INDIANAPOLIS - Thousands of people from around the world were in downtown Indianapolis for what is known as "the best four days in gaming."
Gen Con 2014 started Thursday morning with the ceremonial rolling of the dice at the Indiana Convention Center.
For the next four days, gamers will play, shop and people-watch. There are more than 370 exhibitors with new games and products, plus 12,000 events like tournaments and gaming workshops.
You can find everything from science fiction to adventure games and collectibles.
"Pretty much the whole environment just keeps drawing us back. Being immersed in this kind of atmosphere -- it's just awesome, it's really fun," gamers Kaytie Steckler and Michael Massey explained.
A big part of Gen Con is the costumes, and because of those costumes, people-watching has become a popular event around the convention center. Characters from the comics to the big screen can be seen walking the streets of downtown.
Gen Con runs through Sunday. A badge that will get you in all four days costs $80 and a one-day badge is $50.
Sunday is Family Fun Day and a family of four can get in for $30.
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