tinabear81 wrote: gib_rebeg wrote: tinabear81 wrote:
My hotel room qualifies as downtown, but just barely. I can tell you that I'm hanging on until the last possible second to make a decision because I really want to go. I've been looking forward to GenCon since Gencon ended last August.
I recognize that as things stand right now, going to GenCon is a terrible idea for me given some health issues I have; I might be perfectly okay or I could get really sick and possibly die. The odds of my getting sick might not be 100%, but they are certainly greater than if I just stay at home. I'm hoping that things are safe enough appear safe enough that I'm not playing a modern version of The Lady or The Tiger by attending.
Given that cancelling between June 14th and July 13 will cost me the badge cost and the 50 dollar room deposit, I might wait until July 12. I would rather give the situation as much time as possible to improve before I make a decision to not go, even if I have to eat the cost of the badge.
Might want to double check your $50 dates."Room assignments canceled after June 8, 2020
are subject to a cancellation fee equal to one night room charge per room. Cancellation fees will be automatically charged to the credit card on file, and Q-rooms LLC will be listed as the charge originator on the credit card statements. No exceptions or refunds will be granted."
Fair Enough. Thanks for pointing out my reading comprehension fail. I mean...it just bumps the cancellation cost for me up to about 300 from 170. I'll be pissy about it and kicking myself for not cancelling earlier if I decide to cancel after June 8, but risking infection means possibly being stuck in quarantine or worse during a time period where I have to show up for work or get my contract invalidated. Basically, all logic and prudence is telling me to get a system credit refund to use next year. Hope springs eternal though...
Something to think about as a possible work around for you.
Wait till about the 6th of June, monitor the situation. If you still feel uncomfortable at that time, cancel both badges and room. Eat the $60 or what have you in cost.
But continue to monitor. Should the situation improve after that to a point you're feeling good to go, re-buy your badges and book a different hotel. It's not likely GC will sell out this year. By a mile. So you may have to do will call. Getting a DT room will be a slim chance at best. But there will be plenty of rim hotels. That is for sure.
This way if you're out for sure after the 6th, you're losses is min. If you want back in after the 6th if the situation improves, the $60 or so, just consider it an insurance fee for a trip.