In case you are looking for feedback, here are some post mortem thoughts on Gary Con IX: 1. Overall, it was fantastic from an organizational standpoint. 2. Clearer signage at the registration counter would be helpful. When I arrived on Wednesday to register, there were two lines with a separate line marked for GMs. It wasn't clear whether I was supposed to get into a specific line to start. For some reason, I stuck with the line on the right even though it was longer. That turned out to be correct since I wasn't supposed to go to the line on the left until after being processed on the right. Next year, it would be great if you had a START HERE sign. 3. Thank you very, very much for adding real salad options (as opposed to a chicken Ceasar salad wrap) to the menu. However, the salads provided were a rip-off. I was excited by the relatively low $7 price until I saw what it got me: a small tub of spinach with a few strawberry slices. No dressing, no cutlery (not a problem since there was no dressing to get on my fingers), and very small. I know prices are going to get gouged when the hotel is the only food option at the table, but this seemed excessive. I ended up ordering more food for that meal, too, so it wound up being even more expensive. I hope they reduce the price or offer significantly more salad next year. 4. Tableside service was a hot mess Saturday afternoon. It was impossible to find someone to take orders. Servers finally started showing back up around 2:30 and were very responsive from then on, but 12:00-2:30 was really bad.