Westchester Gaming Group

RPG & Boardgames in Westchester County, New York

WGGCon 2014 (Details)

Alec Usticke WGGCon
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WGGCon 2013The sixth annual WGGCon starts Friday, August 29! We’re expecting a fantastic turnout all weekend long, so please RSVP on Facebook or Meetup (or both). We start Friday at 2:00pm and run around the clock until Monday morning.

Elliot and Alec will be at the con the entire time (minus a couple trips home for showers), so please text or call if you require assistance or have questions:
Elliot: 914-525-6375
Alec: 914-382-7464

Location

We’re once again at the Croton Point Park Rec Hall. There are plenty of tables and chairs inside, so there’s no fear of rain, and there are picnic tables outside for when the weather is nice.

1185097_10151863264660259_192051119_nPlease see this map for the Rec Hall location within the park. When entering the park, please mention that you’re with the Rec Hall party and you’ll receive a discounted car entrance fee of $5.

If you’d like a ride from the Croton-Harmon Metro-North train station, please contact Alec to arrange transportation. It’s a 10 minute drive or 30 minute walk from the station.

Time

We start Friday at 2:00pm and run around the clock until Monday morning. We have to clean up and be out of the Rec Hall by 11:00am on Monday, so there probably won’t be much activity on Monday, but we can game as late as we want on Sunday.

Schedule

BBQOur main focus is on board and card games, but you’re welcome to play any game that other players are interested in joining.

We will have a BBQ on Saturday at 5:00pm. We will also be providing soda/water and snacks during the entire con but feel free to bring anything you don’t mind sharing. For other meals, we can always order pizza or send someone to a sandwich shop nearby.

We’ll be projecting movies on a big screen after dark each evening. Popcorn and other snacks will be provided.

You’re also welcome to bring your families even if they’re not gamers. Plenty of people will be bringing their children to enjoy the park.

Movies

Friday 2:00pm Start
After dark Movie
Saturday 4:45pm Group photo
5:00pm BBQ
6:30pm Auction
After dark Roasting marshmallows & movie
Sunday 6:30pm WGGCon raffle
After dark Movie
Monday Morning Cleanup & end

Games

1239025_10151860772275259_1823136723_nPlease bring games to play and share. Elliot & Alec will bring games to stock a limited games library; but, if you want to play a particular game, please bring it!

Dealer Hall

Modern Myths is a WGGCon co-sponsor and hosts boardgaming every Saturday evening. They will be onsite to sell the latest games along with a bunch of close out/liquidation games.

For those who pre-ordered WGGCon t-shirts, Elliot and Tanya will have those all weekend. (Shirts are $20 except 2XL+ and women’s cut are $23.) Please wear your shirt for the group photo on Saturday at 4:45pm.

323502_10151211490480259_896014531_oAuction

This year we’re testing an auction on Saturday at 6:30pm. You can see the items being auctioned here. Please contact Elliot to sell any games or geeky items. 10% of the proceeds will go toward paying for WGGCon.

Dr. Finn’s Games Contest

Dr. Finn’s Games is a WGGCon co-sponsor. Its owner, Steve Finn, is a frequent participant in WGG game nights and has had three successful Kickstarter campaigns and is currently on its way to its fourth with The Institute for Magical Arts (on Kickstarter now).

Steve will host a game competition on Saturday from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Participants will have the opportunity to win free games.

Cost

1173656_10151861606450259_1631715665_nWGGCon is paid for with donations. The venue costs $750, and we spend a substantial amount of money on food, snacks & drinks.

Our suggested donation is $5-10 per person per day plus $5-10 for those who join the Saturday BBQ. We don’t have a firm amount, because we’d like people to base their donation on how long they spend with us and how much food/snacks/drinks they consume. If you’re only stopping in one day for a couple hours, feel free to pay $5. If you’re with us around the clock and eat voraciously, then please adjust your donation accordingly.

MarshmallowsWe’re just a bunch of friends getting together for gaming, so we don’t want to worry about money. Hopefully we break even again like we did last year. (Thanks to all those who contributed!)

We also welcome attendees to bring any snacks or food items they’d like to share.

As mentioned above, there’s a $5 per car fee to enter Croton Point Park (please mention you’re with the Rec Hall party for that reduced rate).

Raffle

GamesAs a thank you for those who donate, John Velonis, Alec, Elliot, Steve Finn & Minion Games have contributed some great games for a raffle. We’re not selling tickets, but you get a free ticket for every $5 you donate for food and the venue as per above. The games are brand new and in shrink wrap. We’ll draw names Sunday at 6:30pm; you don’t need to be present to win.

Thanks and see you at WGGCon soon!