After serious deliberation and consultation with our venue and partners, the decision has been made that Key Steampunk Festival 2020 must be postponed until 2021.
This decision was not made lightly.
The safety of our Guests, Vendors, Performers, Staff, and Venue Staff is always our first priority. There have been exhaustive deliberations on multiple alternatives and increased safety precautions that could be taken that may mitigate the danger of COVID-19, but as the pandemic continues to progress, and state issued orders preventing large gatherings from happening remain in place for the foreseeable future, our choice to place the safety and well being of everyone first is clear.
We will remain at our current location with our new dates as August 20, 21, and 22 of 2021. Until there is a clear indication that large gathering such as ours would not endanger the health and well being of our community, we felt this was the responsible, and only alternative.
As this is the case there are a few items we would like to make clear for everyone. All purchased tickets from this year will be transferred and honored for next year. All Vendor Agreements will be transferred to next year. We are working to ensure the incredible guests (and more of them) will be there next year.
The hotel will not be able to automatically transfer any existing hotel reservations as we had hoped, and will not be able to accept new reservations until after August 2020. Existing hotel reservations for this year that were done under our room block should be automatically cancelled, but would suggest reaching out to the Wyndham Gettysburg itself at (717) 339-0020 for any issues . As soon as they are able to start accepting reservations for 2021 we will be sure to let everyone know.
Unfortunately we cannot change the fact we must all wait longer to physically come together as we have in the past. This has already been a difficult time for so many, and for so many different reasons. Its events such as this pandemic that provide us all the opportunity to remember what is important to us. For us at Key City Steampunk, it’s the opportunity to spend time with all of you, and we are looking forward to doing it again in 2021.