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


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.

(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.)


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.


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!


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 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! 😀


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:


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 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 , uh, I mean, , 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.


If there’s anything you need to know, go check out the Official MarsCon website, , and the MarsCon Dementia Track website, . See you all in 12 days. 🙂

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

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