It's simply saying "your randomly selected 2020 time is now your randomly selected 2021 time" since 2020 didn't happen.
From a logical perspective, that's not in any way unfair. The random thing you got but didn't get to see results from is the same random thing you get to see results from in the future.
There may be plenty of other valid reasons not to do so, but I don't think you can make a valid case on a "fairness" basis.
Let me put it another way: You're GM'ing a session, and you move a monster into melee range. A player swings and gets a natural 20. You say "oh wait, that orc couldn't move", and pull it back. You move another orc into melee range instead. Would you tell that player that "it's only fair" that they re-roll, or let them carry the 20 over to the replacement orc?
I can certainly think of some GMs who would force the re-roll, but we don't generally speak highly of them. :-)
Thank you for the continued updates on the on going situation Mike. Sad to hear Gen Con 2020 has gone the way of the dodo but looking forward to Gen Con Online and Gen Con 2021. Happy to roll our badges over. Hope everyone there is doing well.
If Rolling With Roc can help with at all with Gen Con online. I’d love to be of any help I can.
Question on donating. Was that donating additional money or donating your badge so it doesn't roll to 2021? (or both)
P.S You probably won't get into the details, but hopefully this cancellation was with the understanding from Indianapolis from a contractual standpoint and an already bad situation wasn't made worse.
if people are refunding their VIG pass would it be possible to pay for the VIG pass now? I would happily pay now for a VIG pass in 2021 and I would assume that would help out with the finances
If we let our badge roll over to next year, but then later find out that the timing won’t work out/what have you, will it still be possible to cancel that badge next year? Aka will normal cancellation policies apply for badges rolled over to 2021.
Rolling it forward - see everyone next year- stay safe...
That shouldn't be terribly difficult to achieve.
Sure there's some corner cases where you can try to game the system (get crummy 2020 time, get refund, have mate do the 2021 request) but in the grand scheme, letting that happens still seems more fair than taking away people's luck.
As someone who got a airport hotel, I'm happy with this policy. I'm willing to try my luck again next year.
Regardless, I hope this all gets worked out to the best of everyone's ability, and while I'm sad that Gencon is officially cancelled, I'm glad that the choice was made with plenty of advance notice.
Now to peruse the merch catalog and look forward to what will hopefully be a smash hit show in 2021, may the state (and world) be in a better place for it.
Are you guys going to be selling the GC2020 merch? I would like to own part of the con that wasn't.