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..

2 NEW ACTS ANNOUNCED: STEVE GOODIE & JEFF WHITMIRE!
With the announcement of the nominees for the 2019 Logan Awards being held at MarsCon, 2 of the nominees asked if they could come out and perform concerts as well as be in the Logans ceremony, and I was able to squeeze them in! So catch Steve Goodie on Friday night closing out our block, and new-to-MarsCon performer Jeff Whitmire on Sunday afternoon!

2019 FUND RAISER ONLY AT 70% TOWARDS ITS INITIAL GOAL!
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We are still $201 away from hitting our initial goal, and MarsCon is only 10 DAYS AWAY! (as of me updating this on February 19th) We need to sell at least 11 more copies of this year’s MP3 album for $20 to make it, so please consider purchasing a copy, 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 3 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 3 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:
STEFFENY MESSINGER of “MY PARENTS FAVORITE MUSIC”
JEFF WHITMIRE

And returning favorites:
CARRIE DAHLBY
INSANE IAN
THE LIBRARY BARDS
THE GREAT LUKE SKI
POWER SALAD
STEVE GOODIE

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 – 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

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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 – 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! 😀

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 – 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

MarsCon 2016 Podcast Round-up!

MarsCon 2016 was a “Mighty” success! Here’s all the podcasts that covered the weekend’s festivities, so you can relive what all went down!

Kyle & Luke Talk About Toons – Episode #63: Show Me Your Finest Dolphins
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with TV’s Kyle, Luke Ski, Lindsay Smith a.k.a. Lindzilla, & Carrie Dahlby
recorded Sunday morning at MarsCon 2016 in front of a live studio audience!
3-6-2016 – http://ognetworks.tv/c/kyleandluke/show/62ac56a2644bac34e2c3adb18a7c03fb

The Funny Music Podcast – Episode #299 – with Devo Spice and Luke Ski
3-10-2016 – http://www.thefump.com/podcast_episode.php?id=1277

The Insider – Episode #110 –  with Devo Spice, featuring Insane Ian
3-22-2015 – http://devospice.com/insider_public/insider_110.mp3

Luke & Carrie’s Bad Rapport
– Episode #123: Enthusiastic, Sober, and Paying Attention

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4-2-2016 – with Carrie Dahlby & Luke Ski
http://badrapport.com/2016/04/02/episode-123-enthusiastic-sober-and-paying-attention

MarsCon 2016 Dementia Track acts, events, & Fund Raiser announced!

MARSCON 2016
March 4th thru 6th, 2016
Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America – Bloomington, MN
Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com
Main Convention website: http://marscon.org/2016/index.php

We’re proud to announce our Main Stage concert line-up for MarsCon 2016…

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THE GREAT LUKE SKI

As requested by the Con Chair, Jolene Hardy, this year’s Music GoH is none other than the man who through sheer will and obnoxious audacity manifested the MarsCon Dementia Track into existence over a decade ago, the great Luke Ski. He’s “The Dr. Demento Show’s” most requested act of the 21st Century, and he’s won 2 Logan Awards for Oustanding Song Parody. Currently working as a Storyboarder, Writer, and Voice-Over artist at Cartoon Network on “Mighty MagiSwords”, he’s taking time off from Turner to bring his nerdy comedy music back to his favorite convention ever in a 1-hour concert on Saturday afternoon!

Special Event: The LOGAN AWARDS

Whitney Avalon's Logan Award 2014 200The 6th Annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music is a concert and award ceremony celebrating the best in comedy music from the year 2015. Awards will be given out in the categories of Outstanding Parody Song, Outstanding Original Comedy Song, and Outstanding Comedy Music Video. We’ll be showing the videos and performing the songs live on stage, and handing out the three awards to the winners at the end. For details on this year’s jury and nominees, visit the Logan Awards website.

Returning favorite comedy music acts performing on the main stage:

STEVE GOODIE
CARLA ULBRICH
DINO-MIKE
KATIE GOODMAN
DEVO SPICE
SCHÄFFER THE DARKLORD
RAYMOND & SCUM
TV’S KYLE featuring LINDZILLA
POWER SALAD
INSANE IAN

To learn more about our acts, visit the Performers page.
Other events include:
DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING
with commentary by J.P. Tuesday & Duke ‘Flyboy’ DuJour
KYLE & LUKE TALK ABOUT TOONS live podcast panel
THE FuMP JUKEBOX concert
DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN concert
For details on these, visit the Other Events page.

THE MARSCON 2016 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER MP3 ALBUM!

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For just $20, this nearly 4-hour MP3 download album features highlights from all the live main stage concerts of MarsCon 2015! The funds raised go to cover the hotel room costs of all the non-Guest-of-Honor comedy music acts of MarsCon 2016. To buy it now, go to the Shop page. To hear a FREE 30-MINUTE PREVIEW of the album, listen to or download Episode 450 of Devo Spice’s podcast ‘Manic Mondays’.

REGISTRATION for MarsCon 2016 is $65 at the door. So get psyched for another awesome year of the MarsCon Dementia Track!

Thanks, and I hope to see you all at MarsCon 2016!
~ Luke Ski,
Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track

MarsCon 2015 Video & Podcast Coverage Round-Up

MarsCon 2015 is in the history books, and it was glorious! Thanks so much to everyone who came and made MarsCon 2015 another kick-ass year of fun, comedy, and music! 😀 To start out our coverage round-up, here’s a couple of VIDEOS courtesy of Jered Perez.

Here’s this year’s Opening Ceremonies sketch, written by the great Luke Ski, with additional jokes by Tony Goldmark, and starring Luke Ski, Sara Trice, Earl Luckes, Kevin Quigley, Bill Putt, Heather Quigley, Tony Goldmark, and Carrie Dahlby:
http://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10204208913570066

Here’s the Dementia Smackdown Wrestling MarsCon 2015 Battle Royal, hosted by Commissioner J.P. Tuesday and Duke ‘Flyboy’ DuJour:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jMyuHWavHg

Per usual, a whole bunch of PODCASTS were either recorded at MarsCon, or are recapping MarsCon upon returning home. I’ll be adding to this list below as they are posted.

– The Funny Music Podcast: Episode 247
3/12/2015 – http://www.thefump.com/podcast_episode.php?id=1224

– Kyle And Luke Talk About Toons: Episode 38 – Luke Fails Upward
3/14/2015 – http://ognetworks.tv/c/kyleandluke/show/156d616f740cfe8d451d979bd588bb31

– The Flopcast: Episode #149 – Live At MarsCon 2015: The Flop Game
3/15/2015 – http://flopcast.net/149.html

– Luke And Carries Bad Rapport: Episode 116 – Moonlight Over Winfield And Burbank
3/17/2015 – http://badrapport.com/2015/03/17/episode-116-moonlight-over-winfield-and-burbank/

The Flopcast:  Episode #150 – MarsCon 2015 Part 2: Enjoy Your Inflatable Instrument
3/22/2015 – http://flopcast.net/150.html

The Flopcast:  Episode #151 – MarsCon 2015 Part 3: Nun Cookies
3/29/2015 – http://flopcast.net/151.html

PS: The MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track Fund Raiser surpassed it’s goal due to some very generous people who donated large sums of money outside of the CD/MP3 album sales drive! 😀 Thanks so much to them and to everyone who donated! 😀

 

Get the MarsCon 2015 cartoon T-shirt NOW! Also, the Fund Raiser is stuck at 76%!

MarsCon 2015 cartoon t-shirt web 1400I’d like to apologize for not getting this year’s MarsCon Dementia Track cartoon t-shirt done any earlier than now. I have been multitasking like crazy for the past month, mostly working on MarsCon-related things. The good news is, it is up for sale now, the bad news is, if you want to have one to wear at MarsCon this year, you’ll need to ORDER IT RIGHT NOW, or at least in the next couple of days (I recommend by February 18th at the latest). Again, I apologize for the delay, and I hope you all will pick up the cartoon shirt, as well as the new color MDT logo t-shirt also available at the Dementia Radio Spreadshirt pageClick here to go to the T-Shirt page for details and to see a larger image of the cartoon.

MarsCon_logo_vectorIn other news, the MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track Fund Raiser has been stalled out at 76% for over 2 weeks! Please help us hit our goal by ordering your own copy of this year’s Fund Raiser album today!

Once again, I’ve compiled almost 4 hours of highlights from MarsCon 2014‘s Main Stage comedy music concerts and the Dementia Fan Showcase onto a 3-CD set and as a downloadable MP3 album. The funds raised by these albums will go towards paying for the hotel rooms of the non-Guest-Of-Honor MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track performers.

Buy the 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30 here:
http://marscondementia.com/product/marscon-2015-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set-2/

Buy the MP3 download only version for $20 here:
http://marscondementia.com/product/marscon-2015-dementia-track-fund-raiser-3-cd-set/

FREE 40-MINUTE PREVIEW:
http://badrapport.com/2015/01/13/episode-114-5-marscon-2015-dementia-track-fund-raiser-preview/

We do intend to put all the previous year’s albums up in the recently reconfigured Shop page. As soon as they are up in there, we will let everybody know.