Gen Con Sets New Event Registration Record
Indianapolis – May 20, 2015 – Gen Con 2015 Event Registration grew to a new all-time high this year with an opening day increase of more than 24%. Event Registration, which went live Sunday, May 17, saw a record number of attendees purchasing event tickets, corresponding to increasing 2015 badge sales. Gen Con 2015 will take place July 30 – August 2, 2015 at the Indiana Convention Center and throughout numerous participating venues around Indianapolis.
“Gen Con relies on the continued support of our dedicated attendees to showcase the best in gaming,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO of Gen Con. “As our convention approaches its 50th year, we’re delighted to see some families with three generations of Gen Con attendees! Given the pace of badge and event ticket sales, we expect another record-breaking show.”
Last year, Gen Con hosted attendees from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 40 countries. The 2014 convention saw a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and a unique attendance of 56,614.
Gen Con 2015 Event Registration opened with more than 12,500 events – 3000 more than the 2014 launch. New events will continue to be added throughout the summer. Gen Con 2015 will also feature a record number of exhibitors, expanding to more than 400 companies.
Badges are available with a pre-registration discount until June 14. A 4-Day badge costs $80 (plus tax) until June 14, when the Pre-Registration discount will end. Prospective attendees can purchase badges at gencon.com and on-site in Indianapolis.
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America. Gen Con, The Best Four Days in Gaming!™. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. Gen Con 2015 is sponsored by Mayfair Games and Paizo Publishing.
For more information, visit www.gencon.com.