FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
INDIANAPOLIS (May 7, 2021) — Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America, today announced badge registration dates for the upcoming 2021 convention. 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.
The convention was rescheduled to September 16-19, 2021 and will proceed with a hybrid format combining three concurrent events to offer a flexible range of opportunities for participation: a reduced-capacity Gen Con Indy in-person at the Indiana Convention Center, Gen Con Online livestreaming and gaming events, and Pop-Up Gen Con retail activations at local games stores. Registration for Gen Con Online and Pop-Up Gen Con will open on June 27, 2021.
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.
Trade Day will return for Gen Con Indy 2021 in partnership with Alliance Game Distributors with a modified schedule and content tracks. A limited quantity of Trade Day badges will be available starting May 23 for educators, librarians, and retailers. Trade Day attendees who have rolled-over their badges from 2020 will be contacted with additional information.
Pop-Up Gen Con registration will cost $5 and open on June 27. Attendees will select their choice of local game store from the list of participating retailers when registering. Due to health and safety concerns, each store will determine how to operate their event safely in their community, and some stores will not offer online registration.
The organizers recognize that the rescheduled dates coincide with observance of Yom Kippur and apologize that this conflict will make it difficult or impossible for many Jewish attendees to fully participate in the convention.
A limited quantity of 4-Day and single-day badges are available now for purchase based on our anticipated attendance cap. No further inventory of 4-Day badges will be available once they've sold out, but additional single-day badges may become available in the coming months.
Registration for Gen Con Online will be open on June 27, 2021.
It is possible that more single-day badges will become available at a later date depending on health and safety protocols. After 4-Day badges sell out, no additional 4-Day badges will be available. You can follow our newsletter and social media outlets for updates.
Yes. If you donated your badge, you should be contacted prior to badge registration via the email you registered with last year. If you have not received an email by May 22, please reach out to [email protected]
Yes. Your badge should already appear in your Gen Con account on your "My Packets" page. If you rolled over your badge and it is not there, please contact [email protected]
Gen Con Indy Badge Registration: May 23
Gen Con Indy Housing Registration: June 6
Gen Con Indy Badge Rollover Deadline: June 25
Gen Con Online Badge Registration: June 27
Pop-Up Gen Con Badge Registration: June 27
Gen Con Indy Badge Prices (Available May 23):
Trade Day: $135
Gen Con Online and Pop-Up Gen Con Prices (Available June 27):
Gen Con Online: Free
Pop-Up Gen Con: $5
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About Gen Con
Gen Con is the largest and longest-running annual event devoted to tabletop gaming culture in North America. The convention, which began in 1968 in Lake Geneva, WI, attracts 70,000 attendees and over 520 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees choose from more than 20,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each summer in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotel spaces in Indianapolis, IN.
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