All posts for the month March, 2018

The CoreCon Costume Contest is the time when convention attendees get to highlight all the hard work that goes into costuming. The fun begins on Saturday afternoon with a masquerade for children. The children’s masquerade is a fun event where anyone under the age of 12 can show off their awesome costumes. There’s no formal judging, just judges who can give you tips and information on how to get into costuming. This is the place where CoreCon Kids can get their feet wet without having to walk through the main competition in front of a large audience.

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One of our sister conventions, Fargo GameFest, happens this weekend from March 23rd to March 25th. You can check out information about their event here. But don’t think that you have to contain your convention gaming to just one weekend of the year!

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With the change of hotel (the Holiday Inn) and dates (Memorial weekend), the policies have been updated for 2018. Here are a few things that you might want to know for your upcoming CoreCon X experience!

  • The smoking tent will be located outside door 12.
  • Operations will be open 24/7 in the atrium.
  • Per the hotel’s policy, no crockpots or griddles are allowed in the hotel rooms.
  • All conventions rooms, not including fansuites in the pool area, need to close at 3 AM but can reopen at 6 AM. Alcohol must be out of the convention rooms by 1:30 AM. The pool room will close at 1 AM, but fansuites are personal rooms and can remain open with their doors closed. Check the schedule for their actual hours.
  • Service animals are allowed according to North Dakota law. Therapy animals will be allowed if they are registered. Attendees will need to bring appropriate paperwork, and a $100 fee can be charged to the sleeping room if needed. Contact the hotel if you have more questions regarding their service and therapy animal policies.
  • The restaurant will have a special, cheaper menu for con attendees. We will get more information closer to the convention. The hours for the restaurant are:
    • Thursday: 6 AM – 10 PM
    • Friday: 6 AM – 11 PM
    • Saturday: 7 AM – 11 PM
  • The Holiday Inn security protocol is that they will give you one warning. If you break the rules a second time, you will be asked to leave. So follow the rules!

Feel free to check out our complete policies page on the website!

Since CoreCon accepts donations in order to be able to have an event each year, we make a huge effort to give back to the community in various ways. Some of our most recognized events include raising money through the annual Extra Life fundraiser and organizing blood drives. We also select a charity to benefit through a silent auction at each convention.

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