After much consideration and discussion, Tome Society has made the difficult decision that the TomeCon 2020 in-person conference scheduled for March 24, 2020 at UNG Gainesville cannot be held.
Over the past week, many developments in the COVID-19 global pandemic situation have made it impossible for us to proceed with an in-person gathering of over 3,000 people. We are, however, taking the day to consider the option and logistics of a virtual conference that would take place online on March 24th, if feasible. We will share more information about this possibility as it is decided.
We will be issuing refunds, less a shipping and processing fee, in order to mail t-shirts, buttons, bookmarks, and awards. We will provide more specific information about this process shortly as well.
All in-person competitions (Reading Bowl and Book Talk) are canceled for this year. Reading Bowl Championship participants will receive further information from Ashley shortly.
While we are devastated that TomeCon 2020 will not take place in-person this year, we hope that you will make plans to attend TomeCon 2021 next spring. Our 2021 conference theme is "Take the Risk."
On behalf of the Tome Team, thank you for your continued support and understanding. Please be patient with us as we work through this unprecedented situation.
The Tome Team