How To Find Events

The Event Catalog contains thousands of awesome events in a wide variety of categories. Here's some information on how to find events that fit your schedule and interests!

And remember that events are continually added to the Event Catalog. If you only download the event list when it first comes out, you will miss out on some great events!

Searching the Event Catalog

Click the Browse Events button to search for events online in the Event Catalog from your computer, smartphone, or tablet. There are three methods for searching the list:

    Search for Keywords or by Event ID Field — Enter keywords to search event titles and their descriptions. You can use quotes around the particular word or phrase to narrow your search. Results are displayed automatically. Use this field to search for specific Game IDs as well.

    Filters — There are five filters to narrow your search criteria.

      Event Type — Allows you to select what event type(s) (e.g. Board Games or Role Playing Games) you want to view

      Game System — Filters events by game systems (e.g. Codenames, Dungeons & Dragons)

      Day — Selects which day you would like to see events for (e.g. Thursday, Friday)

      Start Time — Lets you choose what hour search results must start at (e.g. noon, 1 pm)

      Company/Group — Displays events based on the group or company hosting (e.g. Paizo, The Doubleclicks)

    You can click multiple options within a given filter or hone in on just one. The filters you have selected will appear on the Event Finder page along with the results. To remove the filter(s), click on it.

    Search Options — Below the filters and keyword search are a few other options, including age and experience requirements, as well as whether you want to view events that are already sold out or that have already happened.

Combine keyword search results with the "Search Options" to filter the displayed results. Combine "Search Options" with "Filters" and "keyword search" to target events you are most interested in.

Any feedback regarding Event Finder functionality should be sent to [email protected].

You can also ask questions about events, or report issues with specific event listings, on the Gen Con Forums.

Registering for an Event

Once you have found an event you’d like to register for, add a ticket for it to your cart by clicking “Add selected tickets to Cart.” To purchase an event ticket for someone on your Friends & Family list, check the box next to their name. Check out with your cart to complete your registration.

Downloading the Event Catalog

Links to download the 2024 event catalog below.

These links will be updated every 6 hours.

A complete list of downloadable files will also be available on the Gen Con Forums.

Other Options

Occasionally, third parties also offer alternate means to search for events; we will post relevant links here, should we have them.