Apprentice Track

Play On Con really loves when entire families come and help us make magic, so we've put together an Apprentice Track specifically for our under-21 attendees. They even get some prizes and events the big kids don't get to take part in!


Stargazing with Telescopes


We will have members of the Birmingham Astronomical Society present along with their telescopes for what will be the stargazing event of a lifetime. This will be thier third year to run this beautiful and awe-inspiring event.  We have a fantastic view of the sky at 4-h, and the members of BAS really know how to take advantage of that to show you some of the clearest and most breath-taking views of space that you may ever see... Not to mention the years of knowledge and expertise they can provide to give you information about what you're looking at. This is truly an event like no other!


Minecraft: Iron Builder


Bring your tablet, laptop, or iPod that runs Minecraft for our 6th annual Minecraft build competition! We'll announce a secret ingredient and you'll build whatever you like with it, and all the other blocks at your disposal! All ages are welcome to compete!


Cartoon Pajama Party


It’s not quite Saturday morning, but we have a line-up of old-school cartoons for a night of fluffy slippers and Hanna Barbera.  Pillows and blankets are welcome!


Junkbot Wars

Create low-tech Junk Bots from spray bottles, soda cans and other assorted materials in this upcycling Bot-o-Rama. Paint, decorate or otherwise spruce up your creation, then put it to the test in a bot-smashing Battle Royale.


POC Wedding!


Our president and first lady got engaged here at POC 2 years ago and wanted to share a taste of their wedding with you as well! There will be a fun, interactive wedding ceremony that you get to be a part of. Join us in wishing the happy couple well!


Costume Contest


Wanna feel like a Rockstar? Bring your favorite costume and show it off for all to see! Whether you're new to cosplay, or seasoned veteran, you will have a great time showing off for the audience and judges. 

See Rules Below


Live Music

Musical talent is a key element to POC programming. 2017 will see the return of Professor Shyguy,  The Green SeedAurelio Voltaire and Sean Hagler, as well as POC newcomers, The Next Appointed Hour


Duck Tape Accessories


This will be Kat's third year leading a duck tape craft panel. She will bring materials to lead the group through several possible wedding-appropriate duck tape accessories, including bow ties, flower hair clips and fascinators.


Apprentice: StriderBots

For the second year, explore the world of DIY circuits with Kat and the Gang. Your mission: create a robot that can walk on water. For Children under 21 and their parents only.

  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!