The sixthÂ annual WGGCon starts Friday, August 29! Weâ€™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 conÂ the entire time (minus a couple trips home for showers), so please text or call if you require assistance or have questions:
Weâ€™re once again at theÂ Croton Point ParkÂ Rec Hall. There are plenty of tables and chairs inside, so there’s no fear of rain, and there are picnic tables outside for whenÂ the weather is nice.
Please seeÂ this mapÂ 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.
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 wonâ€™t be much activity on Monday, but we can game as late as we want on Sunday.
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 donâ€™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.
Youâ€™re also welcome to bring your families even if theyâ€™re not gamers. Plenty of people will be bringing their children to enjoy the park.
|Roasting marshmallows & movie
|Cleanup & end
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 ofÂ close out/liquidation games.
For those who pre-ordered WGGCon t-shirts, Elliot andÂ 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.
This year we’re testing an auctionÂ 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 GamesÂ is a WGGCon co-sponsor. Its owner, Steve Finn, is a frequent participant in WGG game nightsÂ andÂ 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 willÂ host a game competition on Saturday from 11:00am until 3:00pm. Participants will have the opportunity to win free games.
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.
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).
As a thank you for those who donate, John Velonis, Alec, Elliot, Steve Finn & Minion GamesÂ 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 needÂ to be present to win.
- Venus Needs Men
- Wicked Witch’s Way
- A set ofÂ GunrunnersÂ &Â Capo dei Capi
- A set of Minion Games:Â Grave Business, Nile, Nitro Dice,Â Five Fingered Severance, Venture Forth &Â Kingdom of Solomon
Thanks and see you at WGGCon soon!