well, if they eliminate the marathon people, that gives the center even more space. the dome holds 18,000 or so in the seats, more can fit on the floor. for the people in lines, why not have tv monitors playing fanfilms, star wars documentaries, the pop culture stuff, the stars giving autographs via closed circuit, the programs inside the filled rooms via closed circuit... anything to keep their minds of the droning monotony of the line. to speed up the mornings, why not do registration at hotels the night before. many other conventions in indy do this.