Removed both posts...banning is next. Then locking I suppose.
I just don't see why you have to get testy and sarcastic folks.
We will make our decisions when we do. We understand that many of you have questions and want to know as soon as possible. We want to tell you asap, but there is a lot that goes into that.
We also understand that their are people on both sides of the issue.
Gen Con stated precisely the correct policy in 2021 of "following the guidance of the CDC, and continuing to work with local Indy officials including the Marion County Public Health Department."
And to those that say "well don't go" I say again we love Gencon, and so we are trying to make it work, but we also can't afford to lose money if it doesn't. Thanks.
Oh I assure you, to us it is ALSO only 3 months. :)
We absolutely get that people are super invested in Gen Con, and love it, I'm the same; but if we can't be respectful when discussing a topic, we can't discuss it. I know everyone's got strong opinions about this, and that's fine; just don't be mean to other people, and keep it civil is all Boozer is asking. If we can't do that, we have to stop the conversation.
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Less than 5% of people in the airport had masks on. Statistically speaking, it should have been around half. People are willing to require masking of others, but don't feel the need to do it themselves. Don't take this as pointing fingers at anyone here; it's just that there was a major disconnect between the polling and what people actually did.
My view is, let people make their own judgements on risk. Please don't mandate it for everyone based on anecdotal evidence, or polling that doesn't represent actual behavior.
Masks keep viruses out AND in. Wearing one puts fewer particles into the air when you exhale for someone else to inhale. Inhaling while wearing one cuts down the chance of something nasty getting in. Combined that reduces the risk a great deal.
Don't get me wrong I am pro mask but I like to decide for myself if I need to wear one and with everyone vaxed I fell comfortable going without mask most of the time, it will be outside gencon that I worry the most. :)
If you are still that concerned about catching covid maybe you shouldn't be attending a convention with 40k plus people. No matter what restrictions are in place there will always be a chance to catch it, look at the White House Correspondents Dinner a few weeks ago, even with requiring vaccines, and same day testing a handful of people still caught it there.
Where masks weren't often worn was in the bar and restaurant areas where people were eating and drinking. People would also often take off masks when taking photos with friends.
But to say people didn't wear masks at Gary Con is demonstrably untrue. From my observations, most people wore masks the vast majority of time they were supposed to.
You're welcome to try to vote down Gen Con's rules at a table and I will be very welcome to call over a marshall to enforce them. Possibly by removing the badge and escorting off the property, same as any other chronic rulebreaker.
It is also relevant to the Gary Con experience, as I mentioned before, that the literal hosts of the event were never wearing masks despite ostensibly requiring it. Yeah, at that point I am sure some people took their masks off out of sheer annoyance about the hypocrisy.
(I left mine on; I still wear one everywhere, hoping beyond hope that I finally encounter someone unhinged enough to start yelling at me, but I imagine those types of people are incredibly rare in everyday encounters)
Our vaccines worked. We're fine.