In a message dated 2/3/2003 1:54:29 AM Eastern Standard Time,
> But it's not necessary at Potlatch and Mythcon, which both
> run about 100-150 people, and finding smaller groups to talk with is
> easy. At the Tolkien and Lewis centenary conferences, we had over 300
> each, and thought they were huge.
If I remember the numbers correctly, the largest Mythcon so far was the
Tolkien Centenary Conference in Oxford in 1992, which had about 350 people.
But that wasn't just a Mythcon. It was also an Oxenmoot, which is the
Tolkien Society's annual meeting, and it got a lot of the continental
European Tolkien people too. I believe the next largest was the 1987 one in
Madison, which had about 300 people. I think that did so well because
Christopher Tolkien was the guest. I believe that the two Wheaton Mythcons
(in 1985 and 1998) and the Washington one in 1994 were a three-way tie for
third place with about 250 people. The other 28 of the 33 Mythcons so far
have been under 200 people. So if someone wants to come to a small, intimate
con, Mythcon is your place.
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