Why You Should Accept this Quest

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!

Sold! To the Adventurer in the Back Row!

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 jaclyn.carrington@whosyergamers.org.

Start Your Volunteer Journey with Who’s Yer Con 2017

Join us for our volunteer kick off

Who’s Yer Con runs on our volunteer power. Every year, we are amazed by how many volunteers turn out to help us with the best free gaming convention in the Midwest!

This year, we are kicking Who’s Yer Con off right with a volunteer orientation and opening ceremony. Please join us the Thursday night before Who’s Yer Con 2017 for food and fun.

BONUS: You can pick up your badge early if you’ve pre-registered for the Con!

Want to volunteer for Who’s Yer Con and get a ton of snacks, a t-shirt, and maybe even a free hotel room? You don’t have to wait! Go to whosyergamers.org and pre-register for WYC 2017, and then request to “plug-in” as a volunteer. Then you get first choice of all the best volunteer shifts!

If you want to be the first to know about new opportunities, then you’ll definitely want to join the WYG Volunteer group on Facebook! (link: http://bit.ly/2kuBdT4)

Please reach out to volunteers@whosyergamers.org with any questions!

Become a Who’s Yer Gamers Supporting Member!

What’s an adventure without some sweet loot? Become a supporting member when you register for Who’s Yer Con 2017 and be one of our first 1500 attendees to arrive, and you’ll get a sweet Swag Bag that includes games, the official Con shirt, and more!

P.S., these swag bags WILL sell out, so secure yours as soon as possible! Plus, you’ll help continue to support the Who’s Yer Gamers mission of offering free and low-cost gaming opportunities to all — that’s a +1 to wisdom.

Haven’t registered for #WYC17 yet? It’s easy.

  1. Go to whosyergamers.org.
  2. Log in to your account (don’t have one? It’s simple to sign up).
  3. Once you’re logged in, you should be at your dashboard. You’ll need to change your status in the Upcoming Conventions section from “Not Registered” to “Registered” for Who’s Yer Con 2017.

Still have questions? Email us at info@whosyercon.org or contact@whosyergamers.org

Registration for Who’s Yer Con 2017 is now live!

Struggling to keep your New Year’s resolutions already? Here’s an easy one to check off your list — register for Who’s Yer Con 2017 today!

Register now

Who’s Yer Con 2017 is a must-attend for any gamer! You’ll join thousands of fellow gamers for the three action-packed days at the best FREE gaming convention in the Midwest.

BONUS: Want to run a game or an event? Kill two birds with one stone. Event submission is also now open through February 24.

To register for Who’s Yer Con 2017, simply log in to your account by clicking “Sign In/Register” at the top right corner of the Who’s Yer Gamers website. Don’t have an account? It’s super easy to create one. Just follow the signs on the Sign In screen.

Book Your Room at the Inn
Hotel rooms at the Indianapolis Wyndham West are available at the low rate of $97 per night. Book your room here before they sell out: http://bit.ly/2hY0Goo

Keep up with the Social Buzz
Stay updated on news, announcements, and more by following us on social. Find us at @whosyergamers and use the hashtag #WYC17.

Still have questions? Email us at info@whosyercon.org or contact@whosyergamers.org

Your Adventure Awaits: Who’s Yer Con Registration Goes Live January 4

Here’s an early holiday gift for you: Who’s Yer Con registration will go live on January 4! We’re pleased to return once again to the Wyndham West Hotel for the 9th annual Who’s Yer Con, March 31–April 2.

Who’s Yer Con is the best free gaming convention in the Midwest. Join 2,000 fellow gamers for three days of fun, including:

  • Access to an extensive, free game library
  • Silent auction with amazing prizes
  • Swag bags for supporting Who’s Yer Gamers members and high rollers

The best part? We’ll remind you when registration goes live. Just take 20 seconds and sign up for a reminder. You can also sign up to receive real-time Who’s Yer Con news and announcements leading up to the event.

So Long and Thanks for All the Games

On behalf of Who’s Yer Gamers and everyone who worked tirelessly over the last year to deliver the best Who’s Yer Con ever, thank you. Thank you for being one of the 2,411 people who came out to support the Who’s Yer Gamers mission, helping us make free and low cost gaming available to everyone. Thank you to our dedicated Con Staff, led by our phenomenal Con Director, Jill Harris. You all spent hundreds of hours and many sleepless nights pulling together the best free gaming convention in the Midwest.

High Roller Reception

Thank you for being a supporter by joining our membership programs. Thank you for submitting events and running games at the show. This year, we had nearly 700 approved events. We handed out roughly 450 GM cards to gather additional data for the first time, and nearly half of those were returned. Thank you.

Thank you for donating to our silent auction and Game Library. Our Game Library, boasting over 300 games prior to Who’s Yer Con 2016, now has over 400 games available for check out at our events around the community. Of these 400 games, almost 200 unique games were checked out of library by you. We had 551 transactions by 308 gamers at the show.

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We also want to thank you for donating to the Indianapolis Blood Center. Forty-eight units of blood were given over the course of the weekend, and nearly $500 was raised by our friends with Endless Dungeon. All thanks to you.

Our volunteers, as always, were outstanding. Our Swag Pack Volunteer Event was so full of volunteers that we didn’t have room for everyone! We had over 110 volunteers at Who’s Yer Con 2016, and 400 volunteer hours logged. We are so thankful for all of our wonderful volunteers.

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Over the course of the weekend, we had so many amazing events, led by you–tournaments, painting, cosplay contests, RPG specials, retro arcade games, the Indypendent Show, BB8 cupcakes, and a wedding. None of this would have been possible without you. So again, thank you. Thank you for all of your support, and thank you for helping us achieve our goals throughout the year to further our mission. We hope that you enjoyed the Con and that we will see you soon at one of our upcoming events. Be sure to keep in touch to see all the places we will be!

Nick Shoemaker
President
Who’s Yer Gamers

Ready Player One

Boss Battle Games is an arcade and gaming center located on the east side of Indianapolis owned and operated by a local cosplay enthusiast, Phylicia B. We wanted to offer the circle city a place where gamers could gather and have fun all year round. We offer arcade machines, consoles, and a tabletop library all free to play with admission.

Boss Battle is coming to Who’s Yer Con with just a sample of retro machines and consoles in an attempt to bring back some e-gaming nostalgia. The Arcade Dungeon will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so you can conveniently fit some electronic gaming into your packed convention schedule! We will be hosting various tournaments and events, including Smash Bros!

We love games and we want to share our collection with the gaming community in Indianapolis! As Who’s Yer Con tradition, all the machines will be set to free play just like they are at our store. We want you to enjoy these games the way they were meant to be enjoyed! So come check us out at Golden Ballroom 3, aka the Arcade Dungeon, during Who’s Yer Con and after show, visit our full store at the Washington Square Mall!

Boss Battle Games

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