Gen Con - The Best Four Days in Gaming

100 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46225



August 1 to August 4

Gen Con Indy is the original, longest-running, best-attended, gaming convention in the world.

With thousands of events, a costume contest, film festival, anime, Authors' Avenue, art show, and more, Gen Con is a can't-miss event.

For more than 50 years, Gen Con has created a home for games and for more than a decade, it has brought its unique atmosphere to Indianapolis. With numerous programs and events for those of every interest, Gen Con has something for everyone! Here's just a sampling of what you can expect:

  • A sold-out exhibit hall with hundreds of game companies
  • More than 16,500 events
  • True Dungeon
  • The costume contest (Saturday at 4 pm) and parade through the convention center at 3 pm
  • The Stink - A meet & greet for gamers. Play some games, meet gaming groups, or just hang out. Zombies, dragons, thrones, and games of many types await you. Come hold-the-door against the mundane world as you kick off your Gencon adventure.(Wednesday at 5 pm)
  • Gamers Live - hilarious show mashing together pop culture, gaming, and improv (Friday at 7 pm, Saturday at 10 am)
  • Dice Tower Live - Join Tom and the crew for their annual live show: part-game show, part-game announcements, plus prizes, fun, and more! (Friday at 2 pm)
  • The Gen Con Dance - Dance the night away with a great mix of nerd classics and the latest pop hits. Cash bar, too! (Saturday at 9 pm)
  • ENnie Awards - This awards ceremony celebrates the achievements of tabletop RPGs and the publishers and products that support them. Come raise a glass! (Friday at 8 pm)
  • An art show featuring the world's best illustrators
  • The writer's symposium and authors' avenue, including New York Times best-selling authors
    For our 25th year, join fellow authors for the best four days of gaming AND writing!
  • A digital gaming area with arcades, unique imports, and retro games
  • The Acrobatica Infiniti (AI) Circus, bringing favorite fiction characters to life in a whole new spectacle of circus arts. The Nerd Circus is ready to wow with an all-star cast of contortionists, jugglers, acrobats, gravity-defying aerialists, and mouthy mercs.
  • A film festival that awards prizes to winning submissions
    Filmmakers from around the world gathered to compete in last year's festival. Some travel from as far away as Brazil and Denmark to the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis for screenings, film panels, and the awards ceremony. Films from across the United States, Canada, Australia, Israel, Japan, and Great Britain made it a truly international event.
  • Fresh, hard-to-find anime selections
  • Giant balloon sculpture
  • A beer garden with late night hours
  • 40+ food trucks from top local vendors
  • Panels and seminars with industry insiders
  • The massive, long-running true dungeon
  • A vibrant family fun pavilion with kids events all weekend long
  • The first exposure playtest hall, where designers and playtesters meet to test games in development.
  • Bands, on-site music, and roving entertainers

Gen Con Indy truly is the BEST FOUR DAYS IN GAMING!

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