Information for 2013
One summer while we were getting comfortable in our temporary home (at the Staybridge Suites), we experienced the “seasons” of a hotel. One week our hotel was host to the rowdy Brickyard 400 fans and the next week we met all of the Gen Con people. Since I wasn’t totally sure what Gen Con was, I had to ask my husband and he told me to check it out in Google images. To put it simply, it’s a games convention. Think Renaissance Faire meets Home Show meets Gaming (live action, fantasy, board games, computer games, etc.) meets over 40,000 people! Kids LOVE Gen Con for many reasons but mostly because it’s highly interactive!
Gen Con takes place at the Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium August 15th-18th. Interested in checking Gencon out? A daily pass is pretty costly ($50) but you can take your entire family to their Family Fun Day on Sunday, August 18th! The day features special pricing of $30 for a family of four or for $40 your family of four will gain admission AND have 8 generic event tickets to use for this kind of stuff. While there will be kid friendly activities and events everyday, Sunday has “events specifically designed for family involvement”.
Check out the family fun pavilion where you’ll run into exhibitors including LEGO and Mattel. The Training Grounds is an area designed for kids ages 4-12 but would be a great time for any fun loving aged person who wants to check out and learn more about the gaming world. You will find ticket info here. If you see me, please make sure to say hi!