Here's a picture book suggestion as to what might work when showing up to the Kings Island Resort Conference Center. First check in and make sure you have a room, then stop over to see the TDIFest OH8 planner to finalize your registration and pick up your namebadge.
---->The lounge is bigger than the picture makes it look<-----
Head off to your room to unload, bounce on the bed, flush the toilet (remembering to wash your hands )
and check to see that your deodorant is still working. Then head back down to the lobby and to the lounge where you are bound to see a few old faces and meet a few new ones. If you get hungry, you can order a sandwich in the lounge or head across the lobby to the hotel restaurant for dinner (also there are a dozen area restaurants within 2 or 3 miles if hotel food doesn't satisfy).
If outside is your thing, there is a wrap around deck overlooking nicely landscaped grounds off the lounge. The Meet 'n' Greet can be one of the most enjoyable times of the 'fest. See you there.