The pictures make all the venues look small and closed in. Not the larger spaces like at the HARA. Some look very dark. And going from building to building in the rain could be uncomfortable. Can't make it this year but will get reports from a couple that did make the long trip from Alaska. I always enjoyed the Hamvention. Despite the complaints I heard from others. It IS a hamfest. Not a blacktie soiree at the Waldorf.