MileHiCon 52 News Update – MILEHICON 52 goes VIRTUAL
In response to the impact of the COVID19 virus and the economic stress on everyone at these times, the MileHiCon Committee and Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to go VIRTUAL for MileHiCon 52. We do not want to expose our attendees to the possibility of contracting COVID19 at our convention. While we could try to hold the con with everyone wearing masks and practicing social distancing, with the type of programs we usually provide, we don’t feel that we could have a fun and safe convention under those circumstances. In addition, it is still uncertain that gatherings of more than 50 people will be permitted and there is a strong possibility of a resurgence of the virus in the fall. Therefore, the committee has decided to take MileHiCon Virtual.
Because we are going Virtual, we will not be able to provide all of the program types that we have had in the past. We will not be holding the art and literacy auctions, active/kids track (though there will be some kid-friendly programming), the con suite, and Critter Crunch. The art show, vendors room, and Authors Row will be available but in a totally different format. Panel discussions, presentations, readings and demonstrations will still be offered. There may also be some totally new types of programming. We will be announcing more information about the program schedule at a later date.
Those of you who already have memberships to MileHiCon 52 Live will be able to attend with no extra charges. We will be coming out with a new pricing structure and registration system soon. Check our website and social media channels and watch for updates.
The MileHiCon 52 committee thanks you for your continued support of the convention. Any help or assistance that you can give to assure a successful and fun transition to Virtual would be greatly appreciated. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or offers of assistance.
The MileHiCon 52 Committee and Board of Directors