Gen Con sets its sixth straight attendance record

There appears to be plenty of game left in Gen Con.  In its 13th year in Indianapolis, the annual gaming convention, which ended Sunday, outrolled its previous record-setting attendance by 9 percent, marking its sixth straight year of growth.

This year's four-day event, considered the largest of its kind in the world, attracted 61,423 individuals for 197,695 visits, organizers announced Monday. Gen Con attendance has doubled since 2010.

Much of the growth was credited to four-day and Sunday-only badge sales. More than 400 companies exhibited their wares at the event, and top sponsorships sold for as much as $75,000.

Visit Indy President Leonard Hoops said the convention drives an estimated $67 million or more in economic activity.

Organizers said this year's event raised more than $38,500 for its official charity, the Julian Center.

Gen Con returns to the Indianapolis Convention Center next year on Aug. 4.
 

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