"Dealers room guest list" is quicker to type than "all the filler guests that have mostly been got on the cheap and that will be put in their own little area away from the main action."
Apologies to anyone who I befuddled.
Also see all the complaints in the Shamasters Bitten convention thread from all the people who feel they've been ripped off by the very low grade guest list after paying hundreds of pounds for tickets. And see Joiner's usual "F off to the lot of you" response.
My money's on DSTL ending up exactly like this but on a much grander scale.