Every year, it happens. As we all get our times to enter the housing portal, many find they didn't luck out in the lottery. And then it starts. Post and threads one after another swearing that their whole vacation is "RUINED", the whole system is "BROKEN" and complaints abound.
Followed up with the "Well if they did it this way" post which in general would favor them greatly. Or the "Lets move Gencon to..." which would likely be closer to where they live.
We've all seen them, they happen every year.
Lessons learned from years of attending Gencon. Be flexible and plan alternatives. Don't let it be the end of the world or the one thing that makes for a poor con experience. If there is a will of going, we all can find a work around to it. Might take some effort and some additional burden, but if you are determined enough, you can usually find a way to make it work.
But with that said, it will be starting soon. So enjoy the party.