Tue, Sep 02, 2008 | 06:49 BST
PAX attendance hits 58,500
According to this BigDownload story, 58,500 people attended this year’s PAX, trouncing last year’s record of 37,000 attendees.
More people means more problems, obviously. Like over-crowding.
“Regarding the overcrowding, it was definitely a symptom of the popularity of the show, but not one that can’t be overcome,” said Penny Arcade biz guy Robert Khoo.
“At two or three of the main theatre events, 3-4% of the line wasn’t able to make it, but we hear those 3-4% loud and clear. We have a few ideas to manage that problem for 2009 including wristbands for popular events or just a straight-up hard count of people in line. The worst thing is if people line up for something and end up not getting in.”
More through the link.