As the new year begins we look forward to registration and the opening of the housing portal Gen Con 2019. In this post you find the important dates and information for the “Best Four Days in Gaming.”
Gen Con 2019 will take place in Indianapolis, Indiana August 1 – 4, 2019. Below are the important dates you may want to be aware of as we head into the new year.
Badge Registration – January 13
Those who wish to attend Gen Con 2019 will need to purchase a badge. Registration for badges is now open. The cost of a badge for this year for anyone who is 11 years old or older is
Badge Type Cost
- 4 – Day $110
- Thursday $60
- Friday $60
- Saturday $75
- Sunday $15
- Trade Day $200
- VIG (Very Important Gamer) $600 (Returning) $650 (New)
These prices do not include any local taxes. Gen Con does not offer any sort of discounting on badges. If you have been to Gen Con over the last few years, you might notice there is no “Family Funday Package” pricing for Sunday. The lower price for a Sunday pass allows for families of any size to be able to enjoy the con. I was able to take my family of seven to the convention. Five members of my family had never attended before. It is still a great value.
The Housing Portal is open for VIG’s and will open tomorrow for anyone with a badge. Downtown hotels tend to disappear quickly. According to the Fans of GenCon Facebook group, many rooms downtown have already sold out. Don’t be surprised if you are not able to get a room downtown. There will be rooms that open later in the year as attendees determine that they will be unable to attend and then try to cancel their reservations. Be patient and you will hopefully find what you are looking for.
Look for additional posts concerning GenCon 2019 and the event registration.