Gen Con will be held in Indianapolis this year. Also, Atlanta. And Chicago. And London. And Sydney. And Sao Paolo. And everywhere else all at once because the event isn't happening physically, but online. There will still be plenty of events to attend, though. But how will registration for that happen? We get a look in this article.
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Gen Con Online Event Registration is coming up on July 13. Below, you'll find details on how registration and events will work!
Get your badge
Badge Registration for Gen Con Online is now open! Registration is free, and allows you to participate in scheduled events during the convention.To register, create an account or log in to your existing account on our website, accept the Terms of Service, then click the Get A Badge button on the left-hand side of the page. Once there, one more click is all it takes to add a Full Access badge to your account for Gen Con Online!
Check out the Event Catalog starting July 6
On July 6, we'll open up access to the Event Catalog on our website for you to browse events and start planning out which ones you'd like to register for!
Add event tickets to your schedule starting July 13
Events for Gen Con Online will be scheduled using our event ticketing system, just like for Gen Con in Indianapolis. Your ticket for each event you register for will be added to your account, and your GM or event organizer will electronically collect your ticket at the event. All tickets for Gen Con Online will be electronic, no paper tickets will be mailed.
Tickets to most events will cost a flat rate of $2 regardless of length, though some event organizers will set a higher price to cover their production costs, and some events will be free!
A portion of each event ticket sold will be donated to I Need Diverse Games!
Prepare to play!
Events will be run using a variety of third-party platforms, chosen by each individual event organizer. If you're interested in an event, check the Platform section of the event description for the platform being used. For example, if you sign up for an RPG session and the GM says they'll be using Roll20, you'll need to make sure you've made an account and familiarized yourself with that system to prepare for the game. Registered players will receive the direct link and communicate with the GM through our new Event Messaging tool prior to the start of the event.
Stay tuned to our website and this newsletter for more announcements coming soon!