So would I, but sadly they are set in the same convention hall until either 2018-2019, and more than likely will stay there longer.
If there was a move, more than likely to either a different Maryland or Virginia city. Washington D.C. would not be as likely due to the distance and the risk. A very likely scenario if there was to be any move would be around 15-35% less attendance, and it would have to be expected. That estimate is also being very conservative. Ponycon was expecting a 60% drop but experienced closer to seventy percent. The risk made the convention go into debt, and a lower attendance will make it riskier and will lead to at least a five percent decrease.
It's a dangerous risk, but the attendance is going down for a myriad of reasons. Since there is no official reports on why there were less, we have to take in everything that has happened within the month or two. Damage occurred in many cities around the United States in the last few weeks before the convention and that could've scared many, and others may have felt the con change over time, in which in my opinion it did also. These are all considerations and until we get an official count, we will never know.
Also, to hear the convention "adding new opportunities and content", is another way of saying they need more money and people, and instead of making it the greatest for the bronies, instead, the focus is changed on others, which puts the previous patrons in a corner.
I wish I could help run a convention by being part of a board.