• 2022 Arisia is cancelled.

    From Peter Trei@21:1/5 to All on Wed Jan 5 07:11:44 2022
    From https://arisia.org:
    Arisia 2022 is cancelled

    At the end of 2021, the Con Chair team met and determined how we
    would move forward. We decided that we would look at the COVID
    numbers in the new year (they are higher than ever), we would look
    at the health of our team (several of whom now have COVID or have
    family members with COVID), we would look at the number of folks
    planning to attend and/or be on program (which is currently too
    small to sustain us financially), and we would look at the advice of
    our COVID advisory team. Together, these things portray only one
    responsible decision that we can make: We need to cancel the
    in-person Arisia 2022. Fortunately, the hotel has agreed to reschedule
    the 2022 and 2023 contracts and, instead, host Arisia 2023 and 2024
    in the Westin.

    This is disappointing, but not a surprise. Before Omicron, it would
    probably have gone ahead. In the last week or so, I've certainly cut
    back on my visits to crowded places.


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