Photography by Tom Good. Assistant: Katie Burger
Kumoricon had its tenth anniversary this year, and like last year it was held in Washington, at the Vancouver Hilton and the Vancouver Red Lion on the Quay. I’ve noticed over the years that as the convention grows, so does the attendance for “Day 0,” the day before the convention officially starts. Years ago the convention itself felt fairly small, then attendance grew but Day 0 felt like a smaller more private occasion. This year total attendance was 4,750 people, and so many cosplayers filled the park across from the Hilton on Day 0 that I definitely felt like the convention was already fully under way. At this rate, I suspect that a “Day -1” may eventually appear.