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Seeing conventions try to figure out how to meet in person by shifting dates and thinking "oh, you sweet sweet optimistic summer children."

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@craigmaloney

I want a Penguicon.

The vaccine is soooooooooooooooooooooo close.

Not gonna happen.

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@mwlucas My pessimistic nature believes that we'll have some events that will outpace the rate of vaccinations and make it almost impossible for folks to be in polite company, even if they're vaccinated.

I'm calling these events: "Ash Wednesday, Spring, and Easter".

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@craigmaloney

That's not pessimism, that's mere realism.

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@craigmaloney @mwlucas 🍬 Ash Wednesday is one of those parochial human traditions that fascinates me specifically because many non-Catholics will show up for that specific Mass. 🍬

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@mwlucas @craigmaloney Me too. But with the vaccine this close it is no time to take chances.

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@craigmaloney Currently the height of seasonal cooties as well

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@craigmaloney Faucci says *maybe* by October. WHO says 2022. I'm trying to be optimistic.

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@craigmaloney@octodon.social I suspect many/most are doing that. Boozy over on Twitter was bringing up that financially they may well need to act as if they plan to attempt meeting in person or face contract penalties with the venues more severe than going, "Oh, of course we're going to try and hold the con. Doot dee doo dee doot. Whoops, nope, now a month out it just doesn't look safe. But we tried!" I'd think a venue would want a cancellation to happen as early as possible, but shrug

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@LilFluff Yeah, that's my read of it as well. Seems like another round of "here we go again."

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@craigmaloney@octodon.social assuming we manage to get a decent vaccine distribution I stil don't think I'd be comfortable with a con until 2022. This year? Yeah, too soon. Not eternally too soon like joking about Nina, but still too soon for now.

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