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.
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.