Well I am not here to bash L.A. I had a great time at the convention but here are some cons and pros that I and some of other fans I met had said. Cons: 1. Hotels distance from convention center. I was luckily at the Fig and walked but others had to rely on shuttles and some hotel shuttles were late or rarely ran enough. 2. Lack of communications with gencon and convention center security. (I really didn't see any radios in use) And when I asked a gencon person about radio communication between the two I got a bewildered look. This is a huge factor when trying to run a convention, Communication is vital. 3. The distance from the hall G and H to the Fan club lounge..if someone was physically disabled this was a long travel. (I would say for the average person walking it was a five to ten minute walk) It was a little too spread out maybe. 4. Not as many dealers (Initially there was a reported fee for unions to move exhibitors stuff into the convention center even if the exhibitors brought there own carts to move there own stuff in themselves. Then Gen Con stepped in I heard and resolved some of that.) I think this might have scared off alot of vendors that normally would of come and I think the location might have been a reason also. So with these two reasons I think they were two huge factors. This time the vendor hall and the autograph area were able to share the same space. At CII this was also the case but at CIII the autograph hall was elsewhere from the dealer room. 5. Cost of living in CA. Everything seemed a bit more expensive out in L.A. to me than what things cost in Indy. More fees and (or) higher taxes than I care to remember. 6. Not much to do in downtown L.A. you had to travel to Santa Monica,Hollywood,Long Beach, etc. to find places to go. (Which I went to these places and were quite enjoyable) 7. Location I think this was a factor in travel for alot of fans. Several of my friends and fans I know who went to CII and CIII stated the location was why they would be unable to go and also the cost to travel and stay in L.A. 8. Gen con Yes they have done better but they still needs alot of work in areas. This is what they do for a living and they do other cons shouldn't they have worked out most of the kinks by now. It took them two cons to get the store more efficient. 9. Celebration Store They simply didn't pay attention to the fans. I heard from many fans that the style and selection of the items was not up to snuff. I myself only bought a few things this time around. And running out of stock on the first day (patch) Alot of people couldn't get a program this time around. And the prices were so high compared to the quality of what they were offering the store they had reduce everything except the figure pack to 50% off on the last day. Forced at reducing rather than eating the cost themselves on taking a majority of it back that wasn't selling due to quality,cost, and design of product. 10. The Opening Ceremonies fiasco...I won't even comment. Pros The Celebration Store was opened 24 hours and there was really not much of a wait. It was a fun time for most of the convention. The Luke McQuarrie figure was awesome. The Gentle Giant, Sideshow, Acme, Koto, had all nice stuff for exclusives. Although Gentle Giant's organization was lacking and getting some stuff was near impossible. The promotional giveaways were nice as usual. Well that is my little rant or two cents on it. I have read that L.A. is the home of the next few Celebrations but someone in charge always has the right to change their mind on this. I didn't hate L.A. but I would hope for a better solution for the fans will be forthcoming and that they are working out the bugs for CV.