We are living through events which are unprecedented in modern times. And it’s because of one of those, the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019, that we must do something unprecedented in the history of this convention:
Motor City Furry Convention 2020 is postponed, and will not happen during our originally scheduled April 3 - 5 dates.
On Friday, March 13th, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered that all events expecting attendance greater than 250 not be held to help contain the spread of COVID-19. This order lasts through Sunday, April 5, during which the original dates for our convention fall. As such we are very sadly not able to hold MCFC during those dates this year.
We’re attempting to reschedule to a time later in the year. We don't want to just cancel if we can avoid it, we love you all too much to do that.
Negotiations are already under way for new dates. As we might have some flexibility, a poll is open through April 5th to give us some guidance on which times may work better for you: MCFC 2020 Rescheduling Poll
We know you have a hundred questions, and we’ll try to answer as many as we can:
Yes, certainly. We have three options for how we can handle your registration and its fee:
Refund requests will be held and processed soon, probably within a couple of weeks; we'll let you know when those go out. They will return to the original credit card used. If you’ve upgraded your registration, you’ll see multiple refund transactions (one for the initial reg, followed by any upgrade payments.) Dealers had table payments rolled in with the registration, so all of that will be refunded together.
If you’re ready to make a choice, visit your confirmation link -- the link in your confirmation email receipt (it ends in /confirm/ with some random letters or numbers after it.) You can also find the confirmation link if you registered while logged in: visit the Registration page and at the top it'll list your current registrations with confirmation links. Though, you won't be able to use the form to enter new registrations.
When you access the confirmation page, you’ll see buttons that let you choose what to do. If you chose to donate or refund (or if you've emailed in) then the registration will be removed and it won't appear at the confirmation link afterward.
If you can’t find your confirmation link or have other questions about the proced, email firstname.lastname@example.org. But please be patient, the registration volunteers are handling an enormous volume of requests now.
The hotel has elected to cancel all the hotel rooms, and return the deposits. They're in the process of doing that now, and it may take a week or so to work through all of them.
We're waiting for them to tell us the exact timeline on that, and will update here when we have more news. It seems to be a manual process, so please bear with them. But all deposits should be returned soon.
Feel free to reach out to email@example.com with any other questions you have. (Or, refresh this page; we’ll try to keep this up to date with other frequently asked questions as they come through.)
We will see you all again soon.
Keet -- MCFC Chair
ArtKit -- MCFC Vice Chair
MCFC board members Bismarck, Drykath, Edward, Nizzbit, Red Unicorn
And the rest of the MCFC Staff Family