As it goes, I have done a lot of thinking and consulting with the Loquacious one, and a plan and consensus has been reached.
I am going to GenCon, but I am *NOT* going to do the ten-week challenge. We both agree that it would turn me into a wound-up mess. I do miss running games in a convention environment, though, so we came up with a sort of compromise.
Instead of the ten-week challenge, I'm going to do the 34-Week challenge and run games once again at our local convention, Winter War. I plan on running at least three-games, and it will probably be four. I am still debating of if I will use an all-new game engine, or if I will dust off one of my others and refine it.
So, at GenCon, I plan to purely be a player, with a side of store owner, and potentially a touch of co-GM if a friend of mine needs helps with a couple of his events. At Winter War, I will be game designer, store owner, convention booth warm body, and, if the pattern holds to form, probably MtG: Pre-Release coordinator as well.
Tired won't even begin to describe how I will feel at the end of it all, but at least this way I'll get to sleep in my own bed each night... =)