Gen Con Signs Three-Year Co-Sponsorship Extension with Paizo Inc.


INDIANAPOLIS (January 24, 2019) Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop game convention in North America, has signed a multiyear Co-Sponsorship agreement with leading hobby game publisher Paizo Inc. for the upcoming 2019, 2020, and 2021 conventions. Paizo will receive dedicated event space in the Indiana Convention Center’s Sagamore Ballroom and physical and digital marketing at each convention as a part of the agreement.

“Paizo is honored to continue our long partnership with Gen Con,” said Jim Butler, VP of Marketing and Licensing. “We look forward to bringing groundbreaking new games and play experiences to The Best Four Days in Gaming for many years to come. We’re looking forward to seeing all of our friends and fans in Indianapolis!”

Paizo, publisher of the popular Pathfinder and Starfinder roleplaying games, will also receive additional promotion and logistical support during each convention as part of their Co-Sponsorship package. The company has partnered with the convention as a Co-Sponsor, the highest level of sponsorship, since 2013.

“Since launching Pathfinder at Gen Con 2009, Paizo has made an unforgettable impact at the show each year, connecting with the many passionate fans of their games and producing memorable events for attendees.” said Megan Culver, Gen Con’s Senior Director of Sales & Marketing. “We’re excited to continue our partnership with them as a Co-Sponsor and can’t wait to see what they bring to the show this year.”

Gen Con returns to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019.

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 more than 60,000 attendees and 500 exhibiting companies each year. During the convention, attendees choose from 17,000 ticketed events representing a wide array of board games, card games, roleplaying games, seminars, entertainment events, and more. Gen Con takes place each August in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium, and surrounding downtown hotel spaces in Indianapolis, IN.

About Paizo

Paizo Inc. is one of the world's leading hobby game publishers. Since 2002, millions of players have joined the goblin army by playing the Pathfinder® and Starfinder® roleplaying games across tabletops, at conventions, at their favorite local game store, and digitally on virtual tabletops. is an online retail hobby destination for millions of gamers that carries the latest products from top hobby game publishers. Players also find accessories, like dice and maps, miniatures, T-shirts, goblin plush toys, and the newest releases to quickly replenish those adventuring supplies for the next dungeon run.

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