I posted this in the other thread but I'll post it here too, since many still seem to be having trouble! If anyone is having a hard time finding a room they like, I would suggest phoning the hotels in the area. When all the trouble started with the GenCon website yesterday, I went ahead and started calling the nearby hotels. Some people who got rooms with the housing bureau (after buying their badges) must have been cancelling reservations they already had because several of the hotels that had for months been listed as full were turning up with anywhere from 2 to a dozen vacancies yesterday. I still haven't bought any badges for the convention but by going outside the C3 block I got my ideal room at the Embassy, for $50/night LESS than their website previously listed. I don't know what C3 is charging for rooms there but looking at the C3 rates posted for other hotels (Hyatt, etc) it looks comparable. In any case, for those of you stressed out because you can't get a room even with the code, it's worth a try, just give the hotel you want a call! Maybe you'll find just what you're looking for!