“The recovery in spending may take years,” Borders CEO Ron Marshall recently told a retailers conference, and there is no sign in Winnipeg it has even begun.
Last weekend the Canadian city hosted a vanishingly small World Horror Convention, chaired by Linda Ross-Mansfield. John Mansfield reports the 2009 edition drew only 62 people. In comparison, the smallest U.S. World Horror Convention drew 250.
They had low attendance despite this very nice preview article in the Winnipeg Free Press.
[Thanks to John Mansfield for the story.]