Press FAQ

What is Gen Con?

Each year more than 60,000 gaming enthusiasts converge in Indianapolis to share their enthusiasm in the experience and culture of gaming. The gaming community comes together from across the world to experience a vibrant exhibit floor, more than 16,000 gaming events, celebrity appearances, anime, film, an art show, and more!

Where is it held?

Gen Con will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana at the Indiana Convention Center from August 1-4, 2019

What kind of gaming events occur at Gen Con?

Gen Con is the ultimate destination for all types of gaming, for all ages. Attendees can participate in card games, board games, computer and video games, live-action role-playing games, miniatures, and more.

What other events are available at Gen Con?

The four days are full of plenty of hobby-related events as well, such as:

  • Costume contest with awards in many categories
  • Life size 10,000 square foot True Dungeon in Lucas Oil Stadium
  • Auction
  • One of the largest sci-fi and fantasy Art Shows in the country
  • More than 500 Exhibit Hall booths to visit, featuring more new product introductions than any other show of its kind
  • Authors' Avenue
  • Anime
  • Seminars, Panels, and Q&As with industry and media celebrities
  • Family Fun Pavilion (area dedicated to family games and activities)
  • Training Grounds (area dedicated for children)
  • Digital Gaming
  • Film Festival

For More Information

Contact Gen Con's PR Manager, Stacia Kirby, at (206) 363-1492 or