MarsCon 2009 is this weekend!
Steampunk is the theme. Got some Victorian-era or cowboy-styled clothes, a pair of goggles, some weird strappy full-body thing, and/or a tophat with pressure gauges? JOIN US!
It's a cheap con, NEVER CLOSES (Seanie is running all-night movie marathons, which can even mean chairs to doze in, at the back of the room, if your dorm isn't conveniently open, yet. In both years I attended MarsCon as a student, I was able to sneak into my dorm early), PROVIDES FOOD -- that's right, a Green Room open to the whole con! -- and is just overall a good time.
They're still (I believe) looking for volunteers to put in just a few hours of work for free admission!
Concerts, live acts, RPGs, tabletop gaming, movies, friends, acquaintances ... hell, enemies, even ... costuming, food, dealers, art, auctions, and maybe cap the weekend off with a Skiffy trip to Mongo? =D