Capped attendance with rolled over badges
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Posted by father bloodlust

Something else I thought of: What's going to go live first, event submission or badge sales? Because if people submit events to run and get accepted, they'll obviously need a badge to get in. And with limited attendance, the possibility of someone having an event accepted but being unable to get a badge sounds very real.

Posted by xanathon mikeboozer

mikeboozer wrote:
We will limit badge sales based on maintaining social distance and safety requirements as required by public-health regulations while also taking into account individuals who rolled over their badges from last year.
Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.
Mike
Mike,

Just to avoid further confusion will there be a lottery system for those of us that have rolled or donated our badges from 2020 or are all of the donated and rolled over badges automatically attending unless they specifically say they can't attend this year?

Posted by toxic_rat

So I just checked my account page, and it said that I have a badge for 2021.  Is this correct, or just a glitch in the website form?

I'd post an image of the page, but I'm not in a position at the moment to upload it to a server in order to link it back here.
 

Posted by mikeboozer toxic_rat

toxic_rat wrote:
So I just checked my account page, and it said that I have a badge for 2021.  Is this correct, or just a glitch in the website form?
I'd post an image of the page, but I'm not in a position at the moment to upload it to a server in order to link it back here.
 

Yes, I see a 2021 badge on your account.

Mike

Posted by mikeboozer xanathon

xanathon wrote:
mikeboozer wrote:
We will limit badge sales based on maintaining social distance and safety requirements as required by public-health regulations while also taking into account individuals who rolled over their badges from last year.
Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.
Mike
Mike,Just to avoid further confusion will there be a lottery system for those of us that have rolled or donated our badges from 2020 or are all of the donated and rolled over badges automatically attending unless they specifically say they can't attend this year?

It is unknown at this time. This is our priority list for 2021 badges. 

Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.

If you rolled over your badge and plan on attending we advise that you hang onto it.

Mike

Posted by squirecam mikeboozer

mikeboozer wrote:
xanathon wrote:
mikeboozer wrote:
We will limit badge sales based on maintaining social distance and safety requirements as required by public-health regulations while also taking into account individuals who rolled over their badges from last year.
Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.
Mike
Mike,Just to avoid further confusion will there be a lottery system for those of us that have rolled or donated our badges from 2020 or are all of the donated and rolled over badges automatically attending unless they specifically say they can't attend this year?

It is unknown at this time. This is our priority list for 2021 badges. Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.
If you rolled over your badge and plan on attending we advise that you hang onto it.
Mike
Visit Indy currently lists capacity at 25% for entertainment venues. Is Gencon going with this limit on attendance for badge purchases  or does it believe that capacity will be 50% or more by September.

Posted by kidlidar

I assume that the Staff are going to include badge allowance for those of us that run enough events to get one?

Posted by father bloodlust kidlidar

kidlidar wrote:
I assume that the Staff are going to include badge allowance for those of us that run enough events to get one?

What's the time threshold for that usually?

Posted by mikeboozer kidlidar

kidlidar wrote:
I assume that the Staff are going to include badge allowance for those of us that run enough events to get one?

Yes, that is all part of the equation.

Mike

Posted by mikeboozer squirecam

squirecam wrote:
mikeboozer wrote:
xanathon wrote:
mikeboozer wrote:
We will limit badge sales based on maintaining social distance and safety requirements as required by public-health regulations while also taking into account individuals who rolled over their badges from last year.
Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.
Mike
Mike,Just to avoid further confusion will there be a lottery system for those of us that have rolled or donated our badges from 2020 or are all of the donated and rolled over badges automatically attending unless they specifically say they can't attend this year?

It is unknown at this time. This is our priority list for 2021 badges. Priority for attendance will be given first to attendees who donated or rolled over their 2020 badge, and then available to all. If we believe that we can safely hold the convention for additional attendees, we may offer additional waves of badge availability.
If you rolled over your badge and plan on attending we advise that you hang onto it.
Mike
Visit Indy currently lists capacity at 25% for entertainment venues. Is Gencon going with this limit on attendance for badge purchases  or does it believe that capacity will be 50% or more by September.

Too many unknowns here.

Mike

Posted by toxic_rat mikeboozer

mikeboozer wrote:
toxic_rat wrote:
So I just checked my account page, and it said that I have a badge for 2021.  Is this correct, or just a glitch in the website form?
I'd post an image of the page, but I'm not in a position at the moment to upload it to a server in order to link it back here.

Yes, I see a 2021 badge on your account.Mike

Thanks for checking.  Time now to start lining up events.  Looks like we'll be running Kingmaker, and a tabletop miniatures game to be determined.  :)

Posted by loeil

I'm from Canada abd i always go to Gencon by car, but for now the border are closed so, even if i want to be there, i don't know if i will be able. I got until when to decide if i go or if i roll my badge to next year?
And on a second topic, are we gonna have a list of the companies that will show up in the vendor hall because that's a huge draw for me as i usually buy around 40-50 games

Posted by quarex

The possibility that people who have been volunteering for decades, and thus did not even formally get badges for 2020 despite being "part of the [cancelled] show," might not end up being able to go this year due to the badge limitations... well, even mentioning it sounds like whining no matter how I phrase it.

So, well, I guess this is me whining.

I am now done whining, I promise.

Here is to hoping I can get a badge!  Plus, I can then refund it if the Auction does happen and I end up being able to get a badge that way, opening that slot back up for someone deserving!

Posted by mikeboozer loeil

loeil wrote:
I'm from Canada abd i always go to Gencon by car, but for now the border are closed so, even if i want to be there, i don't know if i will be able. I got until when to decide if i go or if i roll my badge to next year?
And on a second topic, are we gonna have a list of the companies that will show up in the vendor hall because that's a huge draw for me as i usually buy around 40-50 games

May 16 for rolled over badges.

We will have a list of companies, but that won't be for a while.

Mike

Posted by jimmythesaint

This might be asking too much, but worth a shot. I have at least one kid with a rolled over adult badge who will not be able to make it in September.

Can we transfer/gift a rolled over badges to another attendee without a badge? 

Posted by mikeboozer jimmythesaint

jimmythesaint wrote:
This might be asking too much, but worth a shot. I have at least one kid with a rolled over adult badge who will not be able to make it in September.
Can we transfer/gift a rolled over badges to another attendee without a badge? 

You cannot transfer a badge to another attendee. Your only option is to have it refunded and then buy it for the other attendee when badge registration opens.

Mike

Posted by toxic_rat mikeboozer

mikeboozer wrote:
loeil wrote:
I'm from Canada abd i always go to Gencon by car, but for now the border are closed so, even if i want to be there, i don't know if i will be able. I got until when to decide if i go or if i roll my badge to next year?
And on a second topic, are we gonna have a list of the companies that will show up in the vendor hall because that's a huge draw for me as i usually buy around 40-50 games

May 16 for rolled over badges.We will have a list of companies, but that won't be for a while.
Mike
Thanks for a date.  I'm guessing that everyone will need to 'opt-in' to going?

Posted by mark_theurer

Is a simple way to confirm that our rolled over badge from 2020 is all good to go, is if it's still in our cart from last year?  Many of my group rolled over and just wanting to verify. 

Thanks!

Posted by narzat mark_theurer

mark_theurer wrote:
Is a simple way to confirm that our rolled over badge from 2020 is all good to go, is if it's still in our cart from last year?  Many of my group rolled over and just wanting to verify. 
Thanks!

If you click on your name/ID number at the top of the page, it should show something like this:  "Congratulations, you have a badge for Gen Con 2021!"

Posted by mark_theurer narzat

narzat wrote:
mark_theurer wrote:
Is a simple way to confirm that our rolled over badge from 2020 is all good to go, is if it's still in our cart from last year?  Many of my group rolled over and just wanting to verify. 
Thanks!

If you click on your name/ID number at the top of the page, it should show something like this:  "Congratulations, you have a badge for Gen Con 2021!"
Thank you!  All good, ready to rock and roll :)
 

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