The NBA All-Star Game is broadcast to 215 countries and territories in 49 languages, according to NBA officials. In China alone, nearly 40 million people watch the game and another 10 million do so in Europe.
Gen Con this year plans to use more than 750,000 square feet in the Indiana Convention Center, Lucas Oil Stadium and in the connector between the two facilities. It's the most space ever booked for an Indianapolis convention.
A southern Indiana native who founded California-based Lucas Oil Products Inc., the 74-year-old Forrest Lucas is known in his home state because of the 20-year naming rights deal for Lucas Oil Stadium.