Honestly, staff was kind in the way that they weren't rude or unsympathetic to you but the con itself needs to reorganize a bit. The emails and badges would say a specific time for set up, closing, and open hours for AA but we'd just be told within five minutes notice that "hey, nvm!!!"
Affordable if you're in Chicago. Venue is the same as ACEN. Layout is meh ish. Really tight behind them (so people were constantly tripping over stands or luggages or just everything).