The eighth annual WGGCon starts Friday, September 2! 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.
We’re once again at the Croton Point Park Rec Hall, and this year we’ve added an enclosed tent with lighting for additional gaming space.
Please 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.
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 won’t be any activity on Monday, but we can game as late as we want on Sunday.
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. (Kids under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)
|Evening||Pot of chili for dinner|
|Saturday||Noon||Contest and demo of Dr. Finn Games (until 8:00pm)|
|After dark||Roasting marshmallows & movie|
|4:00pm||Geek & Gaming Trivia by Westchester Geeks|
|6:30pm||WGGCon raffle drawing|
|Monday||Morning||Cleanup & end|
If you’d like to volunteer for a 2-hour time slot to help keep our venue tidy, please see this Facebook post.
Please 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!
Our main focus is on board and card games, but you’re welcome to play any game that other players are interested in joining.
Modern Myths is a WGGCon co-sponsor and hosts boardgaming every Saturday evening. They will be onsite to sell the latest games.
For those who pre-ordered WGGCon t-shirts, Elliot will have those available all weekend. Please wear your shirt for the group photo on Saturday at 4:45pm.
Our wildly successful game auction is held on Saturday at 6:30pm (after the BBQ). Please bring any games you’d like to sell. You can download and print the auction form to fill out beforehand or copies will be available to fill out on-site. 10% of the proceeds go toward paying for WGGCon. Buyers may pay cash or credit card (3% fee).
Dr. Finn’s Games is a WGGCon co-sponsor. Its owner, Steve Finn, is a frequent participant in WGG game nights and has had multiple successful Kickstarter campaigns. He will host a contest and demo his games on Saturday from noon through 8:00pm. Prizes will include games and t-shirts.
Steve will also be offering his games at steeply discounted prices at WGGCon. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Geek & Gaming Trivia
Westchester Geeks will be hosting trivia on Sunday at 4:00pm. Questions will cover both gaming and general geekery. Prizes include Endeavor, Junta and Gloria Mundi (all new and shrink wrapped; donated by 3rd Universe, Jimmy T and Lori Colman). Come test your wits against your fellow geeks!
WGGCon is paid for entirely with donations. This year’s costs have significantly increased due to higher park fees and renting the tent, but we have faith that our supporters will come through as they have every year.
Our suggested donation is $5-15 per person per day plus $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, the following game designers have contributed some fantastic games for our raffle: John Velonis, Steve Finn of Dr. Finn’s Games, Isaac Shalev of Kind Fortress, Alex Kevern, and Ian Brody of Griggling Games. 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 shrink wrapped. We’ll draw names Sunday at 6:30pm for each of the six lots; you don’t need to be present to win.
- John Velonis’s Venus Needs Men
- Steve Finn’s Butterfly Garden, Biblios Dice, Cosmic Run, Let Them Eat Shrimp & Gunrunners
- Isaac Shalev’s Ravenous River & ChronoSphere
- Alex Kevern’s Gold West (including promo) & World’s Fair 1893
- Ian Brody’s Destination: Neptune & Santa’s Bag
- Plus: Pandemic: The Cure & Ticket to Ride: Nordic Countries
Thanks and see you soon at WGGCon!