seeing how much the things I did in advance mattered (in particular persuading Jaelle to give us more space, going to TCEP to spread the word and fish for volunteers, and printing schedules)
numerous comments about game room being a much-needed addition to the con
2 rooms full of happy gamers who would have otherwise had no place to go
people showing up for almost every scheduled event
15% of the con attendees using the game room at some point
being asked back for next year before I could even present my plea
did I mention the volunteers rocked?
Things to discuss/remember for next year:
talk to Maile in advance about setup for the boardroom - swap out the useless chairs, get tables in the back, no glasses/dishes on the table.
the boardroom has one key and they want one person to hold it. This turned out not to be a huge problem, but it's something to remember when scheduling because it means the same person has to be available to lock up at night and open in the morning.
find out whom we're sharing space with and coordinate room layout/times/expectations/etc. in advance. (yeah, we're going to get the same kind of 2-room situation next time, but I hope to be more involved in the decision about where the second space is).
better storage/shelving. Some of the storage we thought we'd have was blocked by the extra tables in the back of the boardroom. YAY that we had space there, because I think those 2 tables made an enormous difference, but it cut our game storage to 1/3 of what we were planning.
I'm sure I have more, but I'm exhausted so that's it for now. Any other comments/questions/requests/suggestions?