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Unread 06-14-2015, 02:21 AM   #1
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How many conventions do you go to per year on average?

The title is pretty self explanatory haha. I'm planning on going to my first convention over the summer and want to get into the habit of going to at least 2-3 a year at least and began to wonder how many conventions others go to.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 03:52 AM   #2
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On average, I go to two conventions a year, because most I'm interested in are far away. This lets the costs for a con-weekend add up super fast, because I have to pay for transportation, food and often also a hotelroom. More conventions are not within my budget (if I still want to be able to work on my cosplays).
Last year I was only able to visit a third one, because it was a local convention, that I wanted to test out...turns out its not an event I want to visit again (too small and the location is terrible).
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Unread 06-14-2015, 05:54 AM   #3
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This past year was a total of 5, which would've been 6 if the MAGfest dates had worked out. A few of them were close enough that I could warrant driving or taking public transport in for, so that definitely helped bring cost down.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 09:29 AM   #4
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A lot (last year seven, this year four so far and four to six left depending if I get into all the AAs I apply for, plus a big cosplay picnic in July). However, many of them are to work artist alley at. For fun, counting single day events that might not be cons proper, I usually go to around five or six in total (two multi day cons, a Renfest and the rest are one-day cons or events that are free or really cheap). I'm local or my boyfriend is local to where a lot of them are so I only need a hotel for a few of them.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 09:37 AM   #5
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Two, occasionally three. Mostly very local, as in 15-mins-on-public-transit local. More cons would stop being fun and start being a pain in the ass and a troublesome expense.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 12:03 PM   #6
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Two or three for me, too, almost all of them from September-March when the weather is really crappy and trying to figure out how to get to a con in a snow storm is a harrowing experience.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 02:51 PM   #7
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Maximum of four, and only on Saturday. :/ I've been to only one this year. Anime Festival Orlando is in August but it just so happens to fall on an important day so I don't know if I'll make it. And Holiday Matsuri's alllll the way in December. Two smaller cons in my area that I went to last year shut down. Besides MegaCon, all the others are quite far.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 03:45 PM   #8
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I usually try for 2 to 3 cons a year
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Unread 06-14-2015, 09:51 PM   #9
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Currently only 2. But I want to step that up.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 10:13 PM   #10
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I go to about 10 a year because there's a lot of very small ones in my area. For most of them I sell in the Artist Alley and that's the only way I make money.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 11:14 PM   #11
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Currently planned 3 for this year. Anime Expo, TouhouCon, and AkibaExpo
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Unread 06-14-2015, 11:32 PM   #12
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I do about 3. Further away the better.
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Unread 06-14-2015, 11:52 PM   #13
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Currently planned 3 for this year. Anime Expo, TouhouCon, and AkibaExpo

There's a Touhou convention???
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Unread 06-15-2015, 01:31 AM   #14
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This year I think will be the most I've ever gone to. Anime Conji, Anime Expo, Anime California, and Akihabara Expo will be the ones I hit up. Next year I'll be attending a few more.
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Unread 06-15-2015, 04:35 AM   #15
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About 4-6. I've been adding some larger cons to my roster lately and dropping some smaller ones.
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