MarsCon Sci Fi/Fantasy/Gaming Convention
It's a cliché for sure, but there truly is something for everyone at MarsCon. The convention's schedule is insanely varied, and surely there aren't enough doses of Five-hour Energy to enable festival-goers to take in every happening. There are sexy events (all-night raves, an intro to burlesque class, belly dance performances), intellectual talks ("Lao American Horror," "Gender & Sexuality in Steampunk," "Depictions of Aging in SF"), kid-friendly gatherings (Harry Potter wand making), and celebrities (guests include Claudia Christian of Babylon 5, author Harry Turtledove, artist Sarah Clemens, and others). Throw in karaoke, vendors, a scavenger hunt, a blood drive, a chocolate tasting, and countless marathon screenings of movie franchises and television shows, and you're likely to be completely exhausted by the time Monday rolls around. What more can you ask for? To best plan your geekery, visit www.marscon.org/2013 for the complete schedule. (Photo by Mackenzie Orth)
March 1-3, 2013
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