This information will help you submit and manage your onsite events at Gen Con Indy 2021. If you have any questions, just email us or visit our forums.
During the convention, it's best to stop by GM HQ if you need to talk to us. GM HQ will be open Wednesday through Sunday in ICC: Room 111-112.
Wednesday: 3pm-8pm Thursday: 7am-8pm Friday & Saturday: 8am-8pm Sunday: 8am-5pm
Note that information on this page is subject to change as we continue to monitor health and safety situations.
This is a summary list of important dates and reminders. It is by no means comprehensive - please refer to the Gen Con Indy Event Host Policy for full details on what you need to do for your events.
First time GM looking for a basic introduction? Read through these tips and let us know if you have other questions. If a link is not available for a form, it is not yet open.
For Gen Con Indy 2021 in person only, due to limited time, space, and resources, event submission will be on a curated basis. Some groups that run large volumes of events have already been contacted and approved to run events. If you are a group that has an established presence at Gen Con and can commit to running a significant volume of events on site this year, and you have not been contacted about running events onsite, please contact [email protected] about running events at Gen Con Indy this year.
Once you've been notified you're approved, submitting events for Gen Con Indy is a pretty simple process. You just need to use our online event submission form to send us the details for your event.
You need to sign into your account to submit an event, but you do not need a badge.
Once you have entered your event, you can also click on your EO/GM dashboard to get to your event list and review your events or check their status. If you are ever unsure whether your events have been reviewed yet or what location they were assigned, just check there.
You can also now
edit and update your events until they have been Accepted for Consideration.
This video walks through the event submission form and includes some key tips on how to successfully submit events. While this video is from 2020, the form is essentially the same. The
entire video also includes an overview of the event submission process and the key new features you'll want to be aware of when managing your online events.
Only the EO for a gaming group or company can assign badges. If you are not the primary contact for your group or are running as an independent GM, you will not be assigning badges. Refer to the Event Host Policy for full details. Further, GM badges are not required to run events, they are simply provided for the convenience of groups and companies that run a sufficient volume of events to warrant them.
If you need more rooms than just the complimentary ones you may have earned or you represent a company or sponsored group, you must submit the Self-Pay GM Hotel Request Form to request a room at your own expense. Approved requests will be granted access to a self-pay GM block, and total rooms permitted will be based on available inventory.
The dedicated GM hotel block should be viewed as a backup for groups that are otherwise unable to secure a hotel room, not as a primary method of getting accommodations for the convention. You cannot pick your rooms in the complimentary GM block, if a specific location or price is important to you, do not request a complimentary room.
Only the event organizer for a group can request rooms. All guest information is required and must be accurate: Gen Con is not responsible for any costs or penalties incurred for incorrect or incomplete guest details. Inventory in the GM block is limited. Details on how to qualify for a room in the block and minimum thresholds for complimentary rooms can be found in the Event Host Policy.
Individual GMs or anyone else seeking reimbursement for an existing reservation they intend to keep must do so after the convention by submitting a copy of the hotel bill (with their name printed on it by the hotel) to Gen Con along with confirmation of their events. For more details, refer to the Event Host Policy.