Each year, Marcon hosts special events during the convention. Many of these are directly run by Marcon, such as the Masquerade, some are run by Marcon in conjunction with other organizations, such as the Blood Drive with the American Red Cross, and the Charity Auction, which raises funds for various good causes each year. Still others may be mini-cons within the framework of Marcon, as fan groups, writing groups and others make Marcon their annual gathering of fans.
These events will change from year to year, and some may appear one year, and not appear in others.
Special events scheduled for 2019 will include
Judging of State Science Fair
Each year SOLAE (The Science-Oriented Literature and Education Foundation) judges at the Ohio State Science Fair, providing special awards for the students competing. The State Science Fair is held the weekend of Marcon, and on Saturday morning, Committee members, Guests and fans alike will bus down to the Ohio State University, and judge the many fantastic projects.
Costuming event(s) to be determined
Planning is still going on, but there will be costuming at Marcon. There will be at least one large scale event, and possibly smaller events during the weekend. Announcements will be made as these plans are finalized.
Our new hotel allows food in areas other than food service areas, and Marcon will be teaming up with others to provide you with more options. Consuite will still be there for snacks, drinks and sandwiches, and possibly some special events, but the Hotel has a a full service restaurant, and will be setting up a small cash cafe in the main hallway, near Ballroom 1. Outside the back door, we will have at least two food trucks to provide more options. Food trucks will be announced as they are confirmed
Harp Twins Concerts each day
Along with our fantastic filk lineup, we are pleased to have the Harp Twins on hand, and they will do a concert on each day of the convention. This fantastic duo does everything from songs of your favorite sci fi television and movies like Lord of the Rings and The Walking Dead, classical harp music, and classic rock and metal as well! Camille and Kennerly will be a Must See at Marcon 54!