Gen Con has announced that they have sold out of 4 day badges for Gen Con 50 slated to occur from August 17-20 at the Indiana Convention Center. This is the first time that 4 day badges have sold out for Gen Con. Trade day badges which are a specialty type of badge have routinely sold out the past few years. Along with this sellout Gen Con has forewarned that they will likely sell out of single day badges as well. This year also marks the first time that badges will not be available for purchase at all onsite.
Over the past few years Gen Con has seen immense growth. Though attendance did remain fairly flat last year. With the 50th anniversary celebration, record numbers of exhibitors, and a further increase in space utilization at Lucas Oil Stadium it appears that this will be the largest iteration of the convention yet.
The convention has stated that for those in the Indianapolis community the $45 dollar Family Fun Day wrist bands which will get a family 4 into the show on Sunday August 20 might be their best option at this point.
At the time of printing it appears that single day badges are sold out on Sunday already. This is indicative that they are not joking about single day badges selling out.
For Gen Con’s press release visit here.