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Venue

Indiana Convention Center 100 S. Capitol Avenue Indianapolis , Indiana 46225
Tel: (317) 262-3400
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Gen Con Indy 2015

Overview

Overview & Attendees:

Gen Con is a consumer and trade experience dedicated to gaming culture and community. Gen Con Indy is the largest annual consumer fantasy, electronic, sci-fi, adventure and hobby game convention in North America. Each year gaming enthusiasts converge to share their love for all things gaming, from tournaments to guest appearances, exhibit hall booths to electronic games, workshops, seminars, anime, art shows, auctions and countless other activities.

Gen Con Indy is the original, longest running, best attended, gaming convention in the world. For over 45 years, Gen Con Indy has been setting the trend and breaking records. Last year, more than 134,775 turnstile and over 41,000 unique attendees experienced Gen Con Indy. The biggest complaint we hear is that there is simply too much to do, see, and experience. Get lost in a phantasm of art exhibits. Stare at jaw-dropping costumes, or better yet, wear one of your own. Meet the movers and the shakers in the gaming industry. Check out the newest games and get a sneak peek at the latest editions.

And, of course, play your heart out with fellow enthusiasts in a community that understands your passion. What you'll experience at Gen Con Indy is nothing short of IT. You know, whatever "It" is for you? This is IT! Get ready to get there.

Trade Day Information

On Wednesday, August 14, Gen Con will host its seventh annual Trade Day, providing hands-on training to educators, librarians and experienced retailers.

Please note that this programming is only open to educators, student teachers, librarians, distributors and hobby retailers. Members of the press may attend but will not have access to manufacturer giveaways. On-site badge pick-up will require you to submit proof of employment (examples: most recent transcript, business license, business cards, copy of pay stub or workplace ID card).

For questions, please contact megan.culver(at)gencon.com.

Exhibitors:

Are You New to Gen Con?

Entrepreneur's Avenue is the perfect opportunity for you to join us and get your feet wet! We offer one 10'x10' exhibit hall booth for $1000. You will be placed with other first time exhibitors in a special area of the exhibit hall. If you are approved to exhibit in Entrepreneurs' Avenue, you can apply for one of six marketing fellowship awards.

This fellowship offers a complimentary booth upgrade and special call out in the commemorative onsite program book. Further details about this program will be provided after your application is accepted. If you have questions about this program please contact exhibitors@gencon.com.

Notes:
PAST ATTENDANCE & DEMOGRAPHICS - 2012 Attendance: 41,000+ unique; 134,775 turnstile - 12% year-over-year growth in attendees, 48% growth since 2009 - Core audience: College-educated adult males, 18-45, with earnings >$50,000 - Greatest growth demographics: families; spouses of game-playing persons; females ages 14-25; film & anime fans
Sponsorship Details:
With a surging increase in attendees (41,000+ unique attendees), growing engagement in social media (25,000+ Likes on Facebook), and an overwhelming positive response from fans (98% satisfaction on the attendee survey), Gen Con Indy 2012 set a new standard for THE BEST FOUR DAYS IN GAMING. This success is a testament to the growing support and creativity of the show’s exhibitors, sponsors, event organizers, and marketing partners. Working hand-in-hand with Gen Con’s Sales and Marketing team, exhibitors and marketing partners have made programs that appeal to the show’s base of passionate attendees, and as a result, have created lifelong customers.

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