Aesthetic Consultation: Gen Con!

Nick Wolf • August 16, 2022

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 55th running of Gen Con is in the books, and the four days of nonstop gaming drew an estimated 50,000 attendees to downtown Indianapolis between August 4-7.

The halls of the Indianapolis Convention Center featured more than 530 game publishers and vendors and 15,000 ticketed events over the four days, including the annual Costume Contest, Film Festival, and myriad gaming events and seminars. Despite the high heat outside, the show was "Even better than 2019," in terms of attendance, said Stephanie Shossow, Event Manager.

All participants were required to show proof of vaccination to attend and had to wear masks while inside Gen Con-controlled spaces. It's estimated that the weekend of Gen Con generated $57.4 million in economic activity for downtown Indianapolis.

Among the hectic energy of the Exhibitor's Hall, nearly 40 Magic: the Gathering artists were on the floor, either in attendance at the annual Art Show, or elsewhere throughout the Hall.