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 – 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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Less than a month away…

It’s mere days to MarsCon 2012, and I don’t have anything new to report other than the Fund Raiser has reached its goal, and we now have 7 volunteers for Table 27. Thank you so much to everyone who bought the Fund Raiser album and who volunteered. Here’s a list of reminders with links, so you can all properly prepare for rocking the apocalypse!

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK:

Music Guests of Honor THE CONSORTIUM OF GENIUS!
Also performing: SEAMONKEY, THE BOOBLES, TV’S KYLE, DINO-MIKE, THE GREAT LUKE SKI, DEVO SPICE, WORM QUARTET, POWER SALAD, CIRQUE DU SO WHAT?, THE GOTHSICLES, and POSSIBLE OSCAR!

Main Stage Schedule: http://marscondementia.com/dementia-track-schedule

And don’t forget:
– The Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub room party on the 13th floor! Info and donations at:
http://www.bethkinderman.com/spaceoddity.html
Dementia Smackdown Wrestling: MarsCon 2012 Battle Royal!
Saturday, Midnight, AV Club on the 13th floor, With live commentary by Commissioner J.P. Tuesday and Duke “Flyboy” DuJour
Dementia Fan Showcase, hosted by DJ Particle!
Sunday, 11:00 am, Karaoke Krypt on the 13th floor
Want to perform? Info: http://marscondementia.com/dementia-fan-showcase

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER ALBUM
4 hours of live concert audio from MarsCon 2011,
$30 for 3 CD set w/ MP3 download, or $20 for MP3 download only.
Order the albums here: http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop
Hear a 33 minute free preview here:
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12PREVIEW

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE
See the t-shirt image here: http://tinyurl.com/APOCimage
Order the t-shirt here: http://dementiaradio.spreadshirt.com
You have to order it before the con if you want to wear it at the con.

MARSCON 2012 60-SECOND VIDEO AD ON YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghFlLD17Yx4
Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

MARSCON 2012 MP3 AUDIO ADS FOR D.J.s & PODCASTERS
1 minute version: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12ad60SEC
3.5 minute version: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adSHORT
7.5 minute version: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adLONG

To stay on top of what’s happening with the track, visit this website again:

http://www.marscondementia.com

MarsCon 2012, March 9th-11th,
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN

New T-shirt available!



PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW ON JANUARY 31st

Pre-registration for a 3-Day badge to MarsCon is just $45.00 thru Jan. 31st, 2012. After that it will cost $60.00 at the door. Single day badges are also available. You can purchase registrations and learn about the rest of the con at http://www.MarsCon.org .

SPAFF HAS CANCELLED HIS APPEARANCE AT MARSCON 2012

Spaff has regretfully informed me that he’ll be unable to make it to MarsCon this year. You all can go back to believing that he does in fact not actually exist, and that he is in reality a “Mr. Hyde” style persona of Steve Goodie’s.

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE

With this year’s theme being “Rocking The Apocalypse”, I drew all of the Dementia Track participants representing or being menaced by various types of apocalypses (except for the COG who are seemingly causing them). You can see the image here: http://tinyurl.com/APOCimage . You can order the t-shirt at http://dementiaradio.spreadshirt.com . This t-shirt won’t be for sale at the con itself, you have to order it ahead of time.

None of the funds from this shirt go to anyone other than Spreadshirt. However if you would like to spend some money to help out the MarsCon 2012 Dementia Track Fund Raiser, you can pick up this year’s (and previous year’s) albums at http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop . You can hear a free 33 minute preview of this year’s collection here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12PREVIEW .

MARSCON 2012 60-SECOND VIDEO AD ON YOUTUBE

I used the Dementia Track art I created this year and some familiar movie audio to make a 60-Second ad for YouTube. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghFlLD17Yx4 Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

MARSCON 2012 60-SECOND AUDIO AD MP3 FOR RADIO & INTERNET D.J.S & PODCASTERS

Upon Devo Spice’s suggestion, I made a 60 second audio ad for DJs and podcasters to use to promote MarsCon. You can get that here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12ad60SEC . If you’re still interested in the longer ones, you can get the 3.5 min, one here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adSHORT , and the 7.5 min. one here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adLONG . Any airplay you’re willing to give them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

“TABLE 27” IS STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Our huge double-wide merch table for the acts of the MarsCon Dementia Track is returning once again, and we need people to staff it. In exchange for your services, you’ll get a free badge into MarsCon for the weekend. Table 27 is just outside the doors to the Main Stage room, and will be open during the Dementia Track concerts, on Friday from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, Saturday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and on Sunday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We will do our best to make sure our volunteers don’t miss out on anything at MarsCon they really want to see or do. We have 4 volunteerS already, and we’re looking for at least 2 more volunteers to help run the table during those times. Our goal is to have 2 or 3 people behind the table at all times when it is open, so if we have at least 6 volunteers, that should be easy to figure out. So if you’re willing to give us some of your time at MarsCon to help the Dementia Track in exchange for a free weekend badge, email me at thegreatlukeski@gmail.com . Thanks.

…More updates to come in the following weeks,
To stay on top of what’s happening with the track, visit:

http://www.marscondementia.com

MarsCon 2012, March 9th-11th,
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN

Free Preview & Promos for 2012 Fund Raiser album, and other updates

I have created and posted a 33-minute long free preview of the MarsCon 2012 Dementia Track Fund Raiser album. It features live performances of 8 songs from MarsCon 2011 featuring Possible Oscar, Worm Quartet, Steve Goodie, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Devo Spice, Gifted Gear, Insane Ian, and Carrie Dahlby. The preview also serves as an ad for MarsCon 2012, with info on registration and more. You can listen to it on the podcast feed/page for “Bad Rapport” at http://badrapport.com, or you can get the MP3 directly from this link: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12PREVIEW . Please give it a listen, and please share the link online with anyone you think might be interested in attending MarsCon or buying the Fund Raiser album. Remember, you can purchase the album for $30 (3-CD set w/ MP3s) or $20 (MP3s) In the Fundraiser Shop. Thanks.

AUDIO ADS FOR RADIO & INTERNET D.J.S & PODCASTERS

I’ve put together an ad for MarsCon 2012, the Dementia Track, and the Fund Raiser for D.J.s and podcasters to play on their shows. The short version is about 3:30, and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adSHORT . The long version is just under 8 minutes, and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adLONG . Any airplay you’re willing to give them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Other news for this week, details on our “Other Events” page:

  • The Dementia Fan Showcase with DJ Particle returns! Sunday @ 11 am in Karaoke Joe’s, 13th floor
  • New “Dementia Smackdown Wrestling” Battle Royal! Saturday @ about Midnight in AV Club, 13th floor
  • FuMP & FuMP Sideshow acts wanted for Sunday main stage FuMP Jukebox show
  • TABLE 27 needs volunteers, get a free badge for volunteering! Contact us ASAP.

And a reminder, pre-reg for $45 weekend badge ends 1/31/2012. After that it will cost $60 at the door. Get yours today at  http://www.marscon.com (but again, if you’d like a free badge, you could always be a Table 27 volunteer).

This year’s Main Stage line-up!

 

I’ve updated the Dementia Track Schedule; We’re looking for volunteers for Table 27, earn a free weekend MarsCon 2012 badge for helping, see the updated Other Events page for details; And in the Fundraiser Shop we’ve added the MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER 3-CD ALBUM, available as an MP3 download for $20, or as a 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30! It features 4 hours worth of the best live concert moments from MarsCon 2011! Check out the track list, and then order yours now!

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER 3-CD/MP3 ALBUM TRACK LIST:

DISC A:

1. Friday intro
2. Get Our Geek On – Possible Oscar
3. At The Con (full band arrangement) – Possible Oscar
4. Internet Trio – Possible Oscar
5. Fandom Dazzle – the great Luke Ski
6. It’s Good To Be The King – the great Luke Ski, featuring Devo Spice, Insane Ian, and Jared Ringold
7. Applause for no reason
8. Blasted Bill gets served again
9. Worm Quartet intro
10. Great Idea For A Song – Worm Quartet
11. Moisture chant
12. I like this con for some reason
13. Vampire Penguins – Worm Quartet
14. The Ballad Of Dr. Stopp – Worm Quartet
15. Dead Fragglz – Worm Quartet, featuring Possible Oscar
16. Meta chanting
17. Friday outro
18. Saturday intro
19. Son Of A Witch – Toyboat
20. Fox News Blues – Toyboat
21. Would You Like To Play A Game? – Toyboat
22. Shut up, Ian!
23. Good Advice – TV’s Kyle
24. Shaggy And His Super Chair – TV’s Kyle
25. High School Makes Everyone Uncomfortable – TV’s Kyle
26. King Of Kong – TV’s Kyle, featuring Alchav and Devo Spice
27. Breaking legs and rhetorical questions
28. Black Water (BP Version) – Steve Goodie

DISC B:

1. The Nascar Song – Steve Goodie
2. Avada Kedavra – Steve Goodie and Nuclear Bubble Wrap
3. Burning Ambitions – Nuclear Bubble Wrap
4. I Never Go To Work – Nuclear Bubble Wrap
5. Inyourendo – Nuclear Bubble Wrap
6. Southwest breaks Mac Minis
7. He’s Good – Cirque du So What?
8. T&A VHS Rental-Rama – Cirque du So What?
9. A Precious Moment – Cirque du So What?
10. Cake balls final tally
11. Nothin’ But A Geek Thang – Devo Spice, featuring Worm Quartet
12. Half-Assed Rapper – Devo Spice
13. Show up on Sunday, dammit!
14. Roadtripper – Carrie Dahlby
15. Party Bus video game
16. Jabba Jive – Carrie Dahlby
17. Blasted Bill is punderful
18. And so a meme was born
19. Awww, shucks!
20. Party Bus Round 2
21. Towels
22. A Geek Like Me – DJ Particle
23. Mary Sue – Beth Kinderman
24. Steve Austin
25. Austin, you’re my hero!
26. CHOMPCHOMPCHOMP – Smashy Claw
27. Steve’s 3rd weirdest gig ever
28. Wal-Mart – Steve Goodie
29. I’m Thinkin’ ‘Bout Nailin’ Sarah Palin – Steve Goodie
30. 80’s Chords – Rob Balder
31. Tile Spam happy cow
32. I’m Not Your Personal I.T. Guy – Devo Spice
33. Jace never goes to work
34. Konami tile
35. Pac-Man Is Naked And So Should You – Worm Quartet

DISC C:

1. Short Bus Suite (2011 Version) – Worm Quartet
2. Bunny’s Big Day – BaldBox
3. Party Bus outro
4. Still A Fan – Break Man Z
5. Dead Egyptian Blues – Brett Glass
6. Why Having Kids Is Fun – Gifted Gear
7. Citrus Betrayal – Soggy Potato Chips
8. The Last Cup Of Coffee – Soggy Potato Chips
9. Murdering The Vegetables – Soggy Potato Chips
10. Inserting a quarter
11. Baby Cthulhu – Gifted Gear
12. A River In Egypt – Smashy Claw
13. Waking Up Is Hard To Do – Brett Glass
14. Fondled By The T.S.A. – Jeff Reuben
15. Could It Be You? – DJ Particle
16. Achievement Unlocked – Insane Ian
17. Ian is professional
18. MvL – Insane Ian, featuring Odd Austin and TV’s Kyle
19. Pikachu (EVGM Version) – Insane Ian
20. DiG DuG – Insane Ian
21. Weird Al Didn’t Write This Song – Devo Spice
22. If I Had The Copyright (The F-Word Song) (Bleepin’ Byron Edit) – DJ Particle, featuring Byron Lee
23. Blow ‘Em Away – Brett Glass
24. Mahna Mahna – Puppet Show
25. Happy Boy – Toyboat
26. Zombies On Your Lawn – Carrie Dahlby
27. Sunday outro
28. C.O.G. Predicts The End Of The World! – Consortium Of Genius

Order yours in the Fundraiser Shop right now!