As of this moment, we are still planning to hold DFDF the weekend of 22-24 May, 2020. The concom is monitoring the situation, and we will let our membership know of any changes. Our next deadline to evaluate our stance will be four weeks before the convention.
As has been noted elsewhere, we love our community; but the safety and health of all our members comes first.
In case DFDF 2020 does take place, but you would prefer not to attend due to any lingering Covid-19 issues (or are prevented by remaining travel restrictions from doing so), we will automatically forward your membership to DFDF 2021.
In case DFDF 2020 cannot take place, all memberships will be forwarded to DFDF 2021 (May 14-16, 2021).
Please keep in mind: you can cancel your hotel room at the Relexa up to 48 hours before check in without penalty.
Steve says: Hopefully by the end of April we will be past the worst of this pandemic, and we can sing together once again.
Sib is more pessimistic, but willing to be pleasantly surprised :-).
Steve & Sib
In the feedback discussion at the last DFDF the extra convention day was seen as a very positive thing – we won’t and can’t do this every year, but stemming from that in the feedback session the idea arose that it would be possible to make one of the function rooms available from Thursday onwards without adding an official convention day – for informal circling/practicing etc. We can certainly do this – but want to only invest in the extra day if there actually is serious interest in this. So: do any of you already arrive on Thursday and would be interested in this?
(If we get at least five expressions of interest by February 15th, Steve and I have decided to invest in the function space … with less than five people one can kinda still go practice in a hotel room (that’s our logic)).
Also: get in touch with me (Sib) if you plan to arrive on Thursday, too, so that I can try to extend our room contingent at the hotel for the night from Thursday to Friday!
If Steve talked to you about a concert, please get in touch with him. 🙂
New program item on the agenda: “Sing my song!”
After the “Cavalcade of Guests” at the last DFDF was a true program highlight, we’re going to try a similar format this year – but in a way that lets every attendee participate, no matter if he/she was a guest of honor at the DFDF or not. So, in 2020 there will be “DFDF – Sing mein Lied!” (Sing my song!) program item on Sunday.
Information about participation etc. can be found on our website at https://www.dfdf.rocks/dfdf-2020/sing-my-song/
Here are some ballots from the 2019 Random Awards – going through the ballots I can say that I found EVERYONE’s name in there (yay, go us, team DFDF attendees!) … here are the ballots that had some extra little thing added.
Also, unfortunately, we apparently didn’t keep the five winning ballots, so those are not represented here.
22 – 24 May 2020
Guests of Honor: Loewenthal
(Online registration forms etc will open in July)