Program Ideas Page

We are at it again. 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 why not in 2025? 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 days after MarsCon 2024 we’re hoping to stir your creative juices and generate even more great programming suggestions.

Make It Glow: Basic (or Not-So-Basic?) Electronics for Costumes and Props
You will not leave the room with a functioning Borg costume. But you will leave with the basics of putting together some lighting, maybe some sound, maybe some movement for your projects. Bring your ideas, questions, and even show-off projects.

Suggested by Roger Sorensen on Wednesday, March 27, 2024 at 17:21:47

Scenes From A Hat : MarsCon Edition
Improv comedy from a local long running improv troupe, TV, online, and stage show. SFAH has been making audiences laugh since 2017. We've performed at MarsCon in the past. I am hoping we could entice you into scheduling two main stage shows, one family friendly and one late night that is for adults only.

Suggested by Steve Murphy on Friday, March 15, 2024 at 12:32:17

Star trek universe
A catch up on all things star trek universe from the past future and what's going on today with star trek

Suggested by Tony on Wednesday, March 13, 2024 at 15:37:25

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 Anything entered below this line will not be published but will be sent to our programming department.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.

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MarsCon 2025

Gone Rogue
March 7-8-9, 2025
Hilton Minneapolis-St. Paul Airport
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