The hotels (Rosemont and Doubletree) will essentially be used for sleeping and hanging out. Only the awards luncheon will occur at the Rosemont. Everything else takes place at the Stephens Center.
According to J.D.:
This year's show promises to be the biggest G-FEST of all time. G-FEST takes place from July 9 to 11 at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont, IL. Don't miss out!
All G-FEST functions and the dealers room are in the same area. There is one entrance for the whole convention. So that means only people with badges will be allowed in. This is different from a hotel set-up, as other hotel guests (or anyone) can walk around the hotel, but in the convention center, only G-FESTers will be allowed into our area.