We are just a little over 5 months from WYC 10, the best free gaming convention in the Midwest! Our goblins have been hard at work getting things ready for the big event, and here are a few dates for you to know.
December 22, 2017: Attendee Registration and Event Submission opens.
February 23, 2018: Event Submission ends.
March 2, 2018: Event Registration opens.
March 23, 2018: Event Registration ends.
March 30-April 1, 2018: WYC 10.
So mark your calendars, and get ready for your favorite con. Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Iron Sponsor, MAGE Company, has launched the newest installment of their co-op mini game, 12 Realms, on Kickstarter! They have just under two weeks to go, and the project is fully funded. In fact, you can go right now and help them unlock their four remaining stretch goals, and lock in your copy of 12 Realms: Dungeonland. If you don’t already have the base game, you can pick it up at http://magecompanygames.com/shop/12-realms/ or your favorite game retailer!
To learn more about how you can help support Who’s Yer Gamers and Who’s Yer Con as a sponsor, contact us at email@example.com!
If you thought yesterday was busy, just wait until you see what we’ve got going on today!
Indy PopCon Con Job Live
Our friends from PopCon are here, and they are doing a live taping of their video podcast, Con Job. They will talk about anything, and they’ll be waiting for you in the Brickyard at 10am!
We are auctioning off fun and geeky items, including games, all day! Stop by and make a bid. All the proceeds will be invested right back into Who’s Yer Gamers.
Have you ever wanted to start your own podcast? Well, you’re in luck because The Five(ish) Fangirls Podcast will be here to talk to you about the ins and outs of podcasting.
D&D Adventurers League
We are hosting the first-ever D&D Epic at Who’s Yer Con this year. We are so impressed with our D&D Adventurers League organizers and how they’ve grown over the last few years.
Who’s Yer Con Costume Contest
We’re back for another year! Join us for the 5th annual costume contest. Show off your costumes, and Instagram your adventures with our official hashtags #WYC17 #WYC17cosplay
Pathfinder Society of Central Indiana
For the 7th year in a row, PFS will be hosting their annual special. If you’ve never played in a PFS special, it’s truly an event to remember.
Karaoke Madness with Andy
It’s Karaoke. Come sing your heart out.
Saturday is usually our busiest day. Our biggest tip today is to come early, stay late, and be flexible! The good news is that we have more parking at the Wyndham Indianapolis West this year. We are, however, aware that it’s possible the parking lot could fill up today. We apologize in advance. There were no overflow lots available this year. Be smart when parking and stay safe.
Game on Adventurers!
Day One is Done!
What a crazy (and busy!) day we’ve had today at Who’s Yer Con 2017. In case you missed it: we started Who’s Yer Con Thursday night with a Volunteer Kick-Off. We have the best volunteers in the world, and that’s not an exaggeration. Somewhere around 80 or so of our closest friends showed up and helped us get this con started off right.
Registration opened at 10am today, and the lines never seemed to get too long. This is, once again, thanks to our awesome volunteers at the Registration Desk.
Our vendor hall is big and beautiful, and we have lots of vendors here for you! Be sure to check them out when you get a minute.
We had so many games today. Rooms were packed with people, all playing table top games (and even some electronic games and crafts were here!)
Friday Night in the Brickyard was amazing. We started off the the hilarious Mikey Mason. Drunk & Sailor wowed us with their crazy pirate tunes. And Bubble Pop Burlesque put on a show to remember.
More to come tomorrow, when our adventures continue!
Our Platinum Sponsor, Double Exposure/Envoy, will be running some awesome tournaments throughout the weekend. There have been some scheduling changes that we wanted to make you aware of:
Diamonds State Championship was Friday 6pm; now Friday 8pm
Nevermore State Championship was Saturday 7am; now Saturday 9am
Letter Tycoon State Championship was Saturday 11am; now Saturday 1pm
Game of 49 State Championship was Saturday 3pm; now Saturday 5pm
Skull King State Championship was Saturday 6pm; now Saturday 8pm
Dimension State Championship was Sunday 8am; now Sunday 10am
Make sure to check them out in Director’s Row 2. They will be there all weekend!
Who’s Yer Con 2017 starts today!
We kicked off Who’s Yer Con 2017 with a bang last night. Our Volunteer Kick Off was a huge success. We are so lucky to have so many dedicated volunteers here giving us their time and talent! To hear more from our volunteers, check out this episode of Gaming with Scott.
We have a lot in store for you today. Registration opens at 10am, and we’ve got something going on into early morning tomorrow!
Be sure not to miss:
We have so many games going on today. Be sure to check out the mobile schedule to find something fun to play. Feeling adventurous? Take a look at our new feature to find out exactly what is happening NOW and what is coming up.
Be one of the first 1500 Supporting Members to arrive today, and you will receive a sweet swag bag! Bags contain all kinds of loot, including a shirt, die, and game. Plus, you support Who’s Yer Gamers in the process!
The Indiana Blood Center will be here today and tomorrow to collect donations from you! IBC is in serious need of donations, and your help could save a life. You’ll also receive a special Who’s Yer Con die for giving!
Our Vendor Hall
We’ve added even more vendors this year. And we’ve also added a lot more space. The Vendor Hall is open today from noon to 7:00pm.
Friday Night Fun in the Brickyard
Tonight in the Brickyard, we have some spectacular performers. Starting at 7pm with Mikey Mason live, and moving on to Drunk & Sailor at 9pm, while wrapping up with Bubble Pop Burlesque at 11pm, we have something for everyone!
Be sure to share your adventures with us on social media. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram @whosyergamers. Use our hashtag, #WYC17, so we can see all the fun!
Who’s Yer Con starts tomorrow.
Our Con Staff members are hard at work, and we want to make sure that you have a few tips to make sure that you have the most amazing adventure.
1. Arrive Early
If you’ve ever been to Who’s Yer Con before, you know that we are pretty popular! This can cause registration lines to get long. Arrive early to make sure that you have plenty of time to pick up your badge and make it to your games. Registration opens at 10am on Friday.
2. Use LFP Signs
There will be literally thousands of people at Who’s Yer Con this weekend. Don’t let a table go empty! Use our Looking for Player signs that will be sitting on tables throughout the hotel, and find other adventurers to join you.
3. Explore the Program before you Explore the Floor
There are over 500 events happening this weekend. Our program guide is available online right now: www.whosyergamers.org/program! Go through and make your plan, familiarize yourself with the map, and then set off to find your games.
4. WYC NOW
Do you have gaps in your schedule? Try going to www.whosyergamers.org/now to find out what is going on right now and what is coming up.
5. Try Something New
Our Games Library has over 500 titles to play, and we have a Game Librarian who can help make recommendations based on what you like. Coop, Competitive, Deck Builders, no problem! We’ve got you covered.
We can’t wait to see you this weekend. Until then, game on!
The Indiana Blood Center (IBC) needs you! Hospital and patient demand has been high the past few weeks, and they have not been able to fill some hospital orders for six consecutive days.
Here’s where you come into the story. Who’s Yer Gamers is hosting a blood drive on Friday and Saturday this week at Who’s Yer Con. Our blood drive has the power to make a significant impact on the lives of others.
You don’t even have to leave the hotel. We will have a hallway table to reserve a spot to donate blood and provide Cure Moderate Wounds spell casting services this weekend. The IBC bus will be parked outside of the Convention Entrance and will be taking onsite, walk-up donations in fifteen minute intervals from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
As our thanks to you, all generous adventurers who donate this year will receive a limited edition Who’s Yer Con RED d6 (while supplies last).
Don’t miss your chance to save a life.
Register for Who’s Yer Con Today
Who’s Yer Con is fast approaching, and registration will close this Friday. While registration will be available onsite, and this remains a popular option, registering for your badge ahead of time is a critical hit. Here are a few reasons why you should sign up before the deadline of March 24th:
1. Skip the lines
If you’ve ever been to Who’s Yer Con before, you know the lines on Friday can get really long. If you’re pre-registered, you can skip the line and go straight to badge pick up! An even bigger bonus to your roll is taking advantage of badge pick-up on Thursday night. This option is only available if you’ve pre-registered. And these aren’t the only registration perks. When you pre-register, you get a printed badge and a printed copy of your gaming and volunteer schedules at check in!
2. Get into a Game
We had several games fill up within the first few minutes of registration being open this year. Games will fill up at the con, and you want to make sure you get into a few games. Pre-register for your badge, and unlock the ability to register for games, too.
3. Support Who’s Yer Gamers
When you pre-register, you support Who’s Yer Gamers, the organization that runs Who’s Yer Con. We have events throughout the year, and we need your help. Whether it’s by upgrading your free membership to a Supporting Member or High Roller, or signing up to volunteer, these actions support our mission of free and low-cost gaming opportunities for Hoosiers. High Roller memberships are going fast, and might sell out! And you can only open up volunteer opportunities once you’ve pre-registered.
So click sign in/register in the upper right-hand corner of whosyergamers.org, and sign up today! And tell a friend. It’s too dangerous to go alone!
Donate to Our Silent Auction
Calling all adventure-seekers. Who’s Yer Con is bringing back our Silent Auction for 2017, and we need donations! Do you have geeky items that you don’t need, like gently used games or books? Loot Crate knick knacks taking over too much space at your place? Well, you just rolled a natural 20.
Not only do we need donations, but we need you to come out and bid. Last year, we had some awesome items for auction, including a copy of Onitama (which wasn’t yet released!) and a purple True Dungeon token.
All of the proceeds from our Silent Auction are invested right back into our org mission of providing and promoting free and low cost gaming opportunities for everyone. Who’s Yer Con is just one of the great events that we offer year ‘round, and your support makes that possible.
Items can be donated at the convention near the Registration desk. If you are interested in dropping off your handy haversack of goodies before the convention, or if you have any questions, contact Jaclyn at firstname.lastname@example.org.