There's a good chance I may help run Games on Demand this year which would mean I will be in whatever hotel that staff is in. I don't know which hotel that is yet, still waiting on info. Also, when I know more, I may (stress may, details are being formulated and I'm not in charge) be able to bring some of you in as part time GMs which should have plenty of perks.
What's Games on Demand? It's a room (now in the main convention center and double the size of last year which is awesome) where GMs hang out with a few games they know how to run. When players arrive, whoever is moderating the room tells them, "we have 6 GMs able to run X, Y, and Z games... what would you like to play?" And then we get games together "on demand" rather than on a schedule. Often the games aren't a full 4 hours because people are so busy during Gen Con it's hard to dedicate that much time, especially during the day. So games tend to be 2 or 4 hours. Usually we try to have games available that are popular that year at Gen Con. So if a new game is debuting, we'll ask the designers to send us a PDF copy and a demo adventure. If this happens, I'd like to have a gaming weekend where we learn the new hotness.
But since all of this is up in the air, I think as many of us should get hotels as possible. If we try to get into the same 1-2 hotels, we can later call the hotels themselves to arrange to have the rooms next to each other. And hopefully if there is no early cancellation fee, we can cancel rooms if need be. But we should determine the cancellation policy first.