“Without the great long-term relationships that Gen Con has developed with its exhibitors, the explosive growth that Gen Con has enjoyed over the past five years would not have been possible,” said Scott Elliott for Gen Con.
Indianapolis, IN (PRWEB) December 18, 2013
Gen Con LLC has announced that it has sold out of Exhibit Hall space for its August 14-17, 2014 show in record time. While Gen Con has sold out its Exhibit Hall in prior years, this news arrives nearly two full months earlier than last year’s previous record sell out announcement. In addition, Gen Con grew its exhibition space 14% for the 2014 convention. The waiting list for 2014 Exhibit Hall space exceeds 30 companies.
“Without the great long-term relationships that Gen Con has developed with its exhibitors, the explosive growth that Gen Con has enjoyed over the past five years would not have been possible,” said Scott Elliott, Gen Con’s vice president of sales & marketing. “Companies from across the globe know that Gen Con is the place to tap into the world’s most passionate gaming audience, and our exhibitors deliver a tremendous amount of value to the show’s attendees. Last year, more than 360 companies exhibited at Gen Con, and this year the number will grow much larger.”
As announced previously by Visit Indy, Indianapolis’ convention and tourism agency, Gen Con Indy accounts for more than $47 million annually in yearly economic impact to Indianapolis, a figure that has only been surpassed for the city by the 2012 Super Bowl. Gen Con set an all-new attendance record in 2014 with 49,058 unique attendees.
“We were blown away with the warm welcome from the attendees and staff that we received during our first year at Gen Con Indy 2013,” said Jason Rodgers, president and CEO of Fez-o-Rama. “Being in the Entrepreneurs' Avenue provided us with the ability to be at a premier show and see if it was a mutual 'fit' - and it was! We'll be back for many a year!”
Companies that were unable to get exhibition space at Gen Con Indy 2014 are still encouraged to discuss other promotional opportunities with Gen Con’s Sales & Marketing team at exhibitors(at)gencon(dot)com. On-site advertising, signage, event organization, newsletter, and sponsorship options remain.
Badges for the 2014 show go on-sale during Gen Con’s Pre-Registration, beginning January 26, 2014.
About Gen Con
Gen Con, LLC produces the largest consumer hobby, fantasy, science fiction and adventure game convention in North America, Gen Con Indy, The Best Four Days In Gaming!™. Weekend turnstile attendance of 159,364 and unique attendance of 49,058 grew the convention approximately 20% from 2012’s previous record of 41,000+ unique attendees. Acquired in 2002 by former CEO and founder of Wizards of the Coast Peter Adkison, the company is headquartered in Seattle, Washington. For more information, visit http://www.gencon.com.