As if GaryCon were some massively profitable endeavor, loaded with celebrities sneering at the “common gamer”. This is a small con with massive overhead: no one is filling their pockets from GaryCon (except, maybe, the hotel owners). I wouldn’t be surprised to hear Luke’s at a net loss from the last 12 years. I’ve been going for 6 years and it’s obvious GaryCon is a labor of love: Luke, Carolyn, Skip, and all the others bust their asses to provide an amazing experience for 2000+ people. Suggesting they’re just doing this for the bucks is ignorant of the financial realities of running a convention and insulting to their dedication.