saber Legion is a worldwide saber club, with a focus on saber combat and sparring. Our Mission Statement: Love and always represent your charters and who you are. We’re here to teach all the ways of the force. With sabers, all will be united! http://www.saberlegion.orgThe Saber Legion

10:00am Saturday

90 Year Starship
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Ten years ago, Adam Crowl and I presented a paper at the 100 year staship conference which laid out a technology path to a propulsion system able to take people to the stars by 2111. It involves relativistic pellets, magnetic mirrors, and self-replicating construction systems, to name a few. There are 90 years left; how far down this road has technology come?G. David Nordley

10:00am Saturday

Star Trek -- Prodigy
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
A Children's program of Star TrekDiana Tonn, T. Aaron Cisco

10:00am Saturday

So What Does a Small Press Publisher do, Anyway?
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Catherine Lundoff, Queen of Swords Press

10:00am Saturday

Artist check in and set up 10am-Noon CST
Art Show
(Riverside)
For more on the Art Show, including guidelines and forms, see: https://marscon.org/2022/artshow.phpNora Leverson, Natasha Krentz, Art Show Directors

10:00am Saturday

Science Room opens
Science Room
(Woodlands)

10:00am Saturday

17th Annual MarsCon Blood Drive!
This year is the 17th American Red Cross blood drive at MarsCon. The USS Nokomis is inviting everyone to come save up to three lives with one donation on Saturday the 12th between 10am and 4pm. MarsCon donors have touched over 1,200 lives with their donations over the last 16 years, and this year we’ll touch even more! The Red Cross has taken every precaution to make donation safe during the pandemic, so please help out during this unprecedented blood shortage.

Present to donate to get most coveted, hardest to get, absolute coolest ribbon at Con! Three ways to sign up: Register online at redcrossblood.org using sponsor code MarsCon or click our link directly to this drive, email Firstofficer@ussnokomis.org, or come to the table near the east parking lot door (near the rest rooms) on Saturday to sign up with USS Nokomis crew members.

We are constrained again this year to a lower number of appointment slots due to COVID-19, so grab your time early!
USS Nokomis

10:00am Saturday

Dealers Room opens; Prop-A-Torium opens

10:15am Saturday

Open for Bidding, Art Market, and Quick Sales 10am-7:30pm CST
Art Show
(Riverside)
For more on the Art Show, including guidelines and forms, see: https://marscon.org/2022/artshow.phpNora Leverson, Natasha Krentz, Art Show Directors

10:30am Saturday

Wand Making
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Make a magic wand. This craft is for all ages. Those who have completed training can join us and help those younger to make the wand they envision. This craft will repeat this evening for 14 and up.Jen and Mo

11:00am Saturday

White Tiger Haidong Gumdo (Martial Arts Sword Demonstration)
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
This is a demonstration of basic sword forms and cutting. With a time for Questions and Answers about the art. After a 30 min break, we’ll meet back in Barsoom Lounge (White Pelican Bay) for another hour of basic training.White Tiger Haidong Gumdo

11:00am Saturday

Reading: Michael Merriam
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Literary readingMichael Merriam

11:00am Saturday

Film Viewing
A/V Room
(1119)
See room for titles and times.Tony Artym, Film Crew

11:00am Saturday

"The Future Ain't What it Used to Be!"
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Science fiction movies go back to the dawn of narrative cinema (A Trip to the Moon, 1902), as do movie Westerns (The Great Train Robbery, 1903). It's often been argued that Western and science fiction films--and their literary counterparts really offer ways of examining the present. Which genre feels more real? Why?Eric M. Heideman, mod.; Kathryn Sullivan, sponsored by Con-Sarnit, a group celebrating the Old American West

11:15am Saturday

Fifth Element Silver Anniversary
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Hard to believe 25 years have passed since the release of Luc Besson’s sci-fi/comedy geek favorite The Fifth Element. Discuss the parts of the film that aged like fine wine...and the parts that aged like warm milk...T. Aaron Cisco

11:30am Saturday

How to Succeed on Tiktok
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Are you having problems succeeding on Tiktok? Have trouble Jumping on the latest dance or trends on the Platform? Having trouble promoting your airwork which took you hours to make with only low views to show for It? What if I can tell you it's possible to succeed on Tiktok without relying on Danceing or Lip Singing to a trending song. It's possible to do since I have done it and will show you how to do it as well.Tyler Prawl

12:00pm Saturday

Behind the Scenes: Guest of Honor Michael Moore
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Michael Moore has worked in the film and entertainment industry for over 35 years, specializing in prop fabrication and Product development prototyping. He’s worked on multiple blockbusters including the Star Trek Franchise, and The Hobbit Trilogy, as well as cult classics such as Beetlejuice, Gremlins 2, and Re-Animator. Let’s hear some behind the scenes stories.Michael Moore

12:00pm Saturday

The Dresden Files
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
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.Tony Artym, Crystal Therese, Elizabeth Erickson

12:00pm Saturday

Faeries
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This craft is for all ages. Those 14 and up who have completed training are available to help. Younger children and their parents will have the opportunity to create a faerie of their own.Jen

12:00pm Saturday

What Makes a Good Ghost Story?
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Ghost stories have been part of our culture since the dawn of time right up to the present. (There have been two recent adaptations of Henry James' The Turn of the Screw, a theatrical movie and a TV series.) What makes some ghost stories work? And why do others fall short?Jason D. Wittman, mod.; Eric M. Heideman

12:30pm Saturday

All Things John Wick
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Discussion of the John Wick universe. Speculation about the High Table, the Continental, John’s past, and where the series may go, as well as the production and behind-the-scenes of these films.

12:30pm Saturday

White Tiger Martial Arts Haidong Gumdo
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
A Haidong Gumbdo introductory panel (hands on) letting attendees try some of the basics.White Tiger Haidong Gumdo

01:00pm Saturday

Debbie David: Where Am I Now, and How I Got Here
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Debbie was our very first Media Guest Honor for MarsCon. Learn about her journey from behind the scenes on Star Trek to the present day.Debbie David

01:00pm Saturday

For the Love of Miniatures
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Let's talk about miniatures!
Featuring an array of miniature enthusiasts with a combined sixty years of experience in the hobby. We discuss painting, prepping, collecting, what's old, what's new, and what needs to be made. How to use miniatures to enhance your game. Kitbashing and customization, 3D printing and Kickstarters. Q and A with our audience, slideshow of our work in the background, and handouts on many topics.Come share your enthusiasm and help this hobby grow!
Kris Spiesz, Mod
Laura Thurston
Deborah Spiesz
Chandra Reyer

01:00pm Saturday

Indy Showcase: Distant Calling Pictures NR - 2 hr
A/V Room
(1119)
A Return of Minnesota film-making team DISTANT CALLING PICTURES is proud to present selected works for your viewing enjoyment. This 90-minute program will consist of short films ranging from drama, horror, dark comedy, and action. Q&A with filmmakers to follow.Nathan Block, Distant Calling Pictures

01:00pm Saturday

Author Guest of Honor Interview: Catherine Lundoff
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Catherine Lundoff is interviewedCatherine Lundoff

02:00pm Saturday

Steve Goodie Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Steve Goodie is, in all modesty and candor, the genius of our age. Comedian, writer, singer, director and producer, Steve was a founding member of Monty Python and has written scripts for Sid Caesar, Woody Allen, Mahatma Gandhi, Matt Groening, and Queen Elizabeth (for which he was knighted in 1972 at the unprecedented age of six). The Beatles credit much of their fame to his early studio work, during which he developed their recording sound with his apprentice, George Martin. His film scores and theatre work need no introduction, and he became a household word with his ground-breaking recording of The Biggest Belch In The History Of Man. It is a tribute to his humility that, on the suggestion of his long-time fan and sometime paramour Liz Taylor, he entered the Federal Witness Protection Program and began a new career, “to level the playing field,” as he put it, “for the other idiots trying to make it in Show Business.”Steve Goodie

02:00pm Saturday

Star Trek Universe
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
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.Tony Artym, Joan Marie Verba, Diana Tonn

02:00pm Saturday

Making and Using a Free Star Wheel
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Make and Learn to use the ancient Star Wheel, aka Planisphere. Gain lifetime comfort with the night sky. Identify bright constellations and stars any night of the year, anywhere in mid-northern latitudes. Viking and Polynesian celestial navigation. Zenith stars, horizon skimming stars. Hawaiian star lines. I will read one or two constellation tales from around the world. Make a Free Star Wheel to bring home. All ages. Children below about age 8 accompanied by an adult please. Properly worn masks required.Michael Kauper and Erica Stark

02:00pm Saturday

Zumba! Dance demo
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
Come join the dance party to world music including fandom favorites like Dr Who and the Tardis and James Bond Technostyle! Consider it your warm-up for the Masquerade Ball. Plus, all the calories you burn off will make you fit better into that costume you’ve been wanting in the Dealer’s Room.

Bring/drink lots of water and dress comfortably to move your body.
Rachel Beise, Instructor

02:00pm Saturday

Autographing: Catherine Lundoff
Table #34 located in Artists / Authors Alley (Foyer)Catherine Lundoff

02:30pm Saturday

Ross Childs concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Ross Childs has been honing his comedically musical abilities for the better part of a decade. Since moving to Chicago in 2013, he has studied at Second City, iO Chicago, The Annoyance, and the Old Town School of Folk Music. He has had the privilege of performing his music to laugh-infected audiences all over the country, including Detroit, Dallas, and Hartford, Connecticut in 2019 alone. Evidence of his work can be found all over the webz, like on youtube, instagram, soundcloud, spotify, iTunes, as well as several blogs! He has a TikTok account with over 350,000 followers where he makes hilarious short travel-logues (BENCHES!). His ultimate goal (besides playing one of his songs on Conan) is to create a catalogue of Tall Tales and ComedicFolk Ballads for the Modern Age. New Legends that deserve to have their stories told. If you have any ideas for strange creatures, daring feats, or larger-than-life individuals, please send him a message and a dialogue WILL BE CREATED! Ross enjoys the occasional rare steak, dachshund puppies, and hates pears. Like HATES hates them. Thinks they’re chalky.Ross Childs

02:30pm Saturday

Stories with Santa
Labyrinth
(Blue Heron Colony)
Santa will be taking a special trip down from the North Pole to mingle at MarsCon and share some stories.Santa Claus

02:30pm Saturday

Latest Trends in YA/MG
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Despite publication delays, new YA and Middle Grade books did appear in 2020-22. What are some of the latest trends observed?Kathryn Sullivan, Devan Ekmark

03:00pm Saturday

Music Guests of Honor TV’s Kyle & Lindzilla Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Kyle A. Carrozza, aka “TV’s Kyle” created an awesome hilarious animated program for Cartoon Network, Mighty MagiSwords, as well as being one of the voice actors on it voicing MANY characters, including the lead male Prohyas. His dinosaur-lifemate “Lindzilla” also worked on the show as a character designer and voice actor. But before any of that happened, Kyle spent decades coming up with crazy catchy tunes, and quite often, Lindsay would join him on the tracks. Once he found The FuMP .com, he started sharing his earworms with all of us. In 2011, after he attended MarsCon for the first time, he vowed never to miss one ever, and with Lindsay joining him hasn’t missed one since. Track Chair Luke Ski also worked as a storyboarder and voice actor on Mighty MagiSwords, which by the way is available to watch in its entirety on Hulu and HBOmax! That’s 88 episodes, just waiting to be binge watched! What are you waiting for? Kyle also co-hosts the fortnightly animation podcast Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons with Luke Ski and is one half of the duo Scooter Picnic with Insane Ian, which he describes as “bloopcore quirkhop” as if those words have meaning. Silly cartoon man.TV’s Kyle & Lindzilla

03:00pm Saturday

Space Exploration in the Biden Era, Year One
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
For many years a band of scientists and space buffs have been gathering at local cons to talk about recent developments in astronomy and space exploration. At MarsCon 2022 we'll follow developments in Year Four of the Trump Administration and Year One of the Biden Voyages.Eric M. Heideman, mod., Ben Huset, G. David Nordley

03:00pm Saturday

Prop Tour
Walk through of the collection in the Prop-A-Torium: prop replicas from Aliens, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and many other sci-fi and action films.Tony Artym, Bob Poate

03:15pm Saturday

Film viewing
A/V Room
(1119)
See room for titles and timesTony Artym, Film Crew

03:30pm Saturday

Masquerade Orientation
Labyrinth
(Blue Heron Colony)
Mandatory meeting for all those entering the costume contest. Last chance to register.

Note to contestants: If you bring a thumb drive, we can get you a recording of your main stage event.
George Richard, Masquerade Director

03:30pm Saturday

WebComics: What's All Involved?
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Join MarsCon Artists GoH as he discusses what to plan for if you are thinking of diving head-first into the wide, wild world of being a webcomic artist/writer!Jon Sloan

03:30pm Saturday

Bead Lizards
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This craft is for all ages. Make a bead lizard to clip on a backpack or bag, or use it for your keys.Jen and Morgan

04:00pm Saturday

When I'm Old, I Will Pilot a Starship and Kick Some Butt!
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Aging in Speculative Fiction--are depictions of older people changing? What's great, what's not, what do we want to see more of?Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Michael Merriam, Kathryn Sullivan, Joan Marie Verba

04:00pm Saturday

Wizarding World
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Get ready to celebrate 25 years of Harry Potter!
Galloping gargoyles -- 2022 is the silver anniversary of J.K. Rowling's magical classic Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone! In celebration of 25 years of Harry Potter magic, come talk about the books, films, play, parks, studio tours, shops and whole lot more as we celebrate the world of Harry Potter
Tony Artym, mod.

04:30pm Saturday

The 12th Annual LOGAN AWARDS
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
The Logan Awards - named in honor of sorely-missed comedy musician Logan Whitehurst - return to MarsCon. Special thanks to The Funny Music Project (a.k.a. The FuMp) for once again inviting us to host the award ceremonies.

05:00pm Saturday

Making a Short Film: Q & A
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Local filmmaker Nathan Block, founder of Distant Calling Pictures production company, will lead this panel that will give you information on how you, yes you, can make your very own short film. Everything from budgets to casting, shooting and post-production will be covered.Nathan Block, host; Wesley Johnson, Laura Runge-Hunt, Doc Woods, M.A. Doerfler, Dan Stewart, Alex Arredondo

05:00pm Saturday

Anime by request
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)

05:00pm Saturday

Creating the Victorian Andorian: and alternate history mashup
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
Bill Hedrick, Rae Lundquist

05:00pm Saturday

Meeting: SF Writing Groups: The 2022 Scene
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Since 1986, the Minnesota Imaginative Writers' Alliance has held an annual meeting--recently at MarsCon--at which solo science fiction/fantasy writers who are looking for a writing group get
a chance to connect with SF writing groups that are
looking for new writers.
Eric M. Heideman, convenor; Michael Merriam

05:30pm Saturday

Reading: T. Aaron Cisco
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Literary ReadingT. Aaron Cisco

05:30pm Saturday

UFO Making
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This craft is for all ages. Decorate a pompom alien and put him in a UFO that you design.Jen

05:45pm Saturday

Reading: Kathryn Sullivan
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Literary ReadingKathryn Sullivan

06:00pm Saturday

Masquerade Rehearsal & Judging
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)

06:00pm Saturday

Masquerade Green Room
Labyrinth
(Blue Heron Colony)
George Richard, Masquerade Director

06:00pm Saturday

Reading: Jason D. Wittman
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Literary ReadingJason D. Wittman

06:00pm Saturday

Science Room closes
Science Room
(Woodlands)

06:00pm Saturday

Dealers Room closes

06:00pm Saturday

MarsCon Bellydance Show
VirtualThe Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers dance company was established in 2004. They are a troupe of professional and semi-professional dancers based in Minneapolis and Rochester, MN. They perform together in community events, professional performances, and their own original stage productions. Tune in to enjoy a sampler of performances from their past shows, including theatrical dances with veils, wings, fans, and other surprises! To learn more, find them on Instagram @bluelotusbellydancers and on Facebook at “The Blue Lotus Middle Eastern Dancers.”
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaop8DmJdpzNklsFR1nd2HQ
Presented by the Blue Lotus Dancers

07:00pm Saturday

Star Wars Saturation?
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Original movies, prequels, sequels, toons and live action series… not to mention merchandise and huge sections of theme parks devoted to Star Wars . Is there such a thing as too much?Kevin Berg, Brian LaBounty, hosts

07:00pm Saturday

Rainbow in My Skiffy: What's new in LGBTQ?
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
What stories should we want to see more of? What are some games with good queer rep?Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Jason Tucker requested

07:00pm Saturday

Wand Making 14+
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This time slot is for 14 and up only please. Wands and supplies will be available for you to create a magic wand in a quieter setting.Jen and Mo

07:00pm Saturday

Arcana Meeting
Krushenko’s
(1117)
In this annual meeting, a group of celebrators of the Dark Fantastic join in celebrating the group's past and brainstorming about the future.Eric M. Heideman, mod.

07:00pm Saturday

Prop-A-Torium closes

07:30pm Saturday

Masquerade seating
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)

07:30pm Saturday

Art Show closes
Art Show
(Riverside)

08:00pm Saturday

Masquerade/ Cosplay
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
A grand costume contest with prizes and half-time entertainment! FFI: https://marscon.org/2022/masquerade.phpGeorge Richard, Masquerade Director; Judges to include GOH Michael Moore

08:30pm Saturday

Bird House Painting 14+
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This craft is for 14 and up. Choose a bird house and decorate it for a future no one saw coming. Or simply paint it your favorite color. The houses are a blank slate and you decide what they should look like. Parents: if your little one really wants a bird house, you can come get one for your child. We just ask that, at this hour, noise be kept down.Jen

08:30pm Saturday

Diversicon Party
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Since February 1992, this organization has been promoting multi-cultural speculative fiction through such projects as the Speculations Readings Series, Tales of the Unanticipated, and Diversicon. On July 29-31, 2022, Diversicon 29 will honor Guest of Honor T. Aaron Cisco and Special Guest Sybil Smith.

08:45pm Saturday

Films viewing
A/V Room
(1119)
See room for titles and timesTony Artym, Film Crew

09:00pm Saturday

Pandemic Meets Piano
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Come find out what happens when you have a neglected piano, and discover anime and on-line sheet music just before a pandemic. This is not really a performance, because one thing you find out from anime is that no one is as good as your average Japanese middle school pianist. But there will be songs from Laputa, Fate/Stay Night, Naruto, and Saiyuki, plus video games like Skyrim and Assassin's Creed. Contents may vary on request. There will be mistakes.Lisa Freitag

09:00pm Saturday

From Head to Page to Print
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Join a group of indie authors as they discuss and share tips on developing, writing, and publishing your story/book ideas.T. Aaron Cisco, Michael Merriam

09:00pm Saturday

Nightly Karaoke
Barsoom Lounge
(White Pelican Bay)
Karaoke Joe’s Café may relocate here during the evening hours for a larger space where extra distancing is possible. Sing safely.

10:00pm Saturday

Hentai Game Show
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Description for the program: An adult (18+) game show where contestants compete for prizes. Volunteers from the audience come up and compete and play adult-themed games. These fun "naughty" games are for aliens and humans alike. Come show us your bawdy side, or just be a voyeur!Kevin Doheny, host; Sponsored by Fantasy Gifts

10:00pm Saturday

Comfort Re-reads or Re-watches
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Some of us have been going back to our 'comfort' books or shows in these times. What are some of your comfort stories? And why are they comforting?Kathryn Sullivan, mod.; Devan, Lisa Freitag

10:00pm Saturday

Creative Planet Closed for Evening
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)

11:30pm Saturday

Burlesque - 18+
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Back for their Ninth appearance…the ladies and gentlemen of the Twin Cities burlesque scene. Meet them, hear a history, learn where the shows are, and maybe a performance.
Open to those 18+ ONLY, you will be carded at the door.

03:00am Sunday

Time Warp? Again??
Your body may think it's just 2am, but it is, in fact, 3am Central Daylight Time.

Why does this keep happening? A MarsCon tradition.
Everyone, Everywhere in Minnesota

09:00am Sunday

Craft Stations
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This is a time for anyone who wants to to come and finish a craft they started, or make a craft they missed but wanted to do. Each table will have supplies put out for various crafts. If you have a specific craft in mind you'd like to work on, just ask.Jen and Mo

09:30am Sunday

Viewing Time for Charity Auction Items
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Silent bids will be accepted prior to live auction which will benefit Cookie Cart and the Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund.

10:00am Sunday

Charity Auction
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Come, bid on donated items, and raise money for worthwhile causes! Charity Auction proceeds will be split between the Gordy Dickson Memorial Scholarship Fund which benefits aspiring SF authors and Cookie Cart which provides teens 15 to 18 years old with lasting and meaningful work, life and leadership skills through experience and training in urban nonprofit bakeries.

Please consider contributing to the Charity Auction any way you can--by bidding, by donating, by volunteering. We are able to take donations up until an hour before the auction. Donations may be brought to the Bridge which is located on first floor, across from the hotel’s front desk. Thank you for your generosity!
ConCom

10:00am Sunday

Open for Art Market and Sunday Sales, Artist Pick up and check out 10am-1pm CDT.
Art Show
(Riverside)
All artwork must be picked up no later than 1:00 pm on Sunday.

For more on the Art Show, including guidelines and forms, see: https://marscon.org/2022/artshow.php
Nora Leverson, Natasha Krentz, Art Show Directors

10:30am Sunday

Creative Planet Closed for Lunch
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)

11:00am Sunday

Real Space Cowboy or How I Lived My Space Camp Dream as an Adult
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Think your dreams of being an Astronaut are out of reach? Think Space Camp is just for kids? Wrong on both counts! Mike Urvand recently spent a week down at Space Camp in Huntsville, AL where he attended the Advanced Adult Space Academy. Find out the Analog Astronaut training he undertook and what lessons he learned from his time there.Mike Urvand

11:00am Sunday

Pokemon through the Years
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Pokemon is a beloved series of games, books, anime, and trading cards. How has it changed over the years? What do we like? What don't we like?Devan Ekmark, Rebecca Ekmark

11:00am Sunday

Author Guest of Honor Reading
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Catherine Lundoff reads from her work.Catherine Lundoff

11:00am Sunday

Science Room opens
Science Room
(Woodlands)

11:00am Sunday

Dealers Room opens; Prop-A-Torium opens

11:30am Sunday

Q&A: Guest of Honor Michael Moore
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Bring your questions about the entertainment industry and professional prop fabrication, and Mike will provide some answers. Let’s have some fun!Michael Moore

11:30am Sunday

Labyrinth opens
Labyrinth
(Blue Heron Colony)
Room will feature low key activities suitable for all levels and ages - a paper art station, reading nook, coloring books and story times.

12:00pm Sunday

Mask Decorating
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This craft is for all ages. Come and decorate a mask for your own cosplay. Volunteers will help attach baubles and things with hot glue so your mask will ready to take home right away.Jen and Mo

12:00pm Sunday

Evolution of A Comic Strip: From Sa-Bom Jim to Jim & Celeste
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Join Artist GoH Jon Sloan as he discusses the twists and turns he has encountered since launching his first mini-comic, Sa-Bom Jim in 2004. Jon will talk about current characters and plots, as well as discuss feedback from readers and go over possible directions to be considered.Jon Sloan

12:00pm Sunday

Pokémon GO Community Day with the Gaming chair!
Come in for some Pokémon GO time on Sandshrew Community Day! We can trade and talk about all things PoGO!

We may take a walk out to the nature center next door to spin some stops if the weather and terrain allow.
Matt Hellendrung

12:30pm Sunday

The Blazing Woman
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
"Rather than not be a mistress of a world, since fortune and the fates would give me none, I have made one of my own." So wrote Margaret Cavendish, Duchess of Newcastle, in 1666. Her novel, "The Description of a New World, Called the Blazing-World," pioneered many ideas now common in science fiction and fantasy; a portal to a new world not of Earth, feminism, science fiction romance, an alien invasion, submarines, and much more. Cavendish was so unonventional as to be considered unhinged by many in her day, but she was also taken more seriously as a trail blazing natural philosopher of the enlightenment. We'll discuss her life, her writing, and her science in the context of her times, and how it still informs us.G. David Nordley

12:30pm Sunday

Artistic Inspiration: Pandemic Edition
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Authors and artists discuss what inspires them to write or create, and how their tried and true models have worked (or needed modification) during the pandemic. What sorts of things spontaneously inspire you? What things do you seek out when you need inspiration? What does this look like in the world of lockdown? How has the pandemic feed or crushed your creativity? We've all heard of writers' retreats, is there a good way for people to hold their own or communal virtual writers retreats? What squelches your enthusiasm in a big picture way? What are the little daily things that get in the way? How can we beat those back to a manageable level?Michael Merriam

12:30pm Sunday

Autographing: Michael Moore
Booth near Registration, 2nd floorMichael Moore

01:00pm Sunday

MeowMeme Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
MeowMeme is the comedy music alter ego of Alexandria Rasey, age 10, daughter of comedy musician Carrie Dahlby, and has attended the MarsCon Comedy Music Track every year following her birth year. She has performed during the FuMP Jukebox and at the Comedy Music Smackdown in years past, and this year she and her new persona are getting a 15 minute concert of her own to perform her own comedy music to kick off our Sunday concert block. Her first song, done with Carrie Dahlby and darkNES of the Gothsicles, “Woodland Creatures”, can be heard at the FuMP dot com.MeowMeme

01:00pm Sunday

The Twilight Zone
Re(a)d Mars
(Eagle’s Nest)
Seven years before Star Trek and a half-decade before Doctor Who, millions gathered around to enter another dimension...The Twilight Zone! Rod Serling's iconic sci-fi anthology has been imitated and referenced, but nothing comes close. Join these hardcore, lifelong TZ fans as they revisit favorite episodes, and discuss the legacy of the first- and arguably the greatest science fiction television show of all time...T. Aaron Cisco, mod., Ron Stamp, Kathleen Eeg, Diana Tonn, Eric M. Heideman

01:15pm Sunday

Versatile Fluff Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Elizabeth Thompson and Sharla Stremski are “Versatile Fluff”! They have performed during the FuMP Jukebox and at the Comedy Music Smackdown in years past, and they have returned to perform their own concert this year! Their bio says: We are an Internet Meme Cover Band. We harmonize about nerdy things over acoustic guitar or funky Bass VI. We convert memes and video game music into song. We drag pop music and Disney tunes kicking and screaming into the baritone range.Elizabeth Thompson and Sharla Stremski, Versatile Fluff

01:30pm Sunday

Origami
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
This craft is for all ages, though young children may need their parents' help. Learn to make a crane, and other origami art.Morgan

01:30pm Sunday

Anime viewing
Anime/YA
(Owl Overlook)
Lots of anime viewing throughout the weekend, many titles courtesy of FUNimation!

02:00pm Sunday

The Great Luke Ski Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
At Dragon*Con 2004, Dr. Demento declared “the great Luke Ski” (a former MarsCon Music Guest Of Honor) to be his radio program’s “Most Requested Artist of the 21st Century”. Since then, Luke held onto that title by having his nerdy comedy tracks on The Dr. Demento Show’s annual year-end “Funny 25” countdown of his most requested songs of the year for 18 years in a row, with a whopping FIVE of them reaching the #1 spot, including his 2018 hit “Candybars”, which earned him his 3rd Logan Award for Outstanding Parody Song. Luke has been the Chair of the MarsCon Comedy Music Track since it’s inception, now in its 19th year. Luke Ski is currently looking for his next full-time job in the animation industry in the Burbank / L.A. area, paying the bills by being a cannabis product delivery boy, and trying to make more new comedy songs when he has the time and money to do so.The Great Luke Ski

02:00pm Sunday

Lady Bright, or Doing Time Travel with FTL
Free Mars
(Cardinal Perch)
Presentation and discussion.
A 15 minute presentation on what the Lorentz transformation is and how to do time travel with it, followed by a discussion of time travel, science fiction, and relevance to society.
Gerald David Nordley

02:00pm Sunday

Red Blood, White as Snow; Gothic Horror
Krushenko’s
(1117)
What draws us to stories about haunted houses, desolated moors, and the early version of Final Girl?Catherine Lundoff, mod.; Kathryn Sullivan

02:30pm Sunday

The “Dumb Parody Ideas” Contest!
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
We’re bringing one of the most popular events from FuMPFeST (may it rest in peace) to the Main Stage of MarsCon for the first time, and anybody can participate! “Dumb Parody Ideas” is a fast-paced, loosely organized contest to see who has come up with the dumbest parody idea. We present them in a rapid fire rotation as guests and audience members get up and perform a verse and chorus of their dumbest song. Keep it short and move on to the next one. The winner is chosen by audience vote and will win the coveted Golden Spatula! You are limited to 3 songs, with a maximum of 90 seconds each, and because MarsCon is a family friendly event you must keep the content of your entries between rated G to PG-13. We’ll be taking entries from the audience at the event, so be there and be ready to go

03:00pm Sunday

Comedy Music Smackdown Concert
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Our traditional ending to the best weekend ever for fans of comedy music, the Smackdown will once again feature almost all of our weekend’s performers coming back to the stage one last time to perform cover versions of well known comedy songs, both by established legends, and by each other. The only word to describe it is ‘legenda-epic-awesome-ary’!

03:00pm Sunday

Project Pickup
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)
Please come at this time and pick up any crafts you've left to dry in our room. Any crafts left after 4pm will be put on the free table for anyone to take.

03:00pm Sunday

Diversicon Meeting
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Come, learn about (and [perhaps volunteer for?) this multicural, multimedia convention, the 29th edition of which will celebrate Guest of Honor T. Aaron Cisco and Special Guest Sybil Smith

03:00pm Sunday

Science Room closes
Science Room
(Woodlands)

03:00pm Sunday

Dealers Room closes; Prop-A-Torium closes

04:00pm Sunday

Closing Ceremonies
Mainstage
(Ballroom III/IV)
Say “farewell” to the guests & “thanks” to volunteers. Hear news about next year’s convention plans, pre-register for next year, and wonder why the weekend went so quickly.ConCom and Guests of Honor Catherine Lundoff, Jon Sloan, Michael Moore, TV’s Kyle & Lindzilla

04:00pm Sunday

CLOSED See you Next year!
Creative Planet
(Mallard Point)

04:00pm Sunday

Virtual Filking
VirtualAn after-the-con filk sing over Zoom. It’s a bit early for Pi Day but we will probably sing 3.14 (and a smidge) songs about our favorite irrational number.
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83103993697?pwd=ckNjU3F3UXZnUnhHak93NlB1SUlrQT09
Meeting ID: 831 0399 3697
Passcode: 314159
Zoom host: Rich Brown

05:00pm Sunday

Hotel Cleanup
Everyone is welcome to pitch in with cleaning up and clearing the rooms. Afterwards, join us and celebrate in Con Suite, Krushenko’s and poolside for the after-parties. Thank you, volunteers, artists, dealers, party hosts, science exhibitors, prop masters, guests, authors, musicians, and everyone else who brought fun to MarsCon!

07:00pm Sunday

Party for Readers and Viewers
Krushenko’s
(1117)
Sponsored by Second Foundation, a speculative-and science-fiction book discussion group that has met about every six weeks since January 1983.
Krushenko’s & Krushenko’s Annex—Gaming, Conversation, and Viewers’ Choice.

MarsCon 2022

“The future ain’t what it used to be”
March 11 - 13, 2022
In Person

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, Minnesota
March 11 - 13, 2022

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