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New Meetup: PlayOnCon 3 Preview Party - FREE

From: Tony
Sent on: Friday, April 16, 2010 9:16 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Birmingham Boardgames Meetup Group!

What: PlayOnCon 3 Preview Party - FREE

When: Sunday, April 18,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Hey free gaming opportunity!

PlayOnCon is having a free preview weekend at the hotel venue this weekend.

Saturday evening will be mostly about planning and a walkthru along with a some grilling out by the pool.
ALL-DAY SUNDAY they will be holding open gaming; bring games or play with those who did (gee, sounds like a meetup opportunity to me!)

Venue info:

More details from PlayOn Dan:
The Pre-Con is our ?dress rehearsal,? if you will?sort of a miniature version of POC itself. We tour the hotel, we discuss ideas, and we do a little something from each of our big three tracks (gaming, shows, parties). Here?s the basic schedule (in CST).

Saturday, April 17
5:15PM-5:30PM: Gather in the lobby of the Rime Garden Inn & Suites.
5:30PM-6:00PM: Group tour of the hotel.
6:00PM-7:30PM: Meeting in garden suite 2017 to discuss POC 3 ideas and execution.
7:30PM-9:30PM: Hot dogs, hamburgers, trivia, and swimming at the pool (or Magnolia if it rains).
9:30PM-6:00AM: Party in garden suite 2017 (21+).

Sunday, April 18
10:00AM-6:00PM: Tabletop gaming all day in garden suite 2017.

--Munchkin, Red Dragon Inn, Tiki Mountain, Small World, and more!
--Contact [address removed] if you?d like to run anything, or if you just want more specifics on what we?ve got. We?ll also have updates on the lineup as we get closer to Pre-Con.

This 2-day preview event is free to attend, and we hope you?ll take advantage of that to come take a peek at what POC?s got in stock. Drop in any time and join us for any/all of the above, and feel free to bring friends! We?ll POC them too. J

NOTE: at POC 3 we?ll have the whole hotel, and we?ll be allowed to run the poolside cookout ourselves; but for this smaller Pre-Con event, the hotel will be providing the dinner. So there is a $9 fee to them for the hot dog/hamburger thing, but you?re most welcome to join us out there for trivia whether or not you?re dining.

The hotel has also offered us an extremely low rate of $84 on their suites for the night, because it?s a slow weekend for them and they love us! They?re very eager for this opportunity to show us their stuff, and this special Pre-Con rate can be booked by calling[masked]?just ask for the April 17 Play On Con block. If you?re gonna be enjoying the party with us Saturday night, we highly recommend grabbing one of these up to avoid driving.

Now, about that party?.

We?re going quick and dirty on the theme for this one due to the tight schedule?Green Party. It?s exactly a month after St. Patrick?s Day, and it also happens to be the anniversary of Ireland?s formalized independence from the British Commonwealth. At POC we strongly support the British King getting fired?so we deem this a fine cause to raise a few more green ones. Thus, when everyone else has put their green costumes away for the year?we?ll Play On. J

And did we mention the real refrigerators in the suites? Mine?s probably gonna be chock-full of green jello by Friday night.

I?m gonna go on record right now, though: if anybody shows up as an Orion slave girl?I may be incapable of serving drinks.

Just sayin?.

NEXT ISSUE: POC Tops With Munchkin Sop!

Play On,

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