I've already booked my room for GenCon 2014. The Hilton ain't cheap, but what the hell.
Truth be told, I've never been to this kind of conference, only academic conferences. I think (just maybe) this one is going to be a lot more fun than the National Communication Association. Just a guess. It is, however, at a very unfortunate time for me, professionally. You know how professors have to gear up for the new school year, what with registration & advising, course planning, meetings, etc? Yeah, well, that happens the week of GenCon (i.e., the week before classes start), at least at my school.
Nonetheless... Sacrifices must be made!