Well this is interesting:
"Why do we need another one of these? The block of June through October is pretty slammed with regional, national, and international board gaming shows already, and most of them have operated since even before the first PAX existed. So why another? One answer: demand, both from fans and from exhibitors. "Our other shows are reaching critical mass," Hartman says about sell-out crowds at capacity venues. "Tabletop exhibitors are not alone in wanting more space.""
Hmm... I don't know what to think of this. Competition? Or welcomed addition to satisfy a broad demand that exceeds what Gen Con provides?