Show Highlights 2022

Here are some events we thought interesting and trust you will too! This list is not comprehensive but a sampling of some of the amazing things happening at this year's show.

For a complete list of all Gen Con Indy 2022 events, search our Event Catalog.

Opening Ceremonies with NUR-D Mini-Show!


Kickoff the best four days in gaming on Thursday at 9 am in the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) : 500 Ballroom with Gen Con staff and special guest hosts as they share highlights for the weekend to come! Giveaways, publisher reveals, and a NUR-D concert. Don't miss it!

Opening Ceremonies

BIPOC Social Mixer

BIPOC Social Mixer


The BIPOC Social Mixer is back for 2022! Join us for drinks, snacks, games, and the opportunity to connect with fellow Gen Con POC attendees and industry folks, right in the BIPOC Lounge! Attendants will also have the chance to win awesome door prizes, so don’t miss it! (Must be present to win and receive prizes.) Join us on Thursday from 6:30-9:30 pm in the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) : Room 240. Hosted by Tanya DePass and Aaron Trammell.

Gen Con Film Festival Awards Ceremony


Find out which of our amazing filmmakers will take home the coveted Gen Con Film Festival Awards during this in-person ceremony on Thursday at 7 pm in the Westin : Capitol III. Categories include Best Feature Film, Best Web Series, Best Short Film, to name a few.

Gen Con Film Festival

DUR-D Concert

Revenge of the NUR-D! Live Concert


NUR-D amazed during Gen Con Online in 2020, brought the house down at Gen Con Indy 2021, and now he's back in 2022! This time bringing the whole band performing music about gaming and living that nerd life. See why people are calling NUR-D the next big thing out of Minnesota, Thursday at 10 pm in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).

BIPOC Industry Networking Event


Join us on Friday from 6-8 pm in the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) : Wabash 1 for an opportunity for BIPOC individuals to connect with gaming industry professionals in an informal setting to discuss opportunities to support your career and interests.

BIPOC Industry Networking Event

Block Party

Block Party On Georgia Street


Georgia Street is the place on Friday at 7 pm for music, food, drinks, and more! Featuring concerts by hip-hop artist NUR-D and the electronic music soundscapes of METAVARI. Can’t wait to see you there!

Gen Con Dance


Dance the night away on Saturday at 9 pm for the last night of Gen Con! A great mix of nerd classics and the latest pop hits, cash bars too! Join us at the Union Station : Grand Hall.

Gen Con Dance

Christian Worship Service


A non-denominational worship service with music, communion (optional), and a message will be held on Sunday at 9 am at the Westin : Grand Ballroom IV.

Towards A More Diverse & Inclusive Gen Con


Join Gen Con Staff & DEI Advisory Committee members on Sunday at 1 pm in the Westin : Grand Ballroom V, as we talk about the changes we’ve made, our goals for improvement, our mission and values in creating a more diverse, inclusive, and equitable Gen Con. A continuation of last year’s panel, this moderated discussion includes a 2022 update to the community on the work Gen Con has undertaken and ways in which you can become involved.




Thursday - Saturday

Georgia Street Entrance : Indiana Convention Center (ICC)

Attendees helped build a giant card edifice. Then on Saturday at 10 pm, it all comes crashing down! Bring your spare change to pelt the structures into oblivion and bring folding money to bid for the right to the first coin toss. All proceeds benefit Gen Con's 2022 charity partner - The Patachou Foundation.

BIPOC Lounge

Thursday – Saturday 12 pm -10 pm; Sunday 11 am – 3 pm

Room 240 : Indiana Convention Center (ICC)

This year Gen Con, in partnership with Rose Gauntlet Entertainment, will be providing a dedicated space for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) attendees to connect, relax, network, and utilize for career focused endeavors. With the intention to build, assist, and provide resources for the growth of the community, we encourage BIPOC attendees to visit the space.

Attendees will find games and artwork created by BIPOC designers, a games library, scheduled events, refreshments, and a space to connect with fellow members of the community.

Professionals will be able to utilize the room to meet with other industry professionals, obtain resources from companies seeking to work with and mentor BIPOC creators, sign up for one-on-one meetings, and recharge from working the show.

BIPOC Lounge

Quiet Room

Quiet Room

Thursday – Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm; Sunday 10 am – 3 pm

Need to de-stress, de-compress, and re-group? Our Quiet Room, located in the Indiana Convention Center (ICC) : Room 211, is just the place. A low light, self-monitoring space where you can get away from the high stimulation of the convention.