No real "special" perks beyond what was advertised...
- Same DM (mine was all around excellent. You could tell they put their quality guys in here)
- Same Group for continuity and easy marshaling (day one marshaling was painless, and everything after was just walk in and sit)
- Private ballroom (was very noisy, and combined with a DM that didn't have a loudly projecting voice, made it hard to hear. But the area was nice, and ice water on hand was handy).
- Exclusive Games (By running a different course than the rest of the con, I was able to essentially do two tracks; HULB and HILL. The mini-epic was fun.
The only non-advertised "perk" was a visit to Fai-Chen. Strangely enough, I would've rather this had NOT happened as opposed to happen when it did. It was right during the "epic", which was time sensitive, and it just threw a wrench in everything. I hope next year, if they do it again, they have Fai Chen show up during game 3. Would work much better. The Fai Chen table didn't have anything special compared to what it had when setup in the main convention hall. At least from what I saw.
And then finally yeah, notepads, hand sanitizers, etc. Nice simple additions but nothing major.
As I said in another thread...was it "worth" $150, as in I really felt like I got my money's worth. Not really. But it was "worth" it in the sense that I'd probably sign up again. It's kind of like things I'd see on the dealer hall...I don't WANT to spend that much money, I'm going to feel a little dumb for spending that much money after the fact, but I'm on vacation and this doesn't happen often so I'll probably overpay despite those issues. $100 would likely feel more reasonable, as it'd basically be paying double for the "perks" compared to a normal game. But there's no real reason for them to lower it, as I'm sure many...just like myself...will still pay the higher price despite there not being any "special" perks beyond the "quality of life" perks it offers.