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Saturday, August 15th, 2015
The seventh annual WGGCon starts Friday, September 4! 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. 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.
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.
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 won’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 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. (Kids under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)
|Saturday||Noon||Contest and demo of Dr. Finn Games (until 8:00pm)|
|After dark||Roasting marshmallows & movie|
|Sunday||2:00pm||Geek & Gaming Trivia by Westchester Geeks|
|Monday||Morning||Cleanup & end|
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!
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 and Tanya will have those all weekend. (Shirts are $20 except tank tops are $22.) Please wear your shirt for the group photo on Saturday at 4:45pm.
Last year’s game auction was a wild success, so we’re repeating it again this year. It will be 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 will go toward paying for WGGCon.
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 email@example.com for more info.
Geek & Gaming Trivia
Westchester Geeks will be hosting trivia on Sunday at 2:00pm. Questions will cover both gaming and general geekery. Prizes include The Downfall of Pompeii and Tower of Babel (donated by Alec and Lori Colman). Come test your wits against your fellow geeks!
Our suggested donation is $5-10 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, John Velonis, Alec, Elliot, Ian Brody of Griggling Games, Minion Games and Steve Finn of Dr. Finn’s 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 shrink wrapped. We’ll draw names Sunday at 6:30pm; you don’t need to be present to win.
- Venus Needs Men
- Battlestar Galactica
- Destination: Neptune
- A set of Minion Games: Grave Business, Nile, Nitro Dice & Five Fingered Severance
- A set of Dr. Finn’s Games: The Institute for Magical Arts, Let Them Eat Shrimp (with Shark v. Squid Expansion), Biblios & Biblios Dice
Thanks and see you soon at WGGCon!
Thursday, August 21st, 2014
Westchester County groups
- Westchester Geeks
- Westchester Area RPG Society (WARS)
- The Literary RPG Society of Westchester
- Westchester Dungeons & Dragons Meetup
- UTR- An OWBN Anarch Vampire LARP
- Westchester Party Board Game Night
Other nearby groups
- Fairfield County Board Games
- Connecticut Game Club
- Fishkill Gamers
- Mid-Hudson Gamers & Geeks
- Orange County NY Sci-Fi and Fantasy Fans
- New Paltz Gaming Society
If you’d like to list your group here, please email Alec.
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013
The WGGCon page has been updated — including with group photos from every year.
Sunday, February 27th, 2011
Hi everyone. I just installed the Disqus plug-in for WordPress. It adds a more powerful comment system and integrates the site with social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter. In addition to the new comment system, Disqus adds a ‘Like’ button to the bottom of pages on our site which will allow you to let people on facebook and Twitter know when you like a page on our site.
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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011
Our new web site is live. What do you think?
Thursday, August 19th, 2010
Westchester Gaming Group will soon have a new web site. In the meantime, please see our old page and our other online resources: