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Gen Con Indy 2014

Registration

Key Dates
Online Registration
Important Information
Gen Con Badges
Trade Day
Very Important Gamers (VIGs)
Family Fun Day
Event Registration
Onsite Registration Hours
Other Onsite Show Hours
Contact Information

Policies & Show Info




Key Dates

  • Sunday, January 26th, 2014, Noon (Eastern) – Badge Pre-Registration begins.
  • Tuesday, January 28th, 2014, Noon (Eastern) – Housing reservations open.
  • Sunday, May 18th, 2014, Noon (Eastern) – Event Registration begins.
  • Saturday, June 29th, 2014, 11:59 pm (Eastern) – Pre-Registration ends. All shipping method changes must be completed by this time.
  • Sunday, June 29th, 2014 – Badge prices increase. All purchases will be Will Call only. Last day to cancel badges before we arrive onsite.
  • July 1st-July 31st – Fulfillment period. Badges and tickets purchased during Pre-Registration will be printed and mailed to those who chose USPS Priority Mail.
  • Monday, July 21st, 2014, 5 pm (Eastern) – Housing cut-off date, the last day to make new hotel reservations.
  • Monday, August 4th, 2014, 5 pm (Eastern) – Last day to make changes to your existing hotel reservation through the Housing Hotline. After this date, you must contact the hotel directly to make any changes to your reservation.
  • Wednesday, August 13th, 2014, Noon (Eastern) – Onsite Registration begins.
  • Thursday-Sunday, August 14th-17th, 2014 – Gen Con Indy show dates!

All badges and event tickets will be purchasable online through our registration system. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for payment. Checks and money orders are not accepted at any time. We do not accept badge or ticket orders over the phone. The Marion County admissions tax will be charged for all badge purchases, in compliance with Marion County laws.

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Online Registration

You may be wondering what “Registration” means. It’s the time when attendees can purchase badges and event tickets for Gen Con Indy online through our registration system. (Gen Con does not sell badges or event tickets over the phone.) What’s the different between Pre-Registration and regular Registration? It’s all about the prices and shipping methods! Here are some tid-bits that you need to know:

  • Pre-Registration dates are January 26th (Noon, Eastern) through June 29th (11:59 pm, Eastern).
  • We offer discounted pricing on most badges during Pre-Registration (see Gen Con Badges) .
  • Most badge prices will go UP once Pre-Registration ends!
  • Any purchases made after Pre-Registration ends will be held at Will Call (“Ship To Me” options are not available).
  • Online Registration stays open (at regular prices) through the last day of the show.

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Important Information

  • All attendees must purchase a badge.
  • We do not offer parent badges, shopper badges or other types of limited-access, discounted badges.
  • Children ages eight (8) and under are free but require a wristband and must be accompanied by a Parent or Guardian with a badge. Children must be registered for security purposes. Parents or Guardians with a valid Gen Con badge may obtain a Child Wristband online before the show or at the Customer Service or Registration kiosks.
  • Marion County admissions tax will be applied to all badge purchases, per Marion County laws.
  • Badges purchased during Pre-Registration and labeled “Ship To Me” will be shipped via USPS Priority Mail within three (3) weeks of the close of Pre-Registration. Please provide your mailing address and valid name in the account details section of your account (do not use any aliases).
  • Items shipped via USPS Priority Mail can be tracked through the USPS web site. If they do not arrive before the convention, the badges and/or event tickets in question will be reprinted at no cost.
  • If you do not receive your package by two weeks before the show, please contact Customer Service at customerservice@gencon.com or 800-529-3976 x3806. Customer Service hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific).
  • Badges and tickets purchased after Pre-Registration ends will be labeled “Will Call”.
  • Items labeled “Will Call” will be available onsite at the Will Call kiosks and can only be picked up by the attendee whose name is on the badge. A valid government-issued photo ID is required in order to pick up your packet at Will Call. The only exception is for small children with no photo ID. A parent or guardian with a valid ID must accompany the child when picking up their Will Call packet.
  • For information regarding refunding and exchanging badges or event tickets, please see our Refund & Exchange Policies.

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Gen Con Badges

Everyone attending Gen Con Indy must purchase a badge. A badge allows the individual entrance to the show, admittance to the Exhibit Hall, Art Show, Anime events, seminars and any events happening in the public areas which do not require an event ticket. We have a number of different badge types, from standard badges (4-Day or 1-Day) to VIG badges to Sunday Family Fun badges. See below for details on the various badge types.

Badge Prices
Badge Type Pre-Registration *
(Jan 26 – Jun 29)
Registration *
(June 30 – Aug 18)
Onsite *
(Aug 14 – 18)
4-Day badge $70 $80 $80
1-Day badge (Thurs-Sat) $40 $50 $50




* There is a 10% admissions tax for all badges, in compliance with Marion County laws. The same tax will be charged both online and onsite for all badge sales.

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Trade Day

If you are a Retailer, Librarian, Educator, Licensing Agent, Publisher or Distributor, consider joining us for Trade Day programming on Wednesday before the show officially begins. Check out our Trade Day page for more information and for details on what credentials you need to be a Trade Day attendee. Keep in mind that children 12 and under who are accompanying a Trade Day attendee do not need a badge for Trade Day programming on Wednesday, but children ages 9-12 will require a 4-Day badge if they want to attend the rest of Gen Con with you from Thursday through Sunday.

Trade Day Package Prices

Badge Type Pre-Registration *
(Jan 26 – Jun 29)
Registration *
(June 30 – Aug 18)
Onsite *
(Available Aug 14 ONLY)
Trade Day Package** $115 $150 $150

* There is a 10% admissions tax for all badges, in compliance with Marion County laws. The same tax will be charged both online and onsite for all badge sales.

** The Trade Day Package grants the bearer access to all Wednesday Trade Day Programming, as well as early access to the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, and includes a complimentary 4-Day badge to Gen Con Indy.

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Very Important Gamers (VIGs)

If you are interested in joining this exclusive program, check out the VIG page for more information. Please note VIG Packages will only be available for purchase online while supplies last and will not be sold after Pre-Registration closes. The VIG hotel block will be available until June 2, 2014. After that date, any remaining rooms in the VIG block will be released. If you are interested in purchasing a VIG Package but find the program is sold-out, feel free to contact us at vig@gencon.com for information about our waitlist. We often have last-minute openings during June and July and can upgrade your 4-Day badge to a VIG Package if one becomes available.

VIG Package and Companion Badge Prices

Badge Type Pre-Registration *
(Jan 26 – Jun 29)
Registration *
(June 30 – Aug 18)
Onsite *
(Not Available)
VIG Package + $540 n/a n/a
VIG Companion badge ++ $110 $120 n/a
VIG Companion upgrade ++
(added to a 4-Day badge)
$40 $40 $40

* There is a 10% admissions tax for all badges, in compliance with Marion County laws. The same tax will be charged both online and onsite for all badge sales.

+ The VIG Package includes many things (detailed on the VIG page), along with a complimentary 4-Day badge, and grants the bearer access to the VIG Lounge and Events, early access to the Exhibit Hall, etc.

++ The VIG Companion badge/upgrade grants the bearer access to most onsite VIG perks, such as early access to the Exhibit Hall on Thursday. The Companion badge acts as a 4-Day badge with VIG perks. The Companion upgrade attaches to a 4-Day badge, upgrading it to a full VIG Companion badge.

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Family Fun Day

The Family Fun Day takes place on Sunday and includes games and auxiliary events for the whole family to enjoy. Family Fun badges and Family Fun packages can be purchased in the Registration area, where families can also register their information and receive wristbands for any children 8 and under. Check out the Program Book onsite for information on the Family Fun Pavilion (which is open throughout the show). See the Family Fun page for more information!

Family Fun Badge Prices

Badge Type Pre-Registration
(Not Available)
Registration
(Not Available)
Onsite *
(Aug 14 – 18)
Family Fun badge ** n/a n/a $30
Family Fun package ** n/a n/a $40

* There is a 10% admissions tax for all badges, in compliance with Marion County laws. The same tax will be charged both online and onsite for all badge sales.

** The Family Fun badge includes badges for up to 4 family members for one price. The Family Fun package includes badges for up to 4 family members and 8 generic event tickets.

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Event Registration

Events run throughout the four days of Gen Con, and tickets are required for most events. Ticket prices vary per event. For information on purchasing event tickets, check out our Attendee FAQ.

To find events and purchase tickets once Event Registration has opened, log into our online registration system.

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Onsite Registration Hours

Main Registration & Customer Service Hall F Remote Event Registration
Wednesday, noon - 9 pm Thursday – Saturday, 7 am – 2 am
Thursday, 7 am – Sunday, 4 pm Sunday, 7 am – 2 pm


Will Call Marriott Remote Event Registration
Wednesday, noon – Sunday, 3 pm (350 West Maryland Street)
Thursday – Saturday, 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday, 9 am – noon
Hall D Remote Registration
Thursday, 8 am – noon / 3 pm – 7 pm
Friday – Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm / 3 pm – 7 pm



Other Onsite Show Hours

Exhibit Hall VIG Lounge
Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm Wednesday, noon – 9 pm
Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm Thursday – Saturday, 7 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 7 am – 2 pm
Info Booth
Wednesday, noon – 7 pm Volunteer HQ
Thursday – Saturday, 7 am – 7 pm Tuesday, 2 pm – 6 pm
Sunday, 7 am – 5 pm Wednesday, 9 am – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday, 7 am – 9 pm
Show Office Sunday, 7 am – 4 pm
Wednesday, noon – 9 pm
Thursday – Saturday, 7 am – 9 pm
Sunday, 7 am – 5 pm

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Contact Information

If you have any inquiries regarding Registration, please call our office at 800-529-3976 x3806 or email us at customerservice@gencon.com. Customer Service hours are Monday – Friday, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific). During the convention, all inquiries can be made at the Customer Service kiosk.



For more Gen Con Indy information, feel free to check out our Attendee FAQ, Policies & Show Information and Refund Policy pages.

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