Official Gen Con 2021 Convention updates
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Holiday 2020 Message and Looking Ahead to 2021

As we approach the winter holidays and the end of the (let’s say less-than-ideal) year, we’re looking ahead to the future and know you have some of the same questions that we do about our plans for 2021.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is certain, and that our lives are even more interconnected than ever before. We don’t take for granted the magic of gathering en masse with all of you in Indianapolis each summer, and we can’t wait to do it again. Will that happen this August? In all honesty, we don’t know yet, but we really hope so.

Our goal for the new year is to hold Gen Con 2021 as planned, in person in Indianapolis from August 5-8. We’re working towards that objective with health and safety as our top priority. A variety of factors need to come together for a physical convention to be feasible, and we’re carefully monitoring local and national safety and travel guidelines, health data, resource availability, and the advice of our finest sages, scientists, and sorcerers.

Considering this uncertainty, we’re postponing badge registration and event submission until we have a better idea of what the year will hold. We’ll announce new dates as soon we can, and you should expect more updates from us in the next couple of months. To keep up on the latest news, subscribe to our newsletter and follow us on social media.

We appreciate your continued support, and we miss you, our Gen Con family all across the world. Please take care of each other and have a safe and happy holiday season! 

Happy Holidays,

Your Friends at Gen Con

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A special message from our team about Gen Con 2021. Thanks for your continued patience, feedback, and support as we continue to investigate what Gen Con 2021 will look like.

"Thank you for taking the time to complete our recent 2021 interest and feedback surveys. We appreciate your responses and the guidance provided by you and our health and safety experts as we research possibilities for a 2021 show. We are still reading through the thousands of survey replies and working with local authorities, and have not made a definitive decision or set dates for badge, hotel, and event registration at this time.

Thank you for your continued support!

We ask that you please be patient with us as we try to navigate the best options available for our attendees, our staff, and our convention. We will update you with dates and details about Gen Con 2021 as soon as we have further information."

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Gen Con 2021 Update: 

Gen Con 2021 is moving to September 16-19, 2021 in a hybrid format with Gen Con Indy, Gen Con Online, and Pop-Up Gen Con running concurrently to provide in-person and online experiences. Read the full announcement for more information and FAQs.

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The newest from us!

New on the blog: a message from Gen Con President David Hoppe about the current state of health and safety planning for Gen Con 2021. We'll post regular updates as we approach the convention to keep you up to date on our plans so you can make informed decisions about attending.

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Badge Registration for Gen Con Indy
Opens May 23 at noon Eastern 

A limited number of 4-Day and single-day badges for Gen Con Indy will go on sale at noon Eastern on Sunday, May 23.

In-person attendance will be capped to comply with local, state, and national public-health and safety guidelines, and 4-Day badges are anticipated to sell out quickly. Once they do, no further 4-Day badges will be offered this year, but additional inventory of single-day badges may become available based on changing health and safety guidelines.

All attendees who have rolled over their badge from 2020 are guaranteed a badge and will have their badges rolled over on their accounts automatically.

Registration for Gen Con Online and Pop-Up Gen Con will open on June 27, 2021.

Check out the press release for more information and FAQs!    Reminder: May 16 Is the Deadline To Roll Your Badge Over to 2022 
If you currently have a badge but either cannot or choose not to attend the 2021 convention and want to roll your badge over to 2022, you have until May 16 to let us know.
All badge rollover requests must reach us [email protected] by May 16. Include your Gen Con ID# (Next to your name on your account) and the name(s) on the badges to be rolled over.

Customer Service: [email protected]     

 HotBox Pizza's Build Your Own Pizza Contest 

Think you have what it takes to design the official pizza of Gen Con 2021? Enter the HotBox Pizza Build Your Own Pizza Contest for a chance to win some sweet HotBox Merch and VIP status at the HotBox tent on Georgia Street!

For all four days of Gen Con, the winner will be able to score one slice of pizza, one walking stix, and one drink for up to three times a day! And best of all, the VIP gets to skip the line! Oh yeah, and bragging rights for days!

Contest ends May 31, 2021. Visit to enter and view full details. Good luck!    

Community Gaming on Discord this Weekend 

We’re partnering with StartPlaying.Games to bring back Community Gaming Day to our Discord on starting May 8, and then the first Saturday of every month.

Each month StartPlaying.Games will bring a curated selection of free-to-play, professionally DM’d games exclusively for the Gen Con Community Discord, and you can add your own games to the schedule to play with friends!

Want to know more? Head on over to to join in the fun!   

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You can still roll over badges purchased in 2019/20 to 2022! email [email protected] to do so!

The last day to roll over a badge is June 25th.

You will receive an auto reply confirming your roll over

It will take a month or so to process these so please be patient.

Badges purchased in 2021 are not eligible for rollover, but can be refunded until July 30, 2021.

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New look and feel to the web site!

Forum connection is now at the bottom of the page.

Can now toggle through Gen Con Indy-Online-Popup pages.

Account info is still on the upper right!

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Blog is published:

The Official Gen Con Blog
June/July Health and Safety Update – The Official Gen Con Blog

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