Hey guys! I know I can never convince you people to come to the middle of the desert, but perhaps this year that will change?
It's not very game-centric, but they usually do have one conference room dedicated to videogames, and a huge foyer dedicated to board games! As a bonus for trusted Dtoiders who would plan to come to this, my wife and I have room for several people to sleep, so no hotel would be necessary. We don't live near downtown Phoenix where the convention center is, but we're not far from a light rail station, and you can take the light rail on about a 45 minute ride to the convention center.