I have been out of this loop for a very long time -- and I miss it. What I really miss is the annual gathering. And given the average demographic of all us active SOCers, caution is the order of the day. Somebody said "proper precautions" Hmmm . . . wonder what that means? Yes we are 80 days out, and we will bide some time. But I think we need to begin a discussion of exactly what we would do given that we do meet for this event. That is, maybe we do some things differently. How does social distancing enter in to what events we may want to do? What should we modify, or simply scrub? What might we do instead? I suggest that we run this around some NOW, and not wait for 14 days prior. Already, as an example Piperato says he'd come to the hotel even if there is no event at the fairgrounds. Well, I like that gumption, and dedication to the proposition. I'd second that motion. Over the years, the "Ofiicial Event" (hanging at the Saturday show field) has fallen down the priority list of cool things we enjoy doing. So, options? Attitudes? Preferences? Bring it on.
Disclaimer: in my absence, I have not read this whole thread, but rather jumped to the end and looked over the last few. Maybe all this has been chewed already??