Countdown to GenCon 2020

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Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:38 pm

Hmm, for some reason I thought Event Submission started today. But nope, not until the 12th. Nevertheless here will be our schedule unless something drastic happens.

Thurs (30th):
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 15 – Black Sheep (GM: Ken)
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 17 – One More Favor (GM: Me)
7pm-11pm HoA, Ep. 19 – Rising Tensions (GM: Me)
7pm-11pm HoA, Flashback (Episodes Odd)x2 (GMs: Sam, Alexandra)

Fri (1st):
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 20 – The Keystone (GM: Me)
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 18 – Finessing the Queen (GM: Ken)
2pm-6pm HoA, Flashback (Episodes Even)x2 (GMs: Sam, Alexandra)
7pm-11pm HoA, Ep. 16 – Fall From Grace (GM: Ken)

Sat (2nd):
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 17 – One More Favor (GM: Ken)
9am-1pm HoA, Ep. 19 – Rising Tensions (GM: Me)
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 18 – Finessing the Queen (GM: Ken)
2pm-6pm HoA, Ep. 20 – The Keystone (GM: Me)
7pm-11pm HoA, Personal Agendas (2 Tables, GMs: Ken and Me)

Sun (3rd):
10am-2pm HoA, DOMINGO GIGANTE! (GM: Ken and Me)
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Fri Mar 06, 2020 12:36 am

Just a quick update. Got a series of emails today saying that our events have gone from "Submitted for Review" to "Accepted for Consideration" (next step is "Active" which means we have a location). So all is going according to plan.

EDIT: although for some reason they changed DOMINGO GIGANTE! to the much less awesome Domingo Gigante!
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby kenderleech » Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:59 am

Well, who really has the energy left for all that yelling on sunday anyways?
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:15 pm

Bad news (potentially) for GenCon. SDCC (that's San Diego Comic Con for the uninitiated) which is one week before GenCon, just announced they're calling it because of COVID. I know this sucks. BELIEVE ME I know. But like I said all those years ago, I want to keep gaming with all of you until we die of old age (or we get the breakthrough which lets us live forever). So if skipping this year means I get to do that, well, small price to pay.

Now nothing is set in stone yet. But I just wanted to get this out there.
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby kenderleech » Wed May 13, 2020 4:11 pm

https://www.icclos.com/icclos-response-to-covid-19/



Reading thru, and looking at the ICC/LOS preset floorplan options.. It looks like any games being run tabletop style will be capped at.. 3 players and a gm, to maintain appropriate distancing, and that there will be a masks/gloves requirement, And also, potentially, medical professionals screening temperatures at the designated entrance points.. which will be the Only entrance points.
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby salamanca » Thu May 14, 2020 7:58 am

Hownd9es one run a game for only 3 people? Isn't 8-10 a mandatory minimum or something?

Small groups are for bad GMs nobody wants to play with.

But good on required masks and gloves.
And good luck on corralling people through the dealer room with distancing.
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby CaitlinCallahan » Thu May 14, 2020 10:17 am

Yeah, the dealer hall will be the biggest challenge for GenCon - they'll need to widen the aisles even further (likely having to cut into booth space). That is, of course, assuming that they are up and running by early August.
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby daundelyon » Tue May 19, 2020 12:15 pm

GenCon has officially been cancelled.
GenCon.com/press/updates-gen-con-covid19
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby Black Jack Rackham » Tue May 19, 2020 12:36 pm

Alexandra beat me to it.

Wise decision on their part. For those worried about canceling reservations, I am out of block at the Conrad and had no problems at all.
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

Postby vogelsong » Tue May 19, 2020 12:40 pm

It's the right call, and the necessary one. Looking forward to seeing everyone August 5-8, 2021! (Assuming next year's school calendar cooperates.)
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Re: Countdown to GenCon 2020

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