How will the Downtown Marriott's renovations change lobby and 2nd floor (near the escalator's) open gaming space? I thought they were renovating one floor at a time.
Not sure but I just know that they said they aren't using that hotel for gaming space this year.
GenCon's turnstyle last year was 201,852.
Denver Comic Con's turnstyle last year was 114,900.
Adjusted for length (GenCon is 4 days, Denver is 3), Gencon is 31% larger than Denver Comic Con. (201852*0.75)/(114900) = Approximately 1.31
Great American Beer Festival Caps it's attendance at 60,000, and sold out last year so it was almost identical to GenCon's numbers assuming 1 badge = 1 ticket.
Yes, there are some assumptions here, but it's based on the data I could find online.
I went to GABF this year, it is no where near as big as GenCon. The space it takes up is only about the size of the GenCon exhibit hall, and tickets are sold as four individual 4-hour sessions. They do not have 60,000 people in there at one time.
One thing to remember when comparing the size of events is to know what type of attendance figures the organization uses.
For example, people constantly compare the turnstile attendance of SDCC to the total number of unique badges attendance number of GenCon and then (falsely) claim that SDCC is the larger event. Make sure you compare apples to apples.