Gen Con isn't all about gaming, it's also about giving! Gamers giving back to the community is a key part of every "The Best Four Days in Gaming!"

Each year, Gen Con chooses a charity partner. During the convention, several events are hosted in which the proceeds are donated to the charity. Gen Con 2016 raised more than $40,000 for its charity partner The Pourhouse! Over the past 11 years, Gen Con has raised over $230,000 for charity.

Gen Con will announce the official charity for Gen Con 50 in the coming months.

Past Charities Include:

  • 2016 - The Pourhouse
  • 2015 - The Julian Center
  • 2014 - Gleaners' BackSacks Program
  • 2013 - Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • 2012 – STARS Youth Foundation
  • 2011 – School on Wheels
  • 2010 – Pajama Program
  • 2009 - Indiana Math and Science Academy
  • 2008 - Fisher House
  • 2007 - Christel House
  • 2006 – Rupert’s Kids

Gen Con sincerely appreciates the charitable efforts from all of attendees, artists, exhibitors, gaming groups, vendors, and more! Together, the convention makes an important difference in the lives of those in need within Indianapolis and the greater Indiana community. Thank you!