Gen Con 2016 badges are now available at gencon.com. After creating an account (if you don’t have you) and signing in, you’ll be able to purchase your badge. The “Best Four Days in Gaming” takes place August 4-7 in Indianapolis, IN.
But, badges are important if you need a hotel! To participate in the Housing Registration, which begins at noon (Eastern) this Sunday, January 24, you’ll need to have purchased your badge. Don’t think you can wait for a hotel. Downtown hotel rooms sell out fast, and supply is much smaller than demand.
Individuals will be randomized as far as their access to the Housing Portal to book lodging this Sunday, that’s as much to make things “fair” as they are to prevent the system crashing. You’ll be able to find that under “My Housing.” Reservations are real time, so when it’s your turn you need to act quick, your room will only be held for 10 minutes while you complete the transaction.
There are rules for hotel purchases. For downtown hotels you need to be there for three or more consecutive dates and that includes August 6. There’s also rules as to how many rooms you can get per badges purchased.
1-2 badges = One room
3-4 badges = Two rooms
5-6 badges = Three rooms
7+ badges = etc …
Individuals needing ADA rooms are invited to call 317-688-1323 when Housing Registration opens to make their reservations. On opening day, Call Center assistance will be provided only to individuals needing to book ADA rooms and individuals needing assistance with existing reservations.
Good luck in your housing and see you in Indie!