Well, at least for me it is. I'll admit right off the bat that I felt a general lack of enthusiasm this year for the whole thing. I sometimes wonder if I'm still going to all these cons out of a sense of inertia more than anything else. That said, I did sign up for a few events, though nothing like my schedule-packing days of yore. Back then, I didn't let a single hour go by without stuffing it with some event even if i had to troll the catalog for hours. I just couldn't be bothered this time.
Here's what I ended up signing up for:
Origins Game Fair - Greater Columbus Convention Center
Rescue of a Lifetime part 1 D140-145 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
TerrorWerks: Pirates of the Tycho Expanse Battelle 3 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Starcraft Hall E 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
D12 Fantasy: Dragons Hoard Hall D Red Shirts Area 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
The A-Team helps the Brady Bunch D140-145 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Ghostbusters Hall D North Coast Area 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Clay-o-rama, Monster Smash - adults only D140-145 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Killer Bunnies Remix D140-145 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
I'm trying a few new things, mostly consisting of miniatures games. Of those, I'm probably looking forward to Clay-o-rama the most. It's the game I tried to get into at gencon with no success and from the rules online, consists mainly of making something out of clay and then moving it around to smash things. That sounds about my pace.
The two RPGs are from a GM I've known for like half a decade now through his games at Origins. Those should be win, depending on who else decides to sign up for it. The terrorwerks run is with Chelle's group and I threw in a Killer Bunnies game for no reason other than nostalgia.
One nice thing about the gaping holes in the schedule is that I'm not locked into anything and can adjust based on how I'm feeling at the time. It won't be hard to find small board games to slot into if I get bored.