(Image: Rox's 1st Place Trophy for Role Playing in Dragoncon 97)
In Episode #2 of The Grue Cafe, my sister, "Rox of Spazhouse," is joined by her cohost, Kim along with Peter White to discuss the pros and cons of convention gaming:
The "Grue Crew" has a slightly different take on gaming at conventions, because gaming is not the primary focus during events like Atlanta's Dragoncon, or our own Norwescon. So it becomes a question of how much gaming do you want to do, versus other important happenings--like attending panels hosted by Kelly LeBrock, Summer Glau or Barbara Eden. (See Dragoncon 2010's Guest List under Film & Television).
However, much of their advice can apply to wargame conventions as well--such as scheduling time to take care of personal hygiene. Unfortunately, this seems to be a recurring theme, and a common bond among gamers of all types. So please shower, or bathe regularly! Your fellow gamers/attendees will appreciate that you did.