Definitely get a room at your conference venue though as being able to slip to your room for a nap is a must.
I've put a number of board games in and met a great deal of gaming industry folks especially in the after hours. There's always a game going on twenty four seven in any space.
I will definitely be placing a local convention into the budget moving forward. People are always willing to help and play any game you'd like at any time. This is also the perfect place to try a new game and get tips on playing from a much broader range of people.
Here's some pictures to get scale of the amount of gaming and people.
|A 35 point Warmachine admin setup|
|Side halls full of games|
|The grand ballroom with 40k in the background|
|My wraith in a painting contest with some seriously good competition|
|My borrowed Circle on the table|
|Even more retail|
|He may be feral, but he's still my moopie moo|