Golden Memories

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  1. Any dealer booths available? Just got a huge new golden age collection I'm dying to bring out
  2. Baltimore's current guidelines regarding indoor events say the event is limited to 25% of capacity, and casinos and bowling alleys as well as restaurants for indoor dining are open The capacity of the center is 14,000 people Meaning the show can take place with a maximum of 3,500 people in the center at any one time Assuming the staff, artists, and dealers account for half, They can allow 1,750 attendees in the hall at any given period, Careful crowd control and asking attendees to understand and limit their time in the hall would make this workable, ' Also This i
  3. For those of you lucky enough not to live in NYC NYC still has not fully opened even for restaurants, indoor gatherings are forbidden , < indoor events are forbidden If NYC does happen there are current travel restrictions for 32 states, Meaning there are checkpoints at travel hubs looking for out of state visitors, These visitors are required to register, and required to quarentine for 14 days. Before you visit, make sure you are not on the list Here's Hoping we can meet in NY
  4. They are still selling tickets Stephans has it on the schedule
  5. Reading the State guideline, It is impossible to figure out weather the show will be allowed at 50%capacity, allowed at 25% capacity or not allowed at all . There are also a bunch of difficult to understand guidelines to follow if the show takes place Wizard has not posted any covid warnings , guidelines or disclaimers on their show site which is disturbing It is obvious that if the DES website still has the show scheduled that they know something we don't As far as the delay in announcing. it is possible that WW is waiting to hear from the insurance companies, or, trying to
  6. What I find strange is there is no mention of covid rules or precautions either on the convention link or on the main page . Strangely enough the first the first thing you see when you click on the main page is an image of the grim reaper right at the top. but no mention of covid https://wizardworld.com/
  7. The state of Ill has just moved into Phase 4 I have posted a link to Phase 4 Guidelines which clearly state that events which are Standing room only are not permitted Although the guidelines are contradictory and confusing , One thing is certain, If the show happens, attendance will be limited, and covid guidelines will be in effect https://dceocovid19resources.com/assets/Restore-Illinois/businessguidelines4/phase4overview.pdf However Covid is now spiking in about half the U.S states and Ill seems be on teetering with mixed statistics I agree that Rosemont wo
  8. NY goes deeper into the hole https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/we-went-through-hell-cuomo-ups-ante-on-quarantine-order-travelers-to-ny-face-2000-fine-for-failing-to-submit-form/2514296/
  9. https://www.fox5ny.com/news/nyc-cancels-all-large-events-through-september-30
  10. More then likely they are working with the convention center and the insurance companies to make sure they are covered financially There are millions of dollars at stake, and if they shut prematurely and are stuck for their outlay Right Now WW Chicago is still on and 6 weeks away, so I am assuming NY will come down to the wire
  11. NY has just cancelled the state fair for the 1st time in 75 years NY now has travel restrictions from 17 states with no current expiration dates NY city is currently in phase 3 of a 4 phase re-opening , There is currently no date for phase 4 originally indoor entertainment venues such as Movie theaters were scheduled for phase 4 But they have been pulled, and are now closed indefinitely . The Theater district in NY is closed until at least 2021 It is unlikely you will even be able to see a movie in NY before September Let alone A Major convention Like ev
  12. Reed Philly scheduled for the next weekend after Chicago has canceled The good news is New York is coming back to life
  13. Massive protests in every major city in the country over the last three weeks , Yet despite 10's of thousands of people in close contact over a long period of time, No spikes in these cities ……… Keep in mind, that like the virus, The information we receive is constantly mutating. In NYC massive protests with 20,000+ people were allowed, while at the same time a funeral with about 80 people was shut down, A man playing catch with his daughter in the park was fined, and the gates of a small playground were welded shut to keep residents away. A crowd of over 50,000 people packed the Hollywood
  14. According to the website; Phase 5 is "Post Pandemic" which are not achievable in the near future Personally I think we are already Post-pandemic, Judging by the mass gatherings with seemingly no effect in every major city in the USA HOW WE MOVE TO THE NEXT PHASE Post-pandemic: Vaccine, effective and widely available treatment, or the elimination of new cases over a sustained period of time through herd immunity or other factors. Vaccine at least a year away if at all Treatments already available, What is a "sustained period of time"
  15. From the Rosemont website regarding the Donald E Stephens center : https://www.dailyherald.com/business/20200506/pandemic-an-unprecedented-challenge-for-convention-centers-in-rosemont-schaumburg?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter It seems to me Rosemont is shooting for a Fall re-opening WW seems right at the edge They seem to have a fairly impressive guest list, so Maybe
  16. According to the convention center website, They are going to resume events as of July 17 according TO ww THE EVENT IS ON However, as noted with the ongoing protests, and unknown covid situation its impossible to guARENTEE ANYTHING Chicago currently has no travel restriction and has supposedly passed into stage 3 which allows Hotels and Restaurants to open with restrictions . Below is the current status of Chicago from the cities website . Read the last 2 carefully. There is no way I can make plans based on the current information Especially as the city has reserved the
  17. I live in Long Island , which is the Suburb of NY NY has a policy of Slowwwwwwwwww opening Currently the hospitals have almost no covid patients Despite this we are still in Phase 1 of 4 of re-opening with 2 scheduled for 6/15 NYC has yet to even enter phase 1 . Phase 4! is where they will Movie theaters and larger gatherings I don't know if this includes NYCC These events by the way are now referred to as "Super-Spreader" events and many states have already banned them until 2021 And if this wasn't complicated enough we have been hard hit by the current riots
  18. Fan expo Seattle just bit the dust We have crossed the Rubicon and there is no return . As a country, with a few exceptions, We have accepted that any mayor or governer can upend or destroy our lives and we will passively accept it. One thing is certain, when you give up a right, you never get it back. As far this virus goes, the information we are getting is convoluted and so contradictory its impossible to believe anybody. First Human to Human transmission is Impossible, Then it was Difficult, Now its stunningly easy . This "lockdown" was supposed to be until there was assurance th
  19. I maintain the experts have been wrong all the way through, I could Not agree More ! I'm In ny and I can tell you the Hospitals now have too Many beds , since the Corona cases have declined and the other patiants are scared to go to any public Hospital now. I am in the Highest risk Group at 60+ with underlying conditions and I think these lockdowns have gone past the point of sanity . Very Disappointed to hear about Boston as I was Booked to set up there
  20. The Gov of Ill. shows no signs of reopening anytime soon . Tuesday was the highest death rate in a single day and yesterday was close Since Chicago is a Major city and the cases are trending up, If Ill follows the pattern they should begin re-opening toward the end of May. If that's the case , the chance of the Gov allowing a large convention in an enclosed center with thousands of people coming jn from all over the country is flat zero. Wizards Next 2 shows are St Louis on 6/5 and Philly on 6/19 St Louis I starting to reopen Monday with extreme restr
  21. Since the average Bank interest rate is below 1% I have no problem just transferring the funds look at the bright side, I have a strong feeling at least one promoter will go bankrupt this year in which case you can Kiss your deposit goodbye Dollar for dollar Heroe's is on of the best values as far as booth spaces go, And I completely understand Sheldon's position as his e-mail explained: "We are not receiving a refund from the Charlotte Convention Center, we are transferring our deposits from 2020 toward a 2021 show. Putting on a show the size and scope of the Heroes Conventi
  22. I love this con and my booth is already paid for , However the chances of any convention hall having thousands of people in an enclosed area anywhere, happening before fall at the earliest is almost 0 . Even if phase three reads as an increase in gathering capacities, I seriously doubt that means convention centers . I'm rootin' for Shelton, But, I just don't see it