Mars Today is the offical newsletter of MarsCon. Check back here often to find special announcements, the latest information about MarsCon & MarsCon 2000, and schedule information for meetings and other MarsCon activities.

September, 1999

Greetings, all!

Thanks to everyone who stopped by MarsCon's party room at Diversicon this past month! Diversicon was very relaxing, warm and friendly. Programming was excellent, and the company was great. We had a wonderful time. Hope everyone there enjoyed the convention, and we hope to see everyone again soon.

As our Fan Guest of Honor for MarsCon 2000, we plan to welcome JACK BORKOWSKI to Minnesota! Jack is a master costumer and head of the KLINGON ASSAULT GROUP (KAG), the largest Klingon club on Earth, with members on five continents. Our sources say the Klingons are planning to respond by launching a full-scale invasion of MarsCon! Last time, the Martians invaded Minnesota. This time, we will be invaded. Brace yourself, and stay tuned for more information as this story develops...

The Radisson Hotel South is now accepting room reservations for MarsCon 2000. Sleeping rooms are $95 + tax; Cabanas and Plaza Tower rooms are $115 + tax. All rooms, except Cabanas, should be reserved directly through the Radisson. The phone number where you may reach the Radisson Hotel South is: 612/835-7800. If you are planning to host a party in a Cabana room at MarsCon 2000, please contact MarsCon via or the address listed below in order to reserve your room. All Cabana rooms will be assigned by MarsCon's Mistress of Mischief (Head of Parties).

Several members of the ConCom will be at the MadMedia SF/F Convention on the weekend of our previously planned September meeting. For that reason, we are rescheduling the meeting for earlier in the month. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Hopefully, this will enable more people to attend the meeting. Remember: ConCom meetings are open to everyone, and we welcome you to attend and share your ideas on how to make next year's convention fun!

Sunday, September 12, 1999, 1:00 p.m. at the Sun Ray/St. Paul Public Library. The Sun Ray Library is very easy to find. It's location is just a two blocks north of Interstate 94 in St. Paul.

DIRECTIONS: Head East on I-94 through St. Paul. Exit on Ruth St. Take a left onto Ruth, so you are heading North. Turn right onto Wilson Avenue, so you are heading East. The exact address is 2105 Wilson Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Future ConCom Meetings are scheduled for the following Sundays at 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted:

  • September 12th at the Sun Ray Library, St. Paul
  • October 17th at the Southdale-Hennepin Library, Edina
  • November 21st at the Southdale-Hennepin Library, Edina
  • December 19th at the Southdale-Hennepin Library, Edina

Hope to see you at the next meeting! Until then...


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