Gen Con Predicts Badge Sell Out For 2018 And Extends Contract Through 2022
  • Gen Con Predicts Badge Sell Out For 2018 And Extends Contract Through 2022


    In a press release sent out today, Gen Con announced that they expect attendee badges for the 2018 show to sell out. If you are looking to get to the convention this summer, be sure to grab your badges soon!


    "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."

    Also announced, Gen Con will extend its commitment with Indianapolis through to the year 2022. The announced dates are "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."
    Comments 6 Comments
    1. Eltab's Avatar
      Eltab -
      I was very pleased to read the last paragraph, after the kerfluffle a few years back over Indiana's law to make it harder to pester businesses via trolling-for-lawsuits.

      Gen Con - other RPG conventions, too - has been and will continue to be welcome to 'reside' in Indiana.
    1. aramis erak's Avatar
      aramis erak -
      Quote Originally Posted by Eltab View Post
      I was very pleased to read the last paragraph, after the kerfluffle a few years back over Indiana's law to make it harder to pester businesses via trolling-for-lawsuits.

      Gen Con - other RPG conventions, too - has been and will continue to be welcome to 'reside' in Indiana.
      Gen-Con conveniently forgot their promise to not renew...
    1. Shasarak's Avatar
      Shasarak -
      Maybe extending your contract is different then renewing your contract?
    1. TonyP's Avatar
      TonyP -
      Quote Originally Posted by aramis erak View Post
      Gen-Con conveniently forgot their promise to not renew...
      They didn't promise not to renew, they threatened not to renew if the law wasn't changed. The law was changed.
    1. Septimus's Avatar
      Septimus -
      What an absolute mess. Indianapolis isn’t big enough for GenCon — just look at the lack of downtown hotel space that anyone going through the housing lottery knows about. Why stay in Indy? Plenty of larger cities would love to have the business. Just like when GenCon moved from Milwaukee, it’s time to move on from Indy.
    1. SagasOfMidgard's Avatar
      SagasOfMidgard -
      We'd be happy to have them down in Atlanta, but... I guess that ship has sailed.
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