Around 14,000 visitors at the science fiction meeting on Saturday and Sunday were pleasantly surprised by the Technik Museum Speyer. That has consequences.
It was a record event at the Technik Museum since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. Around 7,000 visitors were counted on Saturday and Sunday, according to museum spokeswoman Corinna Siegenthaler on request. She had carefully calculated 3,000 to 4,000 for the whole weekend in advance, because the previous number of visitors had not yet returned after the Corona period. The science fiction festival was an exception: at the last big meeting three years ago, there were also around 14,000 visitors. In the years that followed, there had only been small cosplay weekends without demonstrations.
“People overran us,” emphasizes Siegenthaler. “They were in a great mood.” Longer queues were associated with the unexpected rush; one will learn from this for the next year and increase capacities, according to the museum spokeswoman. By then, an e-ticket system should be implemented in the checkout area. This would allow customers with pre-purchased tickets to get in faster. The catering and the parking lot briefing will also be “adjusted”. The traditional scheduling will not be changed: last weekend in September.