Convention co-owner Peter Adkison writes about the decision on the Gen Con blog and announces Gen Con Online on the same dates — July 30 – August 2, 2020 — as the original show. An excerpt:
This will be the first time in the 50+ year history of Gen Con that we will miss the chance to see each other in person, and it hurts, but nothing is more important to us than the health and safety of our attendees and the communities they hail from.
I have a conviction about the power of people being together in the same space. Things will have to change as we learn how to adapt to this crisis, but one day we’ll join together in rolling real dice onto the same tabletop.
Until then, we adapt and we keep going. For us, that means working on Gen Con Online and planning for our triumphant return to Indianapolis for Gen Con 2021. If you’ve already bought your badge for Gen Con 2020 and you’re willing to roll it forward to next year, it would be a huge help in keeping us operational as we work towards the future.
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