Midwest GameFest 2024

2nd Annual Mars Cup Skyship Race

The Great Race or... Those Magnificent Martians in Their Superb Skyships!

Over 20 years ago, March 9, 1870: Thomas Edison, in an Aether Balloon of his own design, landed on Mars. To commemorate the 20th anniversary, a Great Martian Jubilee is planned. All of the great Earth powers will have a pavilion as well some of the more advanced indigenous tribes. Exhibitions of culture and industry amongst the Martian colonies as well as the latest scientific discoveries will be presented. An Amusement area will provide entertainments to amuse young and old. In addition, attendees will have the opportunity to dine on the finest cuisine from Mars as well as delicacies from Venus, Mercury and Earth!

And finally, on the Anniversary of the GREAT DAY, there will be a Skyship Race! France, Belgium, Germany, Great Britain, the United States, Russia, and Japan all will compete for the MARS CUP! Don't miss this aerial chariot race.

Giant skyships fly through the air over the sands of Mars all Friday and Saturday! Can you steer your Skyship to victory thru the Martian skies?

Rest assured, steps have been taken to prevent a recurrance of the tragic events of last years inaugural race. Each nation has pledged to respect all rules and regulations of the Martian Skyship Sailing Society. There will be NO explosive devices or projectiles allowed during the race. Any attempts at bulldogging or ‘accidental’ collisions will be severly penalised! This race will not degenerate into an uncivilised display of violence and poor sportsmanship, AGAIN!!!

Please join us in a civilised, gentlemanly, dignified, sporting event. And do not lend any credence to rumors of certain nations planning revenge for last years unseemly displays of nationalistic jingoism.

Jack Armstrong, President M.S.S.S.

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Table 15, Table 22 in Main Hall (Elements Ballroom)
More Information https://www.midwestgamefest.org/kansascity/attractions/mars-cup-skyship-race
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