Greetings Gen Con Fans!
It’s that time again, Gen Con registration opens in a few
days! Come join us for the Best Four Days in Gaming!
The Gen Con Team
Badge Pre-Reg opens this Sunday
That’s right, it’s almost time to purchase that
all-important badge for Gen Con Indy 2012! Badge
Pre-Registration will open this
Sunday, January 29, at 12:00 Noon (Eastern).
click the “Gen Con Registration” link to access our
registration system. Look for the “Get a Badge” link to
appear in the left column at Noon on Sunday. You may need to
refresh the page if you are already logged into your
account. Get ready…get set…GO!
VIG Packages available
We are pleased to announce that for 2012 we have increased
the number of “Very Important Gamer” Packages to 230 in
order to bring in new blood for Gen Con’s 45th
Anniversary. Our 2011 VIGs have already renewed their
packages for this year, snatching up almost half of the
available packages, but there are still over 100 left for
This year’s prices are $540 for the VIG Package and $110 for
VIG Companion badges. Each VIG may purchase up to three (3)
Companion badges, but there are only 350 available, so get
them while supplies last.
New Gen Con Account Layout
The next time you log into your Gen Con Account, you may see
things have moved around a bit. Not to worry! You can still
access your “Profile”, “Transactions” and “Friends & Family”
pages easily. Simply move your mouse cursor over your name
in the upper right corner. A drop-down menu will appear with
all the pages you need. And make sure your Profile is
up-to-date while you’re checking things out!
If you have any questions or trouble accessing your account,
be sure to contact Gen Con’s Customer Service at
Gen Con 2012 Housing Block
Attendee housing opens for reservations on Tuesday January
31, 2012 at noon Eastern (9 AM Pacific) and continues
through July 23, 2012. After the July 23rd
cut-off date, you may change or cancel existing reservations
through the Housing Bureau until August 6th,
after which you must make changes with the hotel directly.
Remember, you need a valid access code to book rooms in the
Gen Con housing block. Your Housing Access Code will be
emailed to you upon completing your badge purchase.
We’ve added a number of suburban hotels this year to satisfy
ever-increasing demand. Many of them offer free parking,
complimentary breakfasts, and other value-add amenities such
as free internet and/or downtown shuttle service. The
complete directory of hotels participating in the Gen Con
2012 housing block with starting rates and brief
descriptions can be found on Gen Con website's
page. You can research more specific information, including
hotel locations, features, and amenities by searching the
Indianapolis Visitor and Convention Association’s hotel
or by visiting hotel websites listed in the Gen Con
New Tip for 2012! When booking rooms online,
please pay special attention to the hotel name before
confirming your reservation. Many of the suburban hotels
operate under the same brand names as downtown hotels in the
block. In such cases, the full hotel name usually
includes the words “Downtown” and/or “Airport” to help
distinguish among properties at different locations.
If you need assistance choosing a hotel or booking a
reservation, please contact ICVA Housing Bureau by email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or phone (317-262-8191). An experienced booking agent will
be pleased to assist you. The Housing Bureau hours of
operation are 8:30 AM – 5 PM Eastern time, Monday-Friday.
The online reservations portal will be open 24 hours, 7 days
a week, starting on January 31 as noted previously.
Gen Con Travel Center
The Gen Con Travel center powered by the Expedia Affiliate
Network offers a broad selection of flights, supplemental
suburban lodging, and rental car services at competitive
prices. You can access the Travel Center by visiting the
RPGs Moving Around in 2012
As we grow into the newly expanded convention center, we’re
shifting a few things around this year and trying to
consolidate RPGs so they aren’t quite as spread out.
In 2012, most RPGs will be in the JW, Marriott, and the
Hyatt, so they will all be within a block of two of each
other, making it much easier to get between games. There
will be some exceptions, depending on event needs and
overall submission volume, but the bulk of RPGs will be in
those three hotels. In addition, Wizards of the Coast will
be hosting the majority of their RPGA and Living Forgotten
Realms events in the Marriott, where True Dungeon used to
Keep the new locations in mind as you are choosing your
hotel room for 2012. You might want to try a new hotel to
keep close to the events you want to play.