MarsCon was introduced to Bonnie Gordon in 2016 when she first performed there in the Comedy Music Track along with her partner Xander Jeanneret as the duo “The Library Bards”.
Bonnie’s many epic credits include the following: Being a regular performer at the world famous “Magic Castle” in Hollywood for over 13 years; ABC’s reality TV series “The Quest” where she became known as the Paladin of Everealm; Geek & Sundry’s roleplayer gaming Star Trek series “Shield Of Tomorrow” where she played as Lieutenant Lark Sage; The Library Bards’ two full albums of nerdy comedy parody music “Bardcore” and “BomBARDed” (available on Bandcamp) as well as many hilarious music videos; As a video game voice actor she plays Rainbow Mika in “Street Fighter V”, Silque in the “Fire Emblem Heroes” series, and Bounce Man in “Mega Man 11”, and many others; And as an animation voice actor she played multiple characters on Cartoon Network’s “Mighty Magiswords” including Nana Mewfles, Candi Carrots, and Darlin’ Narwhal Magisword, and she is the voice of the ship’s computer, the USS Protostar, on Nickelodeon’s “Star Trek: Prodigy”!
As well as appearing and performing at conventions all over the world regularly, Bonnie has been working on her debut solo album “Con Artist” following a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign in 2021. The album will feature original songs alongside some “hint of nerdy” cover songs, some special guests and more. All of her friends and colleagues from the Funny Music Project (The FuMP .com) are thoroughly excited to have Bonnie Gordon make her return to MarsCon as our 2023 Music Guest Of Honor.
The world’s longest-running fandom convention comedy music concert series is almost here again! Announcing the MARSCON 2022 COMEDY MUSIC TRACK!
MarsCon 2022 Music Guests of Honor: TV’S KYLE & LINDZILLA
Performing at MarsCon for the first time: ROSS CHILDS BAD BETH AND BEYOND
And returning favorites: POWER SALAD INSANE IAN DEVO SPICE STEVE GOODIE MEOWMEME VERSATILE FLUFF THE GREAT LUKE SKI
The 12th Annual LOGAN AWARDS for Excellence In Comedy Music!
As well as these events: – TABLE 27, selling CDs and merch by all our performers! – THE SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB hosted by Beth Kinderman, Dave Stagner & friends on the Room Party floor! – THE “DUMB PARODY IDEAS” CONTEST! – THE COMEDY MUSIC SMACKDOWN CONCERT closing out the weekend with all the remaining acts performing funny music covers!
“TABLE 27” VOLUNTEERS WANTED! If you would be willing to help our Jered Perez and his staff by manning the MarsCon Comedy Music Track merch table located just outside the open doors of the Main Stage room for some amount of time during the concerts on Friday Night, and/or Saturday afternoon, and/or Sunday afternoon, we’ll give you a COMPED WEEKEND BADGE, saving you $70! If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible. Thank you.
Thank you all for your support, and I hope to see all you Luke Ski fans in the audience at MarsCon!
~ Luke Ski, Chair of the MarsCon Comedy Music Track
and returning performers: BETH KINDERMAN DEVO SPICE IL NEIGE INSANE IAN THE GREAT LUKE SKI TOM SMITH THROWING TOASTERS TV’S KYLE & LINDZILLA WORM QUARTET
as well as an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interview with OOKLA THE MOK…
And joining us for a Virtual Q&A:
JON “BERMUDA” SCHWARTZ
Drummer of “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!
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! Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJIctvjAouE
The world’s longest-running fandom convention comedy music concert series is almost here again! Announcing the MARSCON 2020 DEMENTIA TRACK!
Music Guest Of Honor:LAUREN MAYER
First time performer at MarsCon: IL NEIGE
First time getting a 30-minute concert at MarsCon: KORNFLAKE
MICHAEL WILLIAM HUNTER
And returning favorites: MIKEY MASON DEVO SPICE
MARC WITH A C TV’S KYLE & LINZILLA
THE GREAT LUKE SKI BETH KINDERMAN AND THE PLAYER CHARACTERS
As well as these events: – DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING
with Commissioner J.P. Tuesday & Duke “Flyboy” DuJour! – DEMENTIA WATER AEROBICS with Kornflake! – TABLE 27, selling CDs and merch by all our performers! – THE SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB
hosted by Beth Kinderman, Dave Stagner & friends on the Room Party floor! – THE DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN CONCERT
closing out the weekend with all the remaining acts performing funny music covers!
MARSCON 2020 February 28th, 29th, & March 1st, 2020 Hilton Minneapolis/St Paul Mall of America – Bloomington, MN Dementia Track website: http://marscondementia.com Main Convention website: https://marscon.org/2020/index.php
ALSO PERFORMING: CARRIE DAHLBY,
DEVO SPICE, THE GREAT LUKE SKI,
& TV’S KYLE with LINDZILLA!
Registration for a weekend badge is $65 at the door.
Single day adult badge prices are Friday $25, Saturday $40, & Sunday $25.
Single day child (6-12) badge prices are Friday $10, Saturday $20, & Sunday $10.
Please head over to the Shop page and pick up the MarsCon 2017 Dementia Track Fund Raiser MP3 album! It’s nearly 4 hours of live concert recordings from MarsCon 2016, for only $20.00! All proceeds cover the hotel costs of the track performers!
Fund Raiser Initial Goal: $840 – ACHIEVED! Stretch Goal: $1080 – ACHIEVED!!!
Thanks so much to all our donors! The MP3 albums are still available to order all year round, so feel free to buy / donate anytime! 😀
I’ll be updating this website soon with the info for the forthcoming 2017 convention. For now, watch the above video to find out all the initial booked acts and planned events, and get psyched for another great year of funny music!
As requested by the Con Chair, Jolene Hardy, this year’s Music GoH is none other than the man who through sheer will and obnoxious audacity manifested the MarsCon Dementia Track into existence over a decade ago, the great Luke Ski. He’s “The Dr. Demento Show’s” most requested act of the 21st Century, and he’s won 2 Logan Awards for Oustanding Song Parody. Currently working as a Storyboarder, Writer, and Voice-Over artist at Cartoon Network on “Mighty MagiSwords”, he’s taking time off from Turner to bring his nerdy comedy music back to his favorite convention ever in a 1-hour concert on Saturday afternoon!
Special Event: The LOGAN AWARDS
The 6th Annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence in Comedy Music is a concert and award ceremony celebrating the best in comedy music from the year 2015. Awards will be given out in the categories of Outstanding Parody Song, Outstanding Original Comedy Song, and Outstanding Comedy Music Video. We’ll be showing the videos and performing the songs live on stage, and handing out the three awards to the winners at the end. For details on this year’s jury and nominees, visit the Logan Awards website.
Returning favorite comedy music acts performing on the main stage:
STEVE GOODIE CARLA ULBRICH DINO-MIKE KATIE GOODMAN
DEVO SPICE SCHÄFFER THE DARKLORD RAYMOND & SCUM TV’S KYLE featuring LINDZILLA POWER SALAD INSANE IAN
To learn more about our acts, visit the Performers page.
Other events include:
DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING
with commentary by J.P. Tuesday & Duke ‘Flyboy’ DuJour
THE MARSCON 2016 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER MP3 ALBUM!
For just $20, this nearly 4-hour MP3 download album features highlights from all the live main stage concerts of MarsCon 2015! The funds raised go to cover the hotel room costs of all the non-Guest-of-Honor comedy music acts of MarsCon 2016. To buy it now, go to the Shop page. To hear a FREE 30-MINUTE PREVIEW of the album, listen to or download Episode 450 of Devo Spice’s podcast ‘Manic Mondays’.
REGISTRATION for MarsCon 2016 is $65 at the door. So get psyched for another awesome year of the MarsCon Dementia Track!
Thanks, and I hope to see you all at MarsCon 2016!
MarsCon 2015 is in the history books, and it was glorious! Thanks so much to everyone who came and made MarsCon 2015 another kick-ass year of fun, comedy, and music! 😀 To start out our coverage round-up, here’s a couple of VIDEOS courtesy of Jered Perez.
Here’s this year’s Opening Ceremonies sketch, written by the great Luke Ski, with additional jokes by Tony Goldmark, and starring Luke Ski, Sara Trice, Earl Luckes, Kevin Quigley, Bill Putt, Heather Quigley, Tony Goldmark, and Carrie Dahlby: http://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10204208913570066
PS: The MarsCon 2015 Dementia Track Fund Raiser surpassed it’s goal due to some very generous people who donated large sums of money outside of the CD/MP3 album sales drive! 😀 Thanks so much to them and to everyone who donated! 😀