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Con Information

Con of the North 2018

February 16-18, 2018
Friday Noon to 2 AM - Saturday 8 AM to 2 AM - Sunday 8 AM to 10 PM
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

Preregistration

Preregistration for Con of the North 2018 is open! Simply head over to registration. If you registered online last year, you should be able to use the same username and password. If you haven't used the online registration system before, you can set up a new username and password.

Another item of note is that for the first time in 15 years (2003), we’ve raised our registration prices. We’ve been proud to keep the convention as economically minded as possible since we are a non-profit and volunteer-run organization, but to keep up with the rising costs of our gaming space and other expenses, we’ve finally had to bite the bullet to keep the convention running smoothly. Full weekend preregistration is now $30 (up from $25) and full weekend onsite registration has been increased to $40 (up from $37).

If you are interested in running events, see the Judging page for forms and other information.

Questions?

Jump down to the FAQ and hopefully we've answered it there! If not, send an email to info@conofthenorth.org and we can help you out.

Onsite Registration

To register onsite, visit the Registration desk.

Prices

Entire Weekend $40
Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday $32
Saturday Only $27
Friday or Sunday Only $22
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Event Tickets

Event Tickets are not available yet, but when event registration opens in November, you'll use the same registration website to register for your games.

The event ticket selection process is split in to 2 phases.

Phase 1 - Event Preselection

For the first phase, which we're calling Event Preselection, will close at the end of December.  In this phase, you'll have the ability to select up to 20 events that you're interested in attending, and they will be placed in a ranked order that you set.  The events you are most interested in attending should be set near the top (Rank 1).

Once Event Preselection closes, the system will then go through and try to assign you up to 8 of your selected events to give you a good strong start on your schedule for the convention. The system will not provide alternate (waiting list) tickets in the assignment - any ticket provided to an attendee would be a guaranteed seat at the table.  During the assignment, the system will skip over time slots you already received an event for.

More details and examples can be found in the FAQ

Phase 2 - Live Selection

The second phase will allow you to see all of the events that the system has automatically assigned you based on your preselection as well as allow you to add new events, or give back your ticket on events you currently have assigned. At this time, there is no priority system - everyone will have access to select events to fill up their schedule in a first come, first served basis. This phase is set to close at the end of January.

During this phase you'll be able to see what events are still open, which ones only have alternate (waiting list) tickets, and which ones are fully sold out; think of it as an online shopping cart. You'll not be able to select events which would cause a scheduling conflict (having tickets for multiple games running at the same time), even if they are alternate tickets. If you change your mind on an event and decide you no longer want it, you can remove it from your assignments allowing another person to grab the ticket, and freeing up that time slot for you to select a new event.

What you have assigned to you on the website are the tickets you'll be getting when you pick up your folder at the convention, so no more sending in a wishlist and everything being a surprise when you show up. This is the primary reason for migrating to this new system as many people have experienced frustration with the manual processes we had performed in the past.

More information including example screen shots and instructions can be found in the FAQ

Hotel Information

Con of the North 2018 will be at the Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West. You can reserve a room by calling the hotel at (763) 559-6600 (Do *NOT* use their online reservation system as it incorrectly claims the room block is full!) The convention Group Code for 2018 is CNF - please be sure to reference that during the room reservation process!

Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

3131 Campus Drive
Plymouth, MN 55441
(763) 559-6600

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Guidelines for Attendees

As an Attendee at Con of the North, you agree to abide by these guidelines:

  • Be courteous and polite to other attendees.
  • Show up for your events. If you decide to not attend an event, return the ticket to the Registration desk so other attendees can use it.
  • Similarly, don't take event tickets you aren't going to use.
  • Weapons, whether real or fake, are not allowed in the convention areas.
  • Parents, you are still responsible for your children while they are at the convention.
  • Be kind to yourself and your fellow attendees: practice good personal hygiene during the convention weekend.
  • Do not do anything illegal at the convention. Any illegal activities will be reported to the authorities.
  • Don't drink and game: alcohol is not allowed in the convention areas.
  • Most importantly, have fun!
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Resources

Archives

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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Frequently Asked Questions

The FAQ is in the process of being updated and the currently available content is available at http://support.conofthenorth.org/kb/index.php.

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