I was recently made aware of a conversation on Cosplay in America‘s Facebook Page, about how convention attendees tend to hit a plateau of attendance and stop going.
I believe there is a cycle of con-going. At first there’s the joy of discovering cons and it becomes like a drug – you want more. More cons, more cosplay, more trips. At some point you reach a plateau where because of con fatigue, drama or other reasons, you take a moment to take a breath and step back. After a period of time, you either come back into the convention scene or you leave it. The duration of this cycle really depends but my guess is 4-5 year.
I am curious to hear from y’all out there about your experience with this. Did you find yourself burning out, how did you counter it, or did you leave the con scene, how is it now ?