Incredible Deals for Our Sponsors

Do you know anyone at a gaming company, big or small?

It’s time again for the best free gaming convention in Indiana: Who’s Yer Con! We hope you can join us for our annual weekend of gaming and fun, April 1-3, 2016 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West in Indianapolis, Indiana.

As you may already know, Who’s Yer Con continues our amazing growth. In 2015 we saw a 48% increase in attendance and welcomed roughly 1,700 unique attendees to our event from all over the United States. It was a phenomenal year in our new location, and we expect 2016 to be even bigger and better.

Sponsor Table

How do we do all this and not charge for entry, you ask? With help from our sponsors, of course! Again this year we are pleased to offer many ways in which sponsors can support this great event and reach our highly targeted audience, and to receive targeted rewards for donations of cash and/or products. View the list of our sponsorship rewards at our Sponsorship Information.

In 2016, we intend to use product donations to reward our volunteers, gift swag bags to our paying members, and to hold a Silent Auction to raise money for our organization. We rely on the community’s support to make this event happen, and we are grateful for your help!

Please share this message far and wide to anyone who could use some highly targeted exposure and who might have some games or gaming products to donate.

I hope to see you at Who’s Yer Con 2016!

Sincerely,

Troy Maynard
WYC 2016 Sponsorship Coordinator
Who’s Yer Gamers Board Member, Council of Elders
Email: troy.maynard@whosyergamers.org

Who’s Yer Gamers Presents: Thanks4Giving

Who’s Yer Gamers Presents: Thanks4Giving, a FREE all-day gaming event to help fight hunger in Indiana

 
When: Saturday Nov 14, 2015 from 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Where: Wyndham Indianapolis West
What: Open Gaming with the Who’s Yer Gamers Free Gaming Library, plus a silent auction and other special surprises throughout the day
 
SPECIAL BONUS: As our gift to the gaming community, Who’s Yer Gamers has pledged to MATCH ALL CASH DONATIONS, up to a total donation of $1,000.00, for this ONE DAY ONLY. Please take advantage of this unique and amazing opportunity to DOUBLE your donation and make a real difference.
 
Who benefits: 100% of all proceeds go to Community Kitchen of Monroe County, a community-based, United Way agency and our partner in the fight against hunger in Central Indiana.
 
How can you help, you say? There are lots of ways:
 
  • JOIN US! Just join us for a fun day of open gaming and fun surprises. It’s that easy.
  • DONATE CASH! This event is totally free, but please consider sharing your blessings with a suggested on-site donation of $20 per person (we will double it!)
  • DONATE FOOD! Short on cash? Bring an on-site donation of 5-10 non-perishable food items
  • DONATE COOL STUFF! You can also donate any new or very gently used games and collectible items to be auctioned off in our silent auction.
  • DONATE YOURSELF! Who’s Yer Gamers hosts events like this all year round. We can always use volunteers to make it happen. Contact us at volunteers@whosyergamers.org or facebook.c0m/whosyergamers to volunteer your time and talents.
  • LEARN MORE! Community Kitchen is a community based organization with a mission to work, alone and in collaboration with others, to eliminate hunger in Monroe County and surrounding areas through direct service, education and advocacy. Read more at their website: http://www.monroecommunitykitchen.com/about.html

Calling all vendors! WYC 2015 Vendor Application now available

You’ve been asking. You’ve been patient. But now… finally … The Who’s Yer Con 2015 Vendor Application is available for submission.

With our much bigger space this year, and our plans for more attendees, we are offering more booths with more options. It’s a good year to sell your wares at Who’s Yer Con!

You can get all the info you need at the Vendors page on our website:

http://whosyergamers.org/vendors.php

See you in April!

WYG interview on D20Crit podcast at Gen Con!

Hey folks! Hope everyone enjoyed your Gen Con. It’s amazing to think it’s been over a week. It seems like yesterday.

While at Gen Con, I was interviewed by D20CRIT’s podcast, A Bit of Geek & Nerdery, about Who’s Yer Gamers and Who’s Yer Con. It’s a fun interview where I really got to talk about WHY we do all these things. Sure, we throw a great con each year and WYC 2015 is going to be GIGANTIC and EPIC – but there is also more to Who’s Yer Gamers.

My portion of this podcast starts at 9:00 minutes in and we chat for about 12 minutes. Enjoy!

Troy Maynard
President, Who’s Yer Gamers

NOTE: (Some language)

PODCAST LINK: WYG on A Bit of Geek & Nerdery

1,000 Likes before GenCon

*Help us reach 1000 “LIKES” by Gen Con*

We know we’ve got the Gen Con fever, and hope that you do too!
If you’ll be in Indy next week, come see us at The Stink on Wednesday night (Aug. 13th) from 5pm-8pm in the Union Station Grand Hall. This free event, hosted by the Indy Mavens, is a great way to start off your Con, and we’ll have all the latest info there regarding Who’s Yer Con 2015.
Until then, Happy Gaming!

Teens: GenCon pass drawing from IndyPL

Teens!

Enter to win GenCon tickets thru the Indianapolis Public Library!

Comment on the GenCon post @ the IndyPL Teen Scene Facebook page before the end of July to be entered. Tell us why you want to go!! We have 3 pairs of tickets to give away.

Must be 13-17 years of age to be eligible to win

http://www.facebook.com/teenscene

WYC 2015 Hotel Reservation Link

Attention Gamers: The hotel link for Who’s Yer Con 2015 (April 17-19, 2015) is now LIVE!

That’s right, you can reserve your rooms via a special online portal, which will guarantee that the Wyndham West gives you the special Con discount AND that Who’s Yer Gamers will get credit for your reservation. (If you are unable to log in using your mobile device, please use discount code 04156752WH.)

Like we’ve stated before, it is of highest importance that you reserve within our block. WYC 2015 represents a bigger, bolder step in providing free and low-cost hobby gaming to the people of Indiana (and beyond!), and having your room credits is THE ONLY WAY that we can continue to keep this Con so awesome…and help pave the way for future awesome.
(If you have already reserved a spot, please verify and triple-check that it is within the Who’s Yer Gamers group.)

We thank you all for your continued support, and if there are any questions, please contact us here or via our email at contact@whosyergamers.org, and remember – WE GAME TO PLEASE!
http://www.wyndham.com/groupevents2014/INDAP_WHOSYERGAMERS/main.wnt

2014-2015 Officers Announced

Who’s Yer Gamers is proud to announce the 2014-2015 slate of Officers:
President – Troy Maynard
Secretary – Jill Harris
Sergeant At Arms – Lynn Budreau
Treasurer – Nick Shoemaker

All nominees for elected positions had their Member status verified by an objective third-party, and as they were all running unopposed, no General Membership vote was called for.
As first order of business, the new Officers appointed the Treasurer.
The Committee Chairs and Immediate Past President will also be added officially to the WYG Board of Directors, which will include:

Who’s Yer Con Convention Committee Chair – Vanessa Richards
Technology Committee Chair – Nick Shoemaker
Community Outreach Committee Chair – Troy Maynard
Immediate Past President – Shonagh Henderson.

A huge THANK YOU to all the outgoing Board members for their hard work and continued support. We’ve come a long way in six years, and it is due to such great volunteers and their tireless dedication.
As always, you can reach us at contact@whosyergamers.org with any questions or concerns. HAPPY GAMING!

WYG Gaming Library at Indy PopCon

Good Morning, Gamers!
We hope you will be enjoying this wonderful Memorial Day Weekend outdoors…you can set up board games on picnic tables, right?
But don’t forget, next weekend (May 30th-June 1st) is the inaugural Indy Pop Con in downtown Indianapolis, and we here at Who’s Yer Gamers will be providing and staffing our full games library for the ENTIRE duration of the Con.
That’s right, we’ll have games available at the library starting from 8 a.m. Friday until 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon! Yep, it’s a 24-hour game room.
So come see us. We’ll be located in Hall I, across from the Registration area – please see the layout map below.
Bring a game and enjoy their large open gaming area, or check-out one of the many interesting games in our library (we’ll be happy to lend one to you, just bring a valid photo I.D.)
We hope to see you there, and as always, HAPPY GAMING!

http://indypopcon.com/location/floor-plan/

WYC 2015: Apr 17-19 at Wyndham Indy West

Who’s Yer Gamers is pleased and excited to announce that the seventh annual WHO’S YER CON GAMING CONVENTION will be held April 17th-19th, 2015 at the Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel.

We will now have over 30,000 square feet of gaming space available, and look forward to giving our attendees even more of what they love about WYC!

If you’ve ever thought about volunteering, running a game, or being an exhibitor, this is the year. We look forward to seeing you there.

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