Because Event Registration opened January 8th.
It is not possible for this year. Or maybe not a possibility is what I should have said.
Not that it is impossible. I think we all know it is.
Hope that clears it up.
"If any participant (player or GM) becomes disruptive, please alert your nearest Event HQ or contact GM HQ for assistance immediately."
You mean the GM HQ that isn't in the same hotel were I am running games. This part of the policy is the biggest joke and only going to lead to GMs and EOs being put in crossfire and possibly risky situations.
And, without snark, the White House just said they're planning on ending the emergency on May 11th.
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We're not going down this rabbit hole. Not getting political here.
Immensely disappointed that GenCon has chosen to listen to the vocal minority on this and no longer protect its vulnerable in the community. Been attending for well over a decade. Not sure I will be attending going forward given the discussions in here over "protecting" those who wish to not wear a mask and GenCons clear signals toward allowing that.
I understand that no policy is going to please everyone, but I figured I'd at least share a perspective that the team might not have considered.
Knowing that everyone isn’t going to wear a mask is also impressive. All the posts I’ve seen are 50-50. Assuming what people that haven’t said what they are doing would be impossible of course.
Apologies for the confusion.
As for events, my own anecdotal information (as EO for about 20 GMs) is that we have gained several new GM's, and lost none due to this policy. We are on track to host more player-hours than we did last year. A very small sample, to be sure, but it is what I am seeing.
On the number of those that actually mask full time at the convention, my guess is that we'll see around 15%. Much higher than the general population, but GenCon is a different group of people, so I think it will have more voluntary masking.
Some might feel they are taking the blame and must give up the event they wanted, perhaps their only opportunity to play that game that weekend, despite them following all of the show policies.
We do not post the event list until it has been vetted and ready. Confusion and chaos would ensue if we did that as changes that need to be made on so many fronts are required to be vetted.
The fact that many EO's have already submitted their Events and not inquired about asking to mask at the tables is telling.
Additionally we don't think this will have any impact on the vast majority of events.
Does this affect things that are controlled by Gen Con, such as the auction and the game library?
I don't suspect it will, just asking for clarification.