The con committee seems to have underestimated attending membership a bit - someone said by about a third, which is a half kiloton or so of fans. A lot of the rooms are too small for the numbers wanting to use them. They've also used one hour programme slots with no time for movement factored in, so panels end up at 45-50 minutes and begin and end with huge crowds around the entrances. They're also relying on people using on line resources to keep track of room changes, which is a bit of a pain if you're not in the habit of checking. Nevertheless I'm enjoying myself, and I've got to most of the items I wanted, or found fun alternatives. And they've got a lot of things right, e.g. Free bus and tram travel throughout the con.
Hopefully things will improve as the con continues, but I think it'll be a success provided nothing goes catastrophically wrong.
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