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History: Stats

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Otakon has amassed quite an interesting history over the years. Developing from a tiny little convention in State College Pennsylvania, to one of the largest anime cons in America.

Otakon Data by Year

Year Attendance Programming Exhibitors
Unique Memberships Estimated Turnstile Growth Membership Fee* Staff Guests Theaters Live Programming Artists** Dealers
2013 34,211 107,500 +11.1% $80-$70 828 17J/11NA 5A/1F/1LA/1HD 7P/2W/2C/1K 239 163
2012 30,785 96,500 +4.9% $80-$70 680 10J/8NA/1K 6A/1F/1LA 7P/2W/2C/1K 198 161
2011 29,337 95,000 +5.3% $75-$65 784 10J/14NA 5A/1F/1LA/1HD 6P/2W/4C/1K 188 178
2010 27,867 87,000 +4.8% $75-$65 587 7J/10NA 5A/1F/1LA/1HD 6P/2W/4C/1K 166 164
2009 26,586 79,000 +1.2% $65-$55 514 8J/9NA 5A/1F/1LA/1HD 6P/2W/4C/1K --- 157
2008 26,262 78,000 +15% $65-$55 468 10J/13NA 6A2,3/2F2,4/2LA3/1HD3 6P5/3WS5/2C2/1K ----- 149
2007 22,852 67,000 +2.4% $60-$50 455 9J/8NA/2EU/1AUS2 6A3/1LA/1F/1T 5P3/3WS/1K/2C ----- 1461
20061 22,302 66,000 +1% $60-$50 417 11J/14NA/2EU 6A2/1LA/1F/1T 5P2/3WS/1K/4C ----- 1253
20051 22,000 60,000 +5% $55-$40 380 8J/27NA/2EU 4A/1HK/1F/1T 3P/3WS/1K/7C ----- 1192
2004 20,899 55,000 +21% $55-$40 271 11J/1HK/14NA/2EU 5A/1HK/1F/1T 3P/2WS/1K/2C ----- 76
2003 17,338 40,000 +35% $50-$35 252 8J/13NA/1EU 5A/1HK/1F/1T 4P/2WS/1K/1C ----- 73
2002 12,880 30,000 +25% $50-$35 285 6J/9NA 5A/1HK/1F/1T 3P/1WS/1K/1C ----- 133
2001 10,275 26,000 +37% $45-$35 180 4J/14NA 6A/1HK 3P/1WS/1K ----- 65
2000 7,500 18,000 +67% $45-$35 114 6J/20NA/6EU/1HK 6A/1HK 3P/1WS/1C ----- 45
1999 4,500 10,000 +80% $45-$35 80 5J/22NA 5A/1HK 3P/2WS/1C ----- 30
1998 2,500 6,500 +43% $40-$35 60 2J/22NA 5A/1HK 2P/2WS ----- 25
1997 1,750 4,500 +75% $40-$30 45 3J/15NA 4A/1HK 3P/2WS ----- 22
1996 1,000 2,750 +122% $40-$30 35 1J/9NA 3A/1HK 2P/1WS ----- 20
1995 450 1,100 +29% $35-$25 25 2J/14NA 3A/1HK 3P/1WS ----- 15
1994 350 875 --- $25-$18 16 9NA 3 2 ----- 4

Key:
* = Values range from full membership fee to lowest discounted fee for early sign-ups
** = Data on number of Artists for earlier years is pending

J = Japanese, K = Korean, LA = Live Action, NA = North America (US/Canada); EU = Europe; AUS = Australia; HK = Hong Kong;
A = Anime; P= Panel; WS = Workshop; K = Kids, F = Fan/Parody, C = Concert, HD = High Definition
The numeric prefixes represent the number of rooms Otakon had available of that type.

2008

1 - Industry/dealer breakdown coming soon

2 - One room would switch between anime, fan parody, and concerts.

3 - One room would switch between anime and live action.

4 - One room would switch between anime and fan parody.

5 - Two rooms would switch between panels and workshops.

2007

1 - 130 dealers, 16 industry.

2 - As before bands are counted as one guest, although they may consist of several members.

3 - One room would switch between an anime theater and a panel room as needed.


2006

1 - In 2006, Otakon had an attendance cap of 25,000.

2 - One room would switch between an anime theater and a panel room as needed.

3 - 112 dealers, 13 industry


2005

1 - In 2005, Otakon had an attendance cap of 22,000, which was reached early on Saturday.

2 - 109 dealers, 10 industry displays..

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