[vcf-midatlantic] VCF East 2020 Update

Alexander Pierson ajpierson1 at yahoo.com
Thu Mar 12 16:20:29 EDT 2020

 I'm going to have to concur.  My love for this event is on record, and I've joked with some of you that it would take something significant to stop me from attending VCF East.  
With that in mind, I think it is wise to cancel and avoid undue risk to people's health.  I don't see much of a point for an event that champions hands-on exhibits in the middle of a pandemic.  There is always next year.
-Alexander 'Z' Pierson
    On Thursday, March 12, 2020, 03:54:36 PM EDT, Peter Fletcher via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:  
 I’d say that is it then for me.  If the State of NJ doesn’t want events of size being held we ought listen to that. 

I know this is going to be inconvenient, and frankly I have no idea if I’ll get the money I’ve paid for my hotel stay refunded or not, but I really don’t want to feel responsible for spreading a disease because people are touching my old keyboards and joysticks.

The VCF demographic is solidly middle age and older, exactly the people this is affecting most.

Not that I get a vote, but if I do have one, I vote to cancel and find a date later in the year.


> On Mar 12, 2020, at 3:40 PM, Jason Perkins via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Looks like NJ is recommending all gatherings of >250 be cancelled.
> https://nj.gov/governor/news/news/562020/approved/20200312a.shtml
> On Thu, Mar 12, 2020 at 3:12 PM Martin Flynn via vcf-midatlantic <
> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>> Google “project cautery”
>>> On Mar 12, 2020, at 2:36 PM, Neil Cherry via vcf-midatlantic <
>> vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>>>> On 3/12/20 1:31 PM, Sentrytv via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
>>>> Has anyone seen the movie "Contagion" ?
>>>> May seem a little far-fetched but not too far from the truth.
>>> ... so they're gonna drop a bomb on us?
>>> Great, now we're moving into (out?) to a Billy Joel song ... never could
>> understand
>>> why they blew the Bronx away ... ;-)
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