Archive for the ‘MarsCon’ Category

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Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

MarsCon 2011 has come and gone. To start off with, a good time was had by all (and if you didn't have fun, that's your own fault, not mine!). Alexis Cruz, the Media Guest of Honor, was a cordial guest who was very personable and hung out in the party ...

MarsCon 2010 After Event Reprot

Friday, March 12th, 2010

Elements of the IKV Rakehell descended on the Holiday Inn, Bloomington, a day early for MarsCon 2010 in order to set up the ship's party room. Much decorating was done by the crew, with dinner afterwards. On Friday, the first day of the convention, many of the crew members were there ...

MarsCon 2009 Report

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Well, it's over. MarsCon 2009 has happened and we're now back at home. We had a good time. I've posted a full report on the Quadrant Website, including photos. Hopefully I'll be able to get the video edited over the next few days, but am not counting on it. Now all ...

MarsCon 2008 Videos Online Now

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

Finally, after getting past the audio syncing problem with one of the clips, I have completed the videos and uploaded them to YouTube. Faces of British troops have been digitized. MarsCon 2008 Part 1 [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=STb536Lot5Y] MarsCon 2008 Part 2 [flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gva82d5ntww] Enjoy

MarsCon 2008 and the British Invasion

Friday, March 7th, 2008

MarsCon 2008 took place over the Leap Year Weekend of February 29th through March 2nd at the Holiday Inn Select in Bloomington, MN. MarsCon is mid-sized event with an attendance of about 850, which is up a bit from last year, and does not include the spontaneous British Invasion ...

MarsCon 2007 Photos

Sunday, March 18th, 2007

Finally, MarsCon 2007 photos. Click the thumbnails for the full sized image. For con reports, check the following: Part 1 Part 2 As always, MarsCon was a blast, and met some new friends, including Brad and Laurie during the Western Movie discussion.

MarsCon 2007 Part 2

Monday, March 5th, 2007

MarsCon was well attended, despite the winter storms that hit the region on Thursday and Friday, with 675 people in attendance. Although down a bit from last year due to snows and bad driving conditions, the con was an overwhelming success. The Rakehell was very well represented, with most of ...

MarsCon 2007, Day 1

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

MarsCon 2007 is off to a good start with lots of good panels guests and parties! After missing the first panels on Friday and Opening Ceremonies due to a luggage mishap, it was full party mode on the first evening of the con. The IKV Rakehell has put on a ...

MarsCon 2006, Final Report

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

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. ...

MarsCon 2006, Part 2

Sunday, March 5th, 2006

MarsCon Day 2 was as fun as Friday. Actually, more so as there was a full day of panels. We got a late start, which is not surprising with a five-month old in tow, and I was surprised that we found a parking spot very close to the hotel entrance. Even ...

MarsCon 2006, Part 1

Saturday, March 4th, 2006

MarsCon 2006 has arrived with a bang! Or, at least a bump in the night as that is the cons theme this year. Sue and I arrived, with our adorable little darling, kind of late on Friday, as we fist spent the day at the Minneapolis Home and Garden Show. It ...

MarsCon 2005

Thursday, March 10th, 2005

Elements of the Cold Death Quadrant, including members of the IKV Rakehell, IKV Warhammer, IKV Black Thunder and other groups were all in attendance at MarsCon over the first weekend of March. The MarsCon theme this year was pirates, and many Klingons dressed the part with the Rakehell throwing an appropriately ...

MarsCon Day 1

Monday, March 8th, 2004

Things are still a bit ofa blur, however, I had better get a bit down be for my mind turns to mush. I arrived at the hotel for MarsCon at about 4 o'clock, picked up my membership badge, then stalked around the dealers room. The dealers room for MarsCon may not ...

MarsCon Day 2 Part 2

Sunday, March 7th, 2004

The saga conitnues... Okay, so I had to leave to walk the dogs mid-afternoon. I made it back by about 6 o'clock, and was ready to rock. Put the garb back on. Masquarade time. The pre-show was a gorup of belly dancers. Very nice preformance by them. Then Doctor Demento took center ...

MarsCon Day 2 Part 1

Saturday, March 6th, 2004

The story so far... I managed to drag myself out of bed in time to drive up to the hotel this morning and do some practice run throughs of the K'Abbott and Kostello routine with Patrick. This was critical as it was the first routine in this year's skit, and the ...

MarsCon, May 2001

Monday, December 1st, 2003

The IKV RakeHell put on a performance of Kahless in Wonderland. What a hoot! They had all kinds ofn die-tie, hippish costumes, crossed with Alice in Wonderland. The starting point is Woodstock, on Mars. Kahless is off to the battle of the bands, and is tripping ...

MiniCon 2001

Monday, December 1st, 2003

Friday, April 13, 2001. The place is the Hilton in Minneapolis, the event MiniCon 36. Okay, although I've been to many conventions over the years, this is the first time for me to attend a convention in the MidWest, specifically Minnesota, where I had recently relocated to from the People's Republic ...

MarsCon 2003

Monday, March 10th, 2003

Okay, can we say failure to take notes? Seriously, I had a bad "off-roading" incident the day after the con. Anyrate, MarsCon 2003 was a success, especially for the various Klingon groups in attendance. The IKV Rakehell took first place for best party room this year. I can't ...