Electronic Ticketing (E-Ticketing) is how Gen Con is leveling up the event-ticketing experience for Event Organizers (EOs) and attendees with a convenient and streamlined new process. When an attendee registers for an e-ticketed event, their ticket is electronically associated with their Gen Con account. Instead of collecting paper tickets, an EO for an e-ticketed event simply scans the badge of a registered attendee to redeem their ticket!
New for 2021: EOs can now request electronic ticketing for their events during the event submission process.
Take advantage of this exciting innovation and improve the event-ticketing experience for your events at Gen Con!
To participate in electronic ticketing as an EO, you’ll need:
Free Wi-Fi is available in the ICC Event Halls, Stadium, and some area hotels.
The Gen Con mobile app can redeem e-tickets when internet access is slow or temporarily disrupted but will need to be connected in order to sell tickets.
E-tickets are purchased the same way as paper tickets. But instead of being printed, mailed, collected, and then returned, an e-ticket is stored electronically in the attendee’s account and is associated with their Gen Con badge. You, as EO, admit attendees to your events by scanning their badge rather than collecting paper tickets.
For more information on how this works in application, there is a training webinar from 2019 available on our YouTube channel. Both web and mobile interfaces are explained along with info including the most common scenarios you may experience at the convention. This video will be updated this summer with the 2021 interfaces.
Scanning badges is quick — it only takes a few seconds — but will require a little more time than collecting paper tickets. Having multiple E-Ticketmasters (GMs & others assisting you) scan badges makes the process faster and is recommended if you have a lot of attendees and/or a lot of events happening at the same time. In order for an E-Ticketmaster to scan badges for an event, they will need to be listed as an GM in the Gamemaster field on the Event Submission Form.
In order to have your events approved for electronic ticketing, you'll need to:
To prepare your E-Ticketmasters, Gen Con will provide the following:
You will be responsible for educating your E-Ticketmasters on the appropriate information, training, tools, etc. for a successful on-site experience.
For more information about the program, please refer to our E-Ticketing FAQ or email [email protected].