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  1. I don't know if the '1 person / elevator' would be feasible in the long term. To compare, the Four Seasons Manhattan (from the article) has 368 rooms versus the 1175 at the Marriott Marquis in DC, so unless they speed up elevators or add more there's no way you could have someone get to their room in a reasonable length of time if it's limited to 1. Limiting it to 'One room's worth of guests / elevator' would be better, but still not good. (Having stayed in the Marriott for the con, getting to my room in a reasonable time with elevators filled to capacity is sometimes sketchy, depending on the time of day.) The potential shutdown of things like the complimentary breakfast buffet at the Hampton Inn would hurt as well. On a lighter note, I request low floors when I get the reservation so I can use stairs when viable, though it's more down than up. I do this because years ago I got put in a room near the top of the hotel and decided to walk down just to do it. I was fine then, but hours later the ankle I had sprained the year before decided to make its displeasure known and just stop working for a little while when I was at the Harborplace food court. (Standing there waiting for my order, and suddenly my leg just goes out from under me. Startled the heck out of me. 🙂)
  2. On the one hand, it's disappointing that it had to happen. On the other hand, it's good that this particular Sword of Damocles is no longer hanging over our collective heads. That being said, will there be any way to pick up Otakon 2020 merchandise (I'm presuming it's already been made.), or a way to kick in to support the con? Since I'm not getting hit with a hotel bill or Amtrak ticket, I have a couple hundred dollars available to spend.
  3. I mentioned this in another forum, and apparently there's already 2 names for them: - 'Coronials' - and in 14 years (factoring in the 9 months), 'Quaranteens'
  4. Pish tosh, another acceptable form is from Zman Games:
  5. I think part of the onus (there's your nickel word for the day) is on the attendee, with the focus on hygiene and health. The old Otakon handout had some of the following 'recommendations' (I don't remember full details, just the generalities.): - Get a good night's sleep - Eat at least one good meal a day - Shower I would add one that I've been guilty of: Go out for some fresh air. Last year on Saturday I went from around 8 AM to 6 PM without leaving the convention center and/or the hotel. (I got the Mariott, so I never had to leave.) I also have been taking things like Cold Eeze, etc. the past few years to help boost my chances of not getting the Con Plague. I'd say it's worked well enough, as I haven't caught it in several years. All told, we can only wait and see what Otakon does and go from there. I'll hold off getting my Amtrak tickets until I see something definite, however.
  6. Way back in 2013, the lower floor was so crowded that it took me a good 10 minutes to get from Video 1 to the escalators - a distance of, what, 300 feet? It looked a little like the picture attached. That's not the first time something like that happened in Baltimore, but that was my worst experience. I've never had that issue in the 3 years in DC.
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