Thursday, March 26, 2015

Play On Con 2015

This year FORGE is promoting and asking our members to consider attending Play On Con which is in Birmingham, Alabama (3.75 hours from Memphis) on July 9th to 12th. If interested, we encourage you to check out the convention website at:

They also have a Warhorn sign-up page at:

Below are some details from Mike Seales the Venture-Captain for Alabama-Birmingham:

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!

Last year at POC we ran 42 of 60 offered tables, including one special, and an unsanctioned LARP. We had zero player or vehicle casualties this year, but did lose a rather untimely battle with venue staff during the last slot on Sunday. Those responsible have been sacked.

This year we will offer 71 tables of PFS, including: 
  • Two Specials: (Both will have standard and Core tables available)
    • Legacy of the Stonelords
    • Race for the Runecarved Key.  
  • All three parts of The Ruins of Bonekeep.
  • Seeker level play options:
    • The Ruby Phoenix Tournament 
    • Shattered Star 4: Beyond the Doomsday Door.
  • The Godsmouth Heresy 
  • Crypt of the Everflame
  • 2 tables each slot (one dedicated 1-5 table and one alternating either 3-7 or 5-9 each slot)
  • We will also have several tables of the Adventure Card Game running as well.
We should have Convention Boons as well as physical prize support provided by Paizo again this year. 

If you would like to GM, please register on Warhorn and sign up as GM for the tables you would like to run. After you have selected your tables, please email Mike Seales (, Venture-Captain for Alabama-Birmingham, a list of those scenarios, including your real name and the email address used as your Paizo. com account, so that scenarios you run can be placed directly in your downloads.

A few notes about the schedule:
  • On Thursday the 4pm slot overlaps the 7pm slot, which in turn overlaps the 10pm slot. This is to accommodate late arrivals and work schedules.
  • On Sunday the slots also overlap with one starting at 10am and the other starting at 11am. The con officially ends at 4pm, although hotel checkout is much earlier.
  • If you sign up to run 4 or more slots, you will receive:
    • Free Play On Con weekend membership badge
    • Free PDFs of the scenarios you are scheduled to run
    • A full set of the available prize boons.
  • If you run 3 or less tables, you will receive:
    • A special GM only boon
    • One prize boon per slot run
    • Free PDFs of the scenarios you are scheduled to run
All GMs are also eligible to win extra copies of boons and other prizes as if playing the slot they run. Full length modules count as 2 slots each, mini-modules (thornkeep, Emerald Spire, and free-rpg day mods) count as 1 slot.


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