2020 Gen Con Goes Virtual

Gen Con announced today that this summer’s convention will be cancelled to protect staff, exhibitors and attendees. All Pop-Up Gen Con events will also be canceled for 2020. The convention will now be held virtually.

Gen Con is the highlight of our year, and we know that it means as much to our attendees, exhibitors, event organizers, and local partners as it does to us,” said Gen Con president David Hoppe. “But after carefully monitoring the situation and having ongoing conversations with experts and local government officials, it became clear that the only responsible option was to cancel the convention for this year.

If you purchased a badge and would like a refund, you can email customerservice@gencon.com between May 26 and July 29 with your refund request as well as your name and Gen Con ID number. Refunds are subject to a $10 per badge return fee unless you opt for a system credit. System credit does not expire. You can also donate the cost of your badge to Gen Con to help support the convention through this tough time. Refund and donation requests will not be accepted until May 26, and must be received by email.

If you you do not contact Gen Con for a refund your badge will be rolled forward to next year’s Gen Con. All current hotel reservations made through the Gen Con housing block will be canceled automatically free of charge.

We know this was a very difficult decision for Gen Con to make, but we understand and support their decision,” said Leonard Hoops, president and CEO of Visit Indy. “They’re great partners and we’re mutually committed for the long term. For me and so many others in our community, Gen Con 2021 can’t come soon enough.

Just because the physical event has been canceled doesn’t mean the Gen Con fun has to stop. Gen Con will be hosting an online convention where you can experience events and programming virtually. More details about the online convention will be released soon. To stay in the loop visit Gen Con Online and sign up for their newsletter here.

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