Other cool things going on in and around the MarsCon Comedy Music Track you should know about include…
Q&A WITH JON “BERMUDA” SCHWARTZ!
– Saturday, 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm CST
For much of “Weird Al” Yankovic’s career, one man has been by his side, photographing and documenting the fun and weirdness: longtime drummer Jon “Bermuda” Schwartz. Since meeting Al on September 14th, 1980, the fateful day they recorded Al’s first international hit parody song “Another One Rides The Bus” live on the air on “The Dr. Demento Show”, Jon has taken more than 20,000 images of Al in his element: on tour, in the studio, and on video sets. He’s now published many of those amazing photos in the book “BLACK & WHITE & WEIRD ALL OVER: The Lost Photographs Of “Weird Al” Yankovic ’83-’86”! Luke Ski and Stephanie Wild will be asking him about his new photobook , what things were like on the last couple of tours, and where you can get the best chili in Burbank. If you would like to SUBMIT A QUESTION FOR JON, you can do so by clicking this link and filling out our question form: ASK BERMUDA!
VIRTUAL SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB!
– Saturday from 8:00 pm CST until ???
For Virtual MarsCon 2021, Beth Kinderman will be hosting a virtual version of her annual room party! You can bring your musical instruments or your pre-recorded backing tracks to perform your own nerdy comedy songs for everyone at the party, you can queue up some karaoke and sing the hit songs you love, or just hang out, watch, chat, and chill! You’ll have to provide your own drinks and snacks, but it’ll still be a Zoomin’ good time! For more details on the usual room party they do when there isn’t a pandemic, visit their Facebook page and their fundraiser page.
DOING AN ‘ASK ME ANYTHING’ INTERVIEW!
– Sunday, 1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Adam English and Rand Bellavia of the hilarious nerd rock band ‘Ookla The Mok’ will be joining us for an ‘Ask Me Anything’ interview where we will be taking questions from the viewers live in real time in our chat room! Full disclosure, it is possible both Adam and Rand are actually Kang The Conqueror in disguise, him having traveled through time multiple times so he could be there for the interview as both of them simultaneously.
THE COMEDY MUSIC SMACKDOWN CONCERT!
– Sunday, 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm CST
Our traditional ending to the best weekend ever for fans of comedy music, the Comedy Music Smackdown Concert this year will feature whichever of our weekend’s performers are still standing, coming back to the Zoom stage one last time to perform cover versions of well known comedy songs, both by established legends, and by each other. The only word to describe it is ‘legenda-epic-awesome-ary’!