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Gen Con 22: Night Life

Updated: Jul 26, 2023

If you have been playing some crunchy games all day and need to take a break and let that brain rest, here are some ideas for you. These are all Gen Con events and most of them are in or very close to the convention center. So when you need a break from games go out and enjoy all the night life that Gen Con has to offer.

Sun King Beer Garden Hours (Georgia St. Block Party)

Wednesday Tapping Party: 5 pm – 10 pm

Thursday – Saturday: noon – 10 pm


Tapping Party - 5–10PM Be the first to try the new 2022 beer Dragon's Delight a Belgian style ale from Sun King brewery made especially for Gen Con. No ticket required

The Stink - 5-8PM A meet and greet for gamers and an excellent way to start off the weekend. This has been happening for over 19 years and plenty of space to game with your new found friends!


BIPOC Social Mixer - 6:30-9:30 The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Mixer is back for the second year. There are drinks, snacks, games and even door prizes.

Gen Con Film Festival Awards - 7PM Come see who will be taking home the award from the Gen Con Film Festival in the Westin : Capitol III.

Comedy and Music Cabaret - 8PM Enjoy some of Gen Cons favorite Entertainers and musicians. Westin : Grand Ballroom IV $4

NUR-D Concert - 10PM Concert by NUR-D and his band performing songs about the Nerd Life. 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center (ICC).


BIPOC Industry Networking event - 6-8PM An opportunity for BIPOC individuals to connect with gaming industry professionals in an informal setting to discuss opportunities to support career and interests. Indiana Convention Center (ICC) : Wabash 1

Georgia St Block Party - 7PM Concerts by hip-hop artist NUR-D and the electronic music soundscapes of METAVARI.


Ars Arcanum - 7-8PM a live performance of “Far From The Sun” their new album based on D&D’s “Out of the Abyss” campaign. Ars Arcanum is a hard Rock/Metal band from St Louis. This show needs a $6 ticket. Westin : Grand Ballroom V

Gen Con Dance - 9PM Dance to your favorite nerdy classics and some of today's favorite. There is a cash bar at the official dance of Gen Con. The party is at Union Station just a few minutes walk from the convention center.

Cosplay Deviants Party - 9PM-1AM party with the folks at Cosplay deviants at this 21+ event at 416 Wabash. There will be a free shuttle to and from the convention center.



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