Attending Gen Con is an experience like no other. The community is wonderful, and the sheer volume of games and events is enough to keep you busy for far longer than August 3-6. However, it is understandable that not everyone can make it to the Indianapolis Convention Center and Lucas Oil Stadium for the full four days. However, that shouldn’t keep anyone from experiencing the fun and excitement that is Gen Con. Not with Gen Con Online at your fingertips.
Now, you may be asking yourself, “what exactly is Gen Con Online?” Put simply, it is just that, Gen Con, but from the easily accessible comfort of you home, office, favorite coffee shop, or wherever you connect online. More so, it is our online convention program featuring the same jam-packed world of gaming, entertainment, and lots of other types of geekdom and events, complete with a loaded schedule of livestreaming content through Twitch, a great Discord community, and more. And, you can register your badge as soon as May 7.
So, that’s what Gen Con Online is. But why would you want to attend? Here are three reasons you need a Gen Con Online badge this year.
Yes, you read that correctly. A badge for Gen Con Online is completely free. If you can’t join your fellow con-goers in Indy, then your best option is to grab a free badge to Gen Con Online, which will be available starting May 7. Once you have your badge, peruse the Online Event Catalog that publishes on June 30 to see which events you would like to buy tickets to, or even attend for free. Your choices are many, just like attending in person. You can watch livestreams from your favorite tabletop publishers and content creators, play games with others from around the world, and much more. All for no travel cost, no hotel cost, and no badge fee.
You Can Attend From Anywhere
Aside from your badge being free, another great perk for attending Gen Con Online is the fact that you can attend from anywhere in the world, provided you have an internet connection. Really looking forward to that actual play stream, but just don’t feel like getting out of bed? Grab your laptop, get comfy, and enjoy. Ready to watch that panel with your favorite designer from the comfort of your lounge chair? Kick back and watch. Wherever you are, you’re there.
Take A Break While At Indy
Gen Con Indy is the largest board and tabletop gaming convention in North America. With that comes the understanding that it can be a lot at times. Thankfully, Gen Con Online can help you enjoy Indy without overwhelming yourself. If you need a break after spending hours or days seeing everything the convention center has to offer, then that’s where your free Gen Con Online badge comes into play. Head back to your hotel room or a favorite spot to relax, pop open your laptop, and attend some events online, watch some livestreams, and recover your energy to dive back into Indy at full strength. No matter where you are, you can still experience The Best Four Days in Gaming. Online or in-person, Gen Con has you covered.
Be sure to check out the Gen Con Discord where you can find links, info, and helpful community members. And don’t forget to subscribe to our Twitch channel so you can get important update notifications for Gen Con Online in real time.