The organizer of Gen Con, the largest desktop gaming convention in the United States, plans to bring back the face-to-face event in 2021. On Tuesday, the organizers announced the dates for next year’s show: August 5-8, 2021, Indianapolis Convention Center.
“Our goal for the New Year is to host Gen Con 2021 directly as planned,” said the Gen Con organizer. “We are working towards that goal with health and safety as our top priorities. To achieve a physical competition, we need to combine different factors. We are a region and a country. We carefully monitor our safety and travel guidelines, health data, resource availability, and the advice of the best sages, scientists, and sorcerers. “
Gen Con was founded in 1968 as the Lake Geneva Wargames Convention by Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons. The event, including role-playing games, board games, trading card games, etc., was eventually sold to Peter Adkison, former CEO of Wizards of the Coast, in 1997. The tournament has been held in Indiana since 2003. It will be held face-to-face this year. The event was canceled in May due to a pandemic of the new coronavirus.
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The announcement of Gen Con follows the rollout of the COVID-19 virus vaccine, which was launched in the United States this week. Another hot series of fan conventions, PAX, recently announced the dates for the 2021 convention.