Good news on the AX front...
Maybe the new management of AX is actually THINKING THROUGH some of the things about AX that wallow in a sweaty mass of lameness.
Last year, AX charged $20 for a pass for the shuttle buses. Unless you booked a hotel through the con, which can be sketchy.
This year, however, AX is GIVING people who buy a 4 day pass a shuttle bus pass! Holy moly! They are doing the right thing, for once! This could be a trend! Stay tuned.