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Gen Con


  • Indiana Convention Center (map)

Founded in 1968 in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin by Gary Gygax (Co-Creator of Dungeons & Dragons), Gen Con is the longest-running and best-attended convention for tabletop gaming in North America. In 2017, they celebrated their 50th convention! For five decades, they've been gathering people around tables to play games.

One of the questions they get asked the most is: What does "Gen Con'"stand for? Gen Con started as a small gathering of war game enthusiasts. The name is a shortened version of the original name “Lake Geneva Wargaming Convention.”

Earlier Event: July 26
Otakon
Later Event: August 22
Fan Expo Canada