I got PM from another ST person, and here's the Friday plan as shaping up at St. Charles Convention Center.
Lunch: Meet at Caffiena's Marketplace (Starbucks and sandwiches) starting around 11 AM, say hi before the expo opens at Noon.
Evening: Meet at Cyprus Grille about 6:15 PM, see what happens. I'll reserve a Sand Trap table. Hotel clerk says Cyprus not that crowded on Friday evenings.
Both restaurants are in the hotel atrium just around the corner from the Expo entrance.
You all let me know if think you might show up for either.
(This duplicates an entry in Newbie's post from the Welcome thread.)