The event cost 125 dollars and over the course of two days, not much more than 125 attendees showed up. This was my first year at the show and they had moved the event from April to the end of June. Lafayette (being next to West Lafayette) is a college town (Purdue University) and unfortunately for the show, the students weren't around in June to attend the show. That's my personal theory about the lousy attendance.
The venue was a bit small for the pricetag they were charging, too. But I didn't see previous years' turnouts either, so maybe it was worth it.
Okay, attendance issues aside, this show had everything else in order to make it a great convention. The staff was friendly and HONEST about their mistakes leading to the poor turnout. I love that they took responsibility for it. In addition, they offered artists and vendors a HUGE discount on next year's event and a new event in December they are adding.
It's September now and there's still not been any word about the event in December, so I'm getting a little nervous that this con isn't going to be around in 2019. But I can't help but root for this staff... and also my chance to get in on two cons for the discounts they offered.