1. What kind of staff is a small, single-fandom convention likely to have? Number of people? Percentage of staff who are active fandom members?
2. When major actors are guests at a smaller con, do they often have security of some kind? Or assistants to act as a buffer if necessary? Or would conscientious fannish organizers make sure that the guests are treated well?
3. This is specific to people who live (or have lived) in Midwestern America: how common are bed-and-breakfast style establishments, especially in or near smaller towns? Or large houses/mansions that have been converted into inns (or, effectively, tiny convention centers)?
If you look at these questions and have no answers, but know of websites, people, or communities where I might find people willing to give me good ideas, by all means let me know.
ETA: You guys, this fictional con is really small! Like, smaller than in reality, I assume. Around 30-40 attenders MAX. They'd be SWIMMING in a convention center of any size, and in most hotels, actually!