I first started to go to Geekway in 2009, I knew absolutely nobody there, and had a great time. I've been coming back ever since. This year was the last year I'll have a place to stay in St. Louis, so next year I will have to make the decision if I should get a hotel room or not. I'm leaning towards, "YES!" If you enjoy board gaming, want to play a lot of games for cheap, and live withing a days drive of St. Louis I suggest you attend this event.
Also, this event reminds me again of how awesome my wife is, since she lets me basically disappear for 4 days, and never complains about it at all. She is awesome like that.
I put up a Geeklist about my Top 5 experiences at Geekway here: Geekway to the West #3 - With Pictures!
Here is the conventions website if you want to check it out: http://geekway2west.com/