Ooh! -- This is a really neat idea for next year, Keianna! I can dig it. Maybe we can try and get a little metal stand or something so it's UP on the table. I will say the only plus to the old place was being able to hang table names from the ceiling. But, I think the numbers on the chairs managed to do an admirable job of helping point out what was what.
Now...if we can just keep people from jacking my table numbers in the middle of the night, I'll be happy. Still looking for that Table 13 thief...
Next year we're hoping to have a room for the miniatures games - and, of course, what's being offered is up to the people willing to run - all of the games run at ReaperCon are put on by volunteers who love the games and want other people to be able to play them. The notable exception, of course, being our darling ReaperWolf, who runs all of the Dreadmere events for Reaper (being the writer, he's sort of the authority on it, don'tcha know). Speaking of - next year's events should be reaching a crescendo for our loved (and reviled) factions. <3
As for people not showing up even though they registered...that happens a lot. No way to make sure that someone shows up...well...not unless someone gives me a Krampus-style sack to go with these horns and I can start kidnapping wayward gamers. >_> And yeah, I think probably GT had a lot to do with it. There's some options on the table for next year that might streamline this whole process (This Scheduling Devil, personally, has some appeals into Asmodeus, don't you worry.). But that said, I always encourage people to show up to the games they want to play on the chance that people bow out or forget or get kidnapped by some crazy lady with a trashbag and paper mache horns. You know. As you do.
Soon as I have a firm set-up for next year, I'm going to start talking about gaming at the Con for next year. I'm realizing I'm going to have to be a lot more proactive on the forums now that our little Con is growing! This year definitely had some growing pains in that department, but lord if any of you remember way back in the day when we were all crammed on four tables in the side aisles of the factory...woof. To my knowledge, both Societies (Pathfinder & 5e) should be back next year. I've also got some rumblings of other non-Pathfinder, non-D&D games getting organized...updates to follow as I get 'em.