Please see below for more information regarding TomeCon cancelation details:
Competitions & Awards - student and chapter winners for competitions will be announced online on the website via video or a published list. We hope to have these published by the end of the month. We will email when the results are posted. Trophies, medals, and certificates will be mailed to schools with winners. The Tome Team will be packing many of these items up this weekend to begin the shipping process.
In-Person Competitions - Reading Bowl Championship rounds and Book Talk competition that were to take place at TomeCon are canceled. Additional information regarding official winners for Reading Bowl will come from Ashley by the end of next week. We encourage schools with Book Talk competitors to allow these students to present their speeches to an audience at your school to celebrate all of their hard work preparing.
Virtual Conference - due to many schools closing next week and beyond, we will not be pursuing a live virtual conference. However, we have reached out to the presenters we had scheduled for the in-person event, and many have agreed to send a short video interview. We will compile these videos online on the website for your to share with your school. We hope to have these available by the end of the month. We will email when they are posted.
It List Book Set Giveaway - we will still be drawing one elementary, one middle, and one high school name from the registrations to award a full set of the corresponding grade level 20-21 It List books to. These winners will be emailed directly, as well as announced on the website. We hope to have this information published by the end of next week. We hope to have these books shipped to winners by the end of the month. Thank you to the Clipper Petroleum Foundation for the grant to make this possible.
Other items - registered individuals/schools will receive a package containing your official TomeCon 2020 buttons, It List bookmarks, and any t-shirts ordered. The Tome Team will be packing many of these items up this weekend to begin the shipping process. We hope to have these shipped by the end of the month.
Refunds - we will be issuing refunds via check to schools or PayPal to individuals who paid by card, less a shipping and processing fee. We have not determined the exact amount of this fee, but are working to determine the appropriate amount and will let you know as soon as possible. We hope to have refunds issued by the end of the month.
Individual refund as donation - If you purchased your ticket personally as an individual via our online JotForm (does not apply to schools) and wish to have your TomeCon ticket refund donated to the Tome Society nonprofit as a tax-deductible donation, please let us know ASAP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you again for your support and patience as we work through this unprecedented situation. If you have additional questions that were not addressed in this message, please email us. Thank you! The Tome Team