Sorry - didn't mean to start a panic with my Holiday Inn post. But I did email them directly and was told they are already booked up for that weekend. It's very possible the email from this person was incorrect. Or maybe she was trying to blow me off? Either way keep trying because these big hotel chains are always confused and rooms come up on a daily basis. According to their website they can't book more than 50 weeks in advance (as others have said) so maybe that's why she couldn't get me a room? You can also assume LFL/Gencon will be reserving a large block of rooms for attendees, probably at the Holiday Inn and other surrounding hotels. I booked at the Omni as a back-up. It's a little far away (1.3 miles?) but it's nice and I'll be counting on a shuttle.