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Rick Tanner
Updated December 4th, 2016

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Welcome to Con of the North!

Con of the North is the Twin Cities' longest running games convention, run by an all-volunteer organization dedicated to bringing you the best in gaming every year! The 25th annual Con of the North is February 17-19, 2017 at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West. For more information about our convention, visit the About Con of the North page.

Upcoming Events


Date and Time Event Where
December 2016
December 3
10 AM
CANCELLED - PreReg postcard reminder assembly volunteer party  
December 13
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
December 31
11:59 PM
PreRegistration deadline Onsite Event Deadline  
January 2017
January 14
Onsite book event entry/registration verification deadline Jan 14th and/or 21st  – badge work day/start on onsite paperwork  
January 10
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topics: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
January 23
11:59 PM
Open event selection closes  
Go to complete timeline and Meeting Notes.


December 4, 2016 - Event Book Online:
The PDF version and CSV version of the event book is now online and available for download. The HTML version is still being worked on.

November 21, 2016 - Event Registration Moved:
Event Registration will be available late November or early December 2016. Please check back then!

November 21, 2016 - PreReg Postcard Assembly Party:
PreReg postcard assembly party has been cancelled.

October 25, 2016 - Event Book Stuffing Party Changes:
Stuffing party has been moved from Nov-5th to Nov-12th, still at 12noon and the same location of Don and Kelly's house.

October 12, 2016 - Event Book Related Changes:
This is related to volunteer time (if needed), book related deadlines have been extended another week - Oct. 22nd is the book review, Book editing event is To Be Determined, and Final Edits is tentatively schedule for Oct. 24th.

October 2, 2016 - Event Submissions Reminder:
If you entered games on the new registration web site, please make sure that you clicked the "Submit" link for them before October 4, 2016, otherwise they won't be included in the pre-reg book!

October 2, 2016 - New Volunteer Mailing List:
Please also note that the November meeting will be the last meeting for which there will be notifications sent from the Yahoo! Group calendar. Please go to http://eepurl.com/b24NR9 to sign up for meeting
notifications beyond that.

September 14, 2016 - Data Entry Party Moved:
Data Entry of game events in to the online database has been moved to October 1, 2016 at 2pm at the Beechers' house.
Book Event editing moved to a new date in October, exact date and time to be announced.

August 24, 2016 - New Registration System, Take 2:
Event Submission for CotN 2017 is now open using our new registration site at https://registration.conofthenorth.org! You can submit events for the book from now until 9/30/2016 - we've extended this from previous years to allow everyone to get more familiar with the new processes.

Head on over to the site and submit your games and if you haven’t registered yet, don’t forget that if you register as a judge to run events, you can get a free t-shirt or $5 off your price!

July 14, 2016 - Preregistration Update:
Very, very important announcement .... Preregistration is now OPEN !!

July 18, 2016 - New date for August 2016 Magnetron Meeting:
The August 2016 Magnetron meeting has been reschedule for Aug-16 (instead of Aug-9th)

July 14, 2016 - Preregistration and Game Submission Update:
Based on the status update and summary report during the July 12th Magnetron meeting, the new tentative launch date for the new registration system is July 31, 2016.
Exact opening time will be made available more towards the end of July.
Check back on this site for the live link when the new system is ready.

July 9, 2016 - Preregistration and Game Submission Update:
The new signup website has encountered bugs and related issues that will once again delay the registration date.
Tentative deployment date is July 16, 2016 (no exact time available yet..)
Check back on this site for the live link when the new system is ready.

July 1, 2016 - Preregistration and Game Submission Delayed:
The new online pre-registration and submission system is not ready for deployment (hence the original announcement about the "soft" open date)
The deployment date is scheduled for July 9, 2016 (no exact time available yet..)
Check back on this site for the live link when the new system is ready.

July 23, 2016 - Volunteer Event:
Game submission opens Judge packet/Vendor letter/Advertising forms – Assembly, stuffing, and mailing.
Swimming, games and food after the work is done - bring something to share, your swimsuit if you want to swim and games you would like to play!
Location: Mylnczak Party Room


2017 Magnetron Elections are completed - Thanks to all who voted and ran!

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