Space Oddity at MarsCon 2022

If you're reading this, you probably know the drill, but in case you don't: Space Oddity Music Club & Brew Pub is a room party that occurs annually at the MarsCon science fiction convention in Bloomington, Minnesota, USA. This is our 13th year throwing a party for all the con members! Space Oddity is operated by a group of fans who want to create a welcoming and hospitable party space for all members of the convention, especially musicians and music lovers. Here, you'll find tasty snacks, local craft beer, a signature cocktail called Purple Rain, camaraderie and conversation, and (perhaps most importantly) two nights of awesome music circles inviting musicians of all genres and experience levels to share their music with the con.

Of course, it costs money to make all of this happen. So, once again, we've turned to a crowdfunding campaign to ask for the support of our fandom community. We are proud to be partially sponsored by another local convention, Minicon (and we can tell you all about it and take your registration at the party!), but we still need to raise additional funds to cover the cost of room rental and bed removal, beer and liquor, food, and other necessities of throwing a bash for hundreds of people.

But we're not asking you to give us something for nothing. As in past years, our Space Oddity backers are eligible to earn rewards at various contribution levels:

Contribute $1 and get a thank you shout-out on our social media and on the wall of our party room.

Contribute $5 and get an exclusive Space Oddity badge ribbon and a thank you.

Contribute $25 and get a custom engraved Space Oddity pint glass with a new and unique design, plus badge ribbon and thank you.

Contribute $50 for two pint glasses, two badge ribbons, and a thank you.

Contribute $100 and we'll stock a private stash of the snack of your choice at the party. Plus pint glass, badge ribbon, and thank you.

Contribute $150 and we'll stock a private stash of the alcoholic beverage (and mixer if needed) of your choice at the party. Plus pint glass, badge ribbon, and thank you.

We need to place the order for pint glasses no later than February 23 to get them in time for the con, so please make your contribution before then if you want to receive one.

(Regarding COVID safety: MarsCon requires proof of vaccination or a negative test, as well as the wearing of masks. Space Oddity will follow the same guidelines. We are also modifying our food and beverage offerings to supply only single-serving items. Additionally, we will ask performers to keep their masks on during the music circles. We may also institute a capacity limit in the room.)

Thank you for your support of Space Oddity, this year and all the years before it. We hope to see you at the con!


Beth Kinderman
Minneapolis, MN

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