Other cool things going on in and around the MarsCon Dementia Track you should know about include…
TABLE 27: the official merch table of the MarsCon Dementia Track!
– Open just before, during, & just after the concerts – location: just outside Main Stage
Bring cash. Bring lots of cash. I mean, we do accept credit cards, but we prefer cash. The point is, it might take you a while to sift through the dozens of albums for sale by the performers of MarsCon, muttering to yourself “got it, need it, need it, got it, got it, need it, got it”, but it’ll be worth the effort when you walk away from the table with your fingers spread wide to hold your digitally encoded comedy music bounty. No wonder MarsCon has become THE place where every act wants to drop their new album. Table 27 is located just outside the main stage room where all the performances are happening, and will be open during the main stage Dementia Track concerts.
SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB!
– Room party, Friday & Saturday night – location: 11th floor, Room 1111
Once again, Beth Kinderman and her friends bring you two nights of geeky fun at MarsCon, featuring music circles, snacks and drinks, and board and card games in a comfortable, laid-back space. They’ll be open from 7 pm until ‘late’, and they’ll have a P.A. system there, so if any of the dementia or nerdcore acts want to come in and plug in their backing track devices, you can do a spontaneous show! Please drop by to sing a song, share a pint, learn a game, or chat with your friends! For more details and to donate to help make the party happen, visit their Facebook page and their fundraiser page.
DEMENTIA WATER AEROBICS with Kornflake!
– 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Saturday and Sunday – location: Pool
Current co-host of “The Flopcast” the always effervescent ‘Kornflake’ adds to the geek fitness events happening at MarsCon by leading 2 different one-hour sessions of water aerobics, doing workouts set to some of the best comedy music of the past year and beyond! She’s a certified instructor, and these sessions will be done at a beginners/intermediate level. It’s happening Saturday & Sunday at 10:00 am. So get up, get wet, get fit, and get wacky with Kornflake!
DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING!
– Saturday, Noon – location: Anime/YA (Hawks Ridge IV) 2nd floor
Every year Dementia Radio DJ and pro wrestling fan Jered Perez uses the latest WWE video games to create avatars of all of the acts appearing at the MarsCon Dementia Track. Then he records them fighting against one another in a 30 minute Battle Royal to see who will be crowned the champion of “Dementia Smackdown Wrestling”! So come root for your favorite act, and witness the virtual violence and senseless slaughter for silly supremacy! Featuring live commentary by DSW commentators Commissioner J.P. Tuesday (Jered Perez) and Duke ‘Flyboy’ DuJour (Luke Ski). Snap into it! Oooh yeah!
THE 9th ANNUAL LOGAN WHITEHURST MEMORIAL AWARDS
FOR EXCELLENCE IN COMEDY MUSIC – a.k.a. “THE LOGAN AWARDS”
– Saturday, 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – location: Main Stage
The Logan Awards are presented by The Funny Music Project annually, in these three categories:
Outstanding Original Comedy Song
Outstanding Parody Song
Outstanding Comedy Music Video
The comedy music fans submitted their favorite songs and videos from the calendar year of 2018 to our website, and then our 6 Jurors (comprised of 3 established fans and 3 comedy music artists) chose their favorites from that list. From that the 5 official nominees from each category are tabulated and announced, and a ceremony / concert is held where as many as the nominated acts that can attend show up to perform these songs live, as well as us showing the 5 nominated music videos. The ceremony / concert concludes with awarding the 3 winners in each category with their trophy. This year’s Logan Awards were chaired and will be hosted by MarsCon regular “Insane Ian” Bonds, and some of the nominees who will be performing their nominated songs live during this year’s ceremony / concert include Steve Goodie, Beth Kinderman and the Player Characters, Power Salad, the great Luke Ski, and Jeff Whitmire.
The Logan Awards are named in honor of the late Logan Whitehurst who left us far to early in 2006. He was a brilliant, talented, and hilarious, and he is very missed. One of his most popular songs is titled and is about a “Robot Cat”, which inspired our trophy design. For more on Logan Whitehurst and the Awards, visit LoganAwards.com .
THE FuMP JUKEBOX!
– Sunday, 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm – location: Main Stage
featuring Beth Kinderman, Alex Rasey, Brett Glass, Karl Brown, Angela Brett, & The Gernsback Continuum (Dave Stagner, Justin Hartley, & Dennis Maddix)
In the history of the MarsCon Dementia Track, we’ve had over 50 different comedy music acts perform, and unfortunately there just isn’t enough Main Stage time to give everybody a 30 minute main stage concert every year. That’s why we added to the schedule a show called the FuMP JUKEBOX, in which some of our returning regulars and new faces from the Funny Music Project website & the FuMP Sideshow who didn’t get main stage concerts this year will have a chance to get up on stage and do one of their songs for the awesome MarsCon audience.
THE DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN!
– Sunday, 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm – location: Main Stage
Our traditional ending to the best weekend ever for fans of comedy music, the Dementia Smackdown will once again feature almost all of our weekend’s performers coming back to the stage one last time to perform cover versions of well known comedy songs, both by established legends, and by each other. The only word to describe it is ‘legenda-epic-awesome-ary’!