In conjunction with Governor Kate Browns Announcement, as of this moment, GameStorm 22 (March 26th-29th) will not occur. We apologize for any travel arrangements you may have made to attend. I am going to use this post to answer as many questions as I can:
1) What happens now?
The Short answer: We don’t know.
The Longer answer: Our Hotel team and parent organization (OSFCI) are in discussions right now to see if we have an option to postpone GameStorm to mid/late summer, or it will be easier to cancel outright. We are hoping to have updates quickly and as soon as we have that information we will be quick to share it.
2) What about my paid membership
This depends on what happens in question 1, however there are options.
-You can ask for a refund: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org and you will be given a refund without any issue.
-You can donate your membership costs to GameStorm/OSFCI. Just let Registration know.
-We are looking at options to rollover all memberships to next years event should we have to cancel. For this, please wait until we have an answer to #1 and we will be able to discuss options.
3)What happens to my Complimentary Membership
Much easier. Your complimentary membership will still be good for our next convention that occurs
4)How do I handle my hotel reservation
Please contact the hotel and cancel your hotel reservation directly with them. We are still outside the penalty window for cancellation so this should have no impact
5)What about my flight/train
Unfortunately we cannot do anything about anyone who travels in from other areas. We do recommend travel insurance, or if your airline allows it, moving the time/destination to better suit or to our next event.
6)How will this impact the OSFCI board elections
the OSFCI board of directors is not directly tied to the convention staff or event. However, invitations to join the corporation are based on helping at our events. my intent is to still credit all members for their assistance this year to ensure proper credit is given.
7)If GameStorm is postponed, when would it be held
very likely we would target late July if possible. This is before GenCon, and allows us to not conflict with Dragonflight. It also allows us to be wrapped up before OryCon really gets close.
8)When are the dates for next years GameStorm?
March 25th-28th. Same weekend as this year.
please remember to join our public group on Facebook to discuss GameStorm and anything GameStorm related.
-GameStorm 22 Chair