77,840 Attend Fan Expo

Last updated on June 15th, 2012 at 01:09 pm

Hobbystar just sent an email that attendance for Fan Expo 2011 was 77,840, unofficially making it the third largest comic convention in North America after San Diego and New York.  Crowd control was smooth this year: organized lines managed by a lot of staff made for fast moving entrances and exits.

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  1. Stanley Jon
    September 28, 2011

    Any one remember what the official attendance was last year?

  2. Scott VanderPloeg
    September 29, 2011

    Wikipedia says 64,000.

  3. Laura
    September 29, 2011

    Wow that’s amazing!

  4. Walter Durajlija
    September 29, 2011

    I’m never sure how they count these things. I’d like to know how many unique visitors came. Do they count repeat visits by the same person as multiple visits? This year was the 1st year as a 4 day show, does that mean the, say, 10,000 weekend pass holders counted as 30,000 last year (3 days) and 40,000 this year (4 days)?

  5. September 29, 2011

    Weekend passes were counted as one visitor, day tickets as one visitor.

  6. Walter Durajlija
    September 29, 2011

    Thanks Scott

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