This year's BGG Convention was loads of fun. I played a ton of games and got to see many demo's for some great upcoming games.
My favorite of the new game releases I got to play was The Gallerist by Vital Lacerda. Not only is it a great game but it also has one of the best rule books and player aids I have seen in a game. The only negative is the unnecessarily large box it comes in. I highly recommend this one if you like euros.