/ MarsCon 2023 - March 10 - March 12, 2023

Program Ideas Page

Here is where we make a list of cool things that should happen at MarsCon 2023. As always, 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 our online “blue sheet” 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.

My time as a government lab rat.
My 50yr NDA is complete. I can now talk about my time being placed with caucasian aliens, part of the Gateway Experience, and time with the Montauk Project. Providing I am still alive, I will be there. If not I suggest a ghost communicator.

Suggested by Joe Swenson on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 15:00:27

Is Software Sentient?
AI software seems more and more sentient. When do we reach Skynet? What could possibly go wrong?

Suggested by Rich on Sunday, June 12, 2022 at 14:44:48

Is intrplanetary travel green?
Massive amounts of energy are required to bust out of Earth's gravity well - with additional massive amounts needed to travel to Mars, Venus or beyond. Oh, you want to get there quickly? That's extra. Is there a green way to travel to the nearest planets (let alone the stars)?

Suggested by Rich on Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 20:37:38

Online “blue sheet” - please offer your program idea.

(Real or Fanish) name:

Event title:


Anything (except HTML) entered above this line will be sent to our programming department and might appear on this web page in a while. If you are a Nigerian prince offering herbal supplements designed to Make Money Fast your ideas will be receive all the attention they deserve. Anything entered below this line will not be published but will be sent to our programming department.

Your contact information:
Email: and/or
Best way or time to reach you:

Are you willing to Make This Happen?
If you are, what is the maximum number of events at MarsCon you could help run?
In an ideal world, what time or day during MarsCon would this event happen?
What time(s) or day(s) during MarsCon would not work for you running this event?

Set up information:
We will attempt to provide a basic video projector + screen setup in all programming rooms. Still, 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.