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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.
  • Sign up on the ConoftheNorth Yahoo! Group for email reminders for upcoming CotN events and discussion with your fellow volunteers and judges.
  • 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 2015 Timeline

This is a list of all of the meetings, mailings, and deadlines planned for Con of the North 2015. 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 three Volunteer Parties, which are great ways to meet other Con of the North Volunteers and learn more about volunteering opportunities.
  • Timeline also available as a PDF document.
Date and Time Event Where
April 2014
April 8
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: Timeline
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
May 2014
May 13
7  PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
June 2014
June 7 ALL Pubs Pre-Reg paperwork updated and printed for Registration & Programming departments to review at next meeting.  
June 10
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: T-shirts, Promos and Volunteer Premiums (per last year)
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
June 14 Database reset  
June 28 Deadline for Pubs - Judge packets / Pre-Reg forms finished & printing  
June 30 Vendor Forms to Website  
July 2014
July 1 Preregistration Opens (tentative date), Game submissions Opens (tentative date)  
July 8
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
July 11th - 13th Joe's Campout  
July 19th Judge Packet / Vendor Letters / Advertising Forms - Assembly/Stuffing/Mailing Spurrier Manor
August 2014
August 5
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting (Moved for GenCon)
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
August 14 - 17 GenCon  
August 16 FOE Everyone Reminder Postcard assembly Spurrier Manor
August 18 FOE Everyone Reminder Postcard mailed  
September 2014
September 5 Events book event proposal and vendor registration deadline  
September 9
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
September 20 *VOLUNTEER MEETING*
Book Advertising Deadline (soft deadline) / Events Scheduling / Data Entry
 
September 27 All book info to Pubs  
October 2014
October 4
10 AM
Book Events Editing Spurrier Manor
October 14
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
October 21
6 PM
Book Review (updated date and time)
HARD deadline for all Advertisements
Spurrier Manor
October 22 Finish book edits  
October 24 Book to Printer DEADLINE (gives 2-3 working weeks)  
November 2014
November 8
12 PM
*VOLUNTEER MEETING*
Event Book stuffing volunteer party and ready to mail
Home of Don Prust and Kelly O'Donoghue
November 11
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
December 2014
December 6 Preregistration Postcard Reminder assembly volunteer party  
December 9
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
January 2015
January 5 Pre-Reg Deadline / Onsite Event deadline  
January 13
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
January 17 Onsite book event entry / registration verification deadline  
January 17 and/or January 24 Badge work day / Start on Onsite paperwork  
January 26 Badges to printer / All programming materials to Programming and ticket info to Operations  
January 31 Tickets Printed / Pubs Onsite work day  
February 2015
February 7 *VOLUNTEER MEETING*
Ticket pulling / onsite pack assembly
 
February 10
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: Magnetron Last Minute meeting (if needed)
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
February 13 - 15 Con of the North 2015  
March 2015
March 14
12  PM
Elections Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
March 14
2 PM
After-Con Review Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
April 2015
April 14
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: Budget and Timeline Meeting
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
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CotN Yahoo! Group

We run a Yahoo! Group specifically for volunteers and others who want to keep informed about what's coming up at Con of the North. Join us!

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Downloads

Compass

The Compass is our Newsletter, keeping everyone up to date on Con happenings. If you'd like to get one in the mail, please email info@conofthenorth.org.

Advertising Materials

Help spread the word about Con of the North with these flyers, posters, and graphics!

Cover Art Wallpaper

Like the Events Book cover? Look at it every day with this great wallpaper!

2007 Cover Wallpaper Sample

2007 JPEGs: 800x600 - 1024x768 - 1280x960 - 1600x1200

2005 JPEGs: 800x600 - 1024x768 - 1280x960 - 1600x1200

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