Statistics

Otakon Data by Year

Attendance

Programming

Exhibitors

Year Unique Memberships Estimated Turnstile Growth Membership Fee* Staff Guests Theaters Live Programming Artists** Dealers
2016 29,113 95,200 9.30% $100-$80 847 15J/17NA 6A/1F/1LA 7P/2W/2C/1K 253 98
2015 26,877 89,500 -19.30% $100-$80 764 15J/10NA 6A/1F/1LA 7P/2W/2C/1K 271 106
2014 33,929 1,090,001 -0.80% $80-$70 735 11J/15NA 6A/1F/1LA 7P/2W/2C/1K 267 149
2013 34,211 107,500 11.10% $80-$70 828 17J/11NA 6A/1F/1LA 7P/2W/2C/1K 239 163
2012 30,785 96,500 4.90% $80-$70 680 10J/8NA/1K 6A/1F/1LA1 7P/2W/2C/1K 198 161
2011 29,337 95,000 5.30% $75-$65 784 10J/14NA 5A/1F/1LA/1HD 6P/2W/4C/1K 188 178
2010 27,867 87,000 4.80% $75-$65 587 7J/10NA 5A/1F/1LA/1HD 6P/2W/4C/1K 166 164
2009 26,586 79,000 1.20% $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 2.40% $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, 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, LA = Live Action

The numeric prefixes represent the number of rooms Otakon had available of that type.

2014

1 - While the overall attendance was lower than 2013 a shift to more people checking in on Thursday & Friday in 2014 results in a larger event turnstile estimate.

2012

1 - After 2012 all theaters are set up to be HD capable.

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..