Urgent – VCF PNW 2020 has been cancelled.
March 5th, 2020
Most of you are aware that the Seattle area is considered to be the epicenter of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in the US. Yesterday King County health officials issued new guidelines and requests, one of which was asking for large events to be postponed or cancelled. Living Computers:Museum+Labs (our host) is complying with those guidelines and requests and they closed their doors today until further notice.
I found out about this right before the announcement. We went from having this event prominently displayed on their home page to the closure of the museum in less than 24 hours. Things are moving very fast. While I am disappointed, I also understand their position.
I’d like to thank the exhibitors, presenters, and volunteers who were working on this event. I and the rest of the VCFed board are trying to figure out how to move forward and what this means for other events this year. Please stay tuned, but most of all, stay healthy.