Another topic was the prospects for a future Seattle Worldcon. I think Seattle should seriously consider bidding, assuming they can work out a facilities agreement with the Convention Center and downtown hotels. (This assumes that the roadblock that scuttled the last Seattle bid has moved on to other job opportunities.) The big challenge -- and this is the same anywhwere these days -- is understanding that it's not a local convention with a committee solely consisting of people who live within easy mutual driving distance of each other. It is somewhat jarring if that's what you're used to doing if your committee consists of people from all over the world whom you only interact with by e-mail, IRC, telephone, etc.
From the schedule, I see that there is a casino scheduled for the late afternoon/early evening. Lisa and I are about to go check it out. Knowing me, there's a non-zero chance that I'll end up dealing a game rather than playing it.