Making her MarsCon debut, AMY ENGELHARDT!
and returning performers:
THE GREAT LUKE SKI
TV’S KYLE & LINDZILLA
as well as an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interview with OOKLA THE MOK…
And joining us for a Virtual Q&A:
JON “BERMUDA” SCHWARTZ
“Weird Al” Yankovic‘s
band for over 40 years,
and author of the new book
“BLACK & WHITE & WEIRD ALL OVER:
The Lost Photographs Of “Weird Al” Yankovic ’83-’86”
The MarsCon 2021 Comedy Music Track Fund Raiser MP3 album is here! 4 hours of concert excerpts from MarsCon 2020 for $30! With performances by Lauren Mayer, Kornflake and Jacob, Mikey Mason, Devo Spice, Marc With a C, Michael William Hunter, Il Neige, TV’s Kyle & Lindzilla, the great Luke Ski, Karl Brown, Brett Glass, Beth Kinderman & the Player Characters, Dave Stagner, Versatile Fluff, Alexann Rasey, & Carrie Dahlby!
Help support the Track by buying it today over at the Shop page!
You can also hear a FREE 30-MINUTE PREVIEW of the collection by CLICKING HERE!
PLEASE HELP US PROMOTE THE VIRTUAL MARSCON 2021 COMEDY MUSIC TRACK!
If you have a podcast, here is an AUDIO PROMO you can play on your show:
60-second Version: https://tinyurl.com/MarsCon21-audio-60sec
Long Version (2:48): https://tinyurl.com/MarsCon21-audio-longr
We’ve also made a VIDEO PROMO which we’ve put on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, and TikTok, so please SHARE IT ON YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA so we can try to get as big as audience as possible for our FREE 3-DAY ONLINE EVENT!!!
A TRACK BY ANY OTHER NAME WOULD SOUND JUST AS DEMENTED
You may have noticed the “MarsCon Dementia Track” has changed its name to the “MarsCon Comedy Music Track”. This something I have been thinking about doing for a few years. The main reason I wanted to make this change is because, unlike other words that started in fandom circles that went mainstream (fanboy, pwned, cosplay, etc.), the term “dementia” as coined by Dr. Demento to mean “comedy music” (as well as sketches, stand-up, and/or other funny or odd audio that may be heard on “The Dr. Demento Show”) sadly has yet to catch on with anyone outside of Dr. Demento fandom.
Due to that, my assumption is that when someone new to MarsCon looks at the convention’s programming and sees the phrase “MarsCon Dementia Track”, they will either (1.) not have any idea what that means, or (2.) think that the track is about the medical condition known as “dementia”. I feel I owe it to all of the acts that I persuade to come out and perform at MarsCon every year to do everything I can to get them as large as audience as possible. I ran this idea past the folks following our track’s Facebook page, and there was nearly unanimous support to make the change. Lindsay Smith updated the logo for me, and I made the changes to our online accounts:
People in the fandom are still going to use the word “dementia” to mean comedy music (etc.), just as the 79-year-old Dr. Demento is still doing every week on his online show. Heck, Dr. D. just released a new album which has the earliest comedy songs ever recorded (1895~1925), titling the album “FIRST CENTURY DEMENTIA”! I am just trying to get a few more butts in the seats at our track’s concerts by putting the words “COMEDY MUSIC” in our name, so that people who never found Dr. D.’s show but love the funny songs of “Weird Al” Yankovic, The Lonely Island, Epic Rap Battles Of History, Garfunkel & Oates, Rachel Bloom, Princess Rap Battles by Whitney Avalon, Flight Of The Conchords, Ninja Sex Party, Tenacious D, and the Aquabats will see the words “MarsCon Comedy Music Track” and think “Hey! I love comedy music! I should register for MarsCon and check that out!”
THE MARSCON COMEDY MUSIC SAMPLER PLATTER CONCERT!
Every November, MarsCon holds a Masquerade Ball to promote their convention happening 4 months later. This year it was a Virtual Masquerade Ball, and the MarsCon Comedy Music Track was asked to contribute by having a one-hour “Sampler Platter” Concert, which is now up on YouTube for all to see! The show features Beth Kinderman, Marc With A C, past Music Guests Of Honor Dr. Pinkerton of the C.O.G., Lauren Mayer, Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, and MarsCon 2021’s Music Guest Of Honor Robbie Ellis!