At our booth we had 7 publishers: Black & Green Games (Emily), Dig 1000 Holes (Eppy), the Glyphpress (Joshua AC Newman), Inevitable (Jeremy, Lex & Crystal), lumpley games (yrs trly), Robert Bohl Games (Rob), and Two Scooters Press (Elizabeth & Shreyas). Our total con receipts were a few dollars over $5000. $5000! That's serious GenCon money for a tiny fraction of the grief.
I'm trying to figure out if I can go to PAX Prime this year. I can't, but I'm trying to figure out if I can anyway.
A handful of us did a panel on publishing your own RPG without going broke. Want to know how many people attended? 300 or so. No lie. Holy crap yo.
If I met you at the con, hello!
1. On 2011-03-15, Vincent wrote:
According to someone who was paying closer attention than I was (John S.), our seminar's attendance was more like 450. Holy one-and-a-half-times crap yo.
It was cool to meet you! The three hours or so that Lesley and I spent conversing with Meg, you, and a rotating crew of others was the highlight of the entire convention for me.
One of the major differences between East and Prime is the space. While the Washington Convention Center is large, the space is spread out over multiple (connected) buildings and floors to a much greater degree than the BCEC. This means that tabletop (and other areas, but tabletop is what counts here) is often spread out among multiple, non-contiguous areas, unlike the one large hall that we had in Boston.
As to whether or not it would still be worthwhile to you to come, I'd say that Luke and Jared are probably best equipped to answer that question of anyone. I'd certainly be delighted to see you out here, though!