How to Survive and Have Fun at Gen Con 50

How to Survive and Have Fun at Gen Con 50

Our partners at Down to Game have put together a great guide on how to navigate Gen Con, the longest-running and arguably the largest gaming convention in the world. With 500+ exhibiting companies from the game industry, award-winning authors and artists, costumed attendees, more than 16,000 events, a Family Fun Pavilion, and the debut of exciting new games, Gen Con truly is The Best Four Days in Gaming™! Gen Con returns to Indianapolis from August 17-20, 2017 to celebrate its historic 50th anniversary, and it’s set to be the biggest Gen Con yet! Check out Caylie Sadin’s advice on how to not just survive it, but how to have fun too!



Gen Con is the biggest tabletop gaming convention in North America, and if you love board games, RPG or miniatures games, you should definitely consider attending!

I love Gen Con with a fiery passion, and I’ve been going for the past 5 years. But it can be overwhelming. Last year more than 60,000 people attended the convention. This year is the 50th Anniversary of Gen Con, so it’s gonna be even more insane than usual.

Here’s a couple of tips to help you not just survive, but also have a blast at Gen Con 50:

Click here for Caylie’s tips!

Caylie Sadin is the Editor-in-Chief of Down To Game. She’s in charge of penning almost everything on the site, from this page, to the reviews, and even the descriptions of the rules videos. You’ll also see her face in her review videos.

Caylie’s nerdiness began when she was about 8 years old, and was introduced to some classic Dungeons and Dragons novels.  Her favorite board games include Castles of Mad King Ludwig, Battlestar Galactica, and Mansions of Madness 2nd Edition. Her favorite book is The Name of the Wind, and her favorite video game series is Dragon Age.