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TOPIC: Email update from GHC

Email update from GHC 1 month 3 weeks ago #13

Kirk Bauer wrote: My guess is that Origins and GenCon have different situations with insurance, contractual obligations, etc, that might explain the difference in responses.

For example, perhaps Origins has insurance coverage for pandemics but GenCon does not. Or perhaps the room block situation prevents GenCon from just rescheduling like Origins did.

If GenCon cancels the event they might be on the hook for obligations with the ICC, but perhaps if the ICC cancels the event then GenCon is off the hook?

That was kind of the way it was with me and some plane tickets. If I canceled it I only got a credit, but if I waited for the airline to cancel them then I got a refund.


It's almost certain that Origins and GHC have significantly different relationships with their venues than Gen Con does. Gen Con takes over almost every available function space in the ICC, LOS, the attached hotels, plus the whole Georgia Street block party and some other nearby venues (White River State Park, some bars/clubs/restaurants).

I remember reading/hearing at some point that Gen Con also works hand-in-glove with the Indianapolis tourism bureau to a much greater extent than other conventions, just due to its size. The deep coordination with all the surrounding hotels certainly suggests that.

So, I wouldn't be surprised if Gen Con has obligations to very strictly align their communications with the city and state.

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Email update from GHC 1 month 3 weeks ago #14

Brad wrote: There is a discussion thread over on the Gen Con forums that one of the staff is regularly involved in. It does not have any more information but does give a location for you to get in touch if you have a specific question about yourself.

At this time everyone is stuck in a wait and see moment. Gen Con is scheduled to make another announcement in about 2-3 weeks I believe.

Sadly at this time, even if things go ahead Australians will not be able to travel to the US till the end of year at the earliest, limitations on travel are expected to be there for up to another 2 years.

This would have been my 16th Gen Con and my 12th year of True Dungeon. :(

Missing the GT run is painful but above all not seeing my mates over there hurts most of all

it will hurt not seeing my aussie mate.
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Email update from GHC 1 month 3 weeks ago #15

I believe gen con has a lot more hoops to jump through to try and reschedule between other existing obligations to the convention hall and the NFL schedule if that happens too. Maybe Origins acting early and settling g on a later date may save that convention.
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Email update from GHC 1 month 3 weeks ago #16

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Adam Guay wrote: I believe gen con has a lot more hoops to jump through to try and reschedule between other existing obligations to the convention hall and the NFL schedule if that happens too. Maybe Origins acting early and settling g on a later date may save that convention.


Origins is going with a date that coincides with an Ohio State home football game. I’m amazed they could work out the hotel situation.
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Email update from GHC 1 month 3 weeks ago #17

Origins does not have a hotel block for the new date. It is a free for all.

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