Hi silverf0xx, my wife and I may not be "good told gamers" but we'd like to think we're "pretty good new gamers" having played quite a lot over the past years. Unfortunately, this was our first GenCon attempt, so we missed out on the D&D Experience tracks (would have been a perfect fit!)
Any chance there are meetup groups or the like for those of us in the general session that would like to find other reasonably dedicated players (i.e. folks who like playing creatively more than just rolling fistfuls of damage dice and grabbing after "dat sweet loot"*)?
*Not that there's anything wrong with that style, we just prefer a bit more immersion.
Well... not to my knowledge as that would likely be a bigger undertaking what with everyone playing in different slots and times.
What I have seen happen is when you get sat with a table and you click with people, you check out what you might have coming up next to see if you can coordinate that way. It's also a great way to find DMs that you click with and enjoy.
I have remained in contact with a lot of players from tables past and we try to get games/slots/sessions together or at the least they stop by my table for some inspiration (a big bag of Starbursts).
If you want to try and build something ahead of time I would suggest putting up a post similar to this one with the slots and adventures you are playing in and see if you can gather together a few groups. It helps the marshals when you have a complete group ready to be sat, too.
Hope this helps and if you have anymore questions, don't be afraid to ask. I'll save you a couple of inspirations. =)
*Nice Seinfeld reference. Lol