Gen Con Postpones 2021 Convention to September

Announces Hybrid Format with Concurrent In-Person and Online Experiences


Gen Con 2021 announced yesterday it was postponing the original August 5th through 8th dates and pushing back to September 16-19, 2021. The announcement also brought along this convention will be a hybrid format of both in-person and online events occurring in September. According to the Gen Con website, the hybrid format will include the following:

Gen Con Indy

“The Best Four Days in Gaming™,” with capped attendance and enhanced health and safety measures.

  • Smaller attendance numbers to comply with public health mandates and enable safer-attendance procedures.
  • Potential combinations of social distancing, mask-wearing, and vaccination requirements as determined by public health guidelines.

Gen Con Online

Concurrent with the convention in Indianapolis, a virtual offering of livestreaming, remote/virtual gaming and events, and community on Discord.

Pop-Up Gen Con

During Gen Con weekend, Pop-Up Gen Con activates participating Friendly Local Game Stores (FLGS).

  • FLGS adapt their event to local health and safety conditions and requirements, determining how to structure participation in their community.
  • Publishers’ games available to stores for demos, events (where allowed), and purchase.

Gen Con has not yet announced plans for ticket prices, hotels, and event registration. Those will be announced as Gen Con continues to move forward with planning the convention.

You can read full details on Gen Con Indy‘s safety measures and refund/rollover policy at their official website HERE.

Also, read Peter Adkinson‘s (Co-Owner and Chairperson of the Board) blog about the announcement HERE.