Lance sent me this link (thanks!) to the GamerBUS, which is somewhat reminiscent of the now defunct SHOBU GAMES.
I'm still very much interested in a business revolving around games. All the research we did initially has shown the gaming industry to be going through a significant growth period, without much sign of slowing.
I think this is a great idea and hope they do well! It will only make things easier for the rest of us dreamers!