Coordinators for Gen Con, the biggest tabletop gaming convention in the U.S., plan to bring back the in-person event in 2021. On Tuesday, coordinators reported dates for the following year’s show: Aug. 5-8, 2021, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.
“Our goal for the new year is to hold Gen Con 2021 as planned, in person,” Gen Con organizers. “We’re working towards that objective with health and safety as our top priority. A variety of factors need to come together for a physical convention to be feasible, and we’re carefully monitoring local and national safety and travel guidelines, health data, resource availability, and the advice of our finest sages, scientists, and sorcerers.”
Gen Con was set up in 1968 as the Lake Geneva Wargames convention by Gary Gygax, the co-maker of Dungeons & Dragons. The event — which encompasses role-playing games, board games, collectible games, and then some — was in the long run offered to previous Wizards of the Coast CEO Peter Adkison in 1997. The show has been held in Indiana since 2003. The current year’s in-person event was canceled in May because of the novel Covid pandemic.
For additional subtleties on when you can sign up for a badge — and register for a hard-to-find hotel room — monitor Gen Con’s Facebook page or sign up for the newsletter at the official website.
Gen Con’s declaration follows the rollout of an antibody for the COVID-19 virus, which started being regulated in the U.S. simply this week. Another high-profile series of fan shows, PAX, likewise as of late declared dates for its 2021 record of shows.