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    Question Wings of Prague 2021 - Should We Gather This Year?

    Good morning, gentlmen.
    Paul asked about this year Prague event and I promised to open a new thread about it (I see I am late, sorry for it).

    COVID-19 situation here in Czech Republic: virus seems to be under control, we have very low numbers right now (13 new cases per 100k as an avarage for the last 7 days), vaccination goes well, opened even for 16+. Pubs are open, hotels too. So far so good.

    Size: I do not expect ~50 participants as in other years, but I think ~20 are real. Should be OK even in Láďa's (Ladinek) LGS (Svět deskových her).

    Date: Summer seems off, but we can talk about autumn.
    • September - Doncaster event, but probably before the autumn wave (if there would be any).
    • October - nothing in my diary (yet, I'm a married man).
    • November - seems OK, but maybe Láďa would start to use his LGS as a storehouse before pre-christmas crazy times.
    • December - possible, but not in Láďa's LGS. I am pretty sure he can not attend during before christmas months.

    So, what do you think?



    Below our posts from COVID JABS thread:
    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Well done. Any news on a late 2021 Prague Con?
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    That's a good question. We can organize a small variant of it (and I'm in!). Any preferred date?
    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Thats rather dependant on the EU health passport but November /December?
    Not so sure our UK Pilots could make it back to Blighty without internment though

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    Hopefully things will change as the summer passes but for those in the UK the FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Czech Republic based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
    According to gov.uk pages entry to the Czech Republic is only allowed by them for essential reasons, such as work, medical treatment or family reunion, or if you hold residency or a valid long-term visa for the Czech Republic. Even then test & self isolation requirements apply. Entry for tourism is not permitted.
    Once they open up to UK tourists it will need to make it onto the green list to avoid any UK entry isolation requirements.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    The event is not just for UK citizens, but noted.

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    I have capacities in the last 3 weekends in October. 15. - 31.

    Spare time because I had to cancel my buddy trip to Japan due to this Covid bullsh*t...

    Convention or not, the chances are good that me & my wife will visit the Golden City in Oktober.
    Voilŕ le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    The optimist in me says November to allow for the "Winter Endemic" to be identified and sorted. Will the Mars still be available for B&B and possibly a venue ?


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marechallannes View Post
    I have capacities in the last 3 weekends in October. 15. - 31.

    Spare time because I had to cancel my buddy trip to Japan due to this Covid bullsh*t...

    Convention or not, the chances are good that me & my wife will visit the Golden City in Oktober.
    So your not going to the Oylimpics then Sven


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by flash View Post
    Hopefully things will change as the summer passes but for those in the UK the FCDO currently advises against all but essential travel to the whole of the Czech Republic based on the current assessment of COVID-19 risks.
    According to gov.uk pages entry to the Czech Republic is only allowed by them for essential reasons, such as work, medical treatment or family reunion, or if you hold residency or a valid long-term visa for the Czech Republic. Even then test & self isolation requirements apply. Entry for tourism is not permitted.
    Once they open up to UK tourists it will need to make it onto the green list to avoid any UK entry isolation requirements.
    I think the Prague Con covers all the necessary reasons


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    The optimist in me says November to allow for the "Winter Endemic" to be identified and sorted. Will the Mars still be available for B&B and possibly a venue ?
    That is an interesting question. It's website is down, it is not on Booking.com right now, seems MARS is in hibernation through the COVID times. On the other side, I remember plenty of Airbnb possibilities from times I bookend an accommodation for Mike and Donna and If you are OK with DIY breakfast I would recommend them. Unfortunately, no breakfast possibilities around as far as I know.

    MARS as venue is also unclear - they have big banners in windows about making the place a Cuba Dancing Club, but there is nothing inside. But I do not think we will need such big hall this time.

    Edit:
    Accomodation: There are at least two possible beds in our house out of Prague (Český Brod town) for free.
    Event itself: The core idea based by Sven, Andrzej and Watchdog in 2011 was "geather and play with friends" and that is the only thing that is relevant for Prague events. Personally, I do not care much about the number of participants or number of mission, I am just happy my friends want to come to Prague and play my beloved game. After all those years, it is the only real motivation that is still here (to be honest, we've been happy for record numbers in past time, but you know - the core idea is the most important after all). I can understand that some things would be more difficult now (= after leaving UK from EU; I can imagine rates for mobile internet for example), but as far as I am able to see the tiny numbers on WoW cards, you can think about Prague as friendly base for your flights all the time.
    Last edited by Dan-Sam; 06-15-2021 at 14:32.

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    Up.
    Andrzej, Kubajs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    That is an interesting question. It's website is down, it is not on Booking.com right now, seems MARS is in hibernation through the COVID times. On the other side, I remember plenty of Airbnb possibilities from times I bookend an accommodation for Mike and Donna and If you are OK with DIY breakfast I would recommend them. Unfortunately, no breakfast possibilities around as far as I know.

    MARS as venue is also unclear - they have big banners in windows about making the place a Cuba Dancing Club, but there is nothing inside. But I do not think we will need such big hall this time.

    Edit:
    Accomodation: There are at least two possible beds in our house out of Prague (Český Brod town) for free.
    Event itself: The core idea based by Sven, Andrzej and Watchdog in 2011 was "geather and play with friends" and that is the only thing that is relevant for Prague events. Personally, I do not care much about the number of participants or number of mission, I am just happy my friends want to come to Prague and play my beloved game. After all those years, it is the only real motivation that is still here (to be honest, we've been happy for record numbers in past time, but you know - the core idea is the most important after all). I can understand that some things would be more difficult now (= after leaving UK from EU; I can imagine rates for mobile internet for example), but as far as I am able to see the tiny numbers on WoW cards, you can think about Prague as friendly base for your flights all the time.
    Well said Dan. If you do decide to have a friendly small scale get together I would be honoured to attend .
    it would be good to see Sven , Andrzej, Kubajs and yourself again after such a wilderness of this Covid


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    September and October are pretty messed up for Jelena and me this year, but we'll try to squeeze in anyway. So, set the date up, and we'll do our best to attend. Keeping the tradition (and the spirit!) of Prague Con is important

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    I'd be eager to join, and I will try again to bring a few Romans as last time, if you avoid the period of Lucca Comics & Games (29/10-1/11). Not overlapping Essen Spiel (14-17/10) will maybe help a bit to bring people, but it's not relevant.
    I would have also joined Doncaster 2021 with pleasure, but at the moment transfer rules from Europe to UK are so hard that I'll have to give up if they do not change. Within Europe, things are far more reasonable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Пилот View Post
    September and October are pretty messed up for Jelena and me this year, but we'll try to squeeze in anyway. So, set the date up, and we'll do our best to attend. Keeping the tradition (and the spirit!) of Prague Con is important
    Good If you have some "black" weekends, please, let me know.

    Quote Originally Posted by Angiolillo View Post
    I'd be eager to join, and I will try again to bring a few Romans as last time, if you avoid the period of Lucca Comics & Games (29/10-1/11). Not overlapping Essen Spiel (14-17/10) will maybe help a bit to bring people, but it's not relevant.
    I would have also joined Doncaster 2021 with pleasure, but at the moment transfer rules from Europe to UK are so hard that I'll have to give up if they do not change. Within Europe, things are far more reasonable.
    Thank you, Andrea, for your weekend preferences. I think we can work with them, at least Essen Spiel is exluded from the pool anyway, because Láďa will probably visit it (boardgames, ehm, spice must flow...)

    And one personal below line: I know how it is visit a town anf go just from one playground to another (Andrea's visit of Prague in 2016)



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