This thread will be about the first Go Play NW, how it went down, how we did it, and what we learned.
To kick it off, I'll say that the "self-organizing" model for game slots worked really well from my perspective. I think most people got into some games they really wanted, and when something filled up, there were five other awesome things to jump into instead.
Maybe someone else (Brandon, Tony?) can talk about the numbers (attendees, costs, etc.).
I'd like for this thread to eventually become a good first stab at a "how to" for others to run their own events like this. Jason Morningstar, Doyce, and others with experience in organizing mini-cons: jump in with your own thoughts after the GPNW folks have laid out some of the raw data.