For the 4th time in a row, GenCon's event management system has been of little use to me. I am from western Canada and I go to GenCon for roleplaying games. This year, as in previous years I spent 3 hours planning my schedule. In addition to the 12 games I wanted to join, I also had 2nd and 3rd back-ups for each event. (Total of 36 selections). As soon as we were able to submit our wishlist, I did, and got skunked this time. Not a single event. This is pretty normal for me, but usually I get at least 2 of the events on my wishlist.
To save myself this aggravation, I would prefer to go to a convention where I am competing with less people for rpg events. Can anyone recommend a convention in the US (or Canada) which has a large and diverse offering of roleplaying games? I would prefer a convention where roleplaying games are a primary focus of the show.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.