MarsCon 2013 podcast round-up!

Well, MarsCon 2013 has ended, and it was arguably the best MarsCon ever. Several podcasts recorded segments at MarsCon, and others have done or will soon be doing post-con reviews of the event. I’ll be posting links to them as they are published, so we can all relive the awesomeness that was MarsCon 2013.

Luke and Carries Bad Rapport
Episode 80: Retainer Container (3/10/2013)

The Flopcast
Episode 44: Mars Con 2013, Part 1: The Flop of Destiny (3/10/2013)

The Flopcast
– Episode 45: Mars Con 2013, Part 2: Bad Flopport (3/17/2013)

The Scope
– Episode 138: How Does Johnny Hot Dog’s Beet Garden Grow?
(3/18/2013)

Pros and Cons Podcast
Episode 25: Mars Con vs. MadiCon (3/20/2013)

The Flopcast
Episode 46: Three Angry Turkeys (3/23/2013)

Flat 29’s Big Book Of Everything
Episode 46: America (3/28/2013)

Blasted Bill and Moonbeams Pod Of Destiny
Episode 44: Bill’s Trip To Mars Con 2013: The Flop Of Destiny – Part 1
(9/2/2013)

Blasted Bill and Moonbeams Pod Of Destiny
Episode 45: Bill’s Trip To Mars Con 2013: The Flop Of Destiny – Part 2
(9/3/2013)

As MarsCon 2013 draws closer…

…we have a few more bits of updated news trickling in…

  • WORM QUARTET & STEVE GOODIE CANCELLED 😦

Unfortunately, due to a death in his family, Worm Quartet has to cancel his appearance this year. And Steve Goodie regrets to inform us that he has to cancel because it’s too far a journey to make on Murray the riding mower.

  • KOBI LACROIX ADDED TO THE LINE-UP! 🙂

Kobi LaCroix was nominated for a Logan Award this year, so he managed to find a way to make it out to the convention to perform at the Logan Award ceremony! He’ll be taking the concert slot vacated by Steve Goodie, so be sure to catch Kobi LaCroix live on the Main Stage on Friday at 9:45 pm!

  • THIS YEAR’S T-SHIRT IS HERE!

Go check out this year’s image and get the order link at  the T-shirt page!

  • SPACE ODDITY MUSIC CLUB & BREW PUB INDIE GOGO

Help Beth & company throw their annual room party by donating to their Indie Gogo campaign!

  • FuMP JUKEBOX LINE-UP ANNOUNCED!

Carrie Dahlby, DJ Particle, Beth Kinderman, Dave Stagner of the Feng Shui Ninjas, Jeff Reuben, & Brett Glass!

  • DEMENTIA WATER AEROBICS with KORNFLAKE!

In this new event, get some exercise in the pool to your favorite funny tunes with the one and only Kornflake! (Sat. 9am & Sun. 10 am)

Details on all these can be found on the Other Events page.

  • NATE BOI SEEKS CRAFTY DEMENTIA FAN TO MAKE ROOM PARTY DECORATIONS

Are you an arts-and-crafts type of person who also loves the genre of comedy music? Well the almighty Nate Boi is throwing a Dementia Radio Room Party at MarsCon 2013, and needs someone to make decorations based on an idea of mine. I want someone to create a timeline of the history of comedy music, with page-sized info sheets about all of the great acts of Dr. Demento Show history, leading all the way to the 21st Century with the FuMP and MarsCon. I have sent my notes on this project to Nate, so all Nate needs now is some eager beaver with time on their hands between now and March 1st to take on the task. So if you’re interested in helping out with this neat, fun project, please contact me, and I will put you in touch with Nate Boi.

MarsCon 2013 Dementia Track Fund Raiser 3-CD/MP3 album now available!

As we have done every year since 2008, I have scoured through all 11+ hours of the live comedy music concerts from MarsCon 2012 and put together a 4-hour-long 3-CD set / MP3 album of all the best performances and funniest moments from last year’s convention. All the proceeds from this Fund Raiser go towards covering the hotel room costs of the non-Guest-of-Honor Dementia Track performers, “Table 27” dealer room fees, and other Dementia Track related expenses. This year’s collection has tracks by TVs Kyle, Cirque du So What?, Worm Quartet, the Gothsicles, Seamonkey, Possible Oscar, the Boobles, Dino-Mike, Consortium Of Genius, Devo Spice, the great Luke Ski, Power Salad, Feng Shui Ninjas, Beth Kinderman, DJ Particle, Jeff Reuben, Brett Glass, and Derwood Bowen! The track list for this year’s collection can be seen on the order page for the 3-CD set.

It’s $20 for the download-only version: CLICK HERE

And it’s $30 for the 3-CD set with instant download: CLICK HERE

All of our previous year’s collections are still available in the Fundraiser Shop as MP3 downloads, and many of them are still available on CD as well.  So please help us out and order the MarsCon 2013 Dementia Track Fund Raiser album today.

MarsCon 2013 Dementia Track Fund Raiser FREE PREVIEW (35:53):
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon13PREVIEW

Special thanks to all of the MarsCon 2012 performers, as well as Wayne Garmil, Chris Peterson, Byron Lee, DJ Particle, Mike Beucler, and Jered Perez for providing me with the live recordings from MarsCon 2012. These collections wouldn’t happen without your help, which is very much appreciated by myself, the Dementia Track performers, and the Dementia Radio listeners.

  • Other Dementia Track events:

A couple of our returning events have changed days & times, so please make note of that everyone…

DEMENTIA SMACKDOWN WRESTLING
Now Friday at Midnight in the A.V. Club Room (Room 1340)

DEMENTIA FAN SHOWCASE
Now Saturday at 10 AM in the Karaoke Krypt (Room 1318)

FLAT 29 PODCAST RECORDING
– 
Saturday at Noon in the Fuji panel room (2nd floor)

3rd ANNUAL LOGAN AWARDS concert & ceremony
– Saturday at 4:00 pm on the Main Stage

Details on these events can be found on our “Other Events” page. Find out our full schedule of Main Stage concerts and other events on our “Dementia Track Schedule” page. For links to all of these band’s websites, click on their names anywhere on this website.

  • MARSCON REGISTRATION ENDS ON JANUARY 31st

Weekend badges for MarsCon 2013 are $50 until Jan 31, after that they will cost $65 at the door. You can preregister now at the MarsCon website

  • PROMOS FOR PODCASTERS & D.J.s

Podcasters & DJs: It would greatly appreciated if you’d be willing to play any of the commercials above on your shows. Thanks!

Link to MarsCon 2013 long commercial (6:17):
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon13adLONG

Link to MarsCon 2013 short commercial #1 (1:18):
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon13adSHORT1

Link to MarsCon 2013 short commercial #2 (1:17):
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon13adSHORT2

Thanks for reading everyone, I’ll be back with more updates as new information comes. 🙂

~ Luke Ski, 1/8/2013
Chair of the MarsCon Dementia Track

Big news!

Audio MP3 of the above announcement:
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon2013promo1
Those of you with radio shows, internet shows, podcasts, etc., please download the MP3 of the announcement and play it as a promo on your shows. It’s 2:15 long, which for me is pretty dang short.

It’s time to start getting excited people! MarsCon 2013 happens March 1st through 3rd at the Crown Plaza Hotel & Suites in Bloomington, MN. Go to MarsCon .com to register and for more information about this awesome sci-fi/fandom convention, and keep checking back here for forthcoming updates on the MarsCon Dementia Track: the BEST WEEKEND EVER in COMEDY MUSIC!

MarsCon 2013 to host the Logan Awards

Luke Ski, our intrepid Dementia Track Chair, is hard at work trying to book a Music Guest Of Honor of comedy music renown. While a GoH hasn’t been secured yet, he can report that MarsCon 2013 will host the 3rd Annual Logan Whitehurst Memorial Awards for Excellence In Comedy Music. Logan was a brilliant and hilarious musician who was taken from us far too soon in 2006. Rob Balder wanted to create an award that celebrated the best in comedy music, so with the permission of Logan’s family, “The Logan Awards” were founded in cooperation with the FuMP dot com (The Funny Music Project). The first Logan Awards were held in Akron, OH at Con on the Cob 2011, and the second at DeepSouthCon 2012 in Huntsville, AL hosted by Dr. Demento himself, who is also a permanent juror. The MarsCon Dementia Track is proud to have the Logan Awards as a part of our main stage performances, and we look forward to hopefully handing out some ‘robot cat’ statuettes to some of our favorite regularly returning MarsCon performers. You can learn more about it at loganawards.com.

Less than a month away…

It’s mere days to MarsCon 2012, and I don’t have anything new to report other than the Fund Raiser has reached its goal, and we now have 7 volunteers for Table 27. Thank you so much to everyone who bought the Fund Raiser album and who volunteered. Here’s a list of reminders with links, so you can all properly prepare for rocking the apocalypse!

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK:

Music Guests of Honor THE CONSORTIUM OF GENIUS!
Also performing: SEAMONKEY, THE BOOBLES, TV’S KYLE, DINO-MIKE, THE GREAT LUKE SKI, DEVO SPICE, WORM QUARTET, POWER SALAD, CIRQUE DU SO WHAT?, THE GOTHSICLES, and POSSIBLE OSCAR!

Main Stage Schedule: http://marscondementia.com/dementia-track-schedule

And don’t forget:
– The Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub room party on the 13th floor! Info and donations at:
http://www.bethkinderman.com/spaceoddity.html
Dementia Smackdown Wrestling: MarsCon 2012 Battle Royal!
Saturday, Midnight, AV Club on the 13th floor, With live commentary by Commissioner J.P. Tuesday and Duke “Flyboy” DuJour
Dementia Fan Showcase, hosted by DJ Particle!
Sunday, 11:00 am, Karaoke Krypt on the 13th floor
Want to perform? Info: http://marscondementia.com/dementia-fan-showcase

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER ALBUM
4 hours of live concert audio from MarsCon 2011,
$30 for 3 CD set w/ MP3 download, or $20 for MP3 download only.
Order the albums here: http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop
Hear a 33 minute free preview here:
http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12PREVIEW

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE
See the t-shirt image here: http://tinyurl.com/APOCimage
Order the t-shirt here: http://dementiaradio.spreadshirt.com
You have to order it before the con if you want to wear it at the con.

MARSCON 2012 60-SECOND VIDEO AD ON YOUTUBE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghFlLD17Yx4
Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

MARSCON 2012 MP3 AUDIO ADS FOR D.J.s & PODCASTERS
1 minute version: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12ad60SEC
3.5 minute version: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adSHORT
7.5 minute version: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adLONG

To stay on top of what’s happening with the track, visit this website again:

http://www.marscondementia.com

MarsCon 2012, March 9th-11th,
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN

New T-shirt available!



PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS TOMORROW ON JANUARY 31st

Pre-registration for a 3-Day badge to MarsCon is just $45.00 thru Jan. 31st, 2012. After that it will cost $60.00 at the door. Single day badges are also available. You can purchase registrations and learn about the rest of the con at http://www.MarsCon.org .

SPAFF HAS CANCELLED HIS APPEARANCE AT MARSCON 2012

Spaff has regretfully informed me that he’ll be unable to make it to MarsCon this year. You all can go back to believing that he does in fact not actually exist, and that he is in reality a “Mr. Hyde” style persona of Steve Goodie’s.

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK T-SHIRT NOW AVAILABLE

With this year’s theme being “Rocking The Apocalypse”, I drew all of the Dementia Track participants representing or being menaced by various types of apocalypses (except for the COG who are seemingly causing them). You can see the image here: http://tinyurl.com/APOCimage . You can order the t-shirt at http://dementiaradio.spreadshirt.com . This t-shirt won’t be for sale at the con itself, you have to order it ahead of time.

None of the funds from this shirt go to anyone other than Spreadshirt. However if you would like to spend some money to help out the MarsCon 2012 Dementia Track Fund Raiser, you can pick up this year’s (and previous year’s) albums at http://marscondementia.com/fundraiser-shop . You can hear a free 33 minute preview of this year’s collection here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12PREVIEW .

MARSCON 2012 60-SECOND VIDEO AD ON YOUTUBE

I used the Dementia Track art I created this year and some familiar movie audio to make a 60-Second ad for YouTube. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghFlLD17Yx4 Please share it with your friends on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

MARSCON 2012 60-SECOND AUDIO AD MP3 FOR RADIO & INTERNET D.J.S & PODCASTERS

Upon Devo Spice’s suggestion, I made a 60 second audio ad for DJs and podcasters to use to promote MarsCon. You can get that here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12ad60SEC . If you’re still interested in the longer ones, you can get the 3.5 min, one here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adSHORT , and the 7.5 min. one here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adLONG . Any airplay you’re willing to give them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

“TABLE 27” IS STILL LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS

Our huge double-wide merch table for the acts of the MarsCon Dementia Track is returning once again, and we need people to staff it. In exchange for your services, you’ll get a free badge into MarsCon for the weekend. Table 27 is just outside the doors to the Main Stage room, and will be open during the Dementia Track concerts, on Friday from 8:30 pm to 12:30 am, Saturday from 1:30 pm to 6:30 pm, and on Sunday from 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm. We will do our best to make sure our volunteers don’t miss out on anything at MarsCon they really want to see or do. We have 4 volunteerS already, and we’re looking for at least 2 more volunteers to help run the table during those times. Our goal is to have 2 or 3 people behind the table at all times when it is open, so if we have at least 6 volunteers, that should be easy to figure out. So if you’re willing to give us some of your time at MarsCon to help the Dementia Track in exchange for a free weekend badge, email me at thegreatlukeski@gmail.com . Thanks.

…More updates to come in the following weeks,
To stay on top of what’s happening with the track, visit:

http://www.marscondementia.com

MarsCon 2012, March 9th-11th,
Crowne Plaza Hotel & Suites, Bloomington, MN

Free Preview & Promos for 2012 Fund Raiser album, and other updates

I have created and posted a 33-minute long free preview of the MarsCon 2012 Dementia Track Fund Raiser album. It features live performances of 8 songs from MarsCon 2011 featuring Possible Oscar, Worm Quartet, Steve Goodie, Nuclear Bubble Wrap, Devo Spice, Gifted Gear, Insane Ian, and Carrie Dahlby. The preview also serves as an ad for MarsCon 2012, with info on registration and more. You can listen to it on the podcast feed/page for “Bad Rapport” at http://badrapport.com, or you can get the MP3 directly from this link: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12PREVIEW . Please give it a listen, and please share the link online with anyone you think might be interested in attending MarsCon or buying the Fund Raiser album. Remember, you can purchase the album for $30 (3-CD set w/ MP3s) or $20 (MP3s) In the Fundraiser Shop. Thanks.

AUDIO ADS FOR RADIO & INTERNET D.J.S & PODCASTERS

I’ve put together an ad for MarsCon 2012, the Dementia Track, and the Fund Raiser for D.J.s and podcasters to play on their shows. The short version is about 3:30, and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adSHORT . The long version is just under 8 minutes, and can be found here: http://tinyurl.com/MarsCon12adLONG . Any airplay you’re willing to give them would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Other news for this week, details on our “Other Events” page:

  • The Dementia Fan Showcase with DJ Particle returns! Sunday @ 11 am in Karaoke Joe’s, 13th floor
  • New “Dementia Smackdown Wrestling” Battle Royal! Saturday @ about Midnight in AV Club, 13th floor
  • FuMP & FuMP Sideshow acts wanted for Sunday main stage FuMP Jukebox show
  • TABLE 27 needs volunteers, get a free badge for volunteering! Contact us ASAP.

And a reminder, pre-reg for $45 weekend badge ends 1/31/2012. After that it will cost $60 at the door. Get yours today at  http://www.marscon.com (but again, if you’d like a free badge, you could always be a Table 27 volunteer).

This year’s Main Stage line-up!

 

I’ve updated the Dementia Track Schedule; We’re looking for volunteers for Table 27, earn a free weekend MarsCon 2012 badge for helping, see the updated Other Events page for details; And in the Fundraiser Shop we’ve added the MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER 3-CD ALBUM, available as an MP3 download for $20, or as a 3-CD set with instant MP3 download for $30! It features 4 hours worth of the best live concert moments from MarsCon 2011! Check out the track list, and then order yours now!

MARSCON 2012 DEMENTIA TRACK FUND RAISER 3-CD/MP3 ALBUM TRACK LIST:

DISC A:

1. Friday intro
2. Get Our Geek On – Possible Oscar
3. At The Con (full band arrangement) – Possible Oscar
4. Internet Trio – Possible Oscar
5. Fandom Dazzle – the great Luke Ski
6. It’s Good To Be The King – the great Luke Ski, featuring Devo Spice, Insane Ian, and Jared Ringold
7. Applause for no reason
8. Blasted Bill gets served again
9. Worm Quartet intro
10. Great Idea For A Song – Worm Quartet
11. Moisture chant
12. I like this con for some reason
13. Vampire Penguins – Worm Quartet
14. The Ballad Of Dr. Stopp – Worm Quartet
15. Dead Fragglz – Worm Quartet, featuring Possible Oscar
16. Meta chanting
17. Friday outro
18. Saturday intro
19. Son Of A Witch – Toyboat
20. Fox News Blues – Toyboat
21. Would You Like To Play A Game? – Toyboat
22. Shut up, Ian!
23. Good Advice – TV’s Kyle
24. Shaggy And His Super Chair – TV’s Kyle
25. High School Makes Everyone Uncomfortable – TV’s Kyle
26. King Of Kong – TV’s Kyle, featuring Alchav and Devo Spice
27. Breaking legs and rhetorical questions
28. Black Water (BP Version) – Steve Goodie

DISC B:

1. The Nascar Song – Steve Goodie
2. Avada Kedavra – Steve Goodie and Nuclear Bubble Wrap
3. Burning Ambitions – Nuclear Bubble Wrap
4. I Never Go To Work – Nuclear Bubble Wrap
5. Inyourendo – Nuclear Bubble Wrap
6. Southwest breaks Mac Minis
7. He’s Good – Cirque du So What?
8. T&A VHS Rental-Rama – Cirque du So What?
9. A Precious Moment – Cirque du So What?
10. Cake balls final tally
11. Nothin’ But A Geek Thang – Devo Spice, featuring Worm Quartet
12. Half-Assed Rapper – Devo Spice
13. Show up on Sunday, dammit!
14. Roadtripper – Carrie Dahlby
15. Party Bus video game
16. Jabba Jive – Carrie Dahlby
17. Blasted Bill is punderful
18. And so a meme was born
19. Awww, shucks!
20. Party Bus Round 2
21. Towels
22. A Geek Like Me – DJ Particle
23. Mary Sue – Beth Kinderman
24. Steve Austin
25. Austin, you’re my hero!
26. CHOMPCHOMPCHOMP – Smashy Claw
27. Steve’s 3rd weirdest gig ever
28. Wal-Mart – Steve Goodie
29. I’m Thinkin’ ‘Bout Nailin’ Sarah Palin – Steve Goodie
30. 80’s Chords – Rob Balder
31. Tile Spam happy cow
32. I’m Not Your Personal I.T. Guy – Devo Spice
33. Jace never goes to work
34. Konami tile
35. Pac-Man Is Naked And So Should You – Worm Quartet

DISC C:

1. Short Bus Suite (2011 Version) – Worm Quartet
2. Bunny’s Big Day – BaldBox
3. Party Bus outro
4. Still A Fan – Break Man Z
5. Dead Egyptian Blues – Brett Glass
6. Why Having Kids Is Fun – Gifted Gear
7. Citrus Betrayal – Soggy Potato Chips
8. The Last Cup Of Coffee – Soggy Potato Chips
9. Murdering The Vegetables – Soggy Potato Chips
10. Inserting a quarter
11. Baby Cthulhu – Gifted Gear
12. A River In Egypt – Smashy Claw
13. Waking Up Is Hard To Do – Brett Glass
14. Fondled By The T.S.A. – Jeff Reuben
15. Could It Be You? – DJ Particle
16. Achievement Unlocked – Insane Ian
17. Ian is professional
18. MvL – Insane Ian, featuring Odd Austin and TV’s Kyle
19. Pikachu (EVGM Version) – Insane Ian
20. DiG DuG – Insane Ian
21. Weird Al Didn’t Write This Song – Devo Spice
22. If I Had The Copyright (The F-Word Song) (Bleepin’ Byron Edit) – DJ Particle, featuring Byron Lee
23. Blow ‘Em Away – Brett Glass
24. Mahna Mahna – Puppet Show
25. Happy Boy – Toyboat
26. Zombies On Your Lawn – Carrie Dahlby
27. Sunday outro
28. C.O.G. Predicts The End Of The World! – Consortium Of Genius

Order yours in the Fundraiser Shop right now!