Anthro Fandom Convention Attendance 2003
Okeedoke, I finally got a few minutes to update the AFCIS (Anthro Fandom Convention Information Sheet).
For the first time paid attendance at all conventions broke 6000, 6142 to be exact. For 2002 that total was 5664. The year over year growth in total attendance was 8% and the average size was 439 (A figure thrown wildly off track due to AC, FC, and MFF). The number of conventions was 13 in 2003 as opposed to 12 in 2002.
2004 will be an interesting year to watch with the number of planned conventions jumping from 13 to 18, the biggest single year jump in fandoms convention history.
I am considering breaking the list up into two parts, one for conventions over 500 in attendance and one for everything under 500. It might be more useful that way. Any suggestions from folks?
Finally, my annual plug, the list is only as good as the data I get from all the convention comittees, so if you see anything that needs correcting, please do drop me a line and drop me one once you get the final paid attendance figures resolved for the year. Many thanks to all the good folks that do regularly provide me with information.
David "Flint_Otterhall" Cooksey