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.