MARS TODAY - SPECIAL - NOVEMBER 2003
For the many who recently registered for MarsCon, thank you for your early
support! Thanks also to everyone who partied with us recently at JVL-Con,
Valleycon, Windycon, and TARDIS Con! We hope you enjoyed your medicine, and
hope to see you again in
SHOCKWAVE & THE NICK ATOMS A GO-GO!
The Nick Atoms, MarsCon's favorite Sci-Fi theme song band are at it again! November 29th will be a great day to be a The Nick Atoms fan and a Go-Go Dancer! But wait! Who are The Nick Atoms? I mean, what do you REALLY know about them? The answers will be told on Saturday, November 29th at 3:30 P.M. on The Shockwave Radio Program! Tune in to the radio on KFAI 90.3 FM in Minneapolis or 106.7 FM St. Paul Minnesota where MARSCON guest Dave E Romm will interview The Nick Atoms! Find out all sorts of juicy information! Hear songs that will never see the light of day! But most of all, get a little smarter about the world around you...
Write Dave and give 'em tough questions to hit The Nick Atoms with!: www.visi.com/~romm/
But the fun DOES NOT STOP there! At midnight that same day, The Nick Atoms
will be doing a live show at Midnight at the ST. ANTHONY MAIN MOVIE THEATER
(115 S.E. MAIN ST, MINNEAPOLIS (612) 331-4723) for the big 'Girl In Gold
Boots' Go-Go dancing contest! Yes! An actual Go-Go dancing contest will
happen, with prizes, so ladies, get your dancing boots out and get ready to
Go-Go! But that's not all! Be part of an actual movie! Ted V. Mikels will be
filming scenes and anyone and everyone who comes to the show will have a
chance to be in it! And you get to see the classic film 'Girl In Gold
Boots!' All this and more hosted by the legendary Rock And Roll Ray! Be in a
movie! Win The Go-Go dancing contest! Get prizes! See The Nick Atoms! See a
Groovy movie! What more do you want? Check out these links:
Hope to hear ya and see ya there!
Bonus Link for Star Trek Fans:
Here is an announcement by one of our wonderful gaming sponsors, the Source.
November 28th & 29th - 10AM to 9PM Both Days.
Source Comics & Games
1601 W. Larpenteur Ave
Falcon Heights, MN. 55113
We invite you, your family & friends to join ours as we celebrate the community of comic books, games and all things cool.
- Free spin on the Source prize machine.
- Free soda pop & hot dogs.
- Barbwire Bobs Super secret sale.
- Door prize drawings and other events.
Food collection for the Minnesota Foodshelves and donations accepted for the Mendez family who recently lost their home and all of their possessions in a terrible house fire. 100% of the donations will be forwarded to the respective charities and 100% matched by the Source.
Thanks! Hope you can make it! Don't forget to check out your local comic book store this weekend! A lot of cool stuff came out!
OTHER SF NEWS - RETURNING TV SERIES
Savefarscape.com recently confirmed that the rumors are true, FARSCAPE will be returning to television as a 4 hour mini-series. Take a bow Scapers, you did it! (FFI: www.Savefarscape.com)
Returning after an even longer hiatus will be the classic British SF series, DOCTOR WHO. The series recently celebrated its 40th anniversary, and it will return to BBC One in 2005 as a new live-action series, written by Russell T. Davies.
MarsCon is an annual science fiction & fantasy convention sponsored by FenSF, Inc., and run completely by volunteers. Our theme for MarsCon 2004 is "Let's Play Doctor!" Guests of Honor will include Dr. Demento, Richard Biggs, John M. Ford, Davina, Baron David E Romm, and the great Luke Ski! The convention takes place March 5 - 7 at the Airport Hilton in Bloomington, Minnesota. Convention activities include concerts, panel discussions, parties, gaming, science & art exhibits, specialty vendors, movies, singing, dancing and more. It's a great time.
To register for MarsCon, simply mail in a registration form along with your payment to this address: MarsCon, P.O. Box 21213, Eagan, MN 55121. Registration forms may be found at many local conventions, at comic/gaming supplies stores, or on the web, OR you can register on-line using PayPal.
To reserve your room for MarsCon 2004, call the Airport Hilton at 952-854-2100. (Very Important: Please mention "MarsCon" when you call or you will be charged more for your room.) Sleeping room rates for MarsCon are $99 per night + tax.
To request and reserve a party room, check out our Party Room Request Form or contact us via any of the methods listed below. Party rooms are $119 per night + tax.
NEXT MARSCON 2004 PLANNING MEETINGS
Meetings are generally on the third Sunday of each month, 1:00-4:00 p.m. If last minute changes occur, details will be posted to the MarsCon website prior to any scheduled meeting. You are welcome to attend MarsCon meetings as a volunteer or spectator. It's a great way to get to know the committee and hear about upcoming events. The next planning meeting is scheduled for December 14, 2003 (not the 3rd Sunday!), at the Southdale Library, 7001 York Ave, Edina, MN. It will be a holiday party/folding meeting for the next progress report. For an up-to-date meeting schedule, please visit: http://marscon.org/stat/aboutus/meetings.html.
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DOCTOR, LET'S PLAY DOCTOR!
"The New England Journal of Medicine reports that 9 out of 10 doctors agree that 1 out of 10 doctors is an idiot." - Jay Leno
"Igor, would you mind telling me, who's brain I did put in?" - Dr. Frederick Frankenstein
"Generally you don't see that kind of behavior in a major appliance." - Dr. Peter Venkman on Ghostbusters
"No! No! Not eat drums! Beat drums! Beat drums!" - Dr. Teeth on the Muppet Movie
"Science fiction. You're right, it's crazy. In fact, it's even worse than that, it's nuts. " - Dr. Ellie Arroway on Contact
THANKS ONCE MORE TO VOLUNTEERS! WE COULD NOT POSSIBLY DO THIS WITHOUT
YOU!!! MORE VOLUNTEERS ALWAYS WELCOME AND NEEDED!
MarsCon 2004: "Let's Play Doctor"
Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport Hotel, Bloomington, MN
March 5-7, 2004 -- All Weekend Long!
E-Mail Address: [deactivated -- see current year for a working email address]
Snail Mail: MarsCon, P.O. Box 21213, Eagan, MN 55121
Web Site Address: http://www.marscon.org
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