Flying in, you will land at MSP airport. I recommend taking the light rail to north to down town Minneapolis and then picking up a cab to your hotel from there (assuming you plan to stay close to the event center). This will save you a bundle of money unless the hotel you are staying at has a good shuttle service rate from the airport.
For people flying in who are nervous about getting lost in town, you can PM me and we can exchange numbers so that you can have a safety net to get you to where you need to go in case the situation goes south for you. Always good to have a friend when a stranger in a strange land.
There are also plenty of food options close by the the event center, ranging from fast food all the way to vegetarian healthfood for the more conscientious. They are about 4 blocks away, so they are technically within walking distance as well. Public transportation also goes to within 1 block of the event center if such is needed.
I went ahead and booked the Days Inn. Got a rental car also if anyone needs a ride.
Giving this a bump.
This is coming up quick! Who else is going? I'll be in Thursday afternoon.