Gen Con Cancels 2020 Event, Goes Virtual

Gen Con organizers announced today that they will not be holding their August 2020 convention. A notice on the Gen Con website reads:

2020 Gen Con Canceled

“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce the cancellation of Gen Con 2020 this August in Indianapolis. The safety and health of our attendees, exhibitors, and staff are of the utmost importance to us, and we cannot in good conscience host a gathering of thousands while doing so could threaten the health of so many.”

Refunds will be offered to guests who already purchased their badges and paid fees, however Gen Con request that you consider rolling your fees in to a 2021 badge.

“In this regard, we could use your help: If you’ve already purchased your badge for Gen Con 2020 and are willing to roll it forward to Gen Con 2021, it will help us keep our staff employed through these unprecedented times and come back better than ever next year. If you’d like to pursue this option, you don’t have to do anything — we’ll convert your 2020 badge to a badge for 2021. However, if that’s not in your financial picture, we completely understand. Information about requesting a refund can be found here, and all badge holders will be contacted by email with detailed instructions.Additionally, if you’ve booked a hotel through our Housing Portal, your reservation will automatically be canceled without any fees.”

Virtual Gen Con

Gen Con will host a virtual convention featuring a slate of events and programming that guests can take part in online from the comfort of their home. Look for more information to come for Gen Con Online which will take place during the date the convention was originally scheduled to take place, July 30 – August 2, 2020.

Gen Con will return to Indianapolis August 5-8, 2021. Indy with Kids has loved attending Gen Con for the past several years and will miss being a part of the excitement this year.

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