Howdy folks, This year will be my first Gary Con (I've been to several Gen Cons) and I'm looking for tips on getting the most out of it. I am a Silver Badge holder. I've got a room at Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East and will be coming in on Wednesday. Right now I've got my room through Monday but I am considering on checking out a day earlier. - How does badge and ticket pickup work? Can I pick them up on Wednesday? Are the hours pretty expansive on this? It doesn't look like most of my flights options get in until the early evening so I'm even considering coming in a day earlier if this looks like it would be an issue. For comparison, I can't imagine having to do will-call at GenCon on Thursday morning (shudders). - Does anybody have any event registration tips? - I grew up with AD&D 1e and B/X D&D and those are awesome but I'm really looking forward to trying to get into DCC, MCC and Mothership events as some of my top choices. Anybody have any suggestions for something that might not be obvious to me? - Should I come stocked with my own food and water or is this readily available on site? - What's the parking situation? Given that I'll be coming from Comfort Suites Lake Geneva East, how early should I plan on arriving to get decent parking? My assumption is that I'll be renting a car at the airport and using it for travel between my hotel and the convention. - Anything else? Any information is much appreciated! This will be my first trip to Lake Geneva and it's pretty much Mecca for folks of my generation who grew up playing D&D so I'm really looking forward to this. Thanks!