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Gen Con ticket sales up despite RFRA controversy

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Despite the Religious Freedom Restoration Act ticket sales for one of Indianapolis’ biggest annual conventions are booming.

This comes just months after organizers threatened to leave the city due to RFRA. Before the bill was signed Gen Con organizers sent a letter to Pence asking him not to sign the bill. However, the bill was signed later that month, causing Gen Con to reconsider signing a new contract with the city.

Once the law passed lawmakers made amendments to what some considered discriminatory language against gays and lesbians.

Officials with Gen Con say they’ve sold a record amount of tickets since registration started on Sunday. The 2015 convention starts on July 30th.

Gen Con and Indianapolis have a contract through 2020. Organizers say they want attendees to share their experience about the 2015 convention. Click here to learn more.

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