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Orycon is a science fiction convention held in Portland, Oregon.
1996Some 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
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 1,631TOTAL EXPENSES $35,175.65 
2001 program book: 8 ½ x 11, 90 pages. Front cover by Frank Lurz inspired by George Pal's WAR OF THE WORLDS. Profiles of guest Tim Powers by Lisa Goldstein, plus a Tim Powers bibliography and excerpt from DECLARE by Tim Powers (11 pages). Profile and bibliography of artist Frank Lurz plus list of his works and 4 page color art gallery. Interview with Mike Glyer. Westercon history. Gallery of art (in black and white) by Alan Clark, Fiona McAuliffe, Gail Butler, James Wappell and Nene Thomas.
- Why Do Fan Conventions Cost So Much?, post by John Lorentz, July 1, 1998