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Updated June 18th, 2016

Volunteer for Con of the North

Volunteers are so important to an organization like CotN, and getting involved is a great way to meet other gamers and help promote gaming. These documents tell you about how, where and when you can volunteer for Con of the North.

  • The timeline gives meeting times and places - newcomers and volunteers are always welcome.
  • Our directions page will help you get to meetings and other important places.
  • The CotN Reference PDF has the Timeline, important phone numbers and email addresses, and maps to the major meeting sites.
  • Keep up-to-date on CotN news on the main page.
  • The Volunteer Manual has more information about volunteering at Con of the North.

Con of the North 2017 Timeline

This is a list of all of the meetings, mailings, and deadlines planned for Con of the North 2017. They include:

  • Magnetron Meetings where you can see how the "day-to-day" operation of the convention.
  • Work parties like the Event Scheduling Party, where we need groups of people to do "assembly-line" duties. Stay afterwards and play some games!
  • The Volunteer Parties, which are great ways to meet other Con of the North Volunteers and learn more about volunteering opportunities.
Date and Time Event Where
April 2016
Tuesday
April 12
7 PM

Magnetron Meeting
Topic: Budget & Timeline
Meetings Notes
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
May 2016
Tuesday
May 10
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topics: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
June 2016
Saturday
June 11
All Pubs PreReg paperwork updated and printed for next meeting for Registration and Program Departments  
Saturday
June 11
12 PM
Testing Party: Feedback and other testing for the in-development online sign-up system Beechers'
Tuesday
June 14
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topics: T-shirts, Promos, Volunteer premiums (per last year), Results from June-11th Testing Party
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Saturday
June 25
Pubs deadline for Judge packet/PreReg finished and get printing  
July 2016
Friday
July 1
Pre Reg Opens (soft) Game submission Opens (soft)  
Tuesday
July 12
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topics: Merchandising
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Weekend of July 15-17 Summer LARP Campout Crow-Hassan State Park
Saturday
July 23
1 PM

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!

Mylnczak Party Room
August 2016
Aug 4-7 GenCon  
Tuesday
August 9
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Saturday
August 13
10 AM
FOE (Judge)/Everyone Reminder POSTCARD assembly Tanner Residence
Monday
August 15
FOE (Judge)/Everyone Reminder postcard mailed  
Friday
August 19
Vendor deadline  
September 2016
Thursday
September 1
Events Book Event Proposal Deadline  
Tuesday
September 13
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: Vendor Selection
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Saturday
September 17
12 PM
Book Advertising Deadline (soft)
Event scheduling/Data entry – get all into to Pubs by 24th if possible…or 29th deadline to get ready for editing on 10/1
Beechers'
October 2016
Saturday
October 1
10 AM
Book event editing Tanner Residence
Tuesday
October 11
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Saturday
October 15
10 AM
Book review (if needed) HARD deadline for all Advertisements Tanner Residence
Wenesday
October 19

Finish book edits (soft)  
November 2016
Saturday
November 5
12 PM
Event book stuffing volunteer party and ready to mail Don and Kelly's
Tuesday
November 15
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
(Note: Moved from Nov-8th because of Election Day)
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
December 2016
Saturday
December 3
10 AM
PreReg postcard reminder assembly volunteer party Tanner Residence
Tuesday
December 13
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Saturday
December 31
11:59 PM
PreRegistration deadline Onsite Event Deadline  
January 2017
Saturday
January 14
Onsite book event entry/registration verification deadline Jan 14th and/or 21st  – badge work day/start on onsite paperwork  
Tuesday
January 10
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topics: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Monday
January 23
11:59 PM
Open event selection closes  
February 2017
Saturday
February 4
Tickets printed/Pubs onsite work day TBD
Saturday
February 11
2 PM
Ticket Pulling Party Don and Kelly's
Tuesday
February 14
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting (if needed) Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
Weekend of February 17-19 Con of the North 2017 Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
March 2017
Saturday
March 11
Noon
Elections Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
March 15
2 PM
After Con review Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West

 

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Downloads

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Available information and forms available for download.

Meeting Notes:

If you'd like to see older event lists to get an idea of what has been appearing at the convention over time, visit our Event Archives.

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