Sasquan, the 2015 Worldcon, had a tremendous membership spike in January, an increase in total members of more than 30%. Why? A rate hike was going into effect February 1. Worldcon bids for 2017 are begging supporters to join. We’re now in the calendar year that the con will take place. And January 31 was the deadline for joining Sasquan if you wanted to nominate for the Hugos (if you weren’t already eligible as a member of LonCon 3 or MidAmeriCon II.)
I’ll leave as an exercise for the readers which reason is responsible for the most membership purchases….
|Sasquan Total Members|
|Adult Attending Members|
I requested these numbers from the committee, so although they’re a little different than what’s posted on the Sasquan site they’re good for drawing this comparison.