1) assuming that might be a busy travel weekend (spring break, easter) and 2) before I forget about it.... would like to book hotel. looks like 3 main options: bloomington, columbus, bedford, maybe nashville. General guidance would be appreciated.
Event headquarters will be at the Maumee Scout Reservation which is north of Norman and about equidistant from Bloomington, Columbus, and Bedford. Bloomington and Columbus have a better selection of hotels than Bedford. You can also put up a tent at Maumee for $5/person for the weekend.