Last year at the State of the Fest Address, Paul said something that's really stuck with me. Regardless of what rules the Gaylord might issue, and how many people volunteer to enforce those rules, the best way to keep everything safe, fun, and retain our welcome at the Gaylord, is to discourage poor behavior ourselves. If the community is against bad behavior, then we have nothing to worry about. I'm inclined to agree with Paul on this one. If someone's doing stuff like trashing the hotel, ask them politely to respect the space we've been granted. Even though we're paying for the con, and paying for rooms (for those of us that were early enough), the Gaylord hosting MAGFest is a mutually beneficial privilege. If people are being dirtbags even after your gentle intervention, turn them in to hotel staff or MAG volunteers. If the hotel basically has eyes everywhere, then the people causing problems get the boot before they mess it up for everyone else. I personally really like the Gaylord, and would like MAGFest to continue to be welcome there.
Our influence will help stop misbehaving con-goers! On the floors of MAGFest, we will hold the line! ... Or is it wait in line...? Both? Both.
In other news:
THE HYPE TRAIN'S GOT NO BRAKES! WOOOOOOO!!!