Brigands, Revelers, Kobolds, and All,
After careful consideration, and in accordance with Federal, State, and Local laws and ordinance, we regret to announce Brigands Ball 2020 is officially being rescheduled for Thursday, 28 October – Monday, 1 November 2021 at Mountain Run Winery in Culpeper, VA.
Many months have gone into plans and provisions toward this incredible holiday event. Attempts to address the myriad of concerns were made, and countless hours were spent creating and reviewing options for a traditional long weekend event. Though Virginia is still in Phase 3, many cities and counties have reduced the attendance cap for events. With strict requirements for 6’ distancing, and with potential health and legal ramifications for venues, organizations, and participants found not in compliance, there was no realistic event model to be found. We simply can’t keep moving forward when the future is so unclear.
Planning for the safety of participants and guests during the COVID-19 pandemic is a complex and ever-changing situation. We took our time looking at all of the different ways to make the event work in accordance with CDC, State of Virginia, and public health guidelines. We considered countless scenarios and found these options were simply not feasible. Under the severe restrictions and health concerns, Brigands Ball 2020 simply could not be both safe and the level of event that our community deserves.
Preparing for Brigands Ball requires collaboration with many partners, staff, vendors, and entertainers. We are so very thankful for all of the support we have received, and are happy to announce all currently confirmed vendors will be welcome and automatically reserved to attend Brigands Ball 2021 without needing to reapply. All Chapters, Units, and Camps are encouraged to continue planning for their event tournaments and activities (remember Halloween is on a Sunday in 2021!) for next year. We will be running the same format, so all of your planning and scheming will not go to waste!
We are infinitely grateful for everyone’s grace and understanding through all of this. If you have any questions/comments/concerns, please feel free to email them to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will reply as quickly as possible.
Thank you all again, and we eagerly await seeing you all again in 2021!
-Brigands Ball Event Team