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About Con of the North

Con of the North 2019

February 16-18, 2019
Friday Noon to 2 AM - Saturday 8 AM to 2 AM - Sunday 8 AM to 10 PM
Crowne Plaza Minneapolis West

Con of the North Mission Statement

Con of the North is a volunteer run non-profit organization designed solely for the purpose of fostering a sense of community among gamers, promoting the hobby of gaming, and providing the gaming community with the best possible environment to present their games.

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What is a Games Convention?

A games convention is a gathering of people (usually annual) where everyone gets together to have a good time. This is accomplished in general by playing games and participating in other activities.

The games played at a convention are very wide ranging. Role playing games (such as D&D, Call of Cthulhu or Pathfinder), card games (Apples to Apples, Illuminati), war games (World in Flames), board games (Settlers of Catan, Ticket to Ride), miniatures games (Warhammer 40K), computer games (Artemis SBS, Minecraft, Quake2, Unreal Tournament), LARP (Society in Shadow) and many more.

In order to participate in the games you just register for the convention and then sign up for games, either in advance (by pre-registering), or at the convention.

New or inexperienced players are usually welcome to play or watch as they prefer.

Other activities at a games convention include costume events, auctions, volunteering, hanging out and talking, going without enough sleep and other good times.

For a list of possible conventions to attend in addition to Con of the North check out our convention links.

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What Happens at Con of the North?

  • Over 100 events free with your admission!
  • All your favorite tabletop roleplaying games, including D&D (all editions), Pathfinder, Call of Cthulhu, Castles & Crusades, Tekumel and Zombicide.
  • Numerous board games, miniatures, and card game events and tournaments.
  • Humorous and engrossing interactive/live-action roleplaying games.
  • Three free computer rooms.
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Attendee Code of Conduct

By purchasing a registration, you agree to follow the following Code of Conduct. Violating this Code of Conduct may result in penalties up to and including expulsion from the convention without refund and permanent bans.

  • Only take tickets for those events in which you plan to play. If you decide to not attend an event, return the event ticket to the Registration desk.
  • Don't bring weapons to the con: all weapons and weapon-like objects are banned from convention areas. (Exceptions may be made for costume contests; those will be posted with the costume contest rules.)
  • Don't drink and game: alcohol is not allowed in convention areas.
  • Illegal activities will be reported to the proper authorities.
  • Attendees may not buy or sell items in convention areas from anyone but our vendors or the hotel.
  • Agreement to Con of the North Harassment Policy.
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Contact Information

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CotN Magnetron Council (Board of Directors)

Appointed Officers

  • Archivist: Don Prust
  • Webmaster: Adam Ness


Con of the North Bylaws

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Privacy Statement

Effective July 12, 2005

We recognize and respect your need for privacy and security as you visit our Web site at conofthenorth.org. When you visit our site, you do so without telling us who you are and without revealing any personal information. While we do not collect identifying information about visitors to our site, we do use standard software to collect information for the strict purpose of tracking activity on our site. This allows us to better understand how many people use our site and which pages are the most popular. The information we normally collect and store includes:

  • The domain name of your Internet service provider.
  • The Web site that referred you to us (if any).
  • The agent string from your browser.
  • The pages and/or files you requested.
  • The date and time the pages and/or files were accessed.

There are instances where you may elect to provide us with personal information. If you fill out one of our registration, request, or feedback forms or send us email, you are transmitting the information that appears to you in the form or the message. This will typically include your name, mailing address, phone number, email address, the kind of request you are making, and any other information necessary to fulfill your request. You never transmit personally identifying information that you do not enter yourself. Using these forms is always your option; this information cannot be collected unless you specifically elect to send it to us.

This information is used only for the purpose of registering you for the convention, presenting your events, fulfilling your requests, or for contacting you directly. It is not given or sold to any other organization. However, we may be required to provide personal information in response to a court order, subpoena, or government investigation. We also reserve the right to report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we in good faith believe to be unlawful, or to release personal information if we in good faith believe such release is reasonably necessary to protect the rights, property, and safety of others and ourselves.

We reserve the right to change our privacy policy. A revised policy statement will only apply to data collected subsequent to its effective date. Any revisions will be posted at least 30 days prior to its effective date.

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please e-mail us at webmaster@conofthenorth.org.

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The Compass Rose
A very short history.
The 2018 flyer
Larger Image Flyer
The 2018 flyer with a larger version of the artwork.
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