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Gen Con announces early delays

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INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Gen Con LLC is taking early action ahead of one of the state’s largest conventions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. While the dates for the gaming convention itself remain unchanged, organizers say the release of the event catalog and the opening of event registration will be delayed.

Gen Con, which attracts nearly 70,000 attendees each year, is still scheduled to take place July 30 through August 2 at the Indiana Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium.

“In light of announcements made by Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb, we want to assure our community that we are considering health guidelines from Indiana State officials as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as we monitor the situation and prepare for any contingencies,” Gen Con said on its website.

Gen Con says it will update the community with the measures being taken to keep everyone safe and healthy during the event “in the coming weeks.”

The convention generated an estimated $70 million in economic impact in 2019, according to Visit Indy. The event is currently slated to stay in Indianapolis through 2023.