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Con Survival 101

Whether you are new to conventions or a pro, remember these few suggestions to make your visit to any convention enjoyable and safe. A convention like CoreCon has activities and events galore. Don’t get so busy you forget to take … Continue reading

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Be Different!

There are debates among nerds over all sorts of things. Is Star Trek better than Star Wars? Did Han shoot first? What was up with the ending of Inception? Even though some things can be settled with facts, these fights will still … Continue reading

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House Is Where The Heart Is

Character Name: Gary “House” Williams Class: Orc Race: Half-Giant Height: 6’6” Strength: 24 (used to haul items for CoreCon) Constitution: 24 Sarcasm: 38 Intelligence: 12 (arguably higher but we docked points for his jokes) Charisma: 30 Wisdom: 26 Volunteerism: 152 … Continue reading

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Supplies Needed For The Spark Station

Spark Station Master Erin here! We all have wishes and dreams, and mine are to have a fully stocked and functional craft room at CoreCon this year!

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Costume Contacts & Circle Lenses: A Long Blog Post That Is Both Fascinating And Good For Your Brain

Don’t lose sight of this post! [We’re starting with an eye-related pun so that everyone knows Doug Beierle had a hand in making this one possible.] “The words that come out of Doug’s mouth do not necessarily represent CoreCon, DCon, Anime … Continue reading

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Cosplay Focus: Jason Gould

Jason and Dawn Gould won the 2016 CoreCon costume contest award for Best in Theme: Carnival at the End of the World. Jason, the artist, sculptor, and tinkerer, tells us what he thinks of cosplay.

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CoreCon’s Accessibility Team

Everyone has a weakness, even superheroes. Superman’s is kryptonite. Daredevil’s is loud noises. Green Lantern’s is… the color yellow? We want to make sure that whatever your weakness is, it won’t ruin your fun at CoreCon X. That’s where the … Continue reading

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CoreCon’s Security Team

Our volunteers take many things into account when arranging events for the convention, and the biggest one is safety. We don’t want anyone getting hurt, so we do everything we can to prepare for the worst. While our medical team … Continue reading

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CoreCon’s Operations Team

CoreCon is considered a vacation for some. Even if you live within walking distance of the convention, being able to hole up in the hotel with nothing but your fellow gamers, cosplayers, furries, or whoever else can be the best … Continue reading

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CoreCon’s Medic and The Pickle Juice Incident

The Inner Core team wants to share what they love about Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Horror, and Anime with like-minded fans. That’s why CoreCon was started ten years ago. We want to let everyone have a space where they can really let … Continue reading

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WTF (What The Fun) Is A Spark Station?

CoreCon is getting crafty! Beginning in 2018, for the first time ever, we will have our very own craft room! Spark Station will be a place to spark your creativity, learn some new skills, and take home a fun and unique … Continue reading

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Buermann Presents Family Quest Knight

On November 18th beginning at 4 PM, Paradox Comics-n-Cards will host Buermann Presents Family Quest Knight, a board gaming event with a goal of exposing kids and non-gamers to “Gateway Games.”

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Haunted Locations of The F/M Area

Looking to get some frightening thrills in during the final weekend of October? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered!

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The 4th Annual Worst Human Tournament

The 4th Annual Worst Human Tournament is designed to be as offensive as possible, and it succeeds in doing just that. This is an annual event, and while they have had smaller tournaments throughout past years (like at CoreCon), this … Continue reading

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CoreCon is Memorial Day weekend!

With all of the heroic or villainous tasks you have to do on a day-to-day basis, maybe you hadn’t heard, but   CoreCon is changing their dates to Memorial Day Weekend. That’s right! Not just a hotel change but dates, … Continue reading

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CoreCon is growing!

CoreCon began with roughly 100 supporters. After almost ten years, we have more than 1,000 regular attendees! With this growth in fan base, we outgrew our old hotel and needed a new place to continue to provide everything the congoers … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot Schedule

For the Zelda: Breath of the Wild cosplayers, we regret to inform you the photo shoot has been cancelled as our Forest Dweller Camera has broken and our Guardian Camera is badly damaged. Please also note the Batman family photos are … Continue reading

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Explore Space With The Artemis Simulator

Take control of a ship to help kill the monsters roaming in Fargo and save the city at CoreCon: Monsters Vs. Mechs. New races and ships are available this year! Even if you’ve played Artemis in the past, this can … Continue reading

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The CoreCon Schedule App Is Live!

Check out the schedu­le at:  corecon2017.­sched.com Make sure to save the app to your cell’s homepage so you don’t miss anything! We will be updating a few things as CoreCon IX grows closer, but now you can see some of … Continue reading

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Guest Spotlight: Aida Jacobs

Making free time is hard. Luckily, this author who is working on her fourth fantasy book will be doing just that to join us at CoreCon IX.

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Guest Spotlight: Christiana Cosplay

Overcoming stage fright to follow your dreams of acting is tough for anyone. One of our guests did just that to become one of the miraculous role models she cosplays as.

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Guest Spotlight: Jorge Guzman

Movies bring people together. With all of the different genres, it’s hard to find something not to have a favorite. Now meet a man who takes it a step further.

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2017 Guests Anouncements

What does CoreCon look for in a special guest? A guest can be a writer, artist, musician, actor, comedian, or a combination.

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2017 Panels Deadline is approaching.

If you plan on doing a panel at CoreCon IX: Monsters and Mechs, you need to register soon! The battle takes place at the Baymont Inn and Suites June 8-11,2017!

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2017 Gaming

The Showdown is about to start! The Monsters and Mechs will be battling at the Baymont Inn of Fargo June 8-11, 2017. While the battle rages on, you need to stop gawking and get your butt in the Gaming Central … Continue reading

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2017 FanSuites

  Hello there, fellow nerds! Are YOU or someone you know interested in hosting a Fansuite or “Party Room”? Well, lucky for you, there are a few spots open! Fansuites are hotel rooms reserved in the “party area” of CoreCon, right … Continue reading

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Cosplay Focus: Jonathan Angert

Cosplaying is the art of  bringing the joy a person gets from a fandom to others. Although Jonathan does a variety of cos-plays, he is best known for his larger than life mech costumes. They’re impressive even if you don’t … Continue reading

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Cosplay Focus: Eric Wilme

It’s very apparent when Eric Wilme walks into our convention. Everyone begins shouting, “WILME!” His enthusiastic exuberance is a welcome sight and turns the con fun-meter up a few notches. After winning the 2016 CoreCon Costume Contest Historical Captain’s Award … Continue reading

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Cosplay Focus: Brittney Berthiaume

Brittney won the 2016 CoreCon Costume Contest for “Best In Show” as Tigress and feels cosplaying has helped her to be a more confident person.

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Panels at CoreCon

Panels are truly a great part of CoreCon. Where else can the title of a panel tell you where your friends are, even the ones you haven’t met yet?

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CoreCon Kids CONnection

Kids can be nerds and geeks, too! That’s why CoreCon has activities for everybody!

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2016 Costume Contest

Here are the winners and more from the 2016 CoreCon Costume Contest. You can see the craftsmanship and love of cosplay in everyone’s work. A picture is worth a thousand words and each of our costumers deserve a thousand thanks … Continue reading

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Why you should go to CoreCon.

You can conquer your video games at home, read comics in your bedroom, game at the kitchen table, and watch movies in the living room. Let’s face it, if someone would bring you food you would never have to leave … Continue reading

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Anime Fargo is turning 3!

Some of the people of CoreCon helped a while back with the birth of Anime Fargo . CoreCon is proud to announce she is running on her own and is going to be three years old in September. Their theme this year is “Kawaii Invasion” which … Continue reading

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Social Experiment #38

In an experiment to determine if certain species have a natural or nurtured dislike for each other, many separate groups were brought together for four days in 2016 and were observed by scientists. The results were astounding.

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CoreCon Cares donates to The Village

CoreCon is a non profit and likes to help our local community. At CoreCon VIII: On Ancient Seas we raised $1600.00 to help Nokomis Child Care Centers which is a part of The Village Family Services. How did we do … Continue reading

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