Went over to the Thunderbird and talked about rooms with Kendra, who is filling in for Bev while the latter is on enforced medical leave. As it happens, we had more requests for suites than we had actual suites to hand out, so some people are going to be disappointed. We gave priority to people who wanted to throw room parties, since the remaining suites were in the Non-Detachable Party Saucer Section, and that made the decision about who got short-sheeted a lot easier. We also made some decisions regarding the programming spaces - basically, the three rooms that were going to be programming venues during the day and gaming venues at night have been redesignated as one programming venue and two gaming venues.
We also did away with the dance. This was partially due to the fact that we were looking at a lot of setup/teardown work late on Friday and Saturday night and more of the same in the morning on Saturday and Sunday, but mainly due to the fact that despite being approached by several aspiring DJs, NONE of them ever sent in a bid or proposal, and at this point I'm saying the hell with it. Next year, people, don't wait until the end of February to get your proposals in - send me a damn e-mail in August, okay? Go dance in the DDR party, people.
Aside from making decisions like that, it went pretty well. I'll post my notes on the AD forum later for the benefit of staff, and the meeting this weekend should be interesting as a result. Tonight, finishing the program book and the programming grid. Whee.