MarsCon 2006, Final Report
Marscon 2006 Final Report
I know this has been a bit delayed, however, it is FINALLY up. Apologies for the delay, however, between new-daddyhood and other commitments, time has been in short supply.
Sqotty MacKlingon in the Rakehell Party Room.
Okay, I have to say something about the shirt I am wearing. It was a hit with nearly everyone at the con (there were two exceptions...no names, but initials are S an T).
As for the rest of the pics, please click on the thumbnails to see full-sized images. I try to be respectful of people's bandwidth, as not everyone has broadband, and in some areas, even dialup can be slower than molasses.
79k JPEG Winged Dancer - this was a fine costume created (and worn) by one of the local belly dancers.
86k JPEG Angie and Holly - recent recruits onto the IKV Rakehell.
76k JPEG My daughter, Anna, with Fluffy.
What's Fluffy going to do when Anna starts talking and calls him "Uncle Fluffy?"
Fluffy is with the World Defense Force, which put on one heckuva great party room, celebrating the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. It was so dark in their party room, illuminaed by blacklight, I didn't want to disturb the ambiance, so no pics. Sorry.
The WDF also sponsored a very successful blood drive. Unfortunately, some of us, by having served our country overseas, are no longer allowed to give blood. :-(
88k JPEG The lovely Mrs. Hansen with Anna in front of the Doctor Who party room. The entry was set up to look like the door of the TARDIS.
120k JPEG Anna and the Dalek. No, you cannot exterminate my daughter!
This is an inflatable Dalek. Very cool toy. Kind of wish I had one.
66k JPEG Another shot of the inflatable Dalek.
We now hear into Masquarade Land...
56k JPEG Igor, from "Young Frankenstein".
67k JPEG Doctor Who and the Dalek. Okay, they were having way too much fun with the inflatible Dalek. Including a chase scene to the Benny Hill theme.
63k JPEG Be afraid, be very afraid. Patrick as a Klingon all ready for bed.
This costume received "Best Theme" for Marscon (the theme was "Things that go bump in the night"). Patrick has been doing a number of theme based costumes in the Twin Cities for a number of years, and is always good for a few laughs. This one, however, was truly frightening.
69k JPEG Amadela and Leia, by Angie and Holly. They received "Best of Show."
61k JPEG The Undiscovered Country, by the Rakehell's own, Qob, as the "Smiley of Death". Bill received an award for Best Journeyman, and deserved it.
Bill has also been costuming in the twin cities area and is top notch, and like Patrick, is always good for a laugh.
After the Masquarade, it's back to party room...The IKV Rakehell won "Best Party Room" this year. The WDF put on a great show, however, as they won best party last year, they were eliminated from the competion.
59k JPEG Rakehell Party Room...scaring the party goers.
85k JPEG Rakehell Party Room. Mary.
79k JPEG Rakehell Party Room. The Fearless Captain of the Rakehell.
113k JPEG Rakehell Party Room. Even I get the "willies" in this room. Okay, this was when Patrick strolled into the room.
115k JPEG Patrick and Sqotty in the Rakehell Party Room.
106k JPEG This is a real, functioning, jet pack. It was loaned to the MarsCon Science Room for the con. It really works and costs more than a couple of grand for a few seconds of flight.
96k JPEG This is me in the jet pack. I want one!
Here we are as the Super Family. Okay, I had my arm twisted to do this one...but it was worth it.
There was a lot that went on at the con...autograph sessions with the guests, belly dancing during the Masquerade, including lessons, panels on variety of topics, as well as many fun parties (which I should have taken pictures of as well).
Also a lot of fun people and general silliness.
Check out my other reports on the con at:
If you have never before been to a MarsCon, consider coming out for it next year.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for the next convention report - BayCon, the Return of Sqotty MacKlingon.