Gen Con 2014 Attendance Breaks Record
August 20, 2014 - 1:50pm
Gen Con released official numbers in a press release earlier today. Attendance grew by more than 10 percent from last year. The Gen Con press release reports that:
...a weekend turnstile attendance of 184,699 and unique attendance of 56,614. This number surpasses 2013’s previous record of 49,530 unique attendees. Since 2009, Gen Con’s annual attendance has more than doubled. “Gen Con 2014 is a testament to a more than decade-long relationship between Indianapolis and the game industry, which has culminated in the best attendee experience yet,” said Adrian Swartout, CEO and owner of Gen Con LLC. “Gen Con is a massive yearly adventure that would not be possible without the collaboration and support of our show sponsors, exhibitors, event organizers, volunteers, local business partners, the Indy community, and of course, our attendees.”Other points of interest in the report were that there were over 370 exhibitors and over 14,000 events. Gen Con 2015 will be in Indianapolis again, however, will be slightly earlier running from July 30 through August 2, 2015.