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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:11 PM   #1
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Top 10 Biggest Anime Conventions in North America of 2012

Source: http://animecons.com/articles/articl...ions_of_20 12

1.Anime Expo: 49,400 warm bodies
2.Otakon: 32,724 warm bodies
3.Anime Central: 24,316 warm bodies
4.Anime North: 22,385 paid attendees**
5.Anime Boston: 22,065 warm bodies (21,587 paid attendees)
6.A-Kon: 21,982 warm bodies
7.Sakura-Con: 20,214 paid attendees
8.FanimeCon: 21,000 estimated warm bodies
9.Anime Weekend Atlanta: 13,472 paid attendees
10.Katsucon: 12,614 warm bodies

So if you were ever looking to atend a really big anime convention, those are good bets.

Anyone suprised at all by the numbers, or is it pretty much what you expected?
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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:16 PM   #2
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That's a lot of warm bodies. What's up with AB's number?

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Unread 02-18-2013, 05:33 PM   #3
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Maybe refers to volunteers and staff? Don't know.

For the three on the list that I've attended, the numbers make sense.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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All of those numbers make sense, but I'm surprised A-Kon made it to over 20k, it just doesn't seem that big to me.

I've always wondered if these people count every day and add it up, so like, if I went all 3 days, I would be counted 3 times, cuz if so, that's really misguided XD
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:03 PM   #5
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I imagine they'd just go by how many badges were sold.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:09 PM   #6
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Dang! I was thinking Ohayocon would have been on the list. Probably last since I know it gets somewhere in the 10,000+ attendees
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Unread 02-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #7
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AnimeNEXT is just under the 10k mark. Might break 10k this year. Guessing there are quite a few conventions in the US that have around 10k.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
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Unread 02-18-2013, 09:40 PM   #9
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Damn AB, you keep on moving on up. Last I checked (albeit was probably a few years ago), it was ranked 8.
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Unread 02-18-2013, 10:38 PM   #10
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Woot woot! Fanime! ^_^ lol
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Unread 02-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #11
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I'm a little surprised that Sakura-Con is down that far. The last time I read one of these reports from Animecons.com was a 2010 report (I think) and Sakura-Con was like, third. I guess it's just kind of stuck in my head that way. Their attendance numbers have been going up every year, but much slower than before, so it does make sense that they're being passed by other cons.

Also, this confuses me:
7.Sakura-Con: 20,214 paid attendees
8.FanimeCon: 21,000 estimated warm bodies
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