Gen Con is a megalithic event being the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in North America. This year’s Gen Con will be run August 4-7th in the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium. Tickets to the massive gathering of gamers will be available Sunday, January 30 at noon Eastern on gencon.com. Registration for a free Gen Con Online-only badge will begin on May 8, and Pop-Up Gen Con badge registration will cost $5 and begin on June 19. Housing registration will begin at noon Eastern on February 13, and event registration for ticketed events will open at noon Eastern on May 15.
Considering that Covid is still an issue, the convention is maintaining its hybrid format with virtual Gen Con Online event programming and Pop-Up Gen Con in-store events across the country. Everyone who plans on attending in-person will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask in all indoor spaces. More details about the documentation and the verification process will be announced in the coming months.
“After a successful return to in-person events in 2021, we can’t wait to return to Indianapolis for Gen Con Indy 2022,” said Gen Con President David Hoppe. “We look forward to celebrating 55 years of Gen Con with attendees in-person in the Indiana Convention Center, online through our livestreaming and Gen Con Online virtual events, and across the country at Pop-Up Gen Con in-store activations.”
According to the press release: “Most attendees who rolled their 2020 or 2021 badges forward to 2022 will find their badges on their Gen Con account and no further action is needed. A few will be sent instructions on how to claim their rolled-over badges. Badge holders who do not wish to attend Gen Con Indy 2022 have the option to return their badge for a refund starting on January 30 by contacting Gen Con customer service at [email protected] with full name and account information. There will not be an option to roll over any badge to 2023.”
Gen Con Indy Badge Registration: Opens January 30
Gen Con Indy Hotel Registration: Opens February 13
Gen Con Online-Only Badge Registration: Opens May 8
Gen Con Indy Event (Ticket) Registration: Opens May 15
Pop-Up Gen Con Badge Registration: Opens June 19
You can learn more about this years Gen Con at www.gencon.com