2 Acts Added! FundRaiser needs funds! “Table 27” needs volunteers!

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The image above can be downloaded here, if you want to print up posters and put them up in your local Twin Cities comic shop, music store, comedy club, etc..

UPDATE: ONE OF OUR BOOKED ACTS HAS A NEW NAME: “CUTESYLVANIA”!
cutesylvania-200Steffeny Messinger has changed the name of her act, formerly known as “My Parents Favorite Music”, to the new name “Cutesylvania”! I have made that change at MarsCon Dementia dot com, but the poster image at the site, plus the official printed MarsCon 2019 Program Book, pocket program, website, and such will still have her act listed as “My Parent’s Favorite Music”. Just wanted to let you all know, so if I or anybody refers to “Cutesylvania”, that Steffeny Messinger is indeed in the house and will be rocking it with her awesome chiptune jams! ūüėÄ

UPDATE: STEVE GOODIE HAD TO CANCEL DUE TO ILLNESS
Sometimes Steve Goodie has made some really sick songs, both in the good and bad sense, but right now he is the literal type of “sick” and very much so, so sadly he has had to cancel his appearance at MarsCon this year. Devo Spice will fill in and perform Steve’s nominated song during “The Logan Awards” ceremony / concert.

NEW ACT ANNOUNCED: JEFF WHITMIRE!
With the announcement of the nominees for the 2019 Logan Awards being held at MarsCon, one of the nominees asked if he could come out and perform a concerts as well as be in the Logans ceremony, and I was able to squeeze him in! So catch new-to-MarsCon performer Jeff Whitmire on Sunday afternoon!

2019 FUND RAISER HITS INITIAL GOAL!!!
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Fund Raiser Initial Goal: $659 ‚Äď 100%!!!
1st Stretch Goal: $923
2nd Stretch Goal: $1,024
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Thanks so much to everyone who bought this year’s and/or previous year’s Fund Raiser albums!

They are available to purchase all year round, so even if it isn’t ‘MarsCon Fund Raising Season’, please feel free to purchase them, and please tell your comedy music loving friends about it!

Nearly 4 hours of live concert excerpts from MarsCon 2018, only $20!
Track list & purchase link: https://marscondementia.wordpress.com/shop/

Past year’s Fundraisers can also be purchased at
https://marscondementia.wordpress.com/pastfundraisers/
Each individual year’s collection (2007 through 2019) = $20.00
ALL 13 OF THE COLLECTIONS = $100.00 (it’s 46+ HOURS of content at 42% the price!)

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Would you like to hear a FREE 30 MINUTE PREVIEW of the MarsCon 2019 Dementia Track Fund Raiser MP3 album? Just click this link to hear 12 live comedy music tracks: https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/bad-rapport/2019/02/LCBR_Ep135point5.mp3

“TABLE 27” NEEDS VOLUNTEERS!
So far, only 4 of our “Table 27” Volunteers (Head of Table 27 Jered Perez, Michael Sienkowski, and John Eichenlaub) have confirmed with Jered that they are returning to MarsCon 2019 to be a part of the “Table 27” staff. With the convention 2 weeks away, and no response from the 3 other volunteers we had last year, we are looking for 2 people who would be willing to spend some of their time at MarsCon during the Dementia Track concerts helping to sell merch at “Table 27” which is right outside the entrance to the Main Stage, so you’ll still be able to hear all the concerts. In exchange for your time & effort, we can provide you with a comped weekend badge to MarsCon 2019. If you already have purchased a MarsCon 2019 badge but are still willing to volunteer, please contact us as well, and we will see what can be worked out. So, if you are willing to be a “Table 27” Volunteer at MarsCon 2019, please email me at thegreatlukeski@gmail.com, and I will forward your email to Head of Table Jered Perez. Thank you.

A NEW “FuMP” T-SHIRT COMING FROM LUKE SKI!
If you’ve been following my social media, you may have noticed and filled out a survey I put out regarding a possible new FuMP T-shirt I was considering having made to sell at “Table 27” at MarsCon. Well, the shirts are ordered, and I made sure to get at least one in each size of everyone who filled out the survey. They will cost $15. You’re under no obligation to buy one if you filled out that survey, but I hope you will once you see the design, which I am keeping secret, because comedy is all about surprise, people.

“SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB” ROOM PARTY FUND RAISER!…
…is already funded by the time I finally get around to giving them a plug. Well, if you’d still like to donate some gold-pressed latinum to Beth and her crew hosting the party, the link to their Fund Raiser is https://www.gofundme.com/space-oddity-at-marscon-2019!

“DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING” BATTLE ROYAL ROSTER ANNOUNCED!
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It’s the Brawl in St. Paul! It’s Minne-grapple-lis! It’s Booming-Tons near the MAUL of America! Commissioner J.P. Tuesday released the line-up of this year’s event, the MarsCon 2019 Dementia Smackdown Wrestling Battle Royal! It includes first-time DSW wrestlers, Dementia Track performers Steffeny Messinger of “My Parent’s Favorite Music” and Angela Brett, regular MarsCon entertainers bellydancer Anjela and burlesque dancer Holliedazzle, and a mysterious newcomer known only as “the AquaKid”! Just who could the AquaKid be? Come see the match, and maybe you’ll find out!

So to recap the MarsCon 2019 Dementia Track:

Music Guest Of Honor DEVO SPICE

First time performers at MarsCon:
CUTESYLVANIA
JEFF WHITMIRE

And returning favorites:
CARRIE DAHLBY
INSANE IAN
THE LIBRARY BARDS
THE GREAT LUKE SKI
POWER SALAD
TV’S KYLE & LINZILLA

As well as hosting the 9th Annual
LOGAN AWARDS ceremony / concert
for Excellence in the Comedy Music of 2018.

MARSCON 2019
March 1st thru 3rd, 2019
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America ‚Äď Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2019/index.php

Weekend Badges are $70 at the door (Single days: Fri. $30 / Sat. $45 / Sun. $30)

Thank you all for your patience, and I hope to see all you Luke Ski fans in the audience at MarsCon!

~ Luke Ski,
Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track, 
and MarsCon 2019 Artist Guest Of Honor

Announcing the MarsCon 2019 Dementia Track and Fund Raiser!

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Announcing the MarsCon 2019 Dementia Track:

Music Guest Of Honor DEVO SPICE

First time performer at MarsCon:
STEFFENY MESSINGER 
of “MY PARENTS FAVORITE MUSIC”

And returning favorites:
CARRIE DAHLBY
INSANE IAN
THE LIBRARY BARDS
THE GREAT LUKE SKI
POWER SALAD
TV’S KYLE & LINZILLA

As well as hosting the 9th Annual
LOGAN AWARDS ceremony / concert
for Excellence in the Comedy Music of 2018.

MARSCON 2019
March 1st thru 3rd, 2019
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America ‚Äď Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2019/index.php

Weekend Badge Pre-registration is $55 until January 31st, after it’s $70 at the door.
Hotel Room Block special MarsCon price reservation deadline is January 31st.

РTHE MARSCON 2017 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER MP3 ALBUM!
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Nearly 4 hours of live concert excerpts from MarsCon 2018, only $20!
Track list & purchase link: https://marscondementia.wordpress.com/shop/

Past year’s Fundraisers can also be purchased at
https://marscondementia.wordpress.com/pastfundraisers/

Thank you all for your patience, and I hope to see all you Luke Ski fans in the audience at MarsCon!

~ Luke Ski,
Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track, 
and MarsCon 2019 Artist Guest Of Honor

Fund Raiser hit initial & 1st Stretch goal! Currently at 18% to 2nd Stretch goal, and other updates!

FUND RAISER UPDATE:
We hit¬†initial goal of $500, and our 1st Stretch Goal of $800! If you’d like to help us hit our 2nd stretch goal (another $160, for which we are currently¬†18% of the way there), you can pick up this year’s 4-hour MP3 collection of live comedy music from MarsCon 2017 for $20 at the Shop page, you can pick up past year’s collections (including all 12 of them for just $100) at the Past Fundraisers¬†page, or you can make a general donation by using the PayPal Donate button in the right column.
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QUICK NOTES:
“Dementia Water Aerobics” with Kornflake returns! Sat & Sun at 10am in the pool!
StarF will be joined in his concert by his regular collaborator Mattari 2600!
“The FuMP Jukebox” acts will include Beth Kinderman, Carrie Dahlby, Alex Rasey,¬†Brett Glass, Karl Brown, & M.T. Foyer (Michael Sienkowski)
“Dementia Smackdown Wrestling” will be held this year on the 2nd floor in the Anime/YA Room (Hawks Ridge IV)
– The “Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub” room party has returned for it’s 10th year for your night time drinking and singing needs. Details on the Other Events page.

At this point, most of everything is in place. So I hope you are all ready to get your comedy music mojo working in full effect for MarsCon 2018!

MarsCon 2018 Fund Raiser launched, and more updates!

Performers added: STARF! and THE FAITHFUL SIDEKICKS!
 
See the performance schedule on our SCHEDULE page!
Read all about them on the PERFORMERS page!


Event added:¬†“USE YOUR WORDS”¬†live on the main stage hosted by¬†brentalfloss!

Hosted by one of the game’s creators, our Music Guest Of Honor brentalfloss, a bunch of the Dementia Track Acts will compete for the greatest prize of all: your laughter!
More events may be announced, read all about them on the OTHER EVENTS page.

THE MARSCON 2018 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER MP3 ALBUM!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nearly 4 hours of live concert excerpts from MarsCon 2017, only $20!
Track list & purchase link: https://marscondementia.wordpress.com/shop/
Our initial goal: $500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To hear a¬†FREE 30-MINUTE PREVIEW¬†of the album, listen to or¬†download¬†Episode 133.5 of LUKE & CARRIE’S BAD RAPPORT podcast:
Link: https://ia801506.us.archive.org/3/items/LCBREp133point5/LCBR_Ep133point5.mp3

You can also order all of our past year’s Fund Raiser albums for $20 each, or a bundle of the complete collection of 10+ years of Fund Raiser albums (44 hours of content) for $100! For info on how to order those, visit the PAST FUNDRAISERS page.

HOTEL ROOM BLOCK DEADLINE
A reminder: the deadline for the MarsCon 2018 hotel room block at the Hilton is February 9th, at a rate of $108 plus tax per night. You can make your reservation at the following link: http://group.hilton.com/MarsCon2018

PRESS RELEASE:
Here’s a full press release about the MarsCon 2018 Dementia Track written by Ian Bonds. Feel free to use it to help promote MarsCon:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1WjdMUR4CS1RwaZNnFaKeqKKabiyABJN5B0iTe5DJKuo/edit?usp=sharing

SOCIAL MEDIA:
Tell us you’re going (or interested) on our Facebook¬†Event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1746967775611648/
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/marscondementia
Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/MarsConDementia

MarsCon 2018 Music Guest of Honor BRENTALFLOSS! Also newcomer Donita Smith and more!

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MARSCON 2018
March 2nd through 4th, 2018
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America ‚Äď Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2018/

MUSIC GUEST OF HONOR: BRENTALFLOSS!

AND MARSCON NEWCOMER: DONITA SMITH!

Donita Smith 200Also performing:
Devo Spice
Insane Ian
The Library Bards
the great Luke Ski
Marc with a C
Power Salad
TV’s Kyle and Lindzilla
and more to be announced!

Returning events/things include: the immense “Table 27” merch table full of CDs & swag by all our performers, “Dementia Smackdown Wrestling” hosted by Commissioner J.P. Tuesday and Duke “Flyboy” DuJour, the “FuMP Jukebox” concert, and the traditional closing “Dementia Smackdown” concert! More events to be announced.

Watch the video announcement on YouTube!

And please share it online!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-8Z_llqgcw

 

Podcasters, streamers, & radio DJs! Here’s a 60-second audio commercial!
Please download it and play it on your streams & shows!
https://tinyurl.com/MarsCon2018DT

Registration (done through the main MarsCon website):

  • Adult weekend badges are $50 through¬†1/31/18, $65 at the door.
    Single day adult badge prices are Friday $25, Saturday $40, & Sunday $25.
  • Child (6-12) badge prices are $25 through¬†1/31/18, $30 at the door.
    Single day child (6-12) badge prices are Friday $10, Saturday $20, & Sunday $10.
Coming soon: The MarsCon 2018 Dementia Track Fund Raiser MP3 album, featuring nearly 4 hours of comedy & music highlights recorded live at MarsCon 2017! All proceeds cover the hotel costs of the track performers!

I’ll be updating this website soon with the info for the forthcoming 2018 convention. For now, get registered and get psyched for another great year of funny music!


~ Luke Ski,

Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track

~ Carrie Dalhby,
Vice Chair of the MarsCon 2018 Dementia Track

and the MarsCon 2018 Dementia Track Team:
~ Devo Spice, Jered Perez, Byron Lee, John Eichenlaub, Insane Ian, & Chris Mezzolesta

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Comedy & Music Guest of Honor JUDY TENUTA! Also the Library Bards and more!

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MARSCON 2017
March 3rd thru 5th, 2017
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America ‚Äď Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2017/index.php

COMEDY & MUSIC GUEST OF HONOR: JUDY TENUTA!

AND MARSCON NEWCOMERS: THE LIBRARY BARDS!

AS WELL AS: MARC WITH A C!
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ALSO PERFORMING:
CARRIE DAHLBY,
DEVO SPICE,
THE GREAT LUKE SKI,
INSANE IAN,
MIKEY MASON,
POWER SALAD,
& 
TV’S KYLE with LINDZILLA!

Registration for a weekend badge is $65 at the door.
Single day adult badge prices are Friday $25, Saturday $40, & Sunday $25.
Single day child (6-12) badge prices are Friday $10, Saturday $20, & Sunday $10.

Please head over to the Shop page and pick up the MarsCon 2017 Dementia Track Fund Raiser MP3 album! It’s nearly 4 hours of live concert recordings from MarsCon 2016, for only $20.00! All proceeds cover the hotel costs of the track performers!

Fund Raiser Initial Goal: $840 – ACHIEVED!
Stretch Goal: $1080 – ACHIEVED!!!
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Thanks so much to all our donors! The MP3 albums are still available to order all year round, so feel free to buy / donate anytime! ūüėÄ

Announcing the MarsCon 2017 Comedy & Music Guest Of Honor!

Click the link below to watch the surprise announcement on YouTube!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajHDxNeQ8O4

MARSCON 2017
March 3rd thru 5th, 2017
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America ‚Äď Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2017/index.php

I’ll be updating this website soon with the info for the forthcoming 2017 convention. For now, watch the above video to find out all the initial booked acts and planned events, and get psyched for another great year of funny music!

~ Luke Ski,
Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track