For 2009, I expect that the hall will be a little smaller and will have a feeling of being more densely packed. Even if the same number of attendees are there, the smaller space will increase the atmosphere. That's a good thing, for sure. The high ceilings, even though they carry away the odour of thousands of sweaty gamers, make the whole thing seem under-attended. But that's a trick of the eye. Thousands of people made their way to the con.
And dozens of them came to play indie games. I'm excited about it again this year. And this year the indie gamers will be much easier to find.
And no, I'm not going to tell you why I say that. You'll just have to register for gencon and see for yourself.