I know there are mixed reactions to LOS this year but as a game player I thought it was a great place to game. I’ve been following some of the post con chatter and know some people are advocating for all the corporate events to be moved there, but it’s so much nicer than Hall A-E from a noise perspective that I hope the regular events stay there. A few thoughts for next year that unfortunately probably split jurisdictions at Gen Con HQ in Seattle.
1. I saw numerous people turn the corner past meeting room 2, see the giant roll-up door ahead of them and assume they were in the wrong place and turn around. That door needs a big, big arrow sign on it pointing the rest of the way into the stadium.
2. Move the HQ to be the first thing you encounter, then you can put the aisles running straighter in the stadium itself. The diagonal aisle on entering felt a bit odd. Also you need to ask ICC to have a better ramp into the stadium. I suspect that step was hard to navigate in a wheel chair.
3. Follow up on peoples comments about rest rooms, particularly for the mobility impared on the playing level. I suspect some of this was the blue and yellow shirted ICC event staff not knowing what was allowed for Gen Con and defaulting to rules for other events.
4. Put a true open gaming space in the stadium. Sort of the south end version of the JW space. Then if you have an hour or two between LOS events you would have a place to hang out and not feel the need to walk back to the convention center.
5. To respond to some of the concerns about walk-up traffic, put a stage at the far end of LOS. If gencon is taking over the cheese weasel type of program put the drawings out there because people will go anywhere for free stuff :-) It could also host some of the performers ( they could boast that they’ve played Lucas Oil Stadium). And it seems like a lot of the really serious cosplayers have a different character for each day of the convention- so maybe a Thursday and Friday contest on it as well. Some of the live streams could be hosted from it as well.
Had a great time this year. Thanks for all the hard work.