Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Loscon 47 Canceled Due to Covid-19

Today I received the following email:

Members and Friends,

With the effects of the Covid-19  pandemic being felt in many sectors, we are not immune I'm sorry to say. The fallout of these effects sadly means that we will be postponing Loscon 47 until next year. We are rescheduling Loscon 47 for Thanksgiving weekend (November 26th through November 28th 2021).

We will be rolling Guests, members, and dealer room participants over to next year. Writer Guest Dr. Gregory Benford, our Artist Guest Jeff Sturgeon and Fan Guests of Honor Dennis and Kristine Cherry have all agreed to be there and are looking forward to being there next year.  

There will be more info as we re-assemble our teams to bring this to fruition in November of 2021.

A general meeting to discuss this will be on Friday 6/19/2020 at 7:30 via jitsi meet. This will be a very brief meeting just to touch base with members and staff. The link is from most web browsers. You only need to download an app if you are on IOS or Android.

As always you may ask questions at and I look forward to seeing you all Thanksgiving weekend 2021

Loscon Chairman, Scott Beckstead

This is disappointing. I attend Loscon most years. While I understand some members' concerns, I think this is overkill. Loscon 47 was to meet at the end of November. Surely Covid-19 will quiet down by then? Plus, Loscon 47 can always requires masks, gloves, and social distancing for those who choose to attend.

If you agree that Loscon 47 should go forward this November, please let them know. Offer to help in whatever you can to make Loscon 47 happen, and happen safely.


Tuesday, June 02, 2020

Coronavirus Closure Update No. 7

Michael B. Everling reports:

On June 1, I spoke to Jazmin at Dinah's and it seems as though we will be on for June 15. Things are projected to be close to 95% of normal.

We are to be limited to ten persons in the usual place, the back dining room. We must be done and out by 8 p.m. Regular hours to nine o’clock will come later, perhaps by July.

Diners are to enter the restaurant with face coverings. Temperatures will be taken at the door with a hand held thermometer machine.

I plan to contact Dinah’s again on June 10 or so to double check for any updates.