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70,000 people attend the 20th Gen Con in Indianapolis



Indianapolis, Indiana – Numerous individuals from all around the world are traveling to Indianapolis for the 20th Gen Con.

About 70,000 people are anticipated by the organizers.

Thousands of people attended a block party outside the Indiana Convention Center on Friday to help launch the four-day festival.

For the first time, the convention will resume its pre-COVID-19 activities and requirements, which excludes the use of masks and vaccination documentation.

Gen Con will start providing its tens of thousands of attendees with gaming, shopping, cosplaying, and eating tomorrow.

Around 19,000 events, including board games, card games, entertainment, and more, according to the organizers.

“We love the fact that we feel to be such an integral part of Indianapolis and what goes on in the area,” said Stacia Kirby, spokesperson for Gen Con. “We’ve watched the convention center grow over the years and we’re looking to see the expansion again of the area as we grow Indianapolis convention is growing,”

“You can spend the entire weekend just trying out games and playing games,” said Loren Coleman, the owner of Catalyst Game Lab. “We’re here to just show stuff off. You don’t have to buy anything. You can search for the perfect game, or if you’re a major gamer, you can fill your trunk full of awesome products that’s debuting here at the show.”

Gen Con also offers thousands of games and events that will be available online for those who want to participate in the event virtually.

The event will wrap up Sunday.