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Warpstock Europe 2020 in Frankfurt cancelled, virtual event!

Wednesday March 18, 2020  By: Roderick Klein

Dear OS/2 community,

I guess it does not come as a surprise that the Dutch OS/2 VOICE organisation has decided to cancel Warpstock Europe 2020 in Frankfurt Germany. This is all to duo to the Corona virus spreading rapidly in Europe.

That said OS/2 VOICE will organize an online Warpstock Europe where you can follow the presentations via Youtube. Please keep an eye on www.warpstock.eu for details.

We have cancelled Warpstock Europe duo to the following reasons:

* When the Corona virus started to spread in Europe it seemed mostly older people where at risk of dying from the virus. Now news is coming from Italy more and more younger people are also dying from the virus, between 30 and 40 years old. Here in the Netherlands medical staff is being tested and some hospital employees had no sign of the Corona virus but did carry it. While scientist search for a better treatment we do not seem to know everything about the Corona virus. Taking into account the avereage age of the Warpstock Europe visitor, a lot of the people visiting Warpstock have reached a respectable age. Most of the people visiting Warpstock Europe have an increased risk of ending up hospital because from Corona.

* Its unknown what steps the German goverment will take in terms of limiting travel. Its also unknown how far air travel from other countries is going to be limited. This is both an issue for people coming to Germany, but also when they need to fly back after Warstock Europe.

People who have paid the Warpstock Europe entrance fee can get a refund. We can also if you want donate your money to the web browser campaign for Bitwise works that being worked hard on!

If you want a refund please send an email to roderickklein@xs4all.nl in case you paid the entrance fee. If you live within the European Union please send me your IBAN bank account number. If you live outside the European Union please send me your Paypal email address.

But we will be back in 2021! I did not want to move Warpstock into the summer period or into September duo to Warpstock North America.


Best regards,

Roderick Klein
President OS/2 VOICE

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