[ACML] Anime Expo 2005 Attendance
Mach5motorsport at netscape.net
Thu Jul 7 15:37:42 EDT 2005
Troy, we all pretty much were a "doubting Thomas" last year when the 25K was announced. If there is one thing AX every year hypes to press, public and industry is Numbers.
Just how 33K was even announced at the end of AX is very premature. By you own website attendance postings, this sets up AX for diminshing returns in the comming years. You mean to say that Long Beach can comfortably hold programming for over 50K in 2007? I recall that Long Beach was pretty much maxed out in 2002 and you had announced crowd of 15K.
Why would you want to inflate numbers? Well, so AX can still boast the self-proclaimed "Largest Anime event in North America" comes to mind. It is all about marketing Troy.
"xstylus" <xstylus at xstylus.com> wrote:
>First, that 33,000 figure is a "we're still counting, but we think it's
>around ______" number. A final number is still forthcoming.
>Secondly, it blows my mind how every year AX's numbers are doubted. I'll
>call Darold and try to prod him to release the raw numbers once everything
>is all digested just so that we can put this debate to bed. Then people can
>come up with your own attendance numbers based on whatever formula they
>Seriously, guys. This is getting old. We're not trying to exaggerate or
>inflate anything just to look good. What'd be the point?
>Troy Williams - caml(@)xstylus.com
>AX2005 Domestic Guest Relations Manager
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>animecons at lists.baka.org
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