This headcount is the most Rtx has ever entertained. In 2016, the event boasted around 60,000 attendees, which was 15,000 more than in 2015 (45,000). The year before that, the fourth annual Rtx saw 30,000 fans converge on the convention center, roughly 20,000 more than showed up in 2013 and 25,000 more than in 2012. All of those numbers started from the first Rtx in 2011 with a modest 600 attendees.
To put Rtx’s 62,000 headcount into perspective, the most well-known online video industry event, VidCon, saw about 30,000 attendees in June of this year at its Anaheim, California location. That's a difference of some 32,000 people.
So, how has a physical event dedicated to the community surrounding only one digital media brand managed to