I'll chime in here from maybe a unique demographic; we're a family of 4 from Canada that drove down in an ECTO themed minivan. We went for it and bought the Class-10 packages, because this seemed like a once in a lifetime opportunity and didn't want to live with the "I wish we went to GBFF" thoughts. Plus KIDS WERE FREE. We aren't convention goers, this was really our first time doing something like this so expectations were low. That being said, it became apparent somewhere in the middle of breakfast that this was going to be unorganized mess and we better be on top of whatever we need to get out of it. So that's what we did. "I'M CLASS 10, WHERE DO I GO" until someone gave us a better answer then the last person.
I will say that the best thing about fan fest was the people. Everyone was so positive, happy, laughing, even in the face of the problems with the festival. The celebs went waaay out of their way to accomodate whomever they were with. I have a ton of respect for Paul Fieg now.
All in all it was a great experience for us. I know we missed out on a bunch of stuff, including all the signings, some of the photos... but WE GOT TO MEET THE GHOSTBUSTERS! IVAN REITMAN LIKES OUR MINIVAN. Plus all the new GB friends we made along the way.
I've got a bunch of footage from the whole trip, including the drive down there. I'm sorting through it and putting it together as time allows, here's the second part!