Gen Con Indy 2013
Housing and Travel Information
Gen Con Housing Block
Each year we partner with a wide variety of hotels in downtown Indianapolis to secure the best rates possible for Gen Con attendees. Rates vary by hotel, but gamers should find attractive rates when they reserve their hotel room inside the Gen Con housing block. The block will open for reservations at Noon (Eastern) on Tuesday, January 29, 2013. Hotel Registration dates are also advertised in our email blasts and can be found on the Registration page under “Key Dates”.
Check out the Hotel Information page for a listing of the hotels inside the Gen Con housing block.
Booking a Hotel Room Online
Any attendee wishing to reserve a room in the Gen Con housing block must first purchase a badge through our online registration system, once Badge Registration has opened. The purchase confirmation email will include a housing access code and information about the online reservation system, managed by the ICVA Housing Bureau. The housing code will allow the purchaser to reserve a room online or by phone while inventory lasts.
PLEASE NOTE: Attendees MUST have a housing access code in order to book their hotel reservations in the Gen Con block. Housing codes are automatically issued when you purchase a badge for Gen Con Indy.
The Housing Bureau
If you have questions regarding your hotel reservation, need to make a cancellation or are curious about the housing waitlist, contact the Housing Bureau’s Customer Care Center.
Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm (Eastern)
Gen Con Travel Support
Gen Con LLC has partnered with the Expedia Affiliate Network (EAN) to provide attendees with a convenient, reliable and affordable means of arranging travel. The new service is dubbed “Gen Con Travel Support”. Users of the new site have the convenience of booking a broad selection of flights, rental cars, travel packages, and even supplemental lodging.
Lodging offered via Gen Con Travel Support does not share the hotel selection offered inside the Gen Con housing block. Because Gen Con block housing is contracted at fixed, group discount rates, block rooms must be booked through the Housing Bureau via the online reservations portal, by email or by phone. Supplemental housing outside the “Gen Con block” is sourced through Expedia and made available through the Travel Support center.
The Indianapolis International Airport is a 15-minute drive (approximately 10 miles) from downtown Indianapolis. It serves more than 8 million passengers each year with an average of 154 daily departures to 37 nonstop destinations. The airport is served by 11 Airlines: Air Canada, AirTran, American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, Frontier Airlines, Midwest Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United Airlines and U.S. Airways. You can conveniently book a flight on these and other airlines by visiting the Gen Con Travel Support section of our website.
From the airport you can take a cab, limousine, shuttle bus, City Bus or rental car. You can conveniently book a rental car by visiting the Gen Con Travel Support center, or find more information about transportation options by visiting the Parking and Transportation page of the Indianapolis Airport website. You can also find Maps and various brochures on their site to assist in finding your way around the airport.
For discount coupons on transportation services, check out the ICVA website at visitindy.com/gencon and click “Discounts & Coupons” in the right navigation box. Review the list to see if there are any coupons for transportation from the airport.
Indianapolis is easily accessible via many interstate highways bisecting the city. Half of the nation's population lives within a day's drive of Indianapolis, which makes traveling to Indy by car an attractive option for many.
The Indiana Convention Center is conveniently located on the corner of E Maryland Street and S Capitol Avenue. The official address is 100 S Capitol Ave.