Geoff created and funded it. Geoff also has the pull of the general gaming audience and is well liked by many people in the industry.
The fact that he funded the event tells you all you need to know about GK, despite the constant Dorito Pope shit that gets thrown at him, he damn well loves this industry and the industry itself is better with him doing his thing.
Keep Geoff at it, expand a little on what he just did and give him a respectable co-host. It will be great.