Originally Posted by Man in Red Hat
Well, from what is being said on the forums, the reason that everything was so congested was because the hotel people didn't give them a choice on where things would go. They simply were like 'Registration will be here, no matter what' and did not particularly believe the Youmacon staff about how many people would be attending. This is why everything was a cluster and congested.
The staff did say they got to talk to Mr. Marriot himself (who was there apparently) and he assured them that next year would be different (or something to that effect). It would be safe to assume that next year the hotel management will give more leeway to the staff since they have seen first hand how crazy it is. And that will lead to less congestion, better use of space, etc etc.
The above is pretty much correct. As we mentioned on our official forums, we will be overhauling reg (read: most likely moving it to some ballroom location). We still have spaces we did not use that are available to us for various things, so expect those to be tapped into next year. Elevators we mentioned as well, that we are already looking into some control for getting on them.