I can say that because I'm local. People from Europe ain't.
OH, NIT-PICK WILL YOU! (Just Kidding!!!!!)
No really - I often trade lots of e-mails to see if people are willing/able to travel. Thos airline flights ain't cheap, and anyone who would make the trek from Latvia (or wherever) just to come over to Kumoricon - well first off, I'd like to see con staff consider such a person a guest, set up panels, etc.
Incidentally, if anyone remembers the creator who did 'Dancesoholic' (big winner last year,) he lives in Burgas, Bulgaria - one of his friends used AMV skillz to make a video presentation of his city and homeland. You can d/l it from here: http://funky-kun.unacs.bg/
Now on the other hand, if several Kumoricon creators can save madly, why not WE go to THEM! A 'round the Kumoricon AMV-hit-squad Globe Tour: Morocco, (Yusf!) France (Nostromo!) Germany, Poland, Bulgaria, Moscow, then Kazan by rail, then South Korea, Japan (anime ground-zero!) Malaysia, Singapore, and New South Wales, Australia.
Do it in 17 days! Wait, we might schedule a Rhone river holdover for TASTINGS. Same goes for the upper Rhine. Beer people can move on ahead of us to Prague, Pilsn or Budweis, (CZ) and we'll meet back up in UTENA, Lithuania. (MASSIVE brew-country there, btw..)