Gen Con has released preliminary attendance estimates for the 2019 event. They reported that the four-day convention had nearly 70,000 unique attendees, up about 12% from last year's 61,424+.  This has been the fifth straight year of unique attendance above 60,000. Gen Con attendance has consistently hovered around 60,000 unique attendees since 2015 (see "Gen Con Releases Attendance Figures"). The attendance bump can likely be attributed to the convention selling more 4-Day and Sunday badges than any other year.

“Each year we come to Indianapolis for Gen Con, the show feels bigger and better than the one before, and this year was no exception,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President.

There were a few other key numbers released. The show featured 538 exhibitors and 19,600 ticketed events which are both at all-time-highs. There were also 2000+ electronically ticketed events, twice as many as last year. Additionally, Gen Con attendees helped to raise over $35,000 for 2019 Charity Partners, Game To Grow, and Special Olympics Indiana.