Convention Health and Safety Information

Updated: January 6, 2022


After a successful return to an in-person convention in 2021, we’re excited to see even more of you this summer in Indianapolis for Gen Con Indy 2022!

Your health and safety remain our top priority as we plan for this year’s convention, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic requires that we continue to implement enhanced safety procedures to keep everyone as safe as possible.

These policies are subject to change, but based on the best information available to us at this time, this is our plan for this year’s convention:

At Gen Con Indy 2022, all participants will be required to show proof of vaccination to attend the convention and wear a mask in all indoor spaces.


VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS

We expect that everyone participating in Gen Con Indy — including all attendees, exhibitors, gamemasters, event organizers, and event staff — will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a vaccine approved or authorized by the FDA or WHO, and that proof of vaccination will be required to attend the convention and gain entry to the convention center.

Details about acceptable documentation and our verification process will be announced in the coming months, but we anticipate that participants will be required to show either verified digital proof of vaccination on a smartphone or their physical vaccination card, along with government-issued ID, before entering the convention center.

Our restrictions and requirements are subject to change, and we will consider modifications to our mandatory vaccination policy on a case-by-case basis based on the most up-to-date information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and Indiana and Marion County public health agencies.


MASK-WEARING REQUIREMENTS

We currently plan to implement the same mask-wearing requirements as last year at Gen Con Indy: everyone participating in Gen Con Indy — including all attendees, exhibitors, gamemasters, event organizers, and event staff — will be required to wear a mask in all indoor spaces unless actively eating or drinking in designated areas.

Masks must cover the nose and mouth and fit snugly against the sides without gaps. They can either be manufactured or homemade and should consist of a solid piece of material without slits, exhalation valves, or punctures.

  • Neck gaiters are acceptable if they follow the above guidelines.
  • Bandanas are not acceptable.
  • Face shields and/or goggles are not acceptable on their own but can be worn with a face covering that follows the above guidelines.
  • Face coverings as part of cosplay or a costume are not a replacement for an appropriate mask — the above guidelines must still be met.