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Thread: Sadly, Type3Toys will have to cancel MM This Year.

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    you made the right choice. I saw on FB that someone had called the hotel to make reservation and the hotel told them MM was cancelled/postponed. I haven't seen an official announcement on that but we all figured it was coming

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nostalgiabuff View Post
    you made the right choice. I saw on FB that someone had called the hotel to make reservation and the hotel told them MM was cancelled/postponed. I haven't seen an official announcement on that but we all figured it was coming
    Yeah, so I was putting the finishing touches on the newsletter around 2am and my Facebook lit up. I left a message with the hotel yesterday afternoon after I heard Ohio's stay at home order was going to be extended again. The entire hotel sales staff is furloughed and the GM is working the 11pm-7am shift as MOD, so I didn't expect to hear back from him until possibly next week. I intended to make an announcement after discussing potential rescheduling dates. Well, wouldn't you know it, someone called the hotel sometime after 11pm and the GM had already updated our status 'postponed/cancelled' and that caller outed me on Ambassadors before I knew what hit me. This is not how I wanted the news to break.

    That being said, no one is more disappointed than I am. June in Ohio looks like gatherings limited to ten, and even if that weren't the case I would have serious reservations pulling people from all over the country together and holding an event in a confined space. We have a lot of members, myself included, who have preexisting conditions and I don't want anyone to get the covid cooties at a MM function. Factor in that travel from Canada isn't happening, and there just really isn't any choice. I'll have an announcement next week and refunds will go out shortly for registration and tables.

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    Both of us were both quite upset to have read that this morning when Steve was still in discussion mode and hadn't even heard back.

    I won't lie, this year Megomeet has been stressful and problematic to our overall mental well being for reasons I won't go into again. Please understand that this is crushing both spiritually and financially right now and all decisions will be made after careful deliberation.

    Any empathy you can throw Steve's way this time would be appreciated, he worked like a machine.
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    Really sorry to hear about this guys, but unfortunately it is completely understandable. It sucks that notification of the cancellation had to come out publicly that way though, but that part was completely out of your hands of course (wish the person that called the hotel handled their knowledge differently though). As always, thanks to both of you for all your hard work, so sorry that it had to be in vain this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjefferys View Post
    Really sorry to hear about this guys, but unfortunately it is completely understandable. It sucks that notification of the cancellation had to come out publicly that way though, but that part was completely out of your hands of course (wish the person that called the hotel handled their knowledge differently though). As always, thanks to both of you for all your hard work, so sorry that it had to be in vain this year.
    this, exactly.
    Steve does such a bang up job every year with MM. Having difficulties early this year, and then a worldwide catastrophy - just wow. Lesser folks would have hung up the towel long ago. That you are still in the trenches trying to figure out options for our collecting community is just awesome. I can't speak for everyone in out community of course, but I definitely appreciate all the efforts to figure out what to do with this in the face of the global uncertainty that surrounds us right now. It is totally understandable that Mego Meet will have to change somehow; be it postponing, going virtual, or just holding on 'til next year. My thanks to everyone behind the scenes for continuing to keep this place going and bringing us a place to get together and chat about things that remind us of joy in life.

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    I understand table refunds, but no one should be asking for an admission refund. I paid my admission after cancellation.

    I have to add...I was pretty lit about the FB "I called the hotel to make a reservation" post. No he did not. Everybody knew rooms were pretty much gone. He called because his fanboy spastic mentality had to intrude.
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    Dagnbit!

    I read teh thread title and assumed John was canceling his trip to the Meet. And though that is what he meant this thread turned really dark- the whole shebang is cancelled/postponed? NOOOOooooooooooo.............

    Maybe each city can have a Mini Mego Meet with 10 people.

    Hoping for a later date. Thanks for putting in the work Steve.

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    sorry if I was out of line posting that here but I figured it was public knowledge once that other person put that out there on FB.

    these type of events take a tremendous amount of time and planning and I truly feel for Steve and anyone else involved in putting it together. It's for the greater good and I think everybody understands that, but it still sucks the big one

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    John take care of yourself!
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