A few more items to add to the Good: (from my point of view at least, I just got back a couple of minutes ago)
The AO meet at the Hard Rock went well. The turnout wasn't huge, but it was interesting to meet AGD Pride, the Techs, and a variety of Canadian AO members for the first time.
Bea Youngs was (is) the events announcer, so she can periodically be heard announcing games and other significant information to the audience. It's nice to be able to recognize others from AO at a major tournament.
Edit: An afterthought: there was at least one banner in the stands that the guys from Ottawa brought down. It looked pretty good
Usually around. Usually silent.