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WGGCon 2015 (details)

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

WGGCon VI (2014)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.

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


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.


Our 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. (Kids under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.)

Friday 2:00pm Start
After dark Movie
Saturday Noon Contest and demo of Dr. Finn Games (until 8:00pm)
4:45pm Group photo
5:00pm BBQ
6:30pm Game Auction
After dark Roasting marshmallows & movie
Sunday 2:00pm Geek & Gaming Trivia by Westchester Geeks
6:30pm WGGCon raffle
After dark Movie
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!

Dealer Hall

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.

Game Auction

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 GamesDr. 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 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 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!


WGGCon 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 $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’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 have every year. (Thanks to all 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).


As a thank you for those who donate, John Velonis, Alec, Elliot, Ian Brody of Griggling GamesMinion 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.

Thanks and see you soon at WGGCon!

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Other Local Gaming Groups

Thursday, August 21st, 2014

Westchester County groups

Other nearby groups

If you’d like to list your group here, please email Alec.


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WGGCon Page Updated

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

The WGGCon page has been updated — including with group photos from every year.

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New, More Powerful Commenting System

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.

If anybody has any issues with the functionality of Disqus on our site, please let me know immediately. Thanks!


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Other Westchester gaming groups

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Westchester Area RPG Society (WARS) Westchester Area RPG Society (WARS)

The Literary RPG Society of Westchester The Literary RPG Society of Westchester

Westchester Geeks Westchester Geeks

SKRPG Storm King Role-Playing Gamers

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We came, we saw, we conquered!

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Our new web site is live. What do you think?

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Coming Soon

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:

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