GenCon arrives despite RFRA controversy

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 30, 2015) - After controversy earlier this year, GenCon, Indy’s biggest annual convention, kicks off downtown Thursday.

GenCon is expected to bring almost 50,000 people downtown from Thursday – Sunday.

There was some question as to whether this would continue in the years ahead because of the religious freedom law controversy.

Initially, GenCon threatened to pull out of Indianapolis.

The GenCon CEO said the initial law sent a message of exclusion, and the convention would support any decision not to travel to Indianapolis.

But, after the city's own backlash against the law, GenCon said it would stand with Indianapolis and the community’s efforts to welcome everyone.

The 2015 event is expected to draw gamers from all 50 states and more than 40 countries.

"When people are gaming they’re having a lot of fun, they’re being social, they’re enjoying themselves and it just spills out,” said organizer Stacia Kirby. “That’s what people, when they come down to Gen Con, feel.”

  • A four-Day Badge runs $90.
  • A Single-Day Badge is $55.
  • Sunday, Family Fun Day, is $35 for a family of four.

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