CAPcon concluded almost two weeks ago and now I finally have the time to write a little report about the event. Before the event, two trucks arrived with all kinds of toys including rocking animals and a full-sized rocking Harley motorcycle. The actual hotel takeover took place the following day. Curtains were put up in the lobby area and the atrium was re-purposed as a playground and stage. In the atrium there was a trike circuit as well as a big ball pit. Downstairs were a changing room with seven changing stalls, luggage storage, a room for workshops and raves as well as a dungeon/dark ageplay area.
The walkway to the conference center was also hung with curtains. The public area was partitioned off as well so people could walk over there in their preferred ageplay attire. Sometimes I snuck out to go to a convenience store, which was also located in the conference building. The conference building housed an entire floor of playrooms as well as another changing room and two rooms for vendors/exhibitors. I estimate that about 1000 people in total attended.
Most stayed at the CAPcon hotel, but a few also stayed at overflow hotels. Without a car it was difficult to get around though. The hotel offered a courtesy bus to go to restaurants etc. in the area, but that service was a bit limited considering the large number of attendees. The hotel staff were great and nobody gave you strange looks. Some even wore blinking pacifiers or made nice remarks when something struck them as particularly cute.
The CAPcon crowd was simply awesome. The organizers were very approachable and just great. You could tell that they really had their heart in it. The attendees were also great though. Everyone was very considerate and I even had some heart to heart chats with some of them. My favorite activities aside from hanging out with other participants were diving into the ball pit and drifting on the trikes provided in the atrium. The changing area was also super convenient with free diapers, powder, wipes, etc. being provided to all participants. It was amazing to hang out with this crowd of very nice people and I intend to fly over again next year.
Should you have any questions let me know.