Well that cements it. Sad to see the vaccine requirement is sticking around. Perhaps next year will be different.
Best of luck to you all. I hope you have a safe, wonderful time at the con. See you next year, hopefully.
Yes, I know games are ostensibly outdoors, but a similar demographic packed into tiny little seats next to each other for a few hours screaming at the top of their lungs. Or how about the Colts fans last year during the convention... indoor stadium, similar demographic, packed into tiny little seats next to each other for a few hours screaming.
Masks and vaccines are a done deal for this year and I will begrudgingly accept that. However I still wonder, given the endemic state of COVID, if next year is going to be demonstrably different than this year. I keep hearing that if you don't want to wear a mask don't attend Gen Con. I would argue the opposite is equally valid... if you are that worried about COVID Gen Con might not be the best place for you to spend a few days.
Post offices provide official photo id services.
Glad this is done and final. Can we go back to arguing about where the convention should move to when the current contracts are up? :)
I would expect the mask requirement to be dropped before the vaccine requirement, personally.
Also not that anything will change anyone's minds (I think the concept of arguments changing people's minds is a relic of the 1980s) but I laugh every time I see someone saying that requiring masks and vaccines is a symptom of "panic and fear" when I have absolutely no fear of COVID-19, nor do most people I know who wear masks anywhere. We do, however, respect that anyone can be a vector of transmission to someone who actually has reason to be afraid (whether immunocompromised or elderly) and take more precautions than we might personally find reasonable or necessary. As I said, I actually got COVID-19 just a month ago myself from being lax since I do, in fact, have no fear of it myself, and was not being as diligent as I should.
"Note that locations Gen Con does not directly control, such as hotel lobbies, hallways, connectors, restaurants, etc. will have their own policies and these are likely to be more lax."
Good question about kids and ID's. I will bring it up and see if we can get some clarity on the subject.
Thanks all (Or most all) for helping us keep this thread live.
I'm now locking it and starting a new one where you can ask logistical questions about the policy.