I have to say - I went to Califur...really against my better judgment. I was sorely disappointed with last year's experience, as were many others. Off I went, expecting nothing.
And I have to say I was pleasantly surprised!
The hotel was beautiful, their staff pleasant, the space was perfect - not too much, not too cramped. We didn't get in the way of other hotel activity (that I saw) and vice versa. Califur staff was helpful and pleasant to deal with. From a dealer's standpoint, the den was spacious, well-lit and not too noisy. From a suiter's standpoint, the headless lounge was great, although a bit far away from everything except the dance.
Excellent con, Califur staff, I had a great time.