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Updated Statement on the Status of G-FEST 2020

(May 9, 2020)

Based on the information and regulations contained in the document Restore Illinois that was released this week by the governor of Illinois, it’s become apparent that G-FEST XXVII will not be permitted to take place as scheduled. A primary goal of the G-FEST organizing committee is always to provide a safe and happy event, so it is with great disappointment and sincere regret that we announce that G-FEST XXVII will not be held this year.

Registration payments will be refunded over the next two weeks. We are awaiting information as to whether hotel rooms reserved at the G-FEST rate at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare and the Hyatt Regency O’Hare need to be canceled, or whether the hotels can take care of it on their end. Updated information will be posted here at g-fan.com and disseminated through social media as it becomes available. Reservations at the Comfort Inn O’Hare must be canceled by the person that booked them.

Over the years, G-FEST has become much like a wonderful family reunion where friends meet and relationships are created and strengthened. When so many people look forward to an event with such anticipation, canceling it is very sad. However, while there will likely seem to be a “hole” in our lives this summer, the sacrifice is small compared to that suffered by those who’ve lost their jobs, their businesses, and especially their loved ones in this dreadful circumstance. It would be good if we used part of this year’s G-FEST weekend to reach out to our fellow fans, touch base, and if possible, offer comfort or assistance where needed.

G-FEST XXVII will not be held this year, but it will be next year. The dates are already booked: July 9–11, 2021. Our new venue will be the Hyatt Regency O’Hare, Rosemont’s premier convention hotel, which offers about twice the meeting space and twice the guest rooms compared to the Crowne Plaza Chicago O’Hare. With another year’s enthusiasm and anticipation building, the next G-FEST promises to be twice as great as it ever was.

Your support for G-FEST has been much appreciated. We’ll keep you updated over the coming weeks and months as events unfold. In the meantime, take care and stay safe.

The G-FEST Organizing Committee