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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 2016 Timeline

Timeline will be post once it's final draft is completed.

This is a list of all of the meetings, mailings, and deadlines planned for Con of the North 2016. 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 2015
April 14
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: Timeline
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
May 2015
May 12
7  PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
June 2015
June 6 ALL Pubs Pre-Reg paperwork updated and printed for Registration & Programming departments to review at next meeting.  
June 9
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: T-shirts, Promos and Volunteer Premiums (per last year)
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
June 14 Database reset  
June 27 Deadline for Pubs - Judge packets / Pre-Reg forms finished & printing  
June 30 Vendor Forms to Website  
July 2015
July 1 Preregistration Opens (tentative date), Game submissions Opens (tentative date)  
July 14
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
July 17 - 19 Joe's Campout  
July 11 Judge Packet / Vendor Letters / Advertising Forms - Assembly/Stuffing/Mailing Spurrier Manor
July 30 to August 2 GenCon  
August 2015
August 11
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
August 15
11 AM

FOE (Judge) / Everyone Reminder Postcard assembly Spurrier Manor
August 17 FOE (Judge) / Everyone Reminder Postcard mailed  
September 2015
September 3 Events book event proposal deadline  
September 8
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
September 19 *VOLUNTEER MEETING*
Book Advertising Deadline (soft deadline) / Events Scheduling / Data Entry - get all info to Pubs by 26th if possible... or Oct 1st deadline to get ready for editing October 3rd
 
September30 Vendor Deadline  
October 2015
October 3
10 AM
Book Events Editing Spurrier Manor
October 13
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
October 17
6 PM
Book Review (updated date and time)
HARD deadline for all Advertisements
Spurrier Manor
October 21 Finish book edits  
October 23 Book to Printer DEADLINE (gives 2-3 working weeks)  
November 2015
November 7
12 PM
*VOLUNTEER MEETING*
Event Book stuffing volunteer party and ready to mail
Home of Don Prust and Kelly O'Donoghue
November 17
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
December 2015
December 5
11 AM
Preregistration Postcard Reminder assembly volunteer party Spurrier Manor
December 8
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
January 2016
January 5 Pre-Reg Deadline / Onsite Event deadline  
January 12
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting
Topic: TBA
Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
January 16 Onsite book event entry / registration verification deadline  
January 16 and/or January 24 Badge work day / Start on Onsite paperwork  
January 25 Badges deadline to printer  
January 30 Tickets Printed / Pubs Onsite work day  
February 2016
February 6
2 PM
*VOLUNTEER MEETING*
Ticket pulling / onsite pack assembly
Home of Don Prust and Kelly O'Donoghue
February 9
7 PM
Magnetron Meeting  
February 12 - 14 Con of the North 2016 Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
March 2016
March 12
12  PM
Elections Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
March 12
2 PM
After-Con Review Crowne Plaza
Minneapolis West
April 2016
April 12
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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