Pro's and Con's (no pun intended) to these dates. Ideal for start of school summer holidays and well past Wimbledon, British GP etc as that can play havoc if you're travelling by car trust me, but transport links within London are very good.
However there were a few guests this year that did SDCC and LFCC most notably Hayley Atwell and lets face it if they(meaning franchise) had to choose it would be SDCC and others have expressed GOT concerns and if we ever want the likes of Big Bang Theory or dare I say RDJ to make an appearance it can't clash with SDCC.
Also Olympia is not a great venue as most of us discovered this year. Yes there is talk of changing the layout for next year but surely the ExCel venue is a better option being purpose built, all on one level, adequate hotels and food vendors, cheaper parking and much better toilet facilities. This would give the opportunity to section everything off in a logical manner, guests together, stages together, photo ops together, traders together and so on and so on. There's also an opportunity for a party Thurs Fri and Sat night be it at the Fox (limited tickets) or in one of the halls as per DSTL 2012
In summary move it by a week (forward or back) and switch venue to ExCel. I know it sounds simple and there are a lot of logistical and business concerns to be factored in but it does feel the way to go.
Any other thoughts people