Meanwhile Back in Helsinki

Walter Jon WilliamsWalter Jon Williams gave an impressive speech in Helsinki at WorldCon as their Guest of Honor in August of last year. Unfortunately, there were technical difficulties in recording his speech.

No problem! Marcon to the rescue!

On Sunday morning at 11:30 am in Franklin BC, Williams will revisit his speech, and Marcon will record it for posterity. If you weren't able to make it to WorldCon last year, get a touch of the con here at Marcon. If you were there, just revisit the Helsinki convention as part of your trek through Marcon 53.

Colorized and Updated PDF Schedule for Marcon is posted

The newest PDF Schedule from Programming has been uploaded to the Marcon site early this morning (May 2). The new schedule is color coded for each track, and matches the color coding that you will see in the Full Color In Detail guide, and Program Guide at Marcon 53. 

You can click on the image to the right to get the new PDF file downloaded to your computer, or cell phone.

 

Editor's Note: We apologize, but for the moment, we are unable to update the link using the same graphic on the front page, if you are having any issues getting the PDF from here, you can use the link in the text below the button on the front page, or directly from the Programming page.

Alien Nation: Marcon

Actor Gary GrahamGary Graham, perhaps most well known as Detective Matthew Sikes in the television series, and subsequent movies in the Alien Nation series will be coming to Marcon in 2018. Graham is also well known to Trekkies as Ambasador Soval in several of the recent Star Trek movies.

Graham has several panels scheduled during the 3-day convention May 11-13, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus, including Gary Graham and Star Trek: No Token Vulcan on Saturday at 4 pm, Gary Graham and Alien Nation: To Live and Die in Slagtown, on Sunday at 1 pm, and an open chat with him on Saturday at 1 pm.

He will also be available for Autograph sessions on Saturday at 10 am and 2:30 pm, and Sunday at 10 am. Saturday's sessions will be in the Dealers' Room, on the third floor of the Hyatt Convention Space, while Sunday's will be held in the main hallway, in Registration.

Gary's Autographs will be $30 each, and selfies with the actor can be taken for $20. 

For more information on Gary and other guests that you can see at Marcon 2018, please see the Guests page on our site.

Get your Marcon 2018 Shirt!

Hi everyone! I have finished the Marcon 2018 t-shirt design. Here is the link to pre-order the shirt. https://www.offworlddesigns.com/marcon-2018-t-shirt/

Posted by Ray VanTilburg on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

 

You can now order your Marcon 2018 shirt directly from Off World Designs. For more information, go to their site directly to see several views of the shirt, and how to order.

David Lee Pancake set as Artist GOH

David Lee PancakeThe cover of the Marcon 53 program book is being created by our Artist Guest of Honor David Lee Pancake. Pancake a talented sculptor and artist, and we are pleased to not only have him as our Guest of Honor this year, but to have his artwork grace our 2018 Publications.

He is a master of textures in sculture, but is equally adept at work on canvas well, be it dragons, horror, or even abstracts.

For more on David, see his GOH page.

 

Dandelion Wine set as Filk Guest of Honor

Marcon is prould to have Dandelion Wine as our Filk Guest of Honor for Marcon 53 on May 11-13 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus.

While their music ranges from contemporary folk to filk, and boasts many songs of nature, both on our planet, and on others, they are a true science fiction convention group, as they began their existance at a sci-fi convention in 1985.

For more on Dandelion Wine, see their Guest of Honor page.