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More than 60,000 people came to Indianapolis for Gen Con

Posted: 8:04 AM, Aug 07, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-07 12:04:41Z
More than 60,000 people came to Indy for Gen Con
More than 60,000 people came to Indy for Gen Con
More than 60,000 people came to Indy for Gen Con
More than 60,000 people came to Indy for Gen Con
More than 60,000 people came to Indy for Gen Con

INDIANAPOLIS -- More than 60,000 people came to downtown Indianapolis for Gen Con's 2018 convention over the weekend, officials said.

The gaming convention touted a record-high number of four-day badge sales, and a 16 percent year-over-year increase in Saturday badge holders. 

Gen Con raised more than $50,000 for two charities through the weekend, the Jack Vasel Memorial Fund and Second Helpings. 

“By any metric, Gen Con 2018 was an enormous success,” said David Hoppe, Gen Con President. “The combination of a record number of veteran gamers arriving from around the world with an amazing surge in first-year attendees illustrates the bright future of gaming."

This year's Gen Con did have one father arrested after police say he left his 10-year-old daughter in a car while he attended the convention. 

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Gen Con will return to Indianapolis August 1-4, 2019. 

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