FA:U's move from the middle of nowhere in New Jersey to just outside Dulles International Airport in Virginia seems to have had a negative effect, as attendance dropped for the second consecutive year in a row. The convention's numbers show a drop of nearly 120 people this year from last year's (questionable) number of 658 (Which was a drop from the peak of 707 the year prior), setting them back to attendance levels they last had in 2011.
@mortonfox: Back from the #FAU2016 closing ceremony. Final attendance number: 539. The monkey's dead. The show's over. I'll probably be back next year!
Even when Anthrocon moved from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh, attendance went up 5%. In fact, the only Anthrocon to ever have a decrease in attendance was the year prior to the move to Pittsburgh, when they had to scramble to find a new hotel after their old one was demolished. It looks like Piche isn't going to be the next Uncle Kage after all.
Someone posted a tweet showing 4 people at the Saturday night dance
, which is abysmal for pretty much any type of furry con.