Although registration is not quite open for this year's BGG.CON, the prices are up, and it's kicked up to $75 for Early Registration, and a cool $100 after that.
Seeing this really made me feel like I'm getting to be a gamer grump, because this feels like it went just a little bit over my personal price limit for this kind of thing. I don't want to dampen the enthusiasm too much, since I think there will be a lot of people from here that want to go (especially a lot of the new gamers, I hope), but when I start to figure in the cost of the con, the drive, the hotel, and the food, I'm considering skipping this year. It just seems like a lot of money to spend for essentially a weekend of gaming. (And get off my lawn, you dadgum kids!!!) I'd be interested to hear other people's thoughts (especially those planning to attend).