I didn't want a repeat of this year so I just made my room reservation for Norwescon for April 2011. They aren't even offering discounts for the con yet (not according to the reservations line anyway) but I didn't want to wait. I get super busy and I don't even notice when room discouts are available and then I miss out completely when they book up. Hopefully when the discounts are offered I can catch it and cancel and rebook at the discounted rate. But if not, better safe (and more expensive) than sorry.