A holiday message from Gen Con sets hopeful plans for 2021 and more

2020’s Gen Con was unfortunately canceled due to the pandemic that has affected the world and while an online Gen Con did happen, it wasn’t the same experience that being in person provides. The latest announcement from the convention is they are still planning to hold Gen Con 2021 in person as scheduled in Indianapolis from August 5-8. While that is the hope, based on the uncertainty of the current situation they have decided to postpone the badge registration and event submission until they have a better idea of what 2021 will hold.

If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s that nothing is certain, and that our lives are even more interconnected than ever before. We don’t take for granted the magic of gathering en masse with all of you in Indianapolis each summer, and we can’t wait to do it again. Will that happen this August? In all honesty, we don’t know yet, but we really hope so.

Our goal for the new year is to hold Gen Con 2021 as planned, in person in Indianapolis from August 5-8. 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.

Considering this uncertainty, we’re postponing badge registration and event submission until we have a better idea of what the year will hold. We’ll announce new dates as soon we can, and you should expect more updates from us in the next couple of months.

With Christmas only a few days away there is still time to pick up some gifts from their holiday gift guide as well. Whether you are looking for a cool board game hoodie or some official Gen Con merchandise, their holiday guide has something for you.

Stay tuned to Gaming Trend for the official announcement of when these badges go on sale or any other updates about Gen Con and for all your tabletop news.

A father of three with a degree in Mathematics, Jason has spent the last 4 years building his passion for tabletop games. With a collection of well over 300 games he spends a night each week with his family introducing them to new concepts and equipping them with problem-solving skills. Jason enjoys a large variety of games but some of his favorite include Architects of the West Kingdom, Blood Rage, and Terraforming Mars.

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