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Old 01-22-2023, 07:27 AM
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Default Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2023 (NIRCON 2023), Saturday, March 4, 2023

Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2023 (NIRCON 2023), Saturday, March 4, 2023, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

What: Northern Illinois Rocketry Conference 2023 (NIRCON 2023)

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

Pre-Registration: Definitely not required and no payments collected until you arrive. Visit:

When: Saturday, March 4, 2023. 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

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Raffle Tickets: Raffle Tickets $1 / Six for $5.

Lunch: Subway sandwich, chips and a drink for $8 OR for $10 get lunch and three raffle tickets!

Workshops: (subject to change):
Simple Ground Support Equipment (GSE) Hacks to Assist your Next Launch
My Level 3 Project
Recovery With Trackers or "Jungles, Lions, Tigers and Bears"
Fantastic Space Discoveries: Theories of Solar System Formation
Standard Sled Designs for Rocket Electronics
Non-Pyro Chute Deployment
Scale Modeling Tips and Ideas
Refurbish Your Fleet
Razor Plane: It's Not For Shaving

Rocket Display: “People’s Choice” awards for three categories: “People’s Choice”,
“Most Unique/Unusual Rocket” and “Most Beat Up Rocket That Still Flies”. There will be prizes for the winners this year!


Cost? NIRCON is free!
Raffle? Yes, we’ll be having a raffle! We have 48 great prizes to give away including: Estes Saturn V (#2001), Estes Pro Series Mega der Red Max. Estes Pro Series Partizon, Estes Space Shuttle, LOC Graduator, Rocket Warehouse Formula 54, Aerotech Initiator starter set, Jolly Logic Altimeter 3, MPC Martian Patrol, TopFlight 60” Chute and more!
People’s Choice Model Display? Yep, we’ll be having a display of your great models!
COVID? Well, yes there’s still COVID around. If you feel bad or have had any contact with anyone who’s sick with COVID in the previous week, please stay home.
Cancellation? You cancelled NIRCON for the past 3 years. Any chance that’ll happen this year? Well, yes as that’s entirely up to COVID, but monitor our website ( and our Facebook page ( for announcements.

Come join the Fox Valley Rocketeers for a day of sport rocketry fun!
A dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets. But high above the quiet streets on the 12th floor of the Acme Building, one man is still trying to find the answers to life's persistent questions. Guy Noir, Private Eye.

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Old 01-22-2023, 08:05 AM
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Yay! I'm looking forward to this, as are a number of WOOSH members.

I wonder if "Jungles, Lions, Tigers and Bears" has anything to do with Bong...
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