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Gen Con Anticipates Second Consecutive Badge Sell-Out and Extends in Indianapolis to 2022

Gen Con, the largest and longest running tabletop gaming convention in North America, is reporting a 6% year-over-year increase in its attendee badge sales to date, and as a result, expects its second consecutive year of selling out of attendee badges. Convention badge sales, which opened on January 14, 2018, have reached record numbers and the convention again plans to cease badge sales in the early summer if sales trends continue. Last year’s convention sold out of 4-Day attendee badges in early July and all single-day badges the week prior to the show, marking the first year the convention sold out of those badge types. Initial 2018 sales are trending towards a sell-out of all attendee badge types in July 2018.

Gen Con LLC has announced an agreement with the city of Indianapolis to extend its commitment through 2022. Gen Con will return to Indy on August 2-5 in 2018, August 1-4 in 2019, July 30-August 2 in 2020, August 5-8 in 2021, and August 4-7 in 2022.

For the second consecutive year, Gen Con will offer programming on the field level and in the exhibit halls of Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as throughout the Indiana Convention Center, at an outdoor presence on Georgia and South Streets, and through hundreds of ticketed events at numerous hotels.

The convention’s exhibit hall will feature more than 500 exhibiting companies and Gen Con expects to host more than 15,000 ticketed events in 2018. According to last year’s estimates by Visit Indy, Gen Con has an annual economic impact in excess of $70 million to the local Indianapolis economy.

Gen Con 2018 Key Dates

Things are really getting going for Gen Con 2018 and here’s the key dates for his year’s convention!

Event Submission Opens January 7 
Planning on submitting an event for Gen Con 2018? Event submission opens on Sunday, January 7. By submitting early, we can better accommodate your event’s needs and ensure that your event has more opportunity for promotion.  If you’ve never hosted an event before, the process is as simple as filling out an online form! For more information on creating and hosting an event, head over to the Host page on the Gen Con website.

Gen Con 2018 Badges On Sale January 14
We hope that you’re as excited for Gen Con 2018 as we are! Badge registration opens at noon (Eastern) on January 14 at www.gencon.com. Gen Con badges sold out last year, so you may consider picking up your badges for Gen Con 2018 sooner rather than later.

Film Festival Submission Opens January 19
Gen Con’s 2018 Film Festival will once again feature films and web series from a variety of gaming and gaming related genres from countries around the world. Film submissions will once again use FilmFreeway and Withoutabox; links to submit your film will be available at www.gencon.com when submission goes live.

Housing Registration Opens Early February
On February 11 at noon (Eastern), housing registration will open to those who have purchased a Gen Con  2018 badge. The housing block is a dedicated allotment of discounted hotel rooms for Gen Con attendees. These rooms typically sell out fairly quickly, so the sooner you can hop online to reserve your room(s), the better! More information is available on the Housing and Travel page.

Gen Con 2017: Charlie Chu Talks Oni Games

The comic publisher Oni Press is branching out with the launch of Oni Games, a new gaming imprint dedicated to bringing Oni Press titles to the growing tabletop market.

The focus of the Oni Games imprint will be on partnering with both new and veteran game designers and established game publishers to bring the unique characters and vibrant worlds of their original creator-owned comics to the world of games.

We got a chance to talk to Charlie Chu about this new imprint at Gen Con 50.

Gen Con 2017: Cory Jones talks QST the new Tabletop Gaming Subscription

Gaming industry veteran Cory Jones has announced the creation of tabletop gaming subscription service QST and the launch of the QST Kickstarter campaign. Pronounced “Quest,” the service offers a brand-new, small form factor tabletop game directly to subscribers every other month. Each game is a collaboration between three creative visionaries from different fields who work together to deliver the different elements of the game: concept, design, and art.

We got a chance to talk to Jones at Gen Con 50 about this new venture and bringing together so many different creators to such a product.

Gen Con 2017: Steve Ellis Talks Oni Games

The comic publisher Oni Press is branching out with the launch of Oni Games, a new gaming imprint dedicated to bringing Oni Press titles to the growing tabletop market.

The focus of the Oni Games imprint will be on partnering with both new and veteran game designers and established game publishers to bring the unique characters and vibrant worlds of their original creator-owned comics to the world of games.

We got a chance to talk to Steve Ellis about this new imprint at Gen Con 50.