News Anime Expo Draws 49,400+ Unique Attendees, 130,000+ Turnstile
posted on 2012-09-18 23:49 EDT
Anime Expo announced on Tuesday that this year's event had over 49,400 unique attendees and a turnstile attendance of over 130,000. It reported over 47,000 unique attendees and a turnstile attendance of over 128,000 last year.
Former SPJA CEO Michael Lattanzio had announced that the convention had a turnstile attendance of over 105,000 in 2010. 2009's listed attendance numbers were over 109,000 (turnstile) and over 44,000 (unique).
"Unique attendees" is the number of attendees regardless of how many days they attend, so a person who uses a four-day pass is counted once. "Turnstile attendance" is the number of attendees on each day added together, so a person who uses a four-day pass is counted four times.