Finding your way about MarsCon

On the First Floor you’ll find:

The Bridge (Meadows - near the grand staircase)
The Bridge is MarsCon’s command center through the con. The Bridge can (try to) answer your questions and resolve issues small and large.

Art Show (Riverside)
View SF- and Fantasy-themed art. Buy or bid on art to take home!

Science Room (Woodland)
The Science behind Science Fiction.

On the Second Floor you’ll find:

Mainstage (Ballrooms III/IV)
Mainstage is the place for big events such as Opening/Closing Ceremonies, Masquerade Cosplay, Charity Auction, media guest talks, concerts, stage performances and musical jams!

Dealers’ Room (Ballrooms I/II)
Here is where you’ll be able to buy all manner swag: things to read/hear/view, things to wear, things to decorate your manor, things to give to friends, souvineers of MarsCon.

Prop-a-Torium (Executive Conference Room)
Screen-used, replica and original props. Oh, and Deleks. Did we mention Daleks?

Labyrinth (I - Blue Heron)
Fun for kids of all ages!

Free Mars (II - Cardinal Perch)
Free Mars will feature miscellaneous programming, i.e., hard sciences discussions, talks about our favorite sci-fi/fantasy movies and television series, gaming, Klingons, music, and as many other fannish topics as we can fit into the space.

Re(a)d Mars (III - Eagle’s Next)
Re(a)d Mars, exclusive to MarsCon since the early 21st century, will focus mainly on literary discussions and readings, but there may be a touch of art and other SF media, as well as speculative science.

Roleplaying Games (IV - Hawk’s Ridge)
RPGs will play host to roleplaying games throughout the weekend.

Creative Planet (V - Mallard Point)
This room will feature constructive and creative activities. Ideal for anyone who enjoys hands-on acitvities.

Anime/YA (VI - Owl Overlook)
Anime/YA is a place for discussions about anime, young adult fiction and other topics of interest to young fans. The room will also feature a few anime showings.

Barsoom Lounge (VII - White Pelican Bay)
See live demos on subjects like martial arts and boffer. This room will serve as Karaoke Joe’s Café in the evenings, and may feature dance, simulated combat, and music-related events throughout the weekend.

Gaming (VIII - Wood Duck Pond)
Scheduled and open gaming

Then take the elevator up to Eleven for parties and more!

On the Eleventh Floor you’ll find:

Con Suite (1100)
Relax. Converse. Find snacks. Con Suite is where you will find assorted snacks throughout the convention. Hours will depend upon availability and energy of volunteers, but we plan to open early for coffee lovers and close late for the pleasure of our night owls. Please pitch in to keep Con Suite tidy and open longer. Many thanks to volunteers!

Anime Fusion (1102) New location!
Revisit classic anime and discover new favorites with the convention that spans the ages. Whether you’re just getting into anime or haven’t dusted off those old VHS tapes in years, there’s a place for you at Anime Fusion. Stop in, watch some anime, and let us grill you a cheese!
Party hours: 7pm-midnight

Crashing Course (1103-1104) New Location!
Don’t Drink and Drive.
Party hours: 16
ValleyCon (1105)
Captain Kirk’s House of Ill-Repute returns to MarsCon! Join us at Valleycon 48 in Fargo, ND, where guests will include Highlander’s Adrian Paul and Billy West!

The Dude’s Abode (1107)
The Big Lebowski themed. 10 years of just taking it easy, man!
Party hours: 8pm-1am

A Rift in Space and Time (1108)
Due to the instability of matter in the vicinity of room 1108, ConFelicity will occupy the neutral zone between the Klingon Empire and the Federation. See 1114.

Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub (1111)
Craft beer, snacks, and music circles.
Party hours: 7pm - late

Klingon Imperial Library Lounge (KILL) (1113)
Because you haven’t read The Art of War until you have read it in the original Klingon.
Hosted by IKV RakeHell
Party hours: Freday 10pm-2am; Saturday after Masquerade to 2am

ConFelicity (1114)
“Do you feel like a failure as a heartless killing machine? Come unwind with us at our room party and get pampered and rejuvenated, just like you deserve. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about our upcoming Relaxacon event!”—ChatGPT
Party hours: Saturday 8pm-midnight

A Piece of the Action (1115)
The gangsters of Sigma Iotia are serving Red and Green in the USS Nokomis room this year. Join us for a drink and a visit and a piece of our action!
Hosted by USS Nokomis
Party hours: 7pm-midnight

Krushenko’s Lounge (1117)
Krushenko’s is a space that encourages conversation about science fiction and fantasy at SF conventions. Krushenko’s, named after a Manhattan bistro in Larry Niven’s novel Ringworld, started at the 1983 Minicon, and now also travels to Con-Sarnit and Diversicon in the Twin Cities and WisCon in Madison. A regular feature of MarsCon since 1999, Krushenko’s this year serves up panels and discussions about SF in literature and other media in the daytimes, and conversational SF-related parties in the evenings.
Krushenko’s is accustomed to serving alien guests!

Film Room (1119)
Serving up fan films and cult classics through the weekend. See room for schedule.

The Library (1121)
Shhh… Who turned out the lights?

Massage Room (1125)
Rue Morgue Massage, the crew with the magic touch, returns to MarsCon. Stop by and sign up for their famous back and full body massage. Or Drop into the Black Hole and vibrate your way through space and time. Escape may be impossible losing track of time probable.

Harry Potter: Professor McGonagall's study / DreamStitcher Custom Costume (1127)
We will be offering “Tea with the Professors” on late Sat afternoon, for those people who donate to our party room fund. HP trivia contest, and other games will be offered.
Party hours: 7pm-1am

MarsCon 2023

“When Books Come Alive”
March 10 - 12, 2023

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Mall of America
3800 American Blvd E
Bloomington, Minnesota

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