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Organizers for Gen Con, the largest tabletop gaming convention in the U.S., plan to bring back the in-person event in 2021. On Tuesday, organizers announced dates for next year’s show: Aug. 5-8, 2021, at the Indianapolis Convention Center.

“Our goal for the new year is to hold Gen Con 2021 as planned, in person,” Gen Con organizers said in the annoucement. “We’re working towards that objective with health and safety as our top priority. A variety of factors need to come together for a physical convention to be feasible, and we’re carefully monitoring local and national safety and travel guidelines, health data, resource availability, and the advice of our finest sages, scientists, and sorcerers.” 

Gen Con’s announcement follows the rollout of a vaccine for the COVID-19 virus, which began being administered in the U.S. just this week. Another high-profile series of fan conventions, PAX, also recently announced dates for its 2021 slate of conventions.

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