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Good to err on the side of caution. I am already pretty germ-phobic after being hit with MRSA ten years ago, and MSSA two years ago: two months in the hospital each time! I carry hand sanitizer everywhere I go, and will be packing antibiotics, too. This “pandemic” may turn out to be a return of the Spanish flu of 1919 – or just an example of fake news panic – but I don’t think we will know one way or the other before Gary Con. So congratulations for taking serious steps to meet the threat.
So, one year later, this comment has aged very well. How are you doing Dave? Hope your well. 😀
With confirmed cases in Wisconsin of Covid-19 and the continued spread of the outbreak in the U.S.. I’ve seen other events and cons being cancelled. Is there a chance of this event being cancelled as well?
If someone running a game decides not to attend, will people that have signed up for the game be notified immediately or at that time?
If we are unable to get refunds, are there at least arrangements to get the merch that was part of the badge?
In light of the other socially responsible decisions to help halt the spread of this pandemic, has there been an update regarding this event?
Have there been vendor cancellations? And have many event host cancelled?
With the Cancellation of so many events and with many schools and businesses Telling their employees and students not to come to work or school until next month will GaryCon be closing/canceling?
Thank you for putting safety first. This is a horrible situation and out of your control. I will really miss the con but I fully understand and praise your strength in making this hard call. I look forward to Gary Con next year.
Thank you David. This was a difficult decision and we are working through the best way ahead under trying circumstances.
Hello, This was to be our first time at GaryCon. I am sad it is cancelled. We will be there next year!! Please let everyone know what we can do to help your family out.
Paula, Merri Ann and Dexter
I’m sad to hear this. As a 75-year old diabetic, I was pretty worried about it, though still planning on attending, but now I must thank you for moving to protect me and the other Legends, all of whom are about as old as I am.
I certainly plan to attend Gary Con XIII next year – or “Gary Con XII B” some time later this year, if you can set one up. I suspect Gary Con is not going to be the only gaming con cancelled by the epidemic: Gencon, Historicon and Origins will have to face the same challenges, and the epidemic is only going to get worse over the next several months. Your decision means that Gary Con will not be remembered as the place where hundreds of gamers were exposed and turned loosed to take corona virus back to their home towns. The motto could be “take Spotted Cow home with you, not Corona.” Maybe you and Grand Geneva can apply for some of the money President Trump has just announced will be available for small businesses that are hurt by the epidemic. My best wishes to you all.
Hi David. It was a tough call but you are right. None of us wanted to be responsible for causing the spread of this disease across multiple states. Who knows how many lives would be impacted and even some ended. After weighing the potential outcomes the decision was clear.
Virtual Con? Wouldn’t be too hard to setup, made one for my work once because we’re international.
Yes we had a virtual component that is now the main focus. VTT.garycon.com. We are over 600 events now!
Tough decision but had to be made. Disappointment aside, its better to have everyone healthy and back in 2021 more eager than ever. I know I’ll be there.
Thank you for your support. It means a lot to the staff to hear people express this sentiment.
You made your saving throw and you will survive and flourish again! I love this Con!😱🤧😷🤔🤗🌞
[…] a long post, Luke Gygax explains why he and the organisers had come to this […]
Although, I’m am certain what a difficult, painful decision this was. However, many of the attendees are over age 60 and have health issues putting them at high risk. I was looking forward to attending, but I have many health issues, as I mentioned in my e-mail to you, so I would not have wanted to chance fate. My late husband, Duke Seifried always said he had Duke luck. Well, I don’t. I don’t buy lottery tickets for a reason! I hope to be well enough, health-wise to see you and the many other friends of Duke I met last year and who were so gracious to me.
Thank you for your great consideration of all concerned.
What a gracious letter. I am one of the many older (75) and at risk (diabetes) attendees you mention. I was debating the wisdom of going to Gary Con, and possibly bringing home something much worse for my wife than “a lousy T-shirt”. I deeply appreciate your support, and congratulate Luke on cancelling the con. I hope to see you again, when all this is over, at Gary Con XIII.
May God bless you.
We will be happy to see you in Lake Geneva next year!
I was a GM for GaryCon (GM credit from GC11) and I would like that carried over to Gary Con 13. Could you also give some credit, if possible, for my son’s badge, Noah Fuller, to GaryCon 13? Neither of us will be doing virtual GaryCon.
Hi Brett. GM credits will carry over to next year. Thank you very much for running games. And yes the plan is to offer VGC and a credit towards next year for all with a valid badge after GC XII. Thanks for working with us. The coronavirus is creating havoc for everyone and we just want to get through to hold lucky GC XIII
Brent if you can’t participate in VGC then fill out the refund request form and we will take care of you to the best of our ability
Well I couldnt make it in person to GC never have been I live in the rio grande valley. Can I purchase a badge to this? And what VTT are you going to use? Ive never used roll 20 or fantasy grounds.
I’ll be hosting character generation sessions for the next four evenings for all of my GaryCon games next week, and you would be welcome to sit in and get some practice in using roll20 and Discord. Still have room in the Fallout IV and Gamma World game as well so you could join in those next week by signing up here:
You’ll need a PC, Tablet, or Smartphone in order to play. You will find my games listed under GameDaddy. Feel free to email me privately, send an email to [email protected] and I’ll send information on my GaryCon schedule and where you can register for my games. I’m also hosting a workshop next Wednesday night for all GMs interesting in learning how to use roll20 and discord.
Dirk Collins “GameDaddy”
Not sure of any insurance coverage that would cover a government regulated social distancing.
Neither me nor my friends have been able to get the refund request link to work -. Any ideas or updates?
I think I see the problem. The TTE system dropped the “:” behind https. But the news post above works perfectly. Here is the link again.
Try this link
That worked, thank you!
You are welcome. Sorry you aren’t joining us for GC XII
I’ve heard of virtual swag for VGC, but I have yet to see any directions of how to obtain it…
That will be communicated to everyone. I think the plan is to collect all the links and/or coupons into a dropbox and share it with all of the badge holders. So far we are at $225+ of retail value for all.
Tickets are open and on sale now!
This is for sure the right thing to do, looking fro to Ethereal GC and hopefully Material GC in 2022!
Y’all do good work for good causes, long live Gary Con!
Wishing all of you an amazing Gary Con experience. Kim and I love this con above all others we have ever attended and wish we could be there in person. That said, we will most assuredly be there in spirit.
Am I to understand that masks will be required everywhere at GaryCon this year?
At this point in time the answer is yes, other than designated spaces for dining. If health guidance changes we will adjust accordingly.
Is there an FAQ for first timers to Garycon and the Area?
https://garycon.com/gary-con-whats-happening/ This is a good starting point. The FB Group and Discord are also helpful.
For our negative test results is it required to be a sent out lab test or a quick test at a facility? Or is a home quick test ok?
We require a lab test, which are PCR.
No Rapid Test is a Lab Test. PCR is the only Lab Test.
Thanks for the clarification! The point is, “no home tests”. Someone with some kind of medical training needs to be doing it and it gets processed/sent off.