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2018 Overflow Info

2018 Overflow Lodging Information

We do not have details on our overflow hotel currently published, but there are some things to consider.

  1. Camp Blue Ridge is less than 5 minutes from the overflow hotel, and we are working to get transportation options to and from the overflow.
  2. The overflow hotel will not be expensive, but you will need to purchase your badge (and maybe your shirt) in addition to your room rental.
  3. This first year at the new site, we need as many people to stay on-property as possible.  Please consider that when booking your lodging.
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2017 Overflow Info

2017 Overflow Lodging Information

calerahampton1) Before you book at the overflow hotel, please check our POC Shop to see if there's anything available on site that would meet your needs.  If there isn't, you can fill out our waiting list form.  We're bound to have a few people looking to cancel their onsite reservations because they've started a new job, moved to a new country, or bought a new cat.  If we can sell you one of these rooms, we can give its prior reserver a refund, and then everybody will be happy!  But you have to fill out the form and give us your contact info before we can do that.  Please note that we generally don't reply until there's an opening to discuss with you.

2) Also before booking the overflow hotel, please consider the RV Resort across the street from the 4-H Center.  It's where our overflow parking will be, and we will offer on-demand shuttle service to and from there all weekend.  They have water and power hookups, so RV lodging will be perfectly comfortable.  Also, they have outdoor grills, which could make for some most worthy mealtimes, and they have a nice little shop where you can get provisions.  Cruise America has some competitive rates when you consider that 5-7 people can sleep in one RV, and the rate to park there--including power, water, and sewage--is around $28/day.  We highly recommend taking a look and giving them a call!  We've even had a few POCsters work out tent camping arrangements with them.  The Marina's employees are all very helpful, and they'll generally come help you with things like RV hookup if you just ask.

3) If the above options don't work for you, you can also book a room at the Hampton Inn in Calera (group code POC).  Note that if your plans change later, the Hampton does allow cancellation up until 6PM on the day of arrival.  This property is several miles away from the host hotel, however, and we do not have shuttle service planned for here.  We do have plenty of free parking on site and in the overflow lot if you'd like to drive yourself over each day, though.  Note that the cutoff for booking at Hampton, assuming they don't sell out before then, is June 21st.

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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2018 Host Hotel

Camp Blue Ridge

Playhouse Dr
Mountain City, GA 30562
 
 

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Go check out their Web Site!

10 POC-perfect Property Points to Pondergaming!

  1. We're buying out all of the camps sleeping rooms and will have exclusive run of the property.
  2. We'll be less than 5 minutes from civilization!  Clayton has a great little downtown with great shops and restaurants.
  3. We have a ton of great indoor meeting spaces to accommodate our traditional con features like gaming, shows, and parties.  All the space is within easy walking distance of each other.
  4. There will be campfires, ghost stories, and some spectacular outdoor live-action gaming areas.  There might even be Bill Murray-style morning announcements and/or special appearances from everyone's favorite summer camp psycho.
  5. There are also canoes, an archery range, and a bunch of other really cool stuff that you never get to see at a con!  This year's venue offers even more exciting opportunities than the 4H was able to offer!  We'll be opening up as many of these activities for our attendees as we can afford.
  6. There is a pool, but it's right next to a gigantic, mountain springwater-fed swimming area.  More options to swim and splash!
  7. The new cafeteria has an award-winning chef, and there will be nearby food offerings that won't take a major expedition to reach.
  8. Any/all food and beverages (except glass containers) may be carried into any/all event spaces.  You can grab something from the cafeteria, order delivery, carry around your own groceries--whatever you prefer--and take it wherever you're going to Play On!  As long as you don't try to sell food or beverages...you should find much more freedom here than seen at other hotels.
  9. Wifi is free, and Camp Blue Ridge has actual cell service!
  10. Yes, they have functioning AC in the cabins and many of the interior spaces.  We'll be up in the mountains, so it will be much cooler than in previous years.  And we're planning to run a shuttle around the property.  This is outdoors on Easy Mode, vampires!
  11. Did we mention the lack of mundanes and the dramatically reduced chance for noise complaints here?!

More Stuff You Should Know About the Propertymainprog2small

We're in North Georgia, a few miles from Clayton, GA. We are almost equal distance from both the Atlanta and Greenville airports, so you can pick which one is better if you're flying in.

  1. On-site lodging is all bunk-houses this year, but your badge and a T-shirt is included in every bed we sell. 
  2. There's a discount for reserving and filling an entire cabin.  If you can, please arrange to book your space with other POCsters wherever possible.
  3. We have an overflow hotel picked out, but since this is our first year at the new property, we hope you'll prioritize staying on-site.
  4. Sorry--there are no smoking rooms, and all smoking must be outside.  Also, there are no pet-friendly rooms.
  5. We can have tent camping at this property!  We are currently working out the details, and should have those available soon!

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