Oh... That is rather insulting.
The other volunteers/staff in this thread just accept the fact that it is a thing, don't particularly go against it, but would much rather not be a part of it. Clearly glomping is just a thing some people are fond of. I'm not saying that I particularly approve of PDA, but I find it a lot more refreshing than those who always carry a storm cloud over their heads every day.
I too wouldn't want it to be blatantly associated with the convention. The idea of a hugging room is cute, but a little creepy at the same time. If people want the glomp circle, I'm sure it'll happen outside of con grounds. As it's happened at so many other cons before this.
I just hope that, if there is any glomping, that the receiving end is consensual about it. There are a lot of delicate costumes, and I'm sure people enjoy not having their personal bubbles destroyed by a complete stranger.
Iono... I can see both sides of the story and could potentially argue for both sides, but whatever happens happens, though I'm sure the AR isn't going to allot a time slot and a room solely for glomping.