As a community organization, we have an obligation to promote safety in all our activities. Given the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), it is with a heavy heart that we’re canceling our BABSCon 2020 event in accordance with State and local government requirements.
We are, however, returning for BABSCon 2021 on Easter weekend, April 2–4, 2021, at our traditional venue, the Hyatt Regency SFO. But we need your help to do that, so we’re asking all of you to take just a small leap of faith to support us.
We're automatically transferring all 2020 memberships to 2021 to make it as easy as possible for you to join us then. You won’t need to do a thing! But, if you can't make it next year, then you can make other arrangements such as transferring your registration to someone else, opting for a Spirit Badge, or requesting a refund. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1 with any refund requests.
All of our 2020 vendors, community guests, musicians, and panelists are also guaranteed their spots for BABSCon 2021 if they want to stick with us.
Additionally, all of our 2020 Guests of Honor—Nicole Oliver, Daniel Ingram, Grey DeLisle, Vincent Tong, Peter New, Josh Haber, Gail Simone, Andy Price, Jeremy Whitley, plus a couple we didn’t have the chance to announce yet!—have already committed to attend BABSCon 2021.
If you can, please consider donating to our two amazing charities who put in a lot of work to help us plan fun events for BABSCon 2020. With the loss of the donations we would have been able to make this Easter, they could really use your help!
- The Game Academy on: The Web • Twitter • Facebook • Instagram
- Rainbow Community Center of Contra Costa County on: The Web • Facebook • Instagram • YouTube
Our vendors are an important part of the BABSCon experience, and we understand they are hit hard by this situation. Please support our vendors by browsing and purchasing their wares here.
We would like to thank the Hyatt Regency SFO for working with us to avoid all cancellation fees. We know that this has been a stressful time for them as they have had to deal with many cancellations, not just ours. They have been nothing but supportive to us and have been a wonderful home for our con since our conception. We are so pleased to be returning to them in 2021.
It is our hope that you, our family of fans for the last seven years, will support us in returning next year to bring you all the fun and friendship of our six previous events, and then some.
We dearly want to continue serving this fandom, and with your help, we know that we can. Please follow us on social media—Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, and now Twitch—for further updates. We also encourage you to join our Discord server, and consider supporting us by buying great BABSCon swag on our online merch store.
Yours in friendship,
—The BABSCon Staff
PS: We have some great ideas brewing for things we can do to make the intervening year more fun for everyone, so stay tuned!