Thursday, March 23, 2017

MarksterCon GOLDEN PARTY PASS winner drawn from LIMERICK JUNCTION's Promo Code participants

For those who purchased an adv. ticket to Friday's LIMERICK JUNCTION annual St. Patrick's Day Block Party in Atlanta using a promo code – they were automatically entered to win a Markster Con GOLDEN PARTY PASS (which gets the owner a year's worth of FREE ACCESS to MarksterCon.com events – certain exclusions may apply).

Here's video of the lucky winner's name being drawn – congratulations!

Monday, March 20, 2017

The April 1st HAIR OF THE DRAGON event program .pdf now released

Markster Con is excited to release the Event Program for the upcoming 6th edition of HAIR OF THE DRAGON. In this downloadable full-color .pdf you'll find all of the info. needed for Atlanta's premiere costume photo studio party, returning on April 1st, 2017 including: Photographer bios and samples of their work, layout of the venue, previous (archive) photos from past HAIR OF THE DRAGONS, FAQs, directions to the Studio Space Atlanta and lots more.

DOWNLOAD your copy by clicking HERE (file size is 8.4 MB). A direct link to the downloadable program is http://bit.ly/HOTD_6

----> To celebrate the Event Program's release, use Online Promo Code "program_release" via http://mcp.xorbia.com to get 30% OFF Adv. tickets to HAIR OF THE DRAGON but act fast as the code expires 11:59pm on 3/22/17.


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

MakeUp Artist / Stylist needed for Atlanta's premiere costume photo studio party on April 1st (all ages event)

Markster Con is looking to add a make-up artist / stylist to the April 1st, 2017 HAIR OF THE DRAGON VI – Atlanta's premiere costume photo studio party! Work with some of the area's best cosplayers and photographers in an amazing venue.

If interested, send an email to marksterconproductions@gmail.com with a brief intro and a link to your work and/or experience. (DEADLINE for emailing is 3/17/17 11:59pm, EDT)

NOTE: A downloadable full-color .pdf event program will be released on Monday, April 20th at noon showcasing all of the talent that will be on hand come April 1st at Studio Space Atlanta. Advanced tickets are still available at http://mcp.xorbia.com (limited spots available!)

Hair Of The Dragon IV (1/31/15) from Markster Con on Vimeo.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Paying homage to the Upside Down on Friday the 13th in October – comes the STRANGER THAN THE 80s PUB CRAWL in Atlanta (21+)

It's a perfect storm of 80s costuming sci-fi craziness! Come Friday the 13th in October, it'll be time to pay homage to several fandoms (Stranger Things, the 80s, sci-fi, and horror) with Halloween around the corner...all wrapped up into one awesome 21+ event produced by Markster Con (costumes HIGHLY encouraged)

Encompassing several pubs along the Virginia-Highland community, as well as an 80s based costume contest and different 80s-based photo opps at each stop along with 80s themed shots (included with registered attendees packages), more info. to come soon! Join the FB event page HERE.

STRANGER THINGS Season 2 premiere: Oct. 31st, 2017!

Early Bird Special of 30% OFF Atlanta's SUPER HERO PUB CRAWL ends Monday

One day left to get 30% OFF the May 20th SUPER HERO PUB CRAWL (21+) in Atlanta! Use promo code "itsabird" via TheSuperHeroCrawl.com to secure 30% OFF  as part of the Early Bird Special (offer ends 3/13/17 at 11:59pm EDT)

NOTE: The first 30 tickets purchased get a FREE Batman t-shirt (with removable cape – a handful still available as of 3/12/17)


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

30% OFF Early Bird Special for the SUPER HERO PUB CRAWL — ends 3/11/17

Interested in attending Markster Con's own Atlanta SUPER HERO PUB CRAWL and want to get a SUPER deal? Untill 11:59pm EDT on Monday, 3/11/17 get 30% OFF adv. tickets to the May 20th event. Complete info. can be found via TheSuperHeroCrawl.com (21+)


Thursday, March 2, 2017

Important final details for this Friday's ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL #2 in Atlanta

If you are planning to attend this Friday's ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL, PLEASE take a few minutes to read all the details below about what event producer MarksterCon.com has planned so you'll be sure to have a great time and also help the event move along as smoothly as possible! Also included is a list of props to bring (or not bring) to the Midnight show!

ARE THERE TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE? YES!!
Yes, tickets are still available to the Rocky Horror Pub Crawl, which also include a ticket to the Midnight shadow-cast performance of The Rocky Horror Picture Show – which can be ordered until 4pm on Friday via RockyHorrorPictureShow.com. After that you can purchase tickets beginning at 7pm at Diesel Filling Station where registration will be set up until 10pm. NOTE: If you ONLY want to attend the shadow-cast performance of RHPS at The Plaza (and skip the Pub Crawl) you can order tickets via Fandango.com

PUB CRAWL MAP (download):
New to the Virginia Highlands area or maybe you aren't sure which pubs are where and what is happening when come Friday? We've got your set-up. Simply click HERE to download a map of the ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL (Click and hold on the map to save to your phone. Click “Save Image”) then refer to that image during the event that you just saved to your phone. This map shows where registration is, as well as the event crawl layout and the final stop at the Plaza Theater for the Midnight performance of ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW by Lips Down On Dixie, Inc. Then, during the event on March 11th, simply revisit this map that you have saved on your cell phone so you'll know the sexy course.

EVENT HASHTAGs (please use):
#rockyhorrorpubcrawl #markstercon #lipsdownondixie #plazaatlanta @markstercon

PARKING:
As far as parking, we suggest looking over this map (click to enlarge) and see where some of your closer options are. There is free parking, paid parking and metered parking in various locations within easy walking distance of pub crawl registration Diesel Filling Station (beginning of crawl) or the end of the event near Plaza TheaterNOTE: The CVS parking lot (across from Diesel Filling Station) has automated paid machines now.

We also suggest you take a LYFT to the event, ESPECIALLY if you plan on drinking any alcoholic beverages – maybe even share a ride with friends. If you do use LYFT, make sure to use the code "markster" for a $15 free credit towards future rides.

REGISTRATION (7-10pm):
Diesel Filling Station (21+)
If you have a pub crawl ticket for the March 3rd ROCKY HORROR event (or want to purchase a ticket), please visit the Registration table located at Diesel Filling Station, starting at 7pm (till 10pm). Please make sure to bring your Xorbia ticket with you for scanning. Everyone who is registered must go through the line (which means you can not register for your friends, even if you purchased tickets for them as they will need to also come through the line). A valid 21+ I.D. is required at both registration and also before entering all participating venues. If you have any questions about this event, feel free to ask Registration staff when checking in! Registration ends at 10pm – all shots should be claimed by 11:30pm!

ON-SITE MAKEUP (optional):
Need some help to unleash your inner Frank? Or how bout paying homage to Eddie or going all out for the Floor Show? Members of Lips Down On Dixie will be on-site at Diesel Filling Station ready to help make that happen during registration (7-10pm)! If you purchased the ABSOLUTE PLEASURE PACKAGE makeup is included with your ticket(s) so you'll just need to pick which look you want. Or you can opt to pay a small fee on-site to have the make-up done for just $10 (cash) – benefitting Lips Down On Dixie. Ask at registration if you are interested in indulging!


HORROR-THEMED ART SHOW:
Noel Saabye, the artist behind this year's exclusive t-shirt design, will also be hosting a horror-themed ART SHOW inside host pub Diesel Filling Station so please make sure to check out all of his creations. In addition the event t-shirts (which will be available for pick-up at registration for those who placed an order), Noel will also be selling a LIMITED QUANTITY (only 10) of Rocky Horror themed bottle openers (pictured) for $10 and 11x17" full colors signed prints of his RHPS inspired design for also for $10. You can UPGRADE at registration and get BOTH items for just $15 TOTAL - a truly great deal. Also, if you purchase anything at Diesel while there, Noel will take your item(s) to The Plaza where you can pick them up after the crawl – so you don't have to worry about carrying them around with you before the midnight show! Also, for every $10 you spend at his table, you'll get an additional Raffle Ticket – which will increase your chances of winning some great items at The Plaza after the crawl.

EVENT PHOTOS:
After you make it to The Plaza at the end of the crawl, make sure to get your photo taken by T.O. of Squished Biscuit Media, who will be set up in the lobby. All photos are FREE and complimentary for all attendees. A few days after the event ends, we'll upload the images via RockyHorrorPubCrawl.com for you to view/tag/share. Costumes not required to take photos, just the ability to strike a sexy pose!

BE SAFE ON THE STREETS:
When walking to the different pubs PLEASE use the sidewalks or crosswalks. PLEASE use the designated crosswalks and look BOTH WAYS before crossing the road. In addition to keeping an eye out for yourself, also watch for other attendees to make sure they also stay safe. Although all of the participating pubs are on the same side of the street, attendees will still need to cross at certain intersections to continue on their journey to the final stop at Plaza Theater.

BRING CASH!
To make things run much more smoothly, please BRING CASH (to pay for any drinks or food you may purchase on your own). Once you place and receive your order at the bar (if not at a table), please move away from the bar area to give others a chance to place an order. The 5 official pubs (leading to Plaza Atlanta) have a full menu (we've posted links to their menu's further down on this page) and everything is good (we’ve eatten at each venue multiple times so we know!). We highly encourage you to take the time to grab either an appetizer or full meal at one of the venues to help show your support so we can do this again. And please, remember to tip your wait staff.

ROCKY HORROR
PUB CRAWL t-shirt
ROCKY HORROR  PUB CRAWL SHIRTS (pick-up):
If you pre-purchased an event t-shirt with your ticket, make sure to pick it up during registration (7-10pm) at Diesel Filling Station. Feel free to slip it on and wear it proudly during the rest of the event if you aren't wearing a costume. Staff at the registration table will have your requested size set aside so please make sure you ask to pick yours up.

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"PROPS" FOR RHPS:
One of the most fun and unique elements of seeing THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW "live" is the crowd interaction, where attendees in the audience bring "props" to use during the show. The host venue, Plaza Alanta, allows most props that are typically used during a viewing of RHPS but not all. Click the graphic and see what is (and is not) allowed. Feel free to bring your own props if you'd like to be an interactive part of this amazing evening.

COSTUME CONTEST:
Planning to unleash your inner Dr. Frank-n-furter, Rocky or Riff Raff? If so, Lips Down On Dixie, Inc. will be helping host a ROCKY HORROR COSTUME CONTEST inside the Plaza Theater, before the beginning of THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (midnight) and the live performance. If you'd like to be considered for the costume contest, simply listen for directions after everyone is seated in the theater (before midnight).

1.25" KEEPSAKE PIN:
All ticketed attendees please make sure to pick up your 1.25" commemorative ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL pin when checking in at registration at Diesel Filling Station. NOTE: Pins can be claimed from 7-10:00pm at the registration table.

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ROCKY HORROR THEMED SHOTS (5 total):
When visiting each of the ROCKY HORROR PUB CRAWL stops, present your numbered wristband TAB at the bar area for a themed shot. Event wristbands are for those who are registered and at this time we will not be making any more available (as the event is sold out). NOTE: All shots should be claimed by 11:30pm (if you want to claim them).

TAB # / SHOT NAME / @ LOCATION
Tab #1) The Rocky Horror (@ Diesel Filling Station)
Tab #2) Sweet Transvestite (@ Limerick Junction)
Tab #3) The Sonic Transducer (@ Dark Horse Tavern)
Tab #4) The Damn It Janet (@ Hand In Hand Pub)
Tab #5) Mental Mindf*ck (@ Neighbor's Pub)

Diesel Filling Station's
RING OF FIRE Burger
PUB FOOD MENUS:
While at the crawl, we HIGHLY ENCOURAGE you to pick a pub and have dinner or a round of appetizers and/or drinks. A wide variety of food will be available at all of the host pub stops and for your convenience, here are their online menus for your browsing:
• Limerick Junction: MENU
• Diesel Filling Station: MENU
• Dark Horse Tavern: MENU
• HAND IN HAND PUB: MENU
• Neighbor's Pub: MENU

QUESTIONS DURING THE EVENT?
If you have  questions during the event, feel free to ask at the Registration table (Diesel Filling Station), they’ll do their best to find out the answer(s).

For future geek-themed events in Atlanta, please visit www.MarksterCon.com for more info.