Today we are announcing that we will be rescheduling TooManyGames to the weekend of September 25-27, 2020. This wasn’t an easy decision to make and we haven’t postponed or cancelled an event in over 15 years. This is for the safety and health of all of our staff, volunteers, attendees and vendors.
We know this is not the news that anyone wanted to hear, but we know a lot of people have seen this coming. When COVID-19 became a pandemic, we knew that it was possible that we would have to move our dates or cancel the event. We’ve been in contact with the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center since mid March to try to accommodate back up dates just in case.
We don’t currently know what a show will “look like” in September as far as health and safety precautions but we are going to put on the show that you know and love. We hope that by early fall we will have a better understanding of ‘what a show looks like’ whether that be limiting the amount of people in the building, wearing masks, having extra hand sanitizing stations on hand, or a huge list of other safety measures. We will continue to work with the local health officials, government agencies and listen to the advice of the CDC.
We know you are thinking, “But what does that mean and what will it look like?” We have anticipated many of your questions, so please read the below Q&As. If you have any remaining questions, please feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
– TooManyGames Staff
GENERAL CONVENTION INFORMATION
Will the convention be the same?
The convention will be a modified version of our normal event. We are working to put together the show that you know and expect from us. This year we will have all of the normal space – but we will NOT have Hall B. Hall B was an addition to the event last year, but unfortunately the new dates were the only ones available with MOST of our requirements. There will be arcades, tournaments, panels, freeplay area, vendor hall, guests, panels and more.
Are the June guests still confirmed for the September dates?
We are currently in discussion with all of our guests and musicians to see if they can come to the rescheduled date. We will start posting on socials later this week with the confirmed guests for the September show.
How will you handle social distancing if still in effect?
We will work with the local officials to handle how to put on the safest show for everyone in September.
I bought my ticket already, what happens?
If you’ve already purchased your tickets. Here are your options:
- Join us at the September event – your tickets will be automatically transferred to the new show.
- If you can’t come to the September event – your ticket will be good to TooManyGames in 2020 through 2022. If you would like to transfer your ticket to the 2021 or 2022 event – please fill out this form by June 1st. After you fill out the form you will receive your new tickets to your event in the next 2-3 weeks. Please keep your original Eventbrite ticket until a new one has been issues.
Are you offering refunds?
Unfortunately, as a small business during the current circumstances, we are unable to offer refunds. If you have purchased a ticket and can’t come to the September event – your ticket will be good to TooManyGames in 2020 through 2022. If you would like to transfer your ticket to the 2021 or 2022 event – please let us know by email (email@example.com) by June 1st.
What does TooManyGames look like in September?
We hope that by early fall we will have a better understanding of ‘what a show looks like’ whether that be limiting the amount of people in the building, wearing masks, having extra hand sanitizing stations on hand, or a huge list of other safety measures. We will continue to work with the local health officials, government agencies and listen to the advice of the CDC.
I already booked my hotel – what happens now?
The company handling all of our hotel blocks is currently in the process of cancelling all hotel reservations. You do not need to take any further steps, your reservation will be automatically cancelled for you. We will have the new blocks up as soon as possible for you to book for the new dates.
I already bought my tables / booths for the 2020 show and I’m able to come to the new September date. Do I have to do anything?
No. Your space will automatically be transferred to the September show.
I already bought my tables / booths for the 2020 show, but I’m UNABLE to come to the new date. What happens?
We know that there will be a ton of conflicts for all of the conventions, weddings, and other events that have been moved to the fall. If you can’t come to the new dates, please let us know and we will move your space to the 2021 show. Please let us know this by June 1st.
Will I have my same space at the 2021 show if I can’t come to the September show?
Yes – we will be making sure that everyone that has signed up for the June 2020 show and can’t make the September show will still have their same space. We will fill in any holes for the September show for vendors who can’t make the new date, but your space will be the same in 2021.
I have a Retro Con table and TooManyGames table – what happens next?
We understand that some people may have booked Retro Con and TooManyGames. Please decide which show you would like to participate in / or set up at both. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email Rose at Retro Con at email@example.com. We will work together with Retro Con to come to a solution for the vendors that have cross over.
What about Game Swap?
We still plan on holding a Game Swap event in 2020. We are in close contact with MCCC and as soon as they reopen, we will book the show. Our tentative plan now that our main event is in September, is to host Game Swap in early December. It will depend largely on Montgomery County Community College’s open dates and availability, but we will send out more information as soon as it becomes available. All vendor and attendee registrations from our Spring event will automatically be transferred to the new date.