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 be a new experience with a ship like the Juggernaut.

The crew includes:

  • The navigator who hopefully knows left from right and takes the crew on adventure. Steer towards the danger and become a hero or steer away from it and run like a scared cat. We won’t judge. Promise.
  • The weapons officer gets to blast the bad guys out of the water with laser cannons, missiles and nukes.
  • The science officer is your person in the crows nest. They scan other ships for weaknesses and keep tabs on your allies.
  • The communication officer signals friendly ships to get out of danger and can taunt the bad guys with insults or terms of surrender.
  • The engineer directs energy to the stations needing power the most. They can help tip the scale between victory and defeat in a battle.
  • The fighter is a new crew member. They can man their own small ship to help defend your captain’s ship and kill the enemies.

A team of six is best but Artemis can be played by as little as three. If you have never played, come to the training sessions Friday and/or Saturday from noon to 1 pm. If you can’t make it then, you are welcome to watch other crews to learn. Sign your team up on the convenient sign in sheet.

The ships will be flying:

  • Thursday: 9 pm to 2 am
  • Friday: noon to 2 am
  • Saturday: noon to 2 am

There will be an Artemis tournament beginning on Saturday at 1 pm and continuing until 10 pm. With multiple rooms running Artemis, you will still be able to play impromptu runs while the tournaments are going on.


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 what CoreCon IX has to offer!

  • Create your own sche­dule, so you don’t miss our Guest Panels.
  • Know when deliciousness will be served at Gus’ Galaxy Diner.
  • Need a movie break? Search by Type: TV & Movie Buffs.
  • Want to know when yo­ur favorite Fansuite or gaming room open­s? Search by Type: Info.
  • Know which events are for Kids, Teens, and Adults Only (18+).

Now each event has a Feedback Forum to let us know instantly how you liked a panel, room, or event! Share your thoughts with us to continue to make CoreCon a success!

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 Hazard Shelter!

The Gaming Central Hazard Shelter is  your safety from the hazards and pitfalls of the Monsters and Mechs battling just outside. We have ourselves a premium amount of dedicated tabletop space for games! Secure your spot not just for table space but your very survival. Many wayward gamers will take refuge with us, and there might not be room for everyone, but if you sign up to run a game, you will have your safety in the Gaming Central Hazard Shelter reserved.

What you need to do is simple.

At the bottom of this blog post is a signup form to run games at CoreCon IX, Monster vs Mechs. Pick your favorite game and let us know you want to run it for your fellow con-goers seeking shelter in the Gaming Central Hazard Shelter.  Remember, this is not just for role-playing games. You can sign up to run anything: board games, card games, miniatures, role-playing games, and everything in-between.

When you sign up to run a game, you get some great benefits along with the fun that you bring fellow gamers.  First off, everyone that runs at least one game will earn themselves a special Limited Edition CoreCon IX dice.  Second, you guarantee yourself a table for your game.  With attendance growing each year, pickup games can sometimes be hard to secure space for, so reserving a spot by signing up makes sure you will not be short a table when it comes time to trounce your friends.

We do not have forever, though; the deadline to make it in the program guide is March 31st.

Ensure your safety! Sign Up to Run a Game!


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 around the pool. By hosting a fansuite, you will get two CoreCon badges and have the option to decorate it how you want. (This is within reason, of course. Don’t put holes in the wall or trash the room!)

Hosts will be able to get into the room early on Wednesday night to decorate and be ready for the con, but you won’t be able to sleep in the room unless you pay for the extra time.

More information can be found at https://www.fargocorecon.org/fansuites/ or you can message the Leader and Assistant at fansuites@fargocorecon.org.
Thank you,
Assistant, Katie