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HMGS Inc25 Jul 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

Thank you to those of you that attended Historicon 2022 at the Lancaster Convention Center.

Unfortunately, we have received a report that an individual who attended the full convention has tested positive for COVID on returning home.

While we have emailed the addresses on our Registration file, we do not have valid emails for all the attendees, so please confirm with any friends who attended with you that they know about this report.

Personally, I recommend that you test immediately today (if you have not already) and again three days from the day you returned home.

I hope you and your loved ones stay safe.


John Hollier
President, HMGS Inc.

MajorB25 Jul 2022 2:38 p.m. PST

How many people attended Historicon this year?

HMS Exeter25 Jul 2022 2:44 p.m. PST

I've always thought it rather remarkable that we've managed to have dozens of HMGS(E) cons without an outbreak of Norovirus, Conjunctivitis or some such creeping crud.

Knock wood.

Mr Elmo25 Jul 2022 4:51 p.m. PST

If Elmo had been at Historicon and felt fine, I would not be getting any tests.

To the best of my knowledge, I've never had the RONA.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2022 5:06 p.m. PST

You can be asymptomatic and spread the RONA. Not as well as a person with symptoms. It's all a risk assessment anyway.

14Bore26 Jul 2022 1:35 a.m. PST

It's out there, not going away. Take vitamins and watch leaving possible contamination areas.

ARMY Strong26 Jul 2022 6:44 a.m. PST

Wash your hands a lot and don't touch your face.

IronMarshal26 Jul 2022 7:05 a.m. PST

Not surprising. I went to Wally's on Thursday Night, went in realized it was a mass of humanity, to close for comfort and thought, this is how you get sick. I turned around and went straight to the mens room, blew my nose, cleaned my nostrils and washed my hands, and told my 26 year old son to do the same. I only went through Wally's once while there was a small group of people.

I take extra loads of vitamin C ad D and extra Zinc as a COVID precaution. I am vaxed and double boosted. I don't mask up unless required as I don't believe there is any real efficacy in the masking most do. Hardly anyone wears a KN95 mask properly and the other types are mostly useless according to most data available.

I have never tested positive for COVID, although I had a few days were I stayed home from work with allergy like symptoms which were probably allergy induced. I am a little over weight, in my 60s and have a minor heart condition, so I am careful aside from the IMO useless masks.

Nick Pasha26 Jul 2022 12:11 p.m. PST

Omicron has demonstrated its ability to get through vaccine firewalls like a computer virus. The best defense is to not let it in. The first line of defense is a kn-95 or n-95 mask. They work. The mask must cover the nose and mouth. Cloth masks are worthless. I am completely vaccinated and up to date on my boosters. I still wear a mask any time I come into contact with people.

Mini Wanderer26 Jul 2022 1:46 p.m. PST

Just took a test – negative. It' been three days so if I had been exposed, something would have come up by now.

Col Durnford Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2022 2:43 p.m. PST

I did not make it there, but if I did I would get the test.

Not much to lose and if you're positive, get the antibodies and your case should be mild.

Mister Tibbles26 Jul 2022 3:09 p.m. PST

Exeter, I'm sure plenty of people have gotten ill after past cons. I know I have. No one bothered broadcasting it.

I only discuss covid with trusted people as I do politics and religion.

COMMODORE LMV26 Jul 2022 7:18 p.m. PST

This is not unexpected at this time with an event like ours. I hope extremist elements of our leadership do not "weaponize" this for future conventions. The Covid policy for H'con '22 was the correct one in my opinion.

TRUgamer26 Jul 2022 8:42 p.m. PST

Agree Commodore… I'm visiting a friend who's wife is immune compromised so I took a rapid test today which came up negative.
It's really not surprising there was one reported case, likely there were dozens of cases at the convention.
Just part of the landscape so not going to sweat it.


Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP26 Jul 2022 10:12 p.m. PST

Congratulations to the individual who self-reported his condition so possible to warn others.

Mr Elmo27 Jul 2022 12:24 p.m. PST

Not much to lose and if you're positive

I much prefer: don't ask, don't know, can't tell. It's too much hassle to find out you're positive.

If the ER says you are…that's the right time to know.

YogiBearMinis27 Jul 2022 1:30 p.m. PST

What is wrong with you people who don't want to know, or reveal, that they have a highly transmittable disease? Do you have so little regard for the people around you that you elevate your right to ignorance or privacy over the lives of others? If you want to hide in your man-cave and not expose other people to your condition, then fine, but if you are going to walk around in public and risk infecting other people, you have a moral responsibility to give a damn.

Mr Elmo27 Jul 2022 5:28 p.m. PST

if you are going to walk around in public and risk infecting other people, you have a moral responsibility to give a damn.

I didn't say you should walk around in public when you have COVID. If you feel fine I don't see a moral obligation to take a test.

Wear a mask and get vaccinated if you're so worried.

Gray Bear27 Jul 2022 9:18 p.m. PST

Mr. Elmo for the win.

14Bore29 Jul 2022 1:58 a.m. PST

Wasn't close to many except very brief times but so far fine. But then take vitamins daily and remain unvaxed.

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