Looks like Aussiecon 4 blew away the attendance records of past Australian Worldcons. Voice of the Echidna #11 (PDF file) reports:
By the close of Sunday, the con had 1673 pre-registered members on site, and 64 walk-in full members. There were 74 Sunday day members. In total, there were 2034 warm bodies on site at various times during the con not counting Monday walk-ins.
I had great fun reading Aussiecon 4’s daily newzine. The staff struck a wonderful balance between useful news and zaniness. It’s almost a pity to read the final issue because they leave you wanting more, with bizarre service announcements like this:
Cold water to refill your bottle can be obtained from the cold taps in the disabled toilets. [And, presumably, all of the other toilets as well…?— Ed]