As for attendance, I don't have access to actual data, but the convention seems packed ! The parking lot has been consistently full and there is little room for maneuver (especially in the flea market). The vendor hall looked well attended (although some vendors were not impressed - others flirted with record-breaking sales). In particular, my buddy Doug Kline of Battlefield Terrain Concepts has had a tremendous show (congratulations) ! His outstanding terrain is top-flite product (and, I noticed, graced many of the tables throughout the gaming rooms).
Store front for Doug Kline's Battlefield Terrain Concepts, located in the vendor hall
A couple more shots of the vendor hall
As for the games, this year's crop has been very impressive. There have been several noteworthy events with outstanding terrain and extraordinarily-painted figures. The most notable games for me personally were the "Charge of the Light Brigade" game and the "Battle of Bailen, 1808" game utilizing Carnage and Glory 2.
Charge of the Light Brigade, Crimean War
British Light Cavalry on the advance
Russians in square, Crimean War
Bailen, 1808, French vs Spanish using Carnage and Glory 2
Another shot of the Bailen 1808 game
So, in summary, Historicon 2016 has been a great success for me. My son and I had a great time accumulating wargaming treasure (oops...I blew my budget....nothing new though) and the games we participated in were fun, boisterous, and lighthearted. I can't wait until next year !
So, in no particular order, here are some pictures of what I consider the highlights of games being played at Historicon 2016.