Overall, this con was a learning experience at the very least. Some of the lessons I took away include:
Get a room, no matter how close you think you live. Because at two in the morning, after a long day of fangirly squealing, you're not going to want to drive ten minutes, let alone an hour and a half. Spending two hours sleeping in my car in a truck stop in Maryland taught me that.
Don't try to pimp your fandom or hold a do-it-yourself panel on the last day. A total of three or four people came to both events I held for B5, even though I ran into B5 fans everywhere throughout the convention, and only one of them ran in terror when I mentioned Londo/G'Kar. (Several actually squealed in delight. *g*)
If you have a room party and shamelessly advertise with flyers- and even performance art- they will come. This lesson is duly noted for use at Dragon*Con, where I've decided to hold a big, Centauri-style celebration in my room. *g* Now, to start writing a script and making costumes for the advertising spots...