Gen Con delays annual gaming convention in Indianapolis

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A gaming convention that draws tens of thousands of visitors to Indianapolis has pushed back the annual gathering amid plans to make it a hybrid event due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Seattle-based Gen Con convention will run Sept. 16-19, instead of Aug. 5-8 as originally planned. The Indianapolis Business Journal reports that Gen Con typically draws about 70,000 people to the Indiana Convention Center each year, but organizers canceled last year’s in-person convention because of the pandemic in favor of online offerings. Gen Con says this year it plans to offer an in-person convention with capped attendance, at-home events through its website and live-streaming services.