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Offline cpryland

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #200 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 09:34:01 »
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Fear is a normal reaction to this type of outbreak. However, I would ask people not use social media as a source of news for anything COVID-19 related. Perspective is important here. Car accidents kill 6 million people in the US every year. In comparison, there have been a bit over 3,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus in all of China, the epicenter of the outbreak. I'm not saying the situation isn't serious, because it is. But when I feel my own anxiety rising, that is something I use to bring myself back down.

While your overall recommendations seem great, I have to correct one thing.

There are 6 million car accidents in the US, of which 6% result in death.  (see https://www.driverknowledge.com/car-accident-statistics/)

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #201 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 10:35:57 »
I hope this event doesn't get delayed or cancelled, but if it does, I hope that it's done soon to give me a chance to make arrangements and try to get tickets etc. refunded.

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #202 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 11:25:09 »
I hope this event doesn't get delayed or cancelled, but if it does, I hope that it's done soon to give me a chance to make arrangements and try to get tickets etc. refunded.
Whelp, we are hoping for the same thing. Luckily we have a little more time to let this play out. The planning committee is watching everything as closely as we can.
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #203 on: Thu, 12 March 2020, 15:41:05 »
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Fear is a normal reaction to this type of outbreak. However, I would ask people not use social media as a source of news for anything COVID-19 related. Perspective is important here. Car accidents kill 6 million people in the US every year. In comparison, there have been a bit over 3,000 confirmed deaths from coronavirus in all of China, the epicenter of the outbreak. I'm not saying the situation isn't serious, because it is. But when I feel my own anxiety rising, that is something I use to bring myself back down.

While your overall recommendations seem great, I have to correct one thing.

There are 6 million car accidents in the US, of which 6% result in death.  (see https://www.driverknowledge.com/car-accident-statistics/)

Thanks! Fixed that a few days ago. Clearly struggling to proof before hitting post.

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #204 on: Sat, 21 March 2020, 19:31:40 »
I'll be keeping tabs and praying the event will still be possible  :'(

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #205 on: Sun, 22 March 2020, 09:37:22 »
I have flights booked but if the opportunity to cancel for free comes up Iíll be taking advantage.  Prices have plummeted lately so rebooking will yield a nice savings. 

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #206 on: Tue, 07 April 2020, 23:52:17 »
So uh - is this event being cancelled? At this point in time it seems almost irresponsible to continue. Even if shelter at home is lifted - there is no vaccine or commonly available tests for antibodies. People mingling and touching keyboards are basically going to become humongous vectors.

March 2nd - we were at 5 deaths.
March 15th -  65 deaths.
April 1st - 4,000ish deaths.
April 7th (tonight) we're at almost 13,000 deaths.

It's not even about attendees getting sick. It's about the fact people could be transmitting while being completely asymptomatic - and then going back to their regions.
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #207 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 08:40:21 »
So uh - is this event being cancelled? At this point in time it seems almost irresponsible to continue. Even if shelter at home is lifted - there is no vaccine or commonly available tests for antibodies. People mingling and touching keyboards are basically going to become humongous vectors.

March 2nd - we were at 5 deaths.
March 15th -  65 deaths.
April 1st - 4,000ish deaths.
April 7th (tonight) we're at almost 13,000 deaths.

It's not even about attendees getting sick. It's about the fact people could be transmitting while being completely asymptomatic - and then going back to their regions.

Thanks for the info, and we're obviously watching what's happening just as closely as anyone else. Currently we're working with the venue, which is also understandably slammed. Should have something official to announce in the next week or so.
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #208 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 18:15:41 »
Hey all, with everything that's going on in the world today, we are pushing back KeyCon to Sept. 20th. EXDO has been incredibly flexible with the date change without any financial ramifications, and this date is hopefully far enough out that we all will be back to some type of new normal by then. Sorry for the upset in plans, but I hope we can all get together a little later in a much safer way.
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #209 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 18:21:39 »
Great to hear - hopefully that's a long enough delay.

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - June 13
« Reply #210 on: Wed, 08 April 2020, 20:02:35 »
Hey all, with everything that's going on in the world today, we are pushing back KeyCon to Sept. 20th. EXDO has been incredibly flexible with the date change without any financial ramifications, and this date is hopefully far enough out that we all will be back to some type of new normal by then. Sorry for the upset in plans, but I hope we can all get together a little later in a much safer way.

Awesome thank you for making the hard choice. I know a lot of other events that are still deciding to go through with their plans.

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #211 on: Wed, 29 April 2020, 14:08:42 »
Nice, the last time i when't to a meet it was in the summer time.

September should have some nice temps.


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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #212 on: Thu, 30 April 2020, 14:24:12 »
Just updated the hotel block link for the Source Hotel to reflect the date change :)
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #213 on: Thu, 07 May 2020, 19:27:08 »
Hopefully by then it's starting to wind down. I worry by even then thought it may be active enough that a lot of people will avoid conference and large gatherings even if relatively safe.

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #214 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 08:52:29 »
The link to eventbrite shows ticket sales ending June 12. Iím guessing thatís a remnant from the original date and the purchase deadline should maybe pushed out to September?

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #215 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 08:57:29 »
The link to eventbrite shows ticket sales ending June 12. Iím guessing thatís a remnant from the original date and the purchase deadline should maybe pushed out to September?

Is it really?

It says that the event is on Sept. 20 and below it says:

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #216 on: Tue, 19 May 2020, 09:00:10 »
The link to eventbrite shows ticket sales ending June 12. Iím guessing thatís a remnant from the original date and the purchase deadline should maybe pushed out to September?

Thanks for the heads up. And yeah, forgot to update that when I moved the event. All updated now.
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #217 on: Wed, 20 May 2020, 10:17:26 »
Super new to this community and super lucky to live in Denver! I'll seriously consider buying a ticket considering September is my 21st birthday! What an interesting time we live in but I agree hopefully with the discussion of planned and monitored reopening going on in Denver that things will be easier to manage. Hope to see you all there!!






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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #218 on: Sat, 06 June 2020, 11:15:01 »
Me and my wife will see everyone there!!!

Ill be bringing my TGR alice, Duck Viper, and Polycarb Bauer. Looking forward to checking out some of the vintage keebs!!!!

Seems like the September date should hold too!

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #219 on: Sat, 13 June 2020, 08:46:13 »
Happy "Would've Been KeyCon Except for a Pandemic" Day! Hope y'all are doing well. Just wanted to check in and let you know I've had some great conversations with the venue for the new Sept. 20th date and we're working to make sure the event is safe, fun, and flexible enough to work around whatever possible restrictions might still be in place by the time of the event. I appreciate everyone's patience with the situation at hand, and look forward to a stellar KeyCon 2020!
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #220 on: Sat, 13 June 2020, 22:43:04 »
Thanks to Hello Caps for hosting a virtual KeyCon with great success on this very day

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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #221 on: Mon, 22 June 2020, 11:21:52 »
Happy "Would've Been KeyCon Except for a Pandemic" Day! Hope y'all are doing well. Just wanted to check in and let you know I've had some great conversations with the venue for the new Sept. 20th date and we're working to make sure the event is safe, fun, and flexible enough to work around whatever possible restrictions might still be in place by the time of the event. I appreciate everyone's patience with the situation at hand, and look forward to a stellar KeyCon 2020!

Thanks so much for keeping up with the work on this event month after month. We're all looking forward to it!
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #222 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 04:54:05 »
I would like to say that I am super looking forward to this but is it really going to happen? The US is nowhere near any type of herd immunity and Sept is just right around the corner. I really want it to happen even if we have to all wear masks and stand apart from each other. Anyway, I would love this. I hope that we are able to do it.
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Re: KeyCon 2020 Denver - September 20
« Reply #223 on: Wed, 08 July 2020, 07:47:50 »
I would like to say that I am super looking forward to this but is it really going to happen? The US is nowhere near any type of herd immunity and Sept is just right around the corner. I really want it to happen even if we have to all wear masks and stand apart from each other. Anyway, I would love this. I hope that we are able to do it.

Hey, thanks for checking in. I've been meaning to do an update for a bit, so this is a good opportunity. I've been going back and forth with the venue and trying to keep up to date with the current restrictions and safety recommendations in Denver regarding covid. As of right now, the venue is pretty comfortable about being able to host an event that abides by those restrictions. We'll be making use of multiple rooms and some outdoor space to better aid in where groups of people will be congregating, and obviously taking precautions in regard to masks and hand sanitizer being available. If the situation progresses beyond where it's reasonable to host the event, we'll cross that bridge with hopefully as much lead time as possible (as it's an ever changing set of variables). That said, I'll reiterate that I want everyone to feel safe and refunds are available for anyone who doesn't want to head out to Denver. Thanks for the patience and the more than usual "up in the air" element to this KeyCon. Myself and the planning committee are doing out best to stay on top of the news and make the best decisions and provide the best event possible.
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