Very Important Gamer (VIG) Program

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Gen Con's VIG Program access is in limited supply. Returning VIGs have the first chance to secure VIG Packages annually, during early rebooking. The account holder must be 18 years old to purchase a VIG package.


Gen Con 2019 VIG Program Details

Dates
January 13 at noon (Eastern) - January 20 11:59 am - Early Registration for returning 2018 VIGs.
Early Renewal Price: $600

January 20 Noon (Eastern) - General registration for new VIGs via earlier random selection. They will be contacted via email.
General Registration Price: $650
VIG Companion Badge ( One Companion Badge per VIG package)
VIG Companion Badge $200


Hotel Dates
Early Registration Housing opens for returning VIGs on
January 13 Noon (Eastern)
Closes
January 27 11:59 am (Eastern)

New VIG Housing opens

January 20 Noon (Eastern)
Closes
January 27 11:59 am (Eastern)


VIG Package Benefits

Hotel Registration
Each VIG gains access to the housing block. The VIG hotel block will open January 13, 2019 at Noon (Eastern) for returning VIG's and January 20 for new VIG's. VIGs who are booking rooms may reserve one room for their VIG Package and a second room if they've purchased a Companion badge. Starting on January 27 you can reserve housing from the regular attendee housing block, while supplies last.

PLEASE NOTE: All VIG rooms are self-pay and require a credit card to make the reservation. A list of available hotels will be listed on the website when you access the housing portal. Once the reservation has been made through the Housing Bureau, there is a penalty for any cancellations.


4-Day Access + Benefits
Very Important Gamers will receive a special badge with 4-Day access to Gen Con Indy plus access to the VIG Lounge and other benefits.

VIG Lounge
Enjoy the comforts of a private VIG Lounge, near the action but away from crowds and noise. Lounge features include:
        • Exclusive VIG Will Call
        • Games Library
        • Event Registration
        • Complimentary beverages
        • Complimentary Wi-Fi
        • Charging stations in the lounge
        • Full access to the Lounge for all VIG children ages 8 and under
        • VIG Gifts pick-up
        • Priority seating at events


Exclusive VIG Gifts
Every VIG (Not Companion) who stops by the VIG Lounge during the show will receive exclusive VIG Gifts. These gift collections may include items such as: a Commemorative Gen Con shirt, a VIG pin, Gen Con merchandise and promotional items from Exhibitors, Sponsors, Guests of Honor, Event Organizers, etc., based on availability. There are often VIG-exclusive coupons, which could include discounts for specific booths in the Exhibit Hall and other special deals. Promotional items are not guaranteed, and gifts will vary from year to year, based on availability.


VIG Mixer
The VIG Mixer is a “happy hour”-style get-together for our Very Important Gamers and guests. It’s a chance for VIGs to hang out and enjoy appetizers, beverages and stimulating conversation in a laid-back atmosphere. More information about this year's Mixer will be communicated to VIGs through periodic newsletters. Gen Con staff are always present, and happy to have the opportunity to get to know you personally. Seating is limited so get your tickets as soon as thy're available!


VIG Exclusive Events
Lists of VIG exclusive events will be added to the Gen Con Registration System, as they are approved. If you are a VIG or VIG Companion interested in running an event in the VIG Lounge, please contact us at [email protected]. We would love to hear your ideas!


"Members Only” VIG Forum
As a member of the VIG Program, you will have access to an exclusive Forum where you can converse with fellow VIGs and voice your thoughts and ideas. To sign up for the VIG Forum, you need to have been a VIG within the past two years and have a login created in the Gen Con Community. Please email your Gen Con Community login name to [email protected] if you are a current or recent VIG and wish to have access to the VIG Forum.


First Chance at a VIG Package for next year!
Very Important Gamers not only receive excellent benefits for the current show, but they also have a chance at “first right of refusal” for next year’s show. This means VIGs can purchase their next year’s VIG Package for a discounted price before Badge Registration opens to the general public and procure their first choice of hotel before housing officially opens. Specifics are detailed in the VIG Newsletter which will be sent out in December. VIG packages are non-transferable.

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VIG Companions and Children

VIG Companion Packages

Anyone who purchases a VIG Package has the option of purchasing one VIG Companion badge. Please note that the account holder must be 18 years old to purchase a VIG package, but there is not an age limit on Companions.

The VIG Companion Badge allows the bearer access to the following:
        • The VIG Lounge (including games or events taking place in the Lounge)
        • Will Call and Event Registration in the VIG Lounge
        • Complimentary beverages in the Lounge
        • Reserved event seating as listed above for VIGs
VIG Companions will NOT receive the following:
        • VIG Gifts
        • VIG Coupons
        • Access to Housing (This will be booked by the VIG Package purchaser)

VIG Children

For children ages 11-14, VIGs must purchase a regular 4-Day badge. If the child requires access to the VIG Lounge, the VIG parent must bring the child to the Lounge for a special identifying sticker. (Children ages 10 and under do not require a badge, but their VIG parent will need to pick up a wristband in the Lounge and provide their contact information for emergencies.) Children ages 14 and under must be accompanied by a VIG adult while in the VIG Lounge, or for special VIG seating at events.
The special identifying sticker allows the child access to the following:
        • The VIG Lounge (including games or events taking place in the Lounge)
        • Will Call and Event Registration in the VIG Lounge
        • Complimentary beverages in the Lounge
        • Reserved event seating as listed above (when accompanied by a VIG adult)

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If you have questions about the program, please feel free to email us at [email protected].

To enter the random selection process for the 2020 show please send your Gen Con ID number, name, and the email associated with that account between November 15 and December 8, 2019 to [email protected] and we will enter you into the random selection process. You must have a Gen Con account to enter. You must be 18 years old to purchase a VIG package.

We will be conducting the random selection in early January of 2020.

You will be contacted if you are selected with further instructions at that time.

Separate accounts must send their information via their account only. We will not accept multiple accounts sent via a single email. Account holder must be 18 years old to purchase a VIG package.