matthias9 wrote: xanathon wrote:
This surprised me as for a normal Gen Con at 5 1/2 months away we already know what is going on.
With this year having so many questions I would have thought that they would have had some of the answers to these questions when they announced they would have a physical convention this year.
"For a normal Gen Con"?! I don't think you should be surprised that this isn't a normal year for this stuff. You care more about the answers, but that doesn't mean that we have them.I think a lot of people's perspective is that Gen Con should put in the time to develop the answers. But, that isn't where the logjam is. They need to know what the public health situation is in the future, plus what requirements will be placed on them by local officials.
If we had more information sooner, people could plan better, yes. But, this problem isn't limited to Gen Con. It's everywhere. My kids' school (for next fall) will have started by then. They haven't announced fall plans yet either. And that has far more impact on me than a game convention.
I wish people would understand the points I am trying to make.
I am simply stating that when Gen Con announced that they would have a physical convention they should have had the answers to some of the questions we would have at the very beginning. However they had none.
For many of us we want to see if we will fall within the attendance cap or have an idea if we will. Many of us will need to request that time off of work and make travel plans. If we won't fall within the attendance cap then there is no point in requesting that time off of work or to make any travel plans.
I fully understand how not normal this year is and will continue to be. Its because this is not a normal year that Gen Con should have answers for us and not maintain this radio silence.
We don't know how many of us rolled our badges over from 2020. My guess is that there is a higher number of rolled over badges than what the potential attendance cap could be if it is 50% capacity.
My opinion is that it is better to have an initial plan in place that can be modified as restrictions ease up than to have no plan in place, leave people wondering, and then make a bunch of announcements with less time to prepare.