Wow. So, that was my first GaryCon and it was a tremendous experience. In fact, I just booked my room for 2019! Lessons learned: 1. If you run a 10-hour Tomb of Horrors game, put an hour break in there! It went well, but I definitely (I'm 44...) wound down around hour 8. 2. Stay in the Grand Geneva. 3. THERE WERE SO MANY MORE PEOPLE than I expected. I'd thought this would be a much, much smaller experience, and folks at my tables who had been to previous Cons say it's really exploded in growth. I don't mind for selection of games, but I never saw a lot of people (Erol Otus, any Gygaxes, Tim Kask, Frank Mentzer) that I'd hoped. I saw Zeb Cook twice, but both times chickened out on asking him to sign my 2E PHB. Next year... 4. They make an amazing Sazerac at the Geneva bar. 5. I didn't know a con could be so fun, accessible, inviting, and full of like-minded gamers. I've been to other Cons where people didn't show to my scheduled games or didn't grok OSR sensibilities. Other than just 1(!) no-show in my games, none of these issues happened at GaryCon, and everyone was dedicated, engaged, and friendly. Great experience all round - next year, I need to schedule better to play in the games run by the legends, though.