This year's attendance
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Posted by father bloodlust brumcg

brumcg wrote:
When I looked at the data on June 1, Pathfinder went from 5521 seats in 2019 to 1916 seats in 2022.
I do think it's possible that they new about the GM shortage before most publishers did.

GM shortage? As in, Gen Con didn't have enough GMs this year?

Posted by brumcg father bloodlust

father bloodlust wrote:GM shortage? As in, Gen Con didn't have enough GMs this year?
Oh, no.  Gen Con doesn't supply the GMs.

There have been several publishers begging for GMs on social media.  Magpie had to cancel almost 100 events.  I've heard that Paizo is really organized, and I'm suggesting they might have known about the GM situation early and allocated the number of events/seats they could manage.

Posted by brooks armadilloal

armadilloal wrote:
brooks wrote:
hobbun wrote:
I can't speak for attendance, but if it's lower its not showing in easy accessibility for events. I have never had as much issue as this year in getting PFS events. 
I got one ticket because I was continually checking the catalog for returns and tickets for the Saturday night Special only because they opened more tables.
Have never had as much difficulty before this year.

I wonder if there are a lot fewer Society events this year. Just going by the space, the used to take over the entire Sagamore Ballroom. This year it looks like they only have about half of that space. 

Gen Con took that space for the vaccine check stations.  Whether they put the vaccine stations there because they knew Paizo wouldn't need the whole ballroom or Paizo didn't get the whole ballroom because the vaccine stations were there, I couldn't tell you.

I don't think Gen Con "thieved" the space from Paizo. I'd guess Paizo knew they wouldn't need the entire Sagamore this year due to the number of events they'll be running. Also in the Sagamore is Starship Horizons, Kill Team Live, and MHE Workshops. 

Posted by hobbun brumcg

brumcg wrote:
When I looked at the data on June 1, Pathfinder went from 5521 seats in 2019 to 1916 seats in 2022.
I do think it's possible that they new about the GM shortage before most publishers did.

Oh wow, that's a big difference. I knew there were less tables ( and one less player per table), but just over only 1/3 the previous available amount of seats explains it.

Posted by kertdawg

After seeing the first 2 days, I believe the 35-40k prediction was low. Does anyone have any other observations? 

Posted by austicke

The local news is sharing Visit Indy’s prediction of 60-65k.

Posted by mikeboozer kertdawg

kertdawg wrote:
After seeing the first 2 days, I believe the 35-40k prediction was low. Does anyone have any other observations? 

That is very low!

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