Disclaimer. I have a connected downtown room, a badge, and a great family income.
Who is Gencon 2016 marketed at? As the price increases 10% for badge and hotel each year, the average salary gamer with a family not in the area has gone from an affordable 600 dollar average to a minimum 2k average.
So i ask, whom is this Gencon marketed for. Gencon sends out emails every year about the attendance increasing, and yet that has made no dent in the average ticket cost. In fact, if you graphed it out, gencon seems to increase ticket prices along the same increase of attendance percentage. Trend this with inflation and Gencon's ticket and gencon seems to be moving far ahead of inflation. Normally when a company does this, they are moving their product to be marketed for a different income bracket, ala Apple circa early 2k.
I would love to hear a frank and honest answer, no anger, but whom is this gencon for? I don't want to hear the marketing answer, because clearly, statistically, it feels that gencon is moving towards the wealthy gamer. I happen to be in a great place with the family, and if i went to solo game it would be great. But i have friends who arn't as lucky, so is gencon for that average gaming group anymore? the one where 2 folk are clearly not making the same income as everyone else? What types of changes have u made for gencon this year to accomodate your gaming group and still deal with the spiking cost?