Rough day buffy?
No, an honest reply. If the only reason someone comes to Gen Con is for one or two specific events, IMO it's a waste of their time & money, and they should stick to local cons. The rest will have fun even if they don't get their favorite events.
I had 49 events on my wish list, and I only got like 4 of them. I'm still going and plan to have a great time. I bought a number of generics and look daily to find something else to do that seems interesting. In the past I have not gotten any of my favorites at times but that doesn't stop me from going and having a great time.
When there's only a couple sessions of a game available and I'm #7500 in the queue, I'm surprised I got any of my choices. I got a couple and I've filled in my schedule with some interesting games I wouldn't have found otherwise. I'll have some generics and stop by that session of Gamma World cuz you never know.
I've been in this position before. It has also happened when I registered for a game, only to have the host cancel shortly before the convention. I search through the event catalog, looking for available events that fit into the time I have available. I have found some interesting events this way, and have been introduced to new games and hobbies that I might not have otherwise considered. There is a lot in the event catalog, and it might be worth it to try something new.
The plan is to buy a few generic tickets in case something doesn't open up and try to do a walk-in. Also the wife and I are planning on spending a lot of time in the vendor hall playing demo games. We'll probably take a couple years break on cons and the next one will probably be Origins or a local one like TotalCon
Bottom line is we're not at work, we're playing games and adult beverages will be consumed. :-)