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You're having free door prize drawings instead of a raffle?
Yes - just like at NARCON 2007. Running a legal
raffle in Minnesota is a complicated mess of bureaucracy and
paperwork. The NARCON 2008 staff has decided to have
multiple drawings for free door prizes instead of selling raffle
tickets and having a raffle drawing.
Our list of
supporting vendors may be found
At three times
weekend, we will be giving away free prizes, donated by rocketry
companies across the country. (When? After the Vendor's
Forum on Friday night, after the guest speaker on Saturday
night, and after the NAR Town Hall meeting on Sunday.)
Each registered attendee will receive two regular and one grand
prize entry tickets in
their registration packets. Be sure to fill them out and deposit them in the marked containers
at the registration desk! Prize winners from Friday and
Saturday's drawings need not be present to win. However,
they must claim their prize by the time of the drawing after the Town Hall meeting
on Sunday. At that time, all unclaimed prizes will be
forfeited and new winner's names will be drawn for those prizes.
Names will be drawn until all prizes are given away.
miss the Friday or Saturday drawings, be sure to stop at the registration desk
by Sunday morning to see
if you won something!
The Grand Prize drawings will be held at the end of the
guest speaker's talk on Saturday night. You must be present at
the time of this drawing to win! One adult grand prize and
one youth grand prize will be awarded. If the person whose
name is drawn is not present, their ticket will be discarded and
a new ticket will be drawn.
Sheri's Hot Rockets -
An enormous round of applause to Sheri for donating the NARCON 2008
Grand Door Prize for the second year in a row! The
(adult) Grand Prize winner will receive a special certificate that
may be redeemed for their choice of a free 1/48 Saturn 1B, 1/24
Gemini Titan, 1/24 Mercury Redstone, 1/24 Mercury Atlas, or a great
deal on the 1/48 Saturn V!!!!!!
Prizes will not be held beyond the end of NARCON on Sunday
afternoon. Prizes will not be shipped by NARCON to the
winners. Once they have taken possession, all prizes
become the sole responsibility of the winners.
The NARCON 2008 staff welcomes donations of rocketry-related
items for the door prize drawings! If you (vendor, company,
individual, etc) are willing to donate something, please
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Can the general public enter the vendor
room free of charge?
Yes. If a member of the general public ONLY wishes to
enter the Vendor room to look around and possibly buy things,
there is NO charge to them. If they wish to attend any
other part of NARCON, they will need to either register as a
full Attendee, or purchase a limited one-day-pass. -
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there be NARCON "day passes"?
Yes. A limited one-day pass to NARCON will be
available for purchase each day at the NARCON Registration Table.
Pricing will be $15 for adults (19 and older) and $5 for youths
(18 and younger) per day.
The day pass will grant the purchaser admission to all NARCON
events held on that day (not including the sport launch.) (Full NARCON on-site Attendee
registration will also be available at the rate of $45
for adults and $15 for youths.) Those buying a day-pass will be
given a unique name badge that is clearly marked only for the
day that it is valid. Those purchasing a day-pass
will NOT receive a registration packet, program book,
or a proceedings cd-rom. The
program book and cd-rom may be available for purchase
separately. Those wishing to receive the "full package"
will need to register as full Attendees. -
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There is a parking ramp attached to the host hotel. It is on
the north side of the hotel (W. Center St.) (See the PDF
below). The entrance to the ramp is marked with
only a small sign that says "PARK". Parking in the hotel ramp is complimentary for NARCON attendees staying
at the host hotel - based on availability of space in the ramp. Note
that there is a height limitation in the hotel ramp. Some
very tall vehicles, such as some tall full-size vans, will not fit. There is
a public parking ramp less than a block east of the hotel.
Parking in the public ramps is free on weekends and after 5:30pm
on weekdays. The hotel loading dock is located right next to the
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showing Parking and Loading Zones (145K pdf)