I spent some time looking through the cheap boxes. One of the cool things about how Dave runs the store is that he sells most commons in playsets of 4 for $.50 and a lot of random "dollar rares" for $.50. The downside is that he only sells what he actually has in stock, so many of the low-prestige cards on my wish list that I would just buy (it's very hard to trade for low-value stuff because nobody carries it around) aren't there. I obtained a few upgrades for my existing decks and material for decks I have in mind.
The main event, Worldwake-Zendikar-Zendikar booster draft, came next. The only $4+ card I saw go by was a Tectonic Edge, I took it on about the 3rd pick in the pack. My initial intent was to key on black and red removal, but draft is always influenced by what cards you actually see. I got on red pretty well, and got a few black, but I started grabbing blue early as well. I had never seen Allies in action, so I wasn't grabbing them as aggressively as I should have, but I got a few, and they were still important for my deck. I did pick up several cards with Landfall abilities, which actually synergize with the Vapor Snare and Expedition Map that I had. I ended up with a decent (by draft standards) aggro deck, went 2-1, winning an M12 booster packs, plus my door prize, a promo Bloodlord of Vasgoth. Cracked the pack, got an Archon of Justice and a Crown of Empires.
I decided to play in the after draft. I had a Weatherlight pack I decided to throw in and an M12; I bought Zendikar and Scars of Mirrodin, putting the Zendikar in as the prize. Again, I was looking for red removal, and after I'd picked up a few, I just kept grabbing red cards. I had so many red cards that I went mono red, and it actually worked pretty well. I ran over two opponents quickly and got mashed flat by one, going 2-1, and got a Scars booster and an M12 booster in prizes.