Well, Tuesday is come and gone, so i guess it's time for me to present you with the last piece of info I have.

On Friday, August 29th, the Hotel will be utilizing the Exhibitor's Hall space until 2:00pm.

At 2:00pm

DWA will move in and set up the pipe, drape, tables, and chairs for us. Once they are done, then and only then can the vendors and artist move in and begin setting up their individual booths.

I do not currently have an estimate on how long DWA is estimated to take.

The hotel's stats on the Exhibit Hall are listed on this document

http://www.doubletree.com/en/hotels/content/RLLC-DT/Meeting_and_Banquet_Fact_Sheet.pdfunder the "Exhibit Hall" entry.

The room is listed at 17,067 square feet.

The ceiling height is a comfortable 8'6".

Their suggested capacity is 87 booths that are 8' by 10'. Since Kumoricon traditionally offers 10'x10' booths, we can assume there will be fewer booths total.

Here's where our speculation begins.

Mathematically, an 8x10 booth is 80% of a 10x10 booth.

So if we say that the capacity will be 80% of what the hotel listed that puts us at 69 booths total.

Presuming again that the lions share goes to vendors lets say that Artist Alley gets 30% of the booths.

That suggests 20 Artist Alley booths and 49 vendor booths.

The vendor booths tend to get get gobbled up pretty quick since some vendors buy a block at an end cap or all in a row, so lets bring that number to 40 actual vendors. I don't think that anyone in Artist Ally has been ambitious enough to get more than one booth in the past so that estimate is stable.

So, with pure mathematics and hypothesis that is

**NOT BACKED UP BY ANY OFFICIAL NUMBERS** from the staff this year or from 2005....

One could guess that there will be 20 booths in Artist's Alley and 40 booths in the vendors area.

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