I decided to forgo the TSA Kabuki Security Theatre scene with the Genii Bash and opted to rent a car and drive down from Virginia. Several times at Magic Live, I've spent part of the Thursday or Friday afterwards engaged in packing up a box or two of newly acquired loot and shipping it back via UPS.
Best experience, though, had to be flying back from Vegas with six decks of Wynne playing cards I had gotten at Gambler's General Store. The kind salesclerk there had found a nice little white box to hold the half-dozen decks. Neither of us realized that, at the airport scanner, the white box in my luggage would be indistinguishable from a block of C-4 explosive. Hilarity ensued.