* Heidi MacDonald smartly points out that Marriot's database exposure has an effect on convention goers that use those hotels in places like San Diego and Bethesda.
* finally, I know a bunch of people here in the midwest for which Genghis Con is the year-ender. I had a good time and it was fun to meet so many attendees of CXC. I think it's good to shut it down as far into next year as your commitments allow. It's hard for me to imagine doing one of these late-period in November and then heading off to Angeloume, but of course many people do it. Also, would a warm-weather show aggressively marketed do well in early December? I go back and forth on this.