I'm planning on going to the GBBF this year. It's from August 12th - 16th (Tues through Sat). I'd like to know if anyone else was planning on attending, and if so if you'd be interested in doing a group apartment rental for the occasion. Price for lodging through airbnb looks to be about 1k euros / 1,300 usd for four nights, so if we can get four people that's $350 per person. This would be right next door to the convention center.
Ticket prices for the event itself are £10/day, and beer prices are typical london, around £3-4 for a pint. I've been once and it was a riot. Lots of interesting people, plenty of good beer, mostly British styles of course but there's an 'imports' section as well. Also going on at the same time (I think) is the London Craft Beer Festival, which is £35 for a ticket, glass, and a free sampling from each of the stands.