Gen Con returns to Indianapolis for "four best days in gaming"


The “Best Four Days in Gaming” are happening in Indianapolis right now.

Gamers from all over the country and world--and a few from a galaxy far, far away--have come to Indianapolis for Gen Con. The gaming convention features fantasy games, board games, role playing, video and movie-based games.

During the four-day convention, 36,000 people will get their game on, translating into $36 million for the city, making Gen Con Indy’s second-largest annual convention.

Fans told Fox59 that Indianapolis is a great place for the event.

"It's everybody coming together and just having a really good time," said Matt Hoffman.

Virginia resident Heather Havermehl is spending the entire week in Indiana.

"Everyone is so excited to be here. Lots to see, lots to do. I love playing games, especially board games," Havermehl said.

Gen Con has been coming to Indianapolis since 2002. A few years ago, the gathering was outgrowing the space the city could provide, and it looked like Gen Con would have to move somewhere else. A project to expand the convention center did the trick, and Gen Con stayed.

The expansion was pricy--$275 million, but Gen Con itself is expected to generate more than $300 million for Indianapolis from 2010 to 2020.

The convention wraps up on Sunday.


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