2020 NASFiC Canceled

The 2020 NASFiC Committee announced the cancellation of the 2020 NASFiC on May 14, 2020:

It is with a heavy heart that I and the executive committee, in consultation with Hotel management and the local Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, announce that we have made the decision to cancel the Columbus 2020 NASFiC. Due to the uncertain health situation and the unreliable travel restrictions, it was decided by all that hosting the NASFiC at this time would be unwise.

We still plan on publishing a souvenir book for all attending and supporting members. Due to the fact that we are still in negotiating penalties with the hotel, ongoing expenses, and our intention to publish a souvenir book, it is not feasible to offer refunds.

The Sheraton is canceling all room reservations for this event. If you have not heard from the hotel within two weeks, please contact the Sheraton directly at 614-365-4500.

We may have a virtual event on the weekend of August 20 -23. We’ll update everyone on that later once we have some plans.

We were very much looking forward to hosting the North American Science Fiction Convention this fall with you and regret that it cannot happen.

Sincerely,

Lisa Garrison, Chair

A NASFiC is held in North America in any year where the Worldcon is outside of North America. Because the 2020 Worldcon was be in Wellington, New Zealand (and has now been changed to online-only), there was a NASFiC scheduled to be held in 2020; however, the 2020 NASFiC has been canceled due to the complications of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

Direct questions about the 2020 NASFiC to the 2020 NASFiC committee. The NASFiC.org web site does not operate individual NASFiCs. Each NASFiC is operated by its individual operating committee, not by a central organization. The World Science Fiction Society does not operate NASFiC or Worldcon. It is only the sanctioning entity, and does not operate conventions. Contact each individual convention with questions about that convention.