If nobody else wants to comment I might as well.... I think the idea of a party/gathering the night before (at the Great Hall I assume?) could be a fun idea. A sort of 'meet & greet' before event is interesting considering I see many of the same faces year after year but never have the moment to speak the day of Canzine. I wouldn't make it a 'speed dating' sort of thing though. Perhaps just some sort of name/zine tag or something. It could even be an open event for anyone but a discount for registered Canziners (ie $10 non-registered/5 registered) I definitely wouldn't charge more. A night of just dancing/drinking/mingling could be fun.