Username Post: Largest North American Anime Conventions of 2016
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07-10-17 03:08 PM - Post#15469    
    In response to cwest89

  • cwest89 Said:
Great post, PatrickD!
This gave me a new perspective on how anime conventions are doing. After visiting a few cons in illinois, I was under the impression that cons were starting to die out. But this seems to be the contrary at least for these top 11.
So I have a question for you. What do you think are the main reasons people are still attracted to cons other than the fact that they love anime/manga?

Cons as a whole aren't dying, but many cons as individual cons are dying. We've reached a point where there are so many cons out there (anime or otherwise) that it's not sustainable. There are a lot of cons that have called it quits in the last couple years. Some are new ones that didn't catch on and others are ones that have been around a while that were likely just getting by before and aren't able to continue in this market.

People still go to cons for the reasons they've always gone to cons...but there's so many of them now and people can't go to all of them. We've reached a breaking point.

Now is absolutely not a good time to start a new convention.
-PatrickD Executive Producer
Co-Founder: Anime Boston and Providence Anime Conference
Host of The Chibi Project & Anime Unscripted™

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