Originally Posted by missrelena
-The dealers room closing early on day 1? What the heck?
Well, it closed at 7 pm last year, too. I had a table in Artists' Alley, at the back row of booths of the dealers room, and I can tell you that it's a grueling day to try to go from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and not be able to leave for dinner by 6 or 7. The room's open all weekend, after all. And how many hours does it actually take to see everything in it?
If I were going to be in the dealers room next year, I'd suggest making the hours 10-6 on Day 1, and perhaps having more time to set up the night before, if they want to have 8 hours of shopping time that day.