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Subject: Gen Con 2016 attendance...about the same. rss

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Looks like unique attendees are down, 4-day badges are up, and turnstile attendance is up. Not exactly sure what that means, but I find it interesting that Origins also had an increase in 4-days. Perhaps just a lot of folks transitioning from casual convention attendees to making the event a vacation:

http://www.gencon.com/press/postshowrelease
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Zaphod wrote:
Looks like unique attendees are down, 4-day badges are up, and turnstile attendance is up. Not exactly sure what that means, but I find it interesting that Origins also had an increase in 4-days. Perhaps just a lot of folks transitioning from casual convention attendees to making the event a vacation:

http://www.gencon.com/press/postshowrelease


I think that's exactly what it means. Looks like more people that came last year on 1-day or 2-day passes took the whole weekend this time.
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It also means that the convention offers such a plethora of options that it is impossible to visit everything that interests you in 1 or 2 days. Therefore people are doing the 4-day trip.
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fokos wrote:
It also means that the convention offers such a plethora of options that it is impossible to visit everything that interests you in 1 or 2 days. Therefore people are doing the 4-day trip.


Bingo. It took me 7 hours across two days just to make it through the dealer hall. Sure if I just walked and looked I could have done it in two, but that's not why I'm there. I walk, look, stop, chat, demo, get lost, back track, squirrel!, walk some more.
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I believe that is exactly what it means also. More people are opting to come all four days rather than just a weekend event. There is just too much to do at Gen Con. At the end I am always filled with a bit of disappointment as I look at the events that I didn't get a chance to do. I resolve to do those things the next year but still have the same melancholy feeling at the end

Solution - GEN CON 365!!!
 
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