# Who's Yer Gamers | Who's Yer Con

Who's Yer Con

Who's Yer Con is a free gaming convention, and the flagship event put on by Who's Yer Gamers each year. Its history includes three years under the moniker "MavenCon" before its official branding in 2009, and has been held at various locations in the Indianapolis metro area due to constant growth.

Who's Yer Con 2017

Who's Yer Gamers is proud to announce the 9th annual Who's Yer Con will be hosted again at the Wyndham Indianapolis West hotel on March 31 - April 2, 2017! Make sure you Sign In to pre-register for a badge, submit events you'd like to GM, and (soon) reserve a seat at your favorite games!

Important Dates!

Con Badge Pre-Registration: 1-4-2017 to 3-24-2017
GM Event Submission: 1-4-2017 to 2-25-2017
Event Registration: 3-1-2017 to 3-24-2017

Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel at 317-248-2481 (you'll need to mention our group - "Who's Yer Gamers") or clicking the Wyndham Indianapolis West link.

More info available at:
Our official Facebook Page
The Facebook Event Page

WYC Frequently Asked Questions

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Book a Room at the Hotel

You can book a room at the Wyndham Indianapolis West by either clicking this link or by calling the hotel at (317) 248-2481. If you call the hotel please be sure to mention that you are with Who's Yer Gamers / Who's Yer Con.

Create an Account

  1. At the top right of the page, click "Sign In/Register" and then click "Not a member yet? Register here."
  2. Fill in the relevant fields and click "Register" at the bottom of the page.
  3. Check the email account that you signed up under, and click the activation link in the email that was sent to you. That will send you back to the WYG site where you can log in.
    Note: We have been getting reports that sometimes the activation email may take a few minutes to be sent.

Register for the Convention

  1. Follow the steps in "Create an Account" above. Sign in to your account.
  2. After signing in, you should be on the "Dashboard" page. If you are not, click the drop-down arrow next to your username at the top right of the page and click "Dashboard."
  3. You'll see a section called "Upcoming Conventions" where Who's Yer Con 2017 is listed. To the right of this section, you'll see a button that says "Not Registered." Click this and then click "Register for Con."

Submit Events as a Game Master

  1. To submit games you want to run as a game master, you'll need to follow the directions above in "Create an account" and "Register for the con."
  2. Make sure you are logged in and are on your Dashboard (click your name at the top right of the page to go to Dashboard if you are not there already)
  3. Now that you are registered for the con, you'll see a green button that says "Registered." Click this and you'll see "Manage My GM Events."
  4. To submit a new event, click "Submit New Event." Fill in all the fields and submit.
  5. You will now see the event you just submitted. You'll notice a button on the right called "Pending." This will let you know the status of your event. If the convention organizers need more information from you, they will email you.
  6. Repeat as necessary.

At this time, GM Event Submission for Who's Yer Con 2017 is closed.

Join as a Member

  1. To join Who's Yer Gamers as a paid member, follow the instructions above for "Create an account" and "Register for the con."
  2. Make sure you are logged in and are on your Dashboard (click your name at the top right of the page to go to Dashboard if you are not there already).
  3. Directly under your name you will see a link to "Upgrade Membership!"
  4. Clicking this takes you to a page where you can choose a membership. For a Supporting Membership, the cost is $25 and includes a member swag bag, voting privileges, and other discounts.
    • You can also choose a High Roller Membership for $100, which is the opportunity to support WYG as an Individual Sponsor.
    • High Roller Memberships offer all the benefits of a supporting membership, plus a bonus game, a High Roller badge holder, a bigger WYG cup, and other goodies.
    • NOTE: High Roller Memberships are limited in supply and are first-come, first-served.
  5. Once you have decided your membership level, choose your method of payment: PayPal, or a credit or debit card. Follow the directions and click "Pay Now."

Volunteer at the Convention

  • Who's Yer Gamers runs entirely on volunteers to survive. We could not do what we do each year without the dedication of volunteers. Volunteers like YOU!
  • If you've already created an account here on our site there is a " Plug In!" section available on your account dashboard where you can sign up to be a Volunteer. Once your Volunteer Status has been confirmed, and as long as you've registered for the convention, you'll see a new "View Volunteer Shifts" link from the dropdown menu under your "Registered" button. There you can see and sign up for all of the various shifts we'll need help with at Who's Yer Con!
  • If you have additional questions about volunteering, please email volunteer@whosyergamers.org. You can also join the Who's Yer Gamers Volunteers Facebook page.

Become a Sponsor

Along with volunteers, sponsors are the lifeblood of Who's Yer Con. As a free convention, we rely on our sponsors to provide us with awesome games and other swag. To become one of our awesome, favored sponsors, please check out our Sponsorship Page and/or email sponsors@whosyergamers.org.

See who the Sponsors are

Go check out our Sponsors Page!

Become a Vendor

Our vendor hall is full for Who's Yer Con 2017, but if you are interested in being a vendor in the future, please email vendors@whosyergamers.org.

See the list of Vendors

Make sure you set aside some time to go visit the Vendors' Hall and support our great partners!

Vendor Wares
Adventure Scents Scented items for that adventuring ambience
Amusing Designs Dice, dice bags, vinyl clings, clothing, misc
Devious Weasel Games Game Company
Dragons Nest Unlimited Game books, games, dice, cards, playmats, bags
Draxtar Games Games, books, dice, minis
Fanboys Geek Gifts Wallets, purses, bags, backpacks, LARP supplies, magic wands, etc.
Geeks 1st Tabletop card game and board game accessories
Geeky Endeavors Handmade jewelry
Hell On Wheels Games, books, dice, minis, CCG
Hometown Comics and Games Games, books, dice, shirts, minis, toys, CCG
Impact! Miniatures Games, miniatures
Mystik Waboose T-shirts, Apparel, Buttons
Raven Designs Original Art
Stylish Charm Dice towers, game boxes, jewelry
Under the Mushroom Costumes, weapons
Welcome to my Whimsy Original dragon sculptures

Promote the Convention

If you'd like to help promote the con, you can get more information and download promotional materials on our Promote WYG page.

Like Us on Facebook

Check in on our Official Facebook Page to watch for announcements.

 

What is there to do at Who's Yer Con?

Here's a list of things you can do at Who's Yer Con 2017 "Your Adventure Awaits" All events are free to convention attendees (with the exception of some Crafting courses which may have nominal material fees)!!

Blood Drive

Friday and Saturday 11am-3pm, supports the Indiana Blood Center. IBC needs donations, and you could help save a life. Sign up at their table onsite.

Volunteer

If you have some spare time, stop by the Volunteer Desk and we'll probably be able to use some help! Volunteering can get you access to the Hospitality Suite, and has other tangible benefits!

Open Gaming

We have just over 3400 square feet of space with empty tables available for general use! Bring your gaming group together at the con to play a special session, or invite someone you just met to join you in playing a favorite game! Borrow a game from our Games Library and settle down in this space to play! Open gaming is available throughout the entire convention.

Vendor Hall

We have vendors selling games, minis, clothing, t-shirts, jewelry, soaps, pillows, hand-made crafts, books and more for you to visit! Stop by and get a gift for yourself or a friend!

Vendor Hall Hours:
Fri 12:00pm - 7:00pm
Sat 10:00am - 7:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 3:00pm

Games Library

Borrow a game and play in our Open Gaming area! Play with friends or invite someone new to join you!

Game Library Hours:
Fri: 1pm-12am (overnight check out available)
Sat: 10am-12am (overnight check out available)
Sun: 9am-2pm (last game checkout 12pm)

Play to Win

Stop by the Games Library and ask about our "Play to Win" game titles. Borrow a copy of the listed games and play it, and you will be entered to win a copy at the convention!

Grow a Gamer/Motley Kids

Intended for children and tweens, this room will have some toys and and special events for young people to burn off some energy, while their guardians can sit nearby and play a game at provided tables. Young people MUST be supervised at all times by their parent/guardian! This is NOT a babysitting service.

Fri 12:00pm - 6:00pm
Sat 8:00am - 6:00pm
Sun 10:00am - 2:00pm

Mystbrigade

In this spaceship bridge simulator, teams of six players coordinate from their individual stations to explore space and combat enemies. You can be the ship captain, or work the engineering, navigation, communications, weapons, or science stations!

Social Deduction Room

Hosted by Double Exposure/Envoy. Join games of Ultimate Werewolf, One Night Ultimate Werewolf, The Resistance, and Coup. Game demos provided by Envoy Heralds.

Cosplay Contest

The contest is on Saturday from 1pm noon - 4pm, and there are multiple prize categories (including one for kids)! Wear your favorite outfit from your favorite fandom and maybe you'll win! Even if you don't want to enter the contest, costumes are welcome at WYC.

Crafts and Special Programming

For the first time we are offering a variety of non-gaming programming, including yoga, knitting, cake decoration, and painting. Some courses may require a materials fee, to be paid to the instructor on site.

Scheduled Events

See the program for a listing of scheduled board games, RPGs, card games, miniatures games, LARPs, and more.

Sponsor Booths

Learn about our sponsors! Get information about other local conventions and organizations!

Concessions

Need a quick bite between games? Take advantage of the hotel run concession stand in the halls! Sales of food at this location help offset convention costs, helping WYG throw this FREE convention!

Learn a New Game

Both the Games Library and the Modern Gaming 101 areas will be staffed by volunteers that can help you select a new game to learn that matches things you like! OR find an open seat at one of our scheduled events and try out something totally new.

The INDYpendent Show - Sunday Only

The INDYpendent Show is a place where people can learn and interact with local artists, comic creators, and more. Great for all ages and skill levels!

Silent Auction

WYC is holding a silent auction again this year with lots of games and other items up for grabs! Proceeds will benefit the Who's Yer Gamers mission to promote free and low-cost hobby gaming opportunities throughout Indiana. See the official convention program for details.

Modern Gaming 101

As part of the Who's Yer Gamers Mission, this area is set up as an introduction to some of the more casual, "gateway" games which are easy to learn and some fan favorites! Details can be seen on the schedule (or you can register for seats by logging in and visiting the event catalog) and using the search box under Event / Info to filter for "modern gaming 101".

Family Time Games Tournament Room (Friday and Saturday Only)

Located in Golden Ballroom 6, #FTGIndy will be hosting X-Wing, Star Wars Destiny, Friday Night Magic (Draft) and more! Be sure to check them out.
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