Play On Con 8

Jul 9-12, 2015 in Birmingham, AL, US

This event is over.

Play On Con (POC) is a family-friendly four day fantasy and science fiction fandom convention held each year in Birmingham, Alabama--the Magic City!

Membership and lodging sales are now open in our POC Shop!

We focus on four main areas for our attendees:

  1. Programming: Interactive and energetic events that welcome new fans as well as old.

    Play On Con offers a host of unique programming suited to a wide range of fan interests!

    • Live Music and Performances
    • Game Shows and Tournaments
    • Improv and Performance Comedy
    • Costuming Workshops and Contests
    • Charity Casino
    • Rock Band & Karaoke
  2. Gaming: The best board, rpg, live action, video, and card gaming available. 

    2015 will feature an amazing lineup of RPG opportunities.  We're still adding sessions to the schedule, but be sure to check out what we've planned so far.
    pathsocietyPathfinder Society will be well-represented again this year, with more than 70 tables running throughout the weekend!  

    We will also be hosting a new RPG "Drive-By" event for for other systems, where veteran GM's will stand ready to run you through any adventure you can imagine!
    Board and Card Games:

    Play On Con is proud to host a wide array of tournaments and events!

    Video Games:

    This year we'll be offering a wealth of video gaming, including tournaments, Minecraft events, and theArtemis Spaceship Bridge Simulator!

    Open Gaming:

    Play On Con will host open gaming space 24 hours a day! Sleep is for the weak!

    Our legendary gaming library is one of the largest in the entire southeast, and our Gaming Ambassadors stand ready to help you get into a group or teach you a brand new game.

    • A huge space with around-the-clock open board and card gaming
    • A large library of games (hundreds!) available for check-out to all attendees
    • Friendly staff who love teaching new games
    • Opportunities to learn brand new releases as well as old classics
    • Late-night party game sessions every night starting at midnight
    • A "Librarian's Choice" list offers a chance to learn amazing new games and earn achievements and prizes! 
  3. Parties: Nightly (and daily!) hospitality events thrown by award-winning party hosts.

    Parties have their own department at Play On Con (Hospitality), and it represents 1/3 of the con's total lineup.  This includes:

    1. Provisions for parties in every hotel contract we sign.
    2. Dedicated space for parties, with all room numbers personally assigned by the Hospitality Director.
    3. A party support staff, including security personnel to check IDs, operations assistants to help refill ice, etc.
    4. Coordination to ensure every night has a successful party scene.
  4. Community: Active personal involvement with related fandom events throughout the year.