Orycon

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Science Fiction Convention
Name: Orycon
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Orycon is a science fiction convention held in Portland, Oregon.

Orycon 5

1983

Orycon 18

1996

Some interesting numbers:

Here's the numbers for OryCon 18 (1996--I don't have last year's numbers available here at work), a 1624-person convention, with an at-door rate of $40. (The biggest increase in cost over the last few years has been in publications.)

OryCon 18 Budget

EXPENSES (Actual)

Chair Art Show 2,014.72 Chair 2,223.15 Dealers 1,311.92 Hotel 2,463.60 Treasury 75.10 Registration 1,874.57 TOTAL 9,963.06

Events Dance/Events/Tech 2,533.64 Opening Ceremonies 0.00 Variety Show 487.02 TOTAL 3,020.66

Member Services Child Care 1,306.73 Fanzine Room 35.00 Hospitality 5,036.95 Internet Cafe/TBA 397.00 TOTAL 6,775.68

Operations Logistics 348.72 Office 54.54 Rangers 353.00 Volunteers 10.00 TOTAL 766.26

Programming Gaming 110.67 Guests of Honor 5,961.07 Program 1,506.96 Writers Workshops 29.45 Video 15.00 TOTAL 7623.15

Publications Publications 5,593.49 TOTAL 5,593.49

Contingency Fund 1,631

TOTAL EXPENSES $35,175.65 [1]

Orycon 23

2001

References

  1. Why Do Fan Conventions Cost So Much?, post by John Lorentz, July 1, 1998