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Anime Expo: 47,000+ Unique Attendees Came This Year

posted on by Egan Loo
Con to return to L.A. in 2012; discussing future location with several cities

Anime Expo announced on Sunday that this year's event had a turnstile attendance of over 128,000 and over 47,000 unique attendees.

"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. "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.

Former SPJA CEO Michael Lattanzio had announced that the convention had a turnstile attendance of over 105,000 last year. 2009's listed attendance numbers were over 109,000 (turnstile) and over 44,000 (unique).

Marc Perez, the current CEO and chair of The Society for the Promotion of Japanese Animation (SPJA), had confirmed during the SPJA Board of Directors panel earlier on Sunday that the convention is contracted to return to the Los Angeles Convention Center in 2012. SPJA is currently in talks with the city of Los Angeles and with several other, unspecified cities for the convention's future home.

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