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Serious Business / Re: Influenza/COVID-19 Concerns
March 27, 2020, 10:33:45 PM
Quote from: Amanojaku on March 27, 2020, 04:43:11 PM
Waiting until the last moment to cancel is the smart move for everyone involved.  I don't know how anyone can think otherwise.

My speculation. It's not a smart move for everyone. It's a smart move and potentially the only move for the convention. Consider you might still have people planning on coming from out of state for this convention. Consider the usual age range attendees are for this convention. Is it really a good idea to wait until the last minute for these people to have their money, schedules surrounding attending this convention. How is this going to work for attendees if they don't cancel the con until after cancellation deadline for hotels is past? I don't know what solutions the convention organizers have for these things especially when you consider that this is happening on top of their own very real lives and dealing with how whats happening might be affecting them.

As far as I'm concerned whats responsible for maintaining the convention as a whole might not be the same thing as whats responsible for their fans. And since this is a con for fans by fans that's why I wonder how this will shake out. We probably won't see peak Coronavirus for a week or two and then it's not going away immediately so to have a convention in May would be hugely negligent. I don't think they will and I don't think the state of California would even let them at that point. To masquerade like it's a possibility to hold it is just prolonging some people's wait for the inevitable cancellation but I worry more for those people who don't see what should be the writing on the wall.