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Hillary Wilson, Programming Director

 
Hillary Wilson
 
It's me... Lydia!
 
An avid fan of board games, sci-fi, and all sorts of fandom, Hillary Wilson started small in the con world by simply attending Play On Con in year 2, where she fell in love with POC. Through the amazing experiences she had there, she very quickly gained the confidence and knowledge to work her way up the volunteer ladder, holding several positions at POC in the last few years, including Open Gaming Manager and Assistant Programming Director. In addition to her volunteer work for the con, she became well known for her costumes, showmanship, and uniquely creative approach to just about everything.
 
Hillary is an award-winning costumer, an electronics enthusiast, founder of Luck n Luster handmade dice jewelry, a dancer, and a purveyor of many other forms of creative expression. In her real life, she was a social worker for several years until she fell in love with working with children about 6 years ago. Her unique combination of experience, and knowledge, both in the convention world and out, has shaped her to be adaptable, practical, enthusiastic, a quick learner, a creative problem solver, and a true jack of all trades.
 
She brings her love of Play On Con, her varied knowledge of all things geeky, and her uniquely creative approach to everything she works on at Play On Con, from shows, to craft panels, to even the behind the scenes tasks. She wants everyone to have a unique and amazing experience at Play On Con just like she did a few short years ago, and tries to create programming that engages everyone, and makes them feel welcome.
 
If there's something that inspires you that you'd love to see at the con or something you're passionate about that you'd love to present at the con, contact Hillary.
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Harassment Policy

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POC's Harassment Policy:
DON'T HARASS ANYONE

We will not tolerate harassment of any kind.  This includes unwelcome advances, derogatory comments, and attempts to intimidate.  If you're not sure whether something is harassment, use common sense, err on the side of caution, and don't do it!  We reserve the right to revoke the membership of anyone caught harassing anyone else.

If you find yourself being harassed by someone else at our event, we're here to help you make it stop, and you can contact our security team for assistance at any time!  If you need help contacting someone from Security, you can visit our Registration desk in the main lobby.  Or if the lobby is closed, you can visit Open Gaming instead (open 24 hours).  These stations will each have radios and can call for any help you may need!

We strive to create a safe and comfortable environment for everyone, and we expect all of our attendees to Play On well with others.  

Don't be a jerk!!

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POC 2017 Hours of Operation

Play On Con 2017's hours of operation are below!  Please note that these are still subject to change a little (but not much).

hoursRegistration:

Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

After Hours Registration is in Open Gaming (Environmental Science Building, top floor)
Early Registration for POC Staff Only: Thursday 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Registration is located in the Guthrie Lodge.

Gaming:

The Open Gaming Room opens at 4PM Thursday and stays open 24 hours a day, until Sunday at 2PM.  Scheduled gaming events begin at 4PM Thursday and at 10AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Our full schedule (note there are two tabs) is here.

Programming:

Shows and other programming begin at 4PM Thursday and at 10AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  Again, our full schedule is here.

Parties:

Parties begin each night at 9PM.  There are also a few daytime party events.  See here for general party info, and see our Facebook page for specific events. 

Outdoor Events:

We start at 4PM Thursday and at 10AM on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.  These are included in the full schedule!

The Jungle Goddess Con Suite:

Friday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
                8:00 pm - 2:00 am (Kids Party)

Vendors Room:

Thursday: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Sunday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

No badge is required to shop in the Vendor's room. 
The Vendor's Room is located in Guthrie Lodge 

Meal Times

The 4-H Center Dining Hall will operate for lunch/dinner Thursday, all day Friday and Saturday, and for breakfast/lunch on Sunday.  Menu with hours here!

We'll also have a food truck just outside of the main gaming building after the dining hall closes.

Marina Shuttle:

We will offer hourly trips to and from the marina across the street from the 4-H Center--leaving the Lodge on the hour and leaving the marina on the half-hour--but these marina trips must be scheduled at least two hours in advance, and we will cancel any trips where no one is signed up by that time.  There will be sign-up sheets for this available at Registration, plus you can sign up for a future slot with the Marina shuttle driver if you're already on a trip.  You can also email in a ride request to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  up until July 5.  Note that if we should run out of parking at the 4-H Center, the marina shuttle will run every hour, regardless of sign-ups, until on-site parking is again available.

Standard sign-up times for the marina shuttle will be as follows.  We will also provide after hours shuttling as needed, but all such requests need to be in before 10PM the day prior.

Thursday: 3:30PM - midnight

Friday & Saturday: 9:30AM - midnight

Sunday: 9:30AM - 12PM

On-Site Shuttle:

The on-site shuttle will run all day in a circle around the property, servicing multiple stops along the way.  Look for the shuttle stop signs!  The maximum estimated wait time at any given stop is 20 minutes.  This shuttle will usually be a golf cart, but in some circumstances it could be a car/truck/van with a POC magnet on its side.  We may also run two of them during peak times.

Thursday: 4PM - 1AM.

Friday & Saturday: 10AM - 1AM.

Sunday: 10AM - 11:30AM.

PLEASE NOTE that the 4-H Hotel will provide luggage check services to all POC attendees. So if you stay in a cottage and wanna lock something away, or if you ride in on the shuttle and just wanna avoid carrying your stuff around all day, all you have to do is visit the front desk!

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4-H Site Map

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Run for President!

Play On Con wants YOU!

 
Above all else, POC is centered around two things: freedom and equality.  Perhaps the greatest expression of both is in our annual election for POC President (AKA Fan Guest of Honor)!
  We need all the input that we can get to make Play On Con the best convention that it can be. If you have programming concepts, share them! If you have artistic ideas, let us know! If you want to help with convention operations, contact Marc to join the crew! We welcome your talents, and hope that you will volunteer to help!
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