First, let me start be saying I had a fun time at Gary Con this year, both as a gamer and a publisher. Unfortunately, I did have a few things come up that made my con less fun then previous years. The quality of the food at the resort: In the previous two years, I found the food and service at the restaurants and table side to be great. This year it seemed like most of the serving and cooking staff were new. On Thursday, I ate at the lobby restaurant for both breakfast and dinner. Both times the service was slow and each meal was brought out incorrect not once but twice! While the staff apologized and I did not pay for either meal, it quashed my faith in the facility to get my orders right and with a food allergy that is not a good thing. Also, all of the my games were in the Forum area and the table service there was not good. The food was sub par, slowly delivered, and I was told several folks had a gratuity added to their bills on top of the item prices, which were supposed to include the gratuity in the listed price. Gaming in the Forum: Due to the increase in size, there were a slew of events hosted in the Forum area. I spent most of the con there running events. It was quite difficult to locate the tables where my events were as there was no map or listing of which table numbers were in which curtained off areas. Also, the table number signs had the actual table numbers printed so small, I could not read them from more than 10-15 feet away, which kind of defeats the purpose of even having table number signs. I observed that most of the folks looking for specific tables were having similar problems reading the table numbers. No con staff were present in the Forum: During Saturday, I had an issue where another organization's GM had taken the table where my event was scheduled and they were unwilling to move. I ended up eventually connecting up with someone in charge of the that organization and getting a table to run my event (20 minutes late). I was very unhappy that there was not a single con staff member posted in the Forum area to deal with an issue like this. I should not have had to deal with the problem myself. The Forum is simply much to far away from the con HQ for there not to be a con staff member on site in the Forum building at all times during normal event hours. This would have also solved the problem of trying to turn in my collected event tickets as there should have been a deposit box for them in the Forum, by where the con staff should have been stationed. As I mentioned at the start, I did have an good time but, not a great time. I truly hope these issues can be thoroughly addressed for Gary Con XI.