Attendee Guide - Badge Information

Badge Types and Pricing for Gen Con 50

Badge Type Pre-Registration Price Standard Price
4-Day (Sold Out) $90 $120
Thursday (Sold Out) $55 $75
Friday (Sold Out) $55 $75
Saturday (Sold Out) $55 $75
Sunday Family Fun (Sold Out) $45 $45
Trade Day (Sold Out) $120 $155
VIG (Sold Out) $550/Returning VIG's $600/New VIG's

+ Please note Marion County imposes a 10% Admissions Tax.
+ Pre-Registration prices are valid through July 2, 2017 at 11:59pm (Eastern).
+ Gen Con does not offer any badge discounts.
+ All sales must be completed online. We do not accept mail order or phone sales.

Buying your Gen Con badge

Badge sales begin with Badge Pre-Registration on January 29, 2017 at noon (Eastern). There will be no On-site Registration for Gen Con 50.

When badges go on-sale and you are ready to purchase your badge, follow these easy steps:

  1. Visit (opens in new window).
  2. Enter your Username or Email Address and Password.
  3. Click the “Sign In” button.
  4. Select the "Get a Badge" link at the top right of the page.
  5. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete your purchase.

TIP: In order to purchase multiple badges in a single transaction, you will need to first add your friends to your friends list. Once your friend has approved your Friend Request, you may select the "Get a Badge" link in the top right of the page and "Select" the badge type you wish to purchase. Then, check each friend's name that you wish to purchase a badge for this and will add the badge to your cart.

Delivery Options


This delivery option provides you with fast three-to-five day shipping for only $10, and also includes FREE Tracking and Signature Confirmation for your peace of mind.

  • The Gen Con Fulfillment team will combine all your purchases throughout the year into one convenient shipment to save you money.
  • Your items will begin shipping out after Pre-Registration ends on July 2 2017 at 11:59 pm (Eastern).
  • 100% Replacement Guarantee: If your shipment is confirmed to be lost by the USPS, your convention materials will be replaced at no cost to you. (Gen Con cannot replace items that have been marked as delivered.)


Will Call allows you to pick up your badges and event tickets at the convention. However, Gen Con recommends the USPS Priority Mail option, when available. If you are concerned with spending time in line or plan to attend events that start early in the day, USPS is your best option. On-site Registration opens at the convention center on Wednesday, August 16 before Gen Con officially begins and lasts through the end of the show on Sunday, August 20.

  • Will Call items are placed in separate packets for each recipient and can only be claimed by that recipient. Family Fun badges are placed in the purchaser's packet.
  • A valid government-issued photo ID is required in order to pick up your packet at Will Call. The only exception is for small children with no photo ID. A parent or guardian with a valid ID must accompany the child when picking up their Will Call packet.

Exchanges and Refunds

If you need to Exchange or Refund your badge, please contact Customer Service directly and they happily will assist you.

Please note that all badge refund/exchange requests must be received prior to the end of Pre-Registration.

Contact Customer Service

TIP: Due to occasional high call volume, you may receive the fastest response via email.

Phone: 1-800-529-3976 x 3806