1993 Con size was small enough to pull that off. Not anymore. In 2020, they made the right call to cancel, IMHO, based on the science and logistics. Further, we don't understand the lease situation on this side of the forums.
I hope people give the Online convention a shot, and help us make some history.
I look at it the opposite way: Gen Con is doing everything they can under the current climate, to bring us together, by organizing online events. Travel alone poses a risk for many who attend the conventions, and moving the Con to a new city raises a million more issues...and it looks like Origins cancelled 2020 anyway, so...