Posted by Handy Haversack on Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:31 pm
extsr wrote:There could be other possible Lake Geneva Area locations. More research is highly indicated.
For some reason, I trust this guy.
This will be my first GaryCon--not for lack of trying!--but even if it weren't, it's hardly my place to say what *should* happen. That said, here's what should happen.
I figure, look at the inefficiencies first and see what's solvable. If (and maybe temporarily while the Ridge expands) GC has to be spread among a few locales, just get the logistics to work. Secure enough parking, work out a decent shuttle service (that includes ADA-accessible transport), and tell the taxi companies to put on extra drivers for those of us who want to drink New Glarus and forget about cars for the weekend. Focus on these things, and having the con spread out around a few places won't be nearly such a big deal. As Ghul points out, too, once you're at the table, the location of that table doesn't matter nearly as much as the locations *on* that table. I don't know how this affects the con budgetarily (it was wise of grodog to keep this concern front and center), but I think it's the sort of issue people are happy to have their badge costs deal with.
Also, Luke, Dale, thanks so much for doing this and for getting feedback from the folks who care the most. Don't mind the growling. It's just what we're good at.
Really looking forward to meeting and dying horribly next to you all next month!