Analyzing Gencon 2012
Recognizing that Gencon is one of, if not the, largest role-playing gaming conventions in the world, it provides a unique opportunity for analysis.
Below are a few figures I put together after sifting through a few search sessions on the Gencon website. Please note that these numbers may have a large sample error for several reasons.
Here are some of the numbers in spreadsheet form if that's your thing.
- "Role-Playing Games" comprise 1,716 of the 7,193 different Gencon events (24%).
- "Boardgames" comprise 1,835 of the 7,193 different Gencon events (26%).
- "Pathfinder" results were by far the largest at 321, nearly 19% of the total amount of Gencon RPG events.
- "Dungeons & Dragons" resulted in less than six percent of all roleplaying games (99/1716)!