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Old 01-17-2024, 02:49 PM
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Default Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2024 (NIRCON 2024)

Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2024 (NIRCON 2024), Saturday, March 9, 2024, 8:30 AM ? 5:00 PM

What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2024 (NIRCON 2024)

A one-day convention modeled on NAR?s national NARCON event with speakers, rocket display with ?People?s Choice? voting for best models, and a prize raffle, sponsored by the Fox Valley Rocketeers (FVR), NAR Section #683.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2024. Registration opens at 8:30 AM and conference activities begin at 9:00 AM.

Where: Woodstock North High School, Room D-187, 3000 Raffel Road, Woodstock, IL

Google Map Link: https://tinyurl.com/y8yfzq9q

Entry Fee: COMPLETELY FREE!

Raffle Tickets and Lunch: pricing to be set soon.

Workshops: (subject to change):
? Tips for Successful Flying, 10 Years of Learning and a Bit of Luck
? Extreme Exoplanets Part 2
? Renditions Builds: Simplified Scale Modeling
? Experiments in Vacuum forming
? HPR Model Trackers
? FVR's HPR Launch System
? More topics to come!

Rocket Display: ?People?s Choice? awards for maybe 3 categories yet to be determined.

Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!

Mark B. Bundick, President
Fox Valley Rocketeers, NAR Section #683
mbundick at comcast dot net
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Old 01-18-2024, 05:42 AM
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I admire you guys doing this.

Is video of sessions available from previous conferences?


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Is video of sessions available from previous conferences?


Nope. Come join us to see what the fun is all about!
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I desperately want to make it this year. I?ll try to have my large scale MR8 finished for the peoples choice table.
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Mark,

Awesome! And free too?! I wish I lived closer. We have done road trips all over the USA, but weather could still be questionable. We used to drive home to Colorado from California in the 70s and 80s for Christmas, facing crazy driving conditions, but also a bit more adventurous then.
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Old 01-20-2024, 07:56 AM
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We have done road trips all over the USA, but weather could still be questionable. We used to drive home to Colorado from California in the 70s and 80s for Christmas, facing crazy driving conditions, but also a bit more adventurous then.


As happy as I am when people show up for NIRCON, I can't honestly recommend long road trips to attend. It's only a one day event, and weather, even in March, can be crazy in the Chicago metro area.
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As happy as I am when people show up for NIRCON, I can't honestly recommend long road trips to attend. It's only a one day event, and weather, even in March, can be crazy in the Chicago metro area.


+1 to that. I?ve seen it snow here in May.
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As happy as I am when people show up for NIRCON, I can't honestly recommend long road trips to attend. It's only a one day event, and weather, even in March, can be crazy in the Chicago metro area.

That is why I asked whether you had video.

I have only been to Chicago twice.

Flew into O'Hare and took the train to McCormick once to attend Spring COMDEX/Windows World. Left with a good impression.

Drove a side trip on the way to NARAM at Muskegon to visit Al's in Addison. Al's was great; too bad it is gone. Portillo's is also great; we have a couple of them in D/FW now. However, traffic was horrible. Toll roads everywhere, even worse than D/FW. Swore I'll never go back...


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You'll have a bunch of WOOSH folks joining you. I'm looking forward to it!
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