Gen Con, the longest-running and best-attended gaming convention in North America, is back in Indy this summer! Touted as The Best Four Days In Gaming™, Gen Con returns to the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium on August 4-7, 2022.
This year, the excitement is bigger than ever for Gen Con’s 55th anniversary. Visitors can expect to find gaming galore with hundreds of exhibiting game companies, award-winning authors and artists, vibrant costumes, lots of events, family entertainment, food trucks, and the debut of hundreds of exciting new games. This is the place for people who love gaming, fantasy, science-fiction and adventure!
Family-friendly Fun at Gen Con
Gen Con is very family friendly, and there are more than 14,000 events the whole family will enjoy. From board games to puzzles, arts and crafts, puppet shows, costume parades, escape rooms, magic shows, arcade games, Pokémon, a game library, and shopping … there’s something for everyone at this convention! Visitors will find more than 14,000 events and 500 exhibitors, many that cater to kids and their families. Be on the lookout for Genevieve, the friendly Gen Con dragon, for a fun family photo op!
KID Zone at Gen Con
Looking for something fun to do with the kids? Gen Con has you covered! Gen Con has family-friendly events for children of all ages. Meet other gaming families, try new games, get crafty, and inspire the next generation of gamers in the KID Zone, a dedicated space located inside the Convention Center.
At the KID Zone, you’ll find kid friendly crafting events, appropriate introductory RPG events, wand making, and a variety of other activities. This is the place to introduce younger kids to the gaming world and all its possibilities. The KID Zone has some scheduled events, but primarily has many free-form activities and a large inventory of age-appropriate board game and card game titles available for free play. Families are encouraged to stop by at any time during the convention to see what’s happening and join in the fun.
Gen Con Fast Facts
Badges for Gen Con are on sale now! Buy your badge for Gen Con here.
- Single-day badges start at $16.
- Kids 10 and under are free with an adult badge.
Gen Con events happen all over Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium, as well as outside both venues.
- Indiana Convention Center: 100 S Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
- Lucas Oil Stadium: 500 S. Capitol Ave., Indianapolis
Visit the Gen Con website for more info.