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.

Creating a Mythology
2. Mythology is more than fantasy or historical fiction. It takes what defines us as cultures and drives us as individuals. Mythology is every bit as powerful as any true story because you never really know how much truth there is in a legend. Join me in a discussion about crafting mythology for stories and learn how I took my historical and intelligence background to craft a modern mythology with ancient stories.

Suggested by Faith MacGregor on Thursday, July 18, 2024 at 16:54:03

New at Disney Parks
Join us for an exciting and magical journey as we explore the latest and greatest updates coming to Disney Parks in 2025! Whether you’re a seasoned Disney fan or a first-time visitor, this program is your ultimate guide to all the new attractions, shows, dining experiences, and magical moments awaiting you at Disney Parks worldwide. Stay up-to-date with what’s new and discover how Disney continues to innovate and enchant visitors of all ages.

Suggested by Tony Artym on Sunday, July 07, 2024 at 01:15:45

Epic Universe
Universal Orlando Studios’ new Epic Universe is set to redefine theme park experiences with its five new lands: Celestial Park, Super Nintendo World, Dark Universe, The Wizarding World of Harry Potter – Ministry of Magic, and How to Train Your Dragon – Isle of Berk. Join us for an in-depth chat about these lands, the incredible details, and the unique ways they tell their stories. Plus, get insights into possible expansions and future developments. Note: There will be spoilers, so come prepared for an immersive discussion into the magic of Epic Universe!

Suggested by Tony on Sunday, July 07, 2024 at 01:14:55

Rogue One & Andor: The Star Wars Prequels We Actually Needed
Of all the Star Wars shows on Disney Plus, "Andor" has consistently been the most critically acclaimed. It's also proven incredibly popular with viewers and was nominated for multiple Emmy Awards. Andor is in fact a prequel to Rogue One, the Star Wars prequel which chronicles the immediate lead up to Star Wars: A New Hope and lays the groundwork for the Rebellionâ s first major victory in the battle against the Empire, the destruction of the Death Star. Rogue One is a stand-alone cinematic triumph that breaks a few Disney/Star Wars rules on its own. Andorâ s Season 2 production was delayed, but is highly anticipated for 2025. Meet, discuss, Squeeâ ¦

Suggested by Christine on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 09:00:03

Light in the Darkness
Letâ s get together and share our favorite science fiction or fantasy stories that were uplifting and gave us hope in the face of adversity.

Suggested by Christine on Sunday, June 23, 2024 at 08:40:02

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

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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.


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