INDIANAPOLIS - More than 60,000 people are expected to attend one of the largest conventions in the state, which kicks off Thursday in downtown Indianapolis. Gen Con, the annual tabletop gaming convention, runs through Sunday at the Indiana Convention Center.

Attendees from around the world will descend on downtown Indy for four days of gaming. This year's convention will feature more than 19,000 events taking place throughout the weekend with a record number of exhibitors.

Last year's convention generated more than $70 million in economic impact, according to Visit Indy. Earlier this week, Gen Con announced it had sold out of four-day badges and Saturday badges.

Gen Con has been an annual tradition in Indy since 2003. Last year, the convention announced it had agreed to stay in Indianapolis through 2023, thanks in large part to the proposed expansion of the convention center and addition to two new downtown hotels. 

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