Gen Con 2013 had 49,058 unique attendees and turnstile attendance of 159,364, the organizers announced today.  The number of unique attendees was up around 20% from last year’s 41,000+.  The show has grown over 75% over the last five years.  The show was teed up for a big year, with record exhibit space and pre-registrations (see "Record Gen Con").

Attendance at Gen Con Trade Day doubled, Gen Con organizers said.  Last year’s Trade Day attracted 232 attendees (see "Gen Con Nets 41,000 Unique Attendees").

Show organizers also reported that Mayfair was successful at setting a new world record for the "Most People Playing Settlers of Catan Simultaneously" (see "Mayfair Seeks 'Catan' Record"), with 922 players.