Why the Midwest, and not San Diego? Or somewhere on the east coast either? The Midwest has the geographical center (Lebanon, KS) and the population center (somewhere in Mid-Missouri) of the country. San Diego is a beautiful city, but it would it be MORE time-consuming and MORE expensive for MORE people to go there, than somewhere in the Midwest. NO MATTER WHERE IT'S HELD, there will always be a certain amount of people who are at a comparative disadvantage. The idea is to minimize the OVERALL difficulty for as many people as possible. If it's going to be in the Midwest, I think Indy is a pretty good choice. Many improvements could be made from the last time, but the difficulties were not related to the city of choice as much as to the abilities of the convention planners. In other words, it's not the city, it's the ?idiots? in charge. People have suggested Chicago or St. Louis would be better, b/c they are bigger cities, better airports. Even though I myself live in St. Louis, I would NOT choose to have it here. Our newly revamped conv. ctr. is lovely, but we do NOT have nearly as many hotels within such a short walk of the conv. ctr. Also it would be more expensive to stay here, and definitely more traffic. While they were not as well utilized as they could have been, I thought the facilities in Indianapolis were superb. I think Chicago would also be a bad choice, talk about traffic, and MUCH more expensive to stay. What I DO wonder about is other smaller sized cities that might have good convention facilities. Are there good facilites in, say, Springfield IL, Des Moines IA, Omaha NE, Little Rock AR, Paducah KY, Tulsa OK, etc? Although, I really can't imagine that any city like this might have BETTER facilites than Indy, I suppose it's possible. It doesn't really matter where they have C3, I'm definitely going to be there. Even though there were difficulties and disappointments at C2, I determined that I was going to have a great time, and I did. When I go to Six Flags on a Saturday in the summer, I don't complain about all the people. Instead I'd just decide to go in the autumn. I certainly wasn't going to complain about all the people at Celebration. I had a great time meeting and talking to fans from all over. For me, the bottom line is that once I'm at the convention, the planners have done their stuff, maybe very well and maybe horribly, but my attitude is more than capable of determining the quality of the event for me. Thankfully, I had the time of my life. It was completely fantasmagorical. I didn't get to do, see, or buy EVERYTHING I wanted, but I made my decisions, and enjoyed things as they came. Can't wait for the next one.