I'm not much of a party animal or night owl anyway, so I'll just finish grading all of the assignments at GDC after the day's sessions are over.
This would have worked last year when I was a newcomer. This year, I know far too many people in the community. I didn't realize this until last night, when I found enough people at the Marriott ("the new Fairmont") to keep me entertained until past midnight... and this is on Monday, before most people are even here.
Oh well, it seemed like a good idea at the time...