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

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

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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!