The Seven Years War Association Convention has been postponed until July 30 - August 1, 2020 due to safety concerns about the Cornona Virus 19 pandemic. Convention organizer Ken Bunger polled a number of members and vendors and it was agreed that the prudent course of action would be to postpone the convention from April 2-4, 2020 to the new dates in July of this year.
The convention will be held at the same venue, The Waterford Estates Lodge in South Bend, Indiana.
Ken sent out an email to all SYWA members that included some of the following information, which I have taken the liberty of copying and pasting onto this blog:
The hotel has been great to work with which is a benefit of our long
relationship. The ballroom and table rentals remain as in April.
See a part of their reply below:
"Our rates in the summer are higher so I raised your hotel room rates by $5
plus tax a night (still a very good deal) So, Wednesday - Thursday is
$74+tax and Friday - Saturday is $80+tax. Please inform your attendees that
they will need to call the front desk (574-272-5220) to change their
reservations to the new block or to call and cancel if they cannot make it
If you already had a hotel reservation for the April dates, then please call the hotel to cancel your reservation and then if you can attend the convention on the new dates, then book your new reservation at that time.
I think that postponing the convention is a good call. There will always be an opportunity to play war-games and I am sure that we will have a fun time in July. Besides, the hotel pool will be open this time!