Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Cartoon Joe's Gen-Con Mostly-Live-Blog!

This year marks the fourth year the Geek Cast Crew will be making the trip down to Indianapolis for the Best Four Days in Gaming™. As Provided in the Press Release:

INDIANAPOLIS (July 8, 2016) Gen Con 2016 will return to the Indiana Convention Center August 4-7 for THE BEST FOUR DAYS IN GAMING™, and current badge sales indicate the show is on-pace for record attendance as well.

Gen Con is the original, longest running, and best-attended gaming convention in the world. Gen Con 2016 will feature more than 15,000 events taking place over the four-day weekend. Last year, Gen Con set an attendance record with more than 61,000 unique attendees coming from all 50 states, every Canadian province, and more than 54 countries. For the first time ever, Gen Con will offer programming in the Lucas Oil Stadium exhibition space. According to tourism group Visit Indy, Gen Con drives more than $67 million in annual activity to the city of Indianapolis. At Gen Con 2016, attendees will have a chance to meet the experts in the gaming industry, play newly released games, and get a sneak peek at the latest developments.

It will be open to the public Thursday, August 4, through Sunday, August 7, 2016. Thursday through Saturday, the Exhibit Hall is open 10 am to 6 pm and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm. 24-hour gaming takes place at the Indiana Convention Center and at area hotels during the four-day event.
Everyone attending Gen Con must purchase a badge. A badge allows the individual entrance to the show, admittance to the Exhibit Hall, Art Show, Anime events, seminars and any events happening in the public areas that do not require an event ticket.

We will be there all weekend, playing and reviewing games, interviewing friends of the show, and generally Geeking Harder! Cartoon Joe will post updates right here throughout the weekend, and you can look forward to our full take on Gen Con sometime on Saturday at the usual place:!


  1. Can't wait to hear all about the fabulous hotels and after parties. :-) Hope you all got your shots!


  2. where's all the updates?!?!

    SLACKIN' Cartoon Joe!!!.... :-) JK...of course, I jest. Have a riot and be safe.

  3. Haha! I haven't left yet, GCR and Bass are the advance guard.