Gen Con Indy, the nation’s largest annual consumer fantasy, science fiction, and adventure gaming convention, shattered all previous attendance records as it posted more than 20% growth. Turnstile attendance was over 119,707 with 36,733 unique attendees present for the “best four days in gaming.” The family fun events on Sunday were also well-attended and resulted in nearly 3,000 additional people attending the show.
Participation in the various ticketed game events was up over 26% with over 250,000 event tickets disbursed. A variety of charity events held at Gen Con Indy resulted in the raising of more than $18,000 for various charitable organizations.
The strong attendance at Gen Con Indy in 2011 built on a solid showing in 2010 (see “Gen Con Opens Large”). The next Gen Con Indy will held August 16-19, 2012