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Gen Con 23: Night Life

Gen Con not only celebrates the games themselves but the people who make them and the culture around game playing. Weather your into movies, music, comedy, cosplay Gen Con has it all. This is just a small sample of what Gen Con has to offer. There are plenty more things out there just have a peek in the event finder .

Sun King Beer Garden Hours

Wednesday Tapping Party: 5 pm – 10 pm

Thursday – Saturday: noon – 10 pm


Tapping Party - 5–10PM Be the first to try the new 2023 beer Hive Mind a english-style mild ale with a dab of honey with 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 20 years and plenty of space to game with your new found friends!


Opening Ceremonies with Magic Sword - This is he official kickoff to the best four days in gaming.

BIPOC Social Mixer - 6:30-9:30 The BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) Mixer is back again this year. There are drinks, snacks, games and even door prizes and even better its free.

Gen Con Film Festival Awards - 7PM Come see who will be taking home the award from the Gen Con Film Festival.

Dice Tower Awards 2023 - 7PM Dice Tower awards 2023 they will be announcing the winners, handing out the trophies.

Comedy and Music Cabaret - 8PM Enjoy some of Gen Cons favorite Entertainers and musicians. $8


BIPOC Industry Networking event - 8PM An opportunity for BIPOC individuals to connect with gaming industry professionals in an informal setting to discuss opportunities to support career and interests.

Block Party - Catch A-Squared perform Friday night and DJ Little Town will be at the DJ booth Saturday Night!


Costume Contest - A Costume Parade through the Indiana Convention Center will begin at approximately 3 pm. The Costume contest will be held at the Main Stage in the 500 Ballroom at 4 pm on Saturday, August 5. Much more info here.

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. New this year is ..."while this event is free, it is ticketed, and capacity is limited. If there are capacity issues, priority will be given to those who have tickets."

Cosplay Deviants Party - 10PM-2AM 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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