MarsCon 2010 Dementia Track T-shirt, Events, & Update!

ORDER YOUR MARSCON 2010 DEMENTIA TRACK T-SHIRT!

The full color MarsCon 2010 Dementia Track Dark Lords T-Shirt is now available! Order yours now, so you can have it shipped to you before you leave for the convention (because they won’t be available for sale at the convention). THE FRONT is a full color cartoon image of all of the 2010 Dementia Track performers as famous Dark Lords & Femme Fatales (illustrated by Luke Ski), THE BACK is a list of all of this year’s actsYou can also order previous year’s shirts there (Alien Invaders & Video Games), as well as MarsCon Dementia Fun Bus and Dementia Radio T-Shirts. You can also order previous year’s shirts there (Alien Invaders & Video Games), as well as MarsCon Dementia Fun Bus and Dementia Radio T-Shirts.

https://dementiaradio.spreadshirt.com/marscon

(Note: None of the proceeds from these MDT shirts are going to myself, MarsCon, the Dementia Track Fund Raiser, nor Dementia Radio. The charges are just the minimum amount the SpeadShirt company charges for making their products. We just wanted cool t-shirts to wear.)

THE SPACE ODDITY BREW CLUB & PUB!

Last year Beth Kinderman and her funny folky bretheren debuted the Space Oddity Brew Club & Pub on the 13th floor, to offer an alternative to the electric dementia of the main stage, so those of a filkier vein can see some acoustic shows, and it was a big success! They’re bringing it back again for 2010, so here are some details on it from Beth herself: Thursday there will be a music circle either in our party room or elsewhere in the hotel. This is made possible by Gifted Gear and his family. We’ll start around 8 p.m. and go until everybody crashes. We’ll provide water, soda, and some light refreshments for anybody playing or listening at the circle.  Friday the party will open after opening ceremonies for board and card gaming, music circle number two, and general hanging out, lasting until late. Saturday we’ll be open during the Masquerade for those who would rather hang out, play games, and/or play music during that time. There will be concerts after that, on the following schedule:
9:30 pm – Gifted Gear
10:00 pm  – Beth Kinderman & the Player Characters
11:00 pm – Feng Shui Ninjas
12:00 pm – Toyboat
1:00 pm – The Potential Slayers

We’ll stay open afterwards for music and conversation! On Friday and Saturday we’ll have keg beer and various types of homebrew, appetizer-y stuff, cookies, and who knows what else. Various board and card games will also be available – or table/chair space if you’d like to bring your own. We are very grateful to the people who have donated money, time, or food to the party already. However, we’re only about halfway to our goal, so please check out this link for information on how to donate if you are so inclined.

THE DEMENTIA RADIO ROOM PARTY!

Once again back is the incredible Dementia Radio Room Party! This year it’ll be in Room 1313 (right next to Party Rob Balder’s ERFWORLD Room Party in Room 1314). There will be drinks and snacks, comedy music, casting over the internet airwaves on Dementia Radio, and our annual installment of Dementia Smackdown Wrestling! Come see our virtual combatants face off on the digital screen and cheer for your favorite MarsCon 2010 Dementia Track act! Live commentary provided by DSW Commissioner J.P. Tuesday and Duke “Flyboy” DuJour! Day & time of DSW is TBA, we’ll put up signs in the Dementia Radio Room Party once we figure it out. And while you’re on the 13th floor, don’t forget to visit KARAOKE JOE’S in Room 1306 where Ben, Dov, and the crew will be serving up Karaoke until the break of dawn and beyond, and THE A.V. CLUB movie room in Room 1340 where Earl ‘Wyngarde’ Luckes will be playing cinematic delights to tantalize your eyes!

MYSTERY SPATULA THEATRE 11: “DUNGEONS & DRAGONS”, WITH BONUS LIVE SHORT!

Saturday morning at 10:00 am in the A.V. Club Movie Room (Room 1340) we will again be showing an episode of Mystery Spatula Theatre 11, this time it’s “Dungeons and Dragons” starring Jeremy Irons. This episode was released a few years ago, so to provide some new MST11 content for all of you, Matt, Carrie, and Luke Ski will end the 2-hour block by riffing live on a new short! It’s a safety-in-the-workplace film from the 70’s, and it’s ripe for the riffing! (Short with live riffing will start at approx. 11:40 am) So come on out and start your day with Mystery Spatula Theatre 11, or Jeremy Irons will come to your house and yell angrily at you!

THE DEMENTIA FAN SHOWCASE!

The one and only DJ PARTICLE will host this event that puts YOU in the spotlight! Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in Karaoke Joe’s (on the 13th floor), it’ll be your chance to get up in front of the crowd and show your demented stuff! Are you an up and coming dementia artist with some songs to sing? Are you a Karaoke fanatic who loves to sing your favorite funny tunes? Do you and your friends want to do a lip-sync to the latest demented hit? Then this is the show for you! If you’d like to sign up, just show up and bring any background music you need to perform with either on CD or in MP3 format on a Flash Drive. We’ll put your name in a hat along with our other participants, and we’ll pull names out at random to determine the order of our first rotation. Once we’ve gotten through the first rotation, we’ll go through it again giving people who want to more chances to perform. So bring your talent and creativity to Karaoke Joe’s on Sunday morning, and be a Dementia Star! 😀

THE FUND RAISER STILL EXISTS…

Yes, we did hit our initial goal with the MarsCon 2010 Dementia Track Fund Raiser, and for that we are very grateful. There are however other expenses involved with the dementia track, so if you never got around to ordering a copy of the CD/MP3 sets, you still can and help out the track. You can find the ordering links and details at the Fund Raiser Shop at MarsCon Dementia dot com: http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop/

CIRQUE DU SO WHAT?

Over the past 5 years, ShoEboX of Worm Quartet, Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, and Chris Mezzolesta of Power Salad have been secretly writing sketch comedy material together, which they recently got together and recorded, and after a fortnight of furious mixing and mastering by audio God Mezzolesta, is finally ready to be unleashed on an unwitting public. At MarsCon 2010, the debut sketch comedy album by dementia super-group “Cirque du So What?” titled “Procrastinators of the Apocalypse” will be released. Pre-order the CD now at http://www.cirquedusowhat.net and you’ll receive a special bonus disc with 20 minutes of additional sketches and outtakes. You’ll be able to pick up your copy of the album and the bonus disc at MarsCon (we’ll refund you for the shipping cost). So order now at http://www.baconnipples.com , uh, I mean, http://www.cirquedusowhat.net , yeah, there. See our first ever live performance on Saturday Night at 10:00 pm on the Main Stage following the Masquerade. Note: Rated R like a mofo. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NM8e8uCsqac

DID I FORGET ANYTHING?

If there’s anything you need to know, go check out the Official MarsCon website, http://www.marscon.org , and the MarsCon Dementia Track website, http://www.marscondementia.com . See you all in 12 days. 🙂

~ Luke Ski, Co-Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track

Schedule re-changes

It turns out that Chris Waffle of “Hot Waffles” will be able to attend MarsCon this year! 🙂 So we’ve added the solo version of his act “The Chris Waffle Experience” to the schedule on Sunday from 2:30 pm to 2:45 pm, just before the Dementia Smackdown which will now be from 2:45 pm to 4:00 pm.

Raymond and Scum unfortunately had to cancel their appearance at MarsCon this year. (Jeff Smith will be in attendance filming for his forthcoming documentary on the comedy music scene.)

Also, due to a booked Saturday night gig in NYC, Schäffer the Darklord’s show has been moved to Friday night. So please refer to the Dementia Track Schedule page of this site for the revised schedule. Thank you.

The MarsCon 2010 Dementia Track Fund Raiser CD/MP3 set is now on sale!

The set is comprised of tracks recorded live at MarsCon 2009, and includes music by Rob Balder, Possible Oscar, Positive Attitude, The Nick Atoms, Devo Spice, Worm Quartet, Power Salad, the great Luke Ski, MC Lars, The Feng Shui Ninjas, Wally Pleasant, participants in the Dementia Fan Showcase, DJ Particle, Carrie Dahlby, Marc Gunn, W. Randy Hoffman, Beth Kinderman, Soggy Potato Chips, and Insane Ian.

If you’re interested in hearing a PREVIEW of the 2010 Fund Raiser set, I’ve created a special 30 minute PodCast that you can listen to and/or download for free by CLICKING HERE.

The Mars Con 2010 Dementia Track Fund Raiser: 3-CD set – $30.00
(An optional MP3 download of all tracks is included with purchase. Price includes shipping)

The Mars Con 2010 Dementia Track Fund Raiser: MP3 Download Only – $20.00
(Contains all the tracks from the CD version. Length: just under 4 hours)

For the track listing and more details, CLICK HERE.

MST11: Mission to MarsCon!



It’s the world premiere of the newest episode of our MST3K parody tribute series, “Mystery Spatula Theater 11”! In this episode, the test kitchen satellite captives are subjected to 2000’s “Mission To Mars”, which both got approval from NASA and was called “doo-doo” by CNN. Join Chef Max Dunham (Matt Duhan), wisecracking droids Petra Servo (Carrie Dahlby) and Spork Q. Robot (the great Luke Ski), mad scientists Dr. Mushmeyer (Curtis_Lemay) and Dr. Fran Tastic (Carrie Dahlby), and a random NASA scientist (the great Luke Ski) for this celluloid atrocity. We will be serving free breakfast foods, so get up early and have a nosh and a laugh! At MarsCon (http://www.marscon.com), this Saturday morning at 10:00 am in the AV Club Room 1306. Hope to see you there!

Main Stage Dementia Concert Schedule

INVASION MARSCON!

MARSCON 2009
Bloomington, MN – Holiday Inn Select

(suburb of Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN)
March 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2009

Announcing, the MARSCON 2009 DEMENTIA TRACK!

It’s time for another weekend of awesome comedy music concerts by some excellent new faces and some returning favorites.

CLICK HERE to read the list of our 2009 Dementia Track PERFORMING ARTISTS!

CLICK HERE to read the 2009 Dementia Track  SCHEDULE!

Other Dementia Track (and other related) events include the following:

OPENING CEREMONIES

Earl “Wyngarde” Luckes and the great Luke Ski, intrepid co-chairs of the Dementia Track, will be performing in another opening ceremonies sketch that I’m sure will be hilarious once we actually write the thing. Hey, we still got time, no problem!

The DEMENTIA RADIO ROOM PARTY!

“Blasted Bill” Putt and the crew from the awesome 24-hour a day streaming audio internet station “Dementia Radio Dot Org” are returning to MarsCon again to throw another rocking party on Friday and Saturday night on the infamous 13th floor! There will be music! Snacks! Alcohol! Mayhem! Cheese Whiz! Cleavage! Rob Balder committing mayhem with cheese whiz on cleavage! So be sure to stop by and spend some time there when perusing all the parties on the 13th floor!

The SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB!

Here’s the scoop from Beth herself: “We believe that conventions are nothing without three crucial things – fun games, great music, and good beer – and we aim to provide you with all three of them in abundance.  Join us on Friday night after opening ceremonies for open board and card gaming, and enjoy milk and cookies with Gamer Bedtime Stories at midnight as we invite you to tell us all about the exploits of your favorite roleplaying characters.  But the real action comes on Saturday night after the Masquerade, when we’ll be hosting acoustic concerts by five great acts: Beth Kinderman & The Player Characters, Toyboat, Feng Shui Ninjas, Karl Brown, and Gifted Gear. Drop by to try a fun new game, meet friendly geeks, join an open music circle, or sample our beer on tap!” For more info (and to help them out with a donation), visit their website.

“MYSTERY SPATULA THEATER 11: MISSION TO MARS”

Saturday at 10:00 am in the MarsCon AV Club Movie Room (on the 13th floor), come join us for breakfast (yes, we will have breakfast foods there for you all) and the WORLD PREMIERE of another MST3K-parody riffing of a horrible movie. From the year 2000, it’s Disney’s “Mission To Mars”! It’s the only movie ever referred to as “Doo-doo” by CNN! It features Matt Duhan as our trapped-on-a-satellite chef Max Dunham, Carrie Dahlby as red droid Petra Servo and mad scientist Dr. Fran Tastic, the great Luke Ski as gold droid Spork Q. Robot, and Cutris_Lemay as mad scientist Dr. Mushmeyer. Join us! Won’t you?

The DEMENTIA FAN SHOWCASE

The one and only DJ Particle will host this event that puts YOU in the spotlight! Sunday morning at 11:00 AM in the Karaoke Room, it’ll be your chance to get up in front of the crowd and show your demented stuff! Are you an up and coming dementia artist with some songs to sing? Are you a Karaoke fanatic who loves to sing your favorite funny tunes? Do you and your friends want to do a lip-sync to the latest demented hit? Then this is the show for you! If you’d like to sign up, just CONTACT US and send us a message letting us know who you are and what you intend to do in the show. So come on and join in the fun, because it’s your turn to be a dementia star!

The MarsCon 2009 DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN!

Sunday at 2:00 pm, we have our popular traditional pre-Closing-Ceremonies concert, the Dementia Smackdown! Bear witness to nearly all of our performers getting on stage and taking turns performing cover versions of comedy music hits of the past and present, possibly with some surprises thrown in! Don’t miss it!

The FuMP SIDESHOW!

Sunday at 3:30 pm, to close out the weekend, the Funny Music Project website (a.k.a. ‘The FuMP’, http://www.thefump.com) presents a round-robin concert featuring performers from the FuMP Sideshow! We’ll have tunes from DJ Particle, Soggy Potato Chips, Insane Ian, Beth Kinderman, and W. Randy Hoffman.

And of course, there’s THE REST OF THE CONVENTION!

A gigantic amount of thanks goes out to MarsCon for allowing us crazies to have our dementia track as a part of their excellent convention. Everyone on the staff is friendly, helpful, and eager to make sure you’re going to have the best experience possible at MarsCon. So be sure to show them your appreciation, and take a look at all the other great guests, panels, events, and parties happening at MarsCon 2008 (the Karaoke room has always been a favorite of mine). For all the details on this year’s convention, visit their website, MarsCon.com . They also have a MySpace page . If you’re on LiveJournal, be sure to sign up for the LJ community: marscondementia .


WHERE and WHEN?

The Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, MN (in the Twin Cities, next to the Airport and the Mall of America) on March 6th, 7th, & 8th, 2009.
Convention hotel info page: http://marscon.org/2009/hotel/index.php

HOW MUCH?

It will be $55.00 at the door for a full weekend badge.
Single-day badge prices are as follows:
Friday – $20.00
Saturday – $30.00
Sunday – $20.00

Convention registration page: http://marscon.org/2009/registration/index.php


HELP SUPPORT THE DEMENTIA TRACK

Just a reminder that the MarsCon 2009 Dementia Track Fundraiser CD Sets are still for sale. We’re still short in reaching our goal of covering the hotel room costs for our non-GoH out-of-town Dementia Track performers. If you can afford it, it would help us out if you could purchase a copy on CD or MP3 from our website, MarsCon Dementia Dot Com. The 2009 edition comes in 4 different versions to choose from, ranging in price from $15 to $30, each one a great collection of at least 2 and a half hours of live concert tracks recorded at MarsCon 2008. We also still have a few copies left of the 2008 and 2007 CDs. They make great Inauguration gifts. Can you order them? Yes, you can!

Thanks for reading everyone, I’ll see you there. Because…

YOU’RE GOING TO MARSCON!

~ the great Luke Ski, co-chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track

Newcomers to the MarsCon Dementia Track

This year’s newcoming performers to the MarsCon Dementia Track are:

Music Guest Of Honor

WALLY PLEASANT

Nercore Rap Mega-star

MC LARS

And from the other end of the Great Lakes:

POSITIVE ATTITUDE

Many of your regular fan favorite comedy music acts are going to return as well, stay tuned to this website for the forthcoming schedule, which we hope to have finalized and posted before Thanksgiving.