Bronycon 2019 to be Final Con

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Bronycon 2019 to be Final Con

Post by Psia » 07/29/18

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Re: Bronycon 2019 to be Final Con

Post by Tregarde » 07/30/18

Well, that's sad. Doing some digging around the only bit of hard data I could find was that this year had a little over 5k attendance, when at it's height it was twice that.

On the rumor side (can't vouch for how accurate any of these are):
* Because of the drop they looked for a new, smaller place to host the con but couldn't secure any
* They've been having trouble getting enough volunteers to run the con
* G4 is ending in 2019, which makes a good time to end the con also
* G5 will be starting soon after G4 ends.

A lot of speculation out there. But I'm not surprised that attendance at the con has been dropping. Fandoms fade, it happens. Just look at us here, how many posts have been made in the past couple years? I don't necessarily thing that means any of us stopped watching (I even got my wife hooked and we're waiting for the latest season to hit Netflix). But we don't seem to be as fervent as we use to be.

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Re: Bronycon 2019 to be Final Con

Post by Scrattch » 07/30/18

Mainly because the quality of the story writing declined.
I kept with it for a while, but lost interest in the season before this one.

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Re: Bronycon 2019 to be Final Con

Post by Duvessa » 01/12/19

While I think the show remains strong, I'm also not surprised. MLP has been going on 8 seasons almost 9 years now, and season 9 will probably be the last. The Brony fandom surged in popularity like few things ever have; compare it to Star Wars or Star Trek, because nothing else comes close in terms of fans and conventions. It was inevitable that as the fandom went into it's long-tail period that the number of cons would decline. BUT.... there are other cons and I think the fandom will retain a loyal core for years to come. I know I'm not done yet!

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