Hey Snoring Rock, I understand how you feel, looking at the events list and not seeing much. That being said, a lot of cool gaming, maybe the best, goes on all around the ticketed events. My brother and I normally run marathon length adventures at GenCon, but this year, we decided to go light. Why? Once you get to know folks on the boards and in the Castles & Crusades Society, you can plan on playing all Con long completely off the grid. As a matter of fact, we are planning lotsSc of games, one of which is at Scotty's Brewpub on Friday night. The whole pub is going to be dedicated to the gaming crowd, and even more so to the TLG crowd. So, the Society members are already trading phone numbers, making plans, etc.
I found that ticketed events are the only way to play if you don't know anyone and it's your first time going, but really, once you make new friends, join some groups like the Society, then the real gaming happens off the radar. I suffered greatly my first year at GenCon....too late to get tickets for cool games...didn't know anyone...my brother and I wondered about aimlessly. Are you a member of the Society? If not, swing over to http://www.castlesandcrusades.ning.com
and join up, because this is exactly what everyone is chatting about right now.