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25 / M / Oklahoma
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Posted 6/13/15
Went to A-kon for only one day.
$80 for Gas
$30 dollar for food and drink
$45 for one day pass.
$546 in the dealer

Seeing awesome cosplayer = Priceless.
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Posted 7/10/15
I think for Tekkoshocon this year I spent about $200 at the convention, $730 for the hotel and another $100 for badge and food. For Colossalcon I spent $500 for the hotel, $150 at the con and pry $100 for badge and food again. Next year is gonna be even more expensive. I have better hotels for both conventions.
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23 / M / Apple Valley, CA
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Posted 7/10/15
I spent $5000 for parking at AX.
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Posted 7/11/15 , edited 7/11/15
mmm I controlled my self this year at AX

well I was Premiere so , it was 245 , I think .
Exhibit Hall 130 .00
Parking 60.00 (3 days) I parked on the street at day 4
I filled my tank once only , 30.00
Concert 54.00
I brought my own food and drink + 15.00 at the food truck.
Cosplay Prep for AX 150.00
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Posted 7/12/15
$250 for premier badge
$600 for hotel
$100 parking
$50 on food
Costume was a Halloween costume from last year, so I don't know
Concert tickets were included with the badge

I came with $600 in cash that I was prepared to spend on stuff in the exhibit hall, but it was a TOTAL bust this year. Not much there unless you were looking for figurines or wall scrolls, or DVDs of stuff that you can just as easily watch on any of the several major streaming services, some of which are operated by the same companies running those booths. We ended up spending about $50 or $60 there just for lack of compelling things to buy. A couple years ago I came with $300 and blew through that in about an hour.
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Posted 7/18/15
NDK is the main convention I go to every year. And usually the biggest expense is the hotel rooms. This year I'm looking at either $600-$1300 depending on if I keep the two rooms I've reserved or drop down to just one. I got my weekend passes cheap because I ordered them the week after last years con. But as for dealers room money, I'm making sure to not go over $50. I always see a lot of neat stuff, but I need to limit myself to buying one big thing or a few small things.
Posted 7/21/15
hopefully just $50-$100 for me with photos and maybe an autograph.

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there is a promo for their tickets via living social!
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52 / M / Bay Area
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Posted 7/18/15
I try to budget the whole package to 1500- 2000 -so I can do more than one a year but if I see something I must have gets really dangerous
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Posted 7/28/15
High hundreds in merchandise alone
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Posted 8/19/15 , edited 8/19/15
Depends on items from 300 to 1500 give or take a few bucks lol
Posted 8/20/15
I spent $25 on merchandise and then $24 on food at Otakon. I did get a hotel, but yeah, it was cheap since it was Baltimore and I did walk a bit.

I plan to spend $10-11 at Anime USA. I only want Akame ga Kill volume 4 and my hotel is free (points). So yeah.

Ideally I like spending under $50, but I generally go to local conventions. Otakon is the exception ><;.


If we count cosplay... I'd add +$300 or so, at least for my upcoming one, but most don't count it towards convention funds (as cosplay can be saved for other events / or just stored somewhere to collect, ect).
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16 / F / Always my room
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Posted 9/1/15
I think I spend like $130-150, I normally buy figures
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Posted 9/9/15
Minus hotel and food, I try to take $1200-$1500 spending money to each one. Don't always spend that much though.
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Posted 9/10/15 , edited 2/20/16


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Posted 9/18/15 , edited 9/18/15
My first anime convention I spent $60.00
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Posted 9/18/15
Next week me and my husband are going to AWA so far we've spent $500 on the hotel and I've spent around $300 for cosplay. I've been saving to put $100 a day for merch and whatnot. He's also been putting money back for food/gas.
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Posted 9/18/15 , edited 9/18/15
i just hate stuff like this one
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