Our Artist Guest of Honor is Tom Wood. He is a Fantasy Art Illustrator who is among the best-selling poster artists in the US and Canada.
From The Walking Dead we have Michonne’s Pet Zombies, Moses J. Moseley & Theshay West as our media guests.
Coming to us with the 1632 MiniCon are authors Chuck Gannon, Walter Hunt, Paula Goodlett, Gorg Huff, Rick Boatright, and Keven & Karen Evans.
The Marcon Programming Team would like to remind all our panelists and presenters that the deadline for your applications is March 1, 2014. If you want to participate in panels or give a presentation, we need you to fill out and return to us the appropriate form by that date. That’s only a couple weeks away, so if you haven’t done it yet, now’s the time! You can download the Suggested Topics List, the Panelist Application Form, and the Group Presentation Form from the Programming page.
Any questions? Email Programming at email@example.com.
Once again Marcon is presenting a murder mystery, and YOU can participate! We are offering registration for parts in this live action murder mystery. You can be one of the suspects and possibly the murderer! Just go to the murder mystery info page and signup form for all the information and to signup! Spaces are limited so act fast!
(Must be a registered member of the con to participate and con membership is a separate cost)
This year in the effort to make life easier for us Masquerade staff at the con, I’ve developed an online form you can use to sign up for the Masquerade! This form will be used to enter your information that you’d normally have to fill out at the con. Instead, if we already have your info, then all you’ll have to do is show up at the Masquerade table and sign your paperwork, and you’ll be ready to go!
Other things we’re making this year to make everyone’s life easier – informational sheets about the masquerade so you’ll know beforehand what you’re getting into and exactly where you’ll need to be at what times!
The forms to participate in this year’s Marcon Art Show are now available at: http://marcon.org/wordpress/?page_id=16.
We are always looking for new artists.
Gophers! Are always needed. To be a gopher, all you have to do is Pre-reg for the con – you can go to the registration page right now and do that part – we have Pay Pal, (it’s only $50 right now, it will be $60 at the door). You can sign up to help us now, Mandy is our Gopher Wrangler this year. Or, you can sign up at the Gopher Table in the hallway. If you work 12 hours, you can choose to either get a free membership for next year, for Marcon 50, OR you can choose to be reimbursed what you paid this year.
Programming page has been updated. On it you will find this years panel list and reg forms.
Please read the carefully as some things have changed.
Programming page is here.
We know that there was a lot of discussion of this both on Facebook and at the May Marcon meeting. It was decided by the ConCom that the theme for Marcon 49 would be…
This new theme is to celebrate all those unexpected and unwanted glitches. They are everywhere in Science Fiction and Fantasy. They are in cartoons, comics, books and movies.
Shell has already been working on a postcard that will outline some of the works of Glitch, who hopefully will be too busy describing his past exploits to cause the con any problems.
To start the year off we are announcing our first few guests.
Glen Cook is a contemporary American science fiction and fantasy author, best known for his epic fantasy series about a band of mercenaries known as The Black Company. The series, currently 10 novels long, has become something of a cult classic, especially among current and former members of the military. When asked about the series’ popularity among soldiers, Cook replied: “The characters act like the guys actually behave. It doesn’t glorify war; it’s just people getting on with the job. The characters are real soldiers. They’re not soldiers as imagined by people who’ve never been in the service. That’s why service guys like it.”
Heather Dale and her partner Ben Deschamps are cheerful, adventurous, free-spirited people who spend most of each year traveling around North America and Europe, sharing their music with ‘modern dreamers’ from all walks of life!
Heather is a Canadian recording artist and touring musician with her original songs that tap into legends, mythology, history and fantasy. “Her music is powerful stuff, reminiscent of Loreena McKennitt and Sarah McLachlan but with a depth and resonance rooted in its mythic sources.” (Vancouver Sun)
Eric Flint is an American author, editor, and e-publisher. The majority of his main works are alternate history science fiction, but he also writes humorous fantasy adventures. Eric is joining us this year as a guest with the 1632 Club and their MiniCon. Yes Marcon will be host the 2014 MiniCon for the 1632 Club. Keep a close eye out for more 1632 authors.
Well that is just a start, keep checking back and follow us on twitter for more info, complete bios of the above guests, and more guests. twitter.com/MarconOH
First, we hope you all had a great time at Marcon 48.
Next, Marcon is moving back to May! May 9-11-2014 to be exact.
Finally – we will be working on the site for the next few weeks/months. Please be patience with us as we get it all updated to Marcon 49 info. Writing before July to tell us something is wrong or missing will just slow us down. After July, by all means, let us know if you find something wrong or missing so we can fix it.
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