COVID-19 2021 FAQ

Megaplex has always, and will continue, to work hard to try and ensure the safety of our attendees. We ask that before continuing you read the information we posted on our Covid-19 Info page.

 

Will Megaplex be requiring proof of vaccination?
No. In compliance with Florida law, which prohibits us from requiring proof of vaccination, Megaplex will not be requiring vaccination though we do strongly recommend it if you are eligible.

 

Will Megaplex be conducting temperature checks?
No. As our event is during the hottest time of the year in Florida and the proclivity of our attendees to dawn big fluffy carpets, while bouncing around like a certain orange character with a spring like tail, the likelihood that a temperature check would provide an accurate assessment of a person’s health is low. Attendees should monitor their health and quarantine and seek medical attention if they, or those sharing their room, display covid like symptoms.

 

If masks are no longer required by local or federal authorities will Megaplex still require them for 2022?
Yes. As masks are widely considered one of the first lines of defense and contribute to the safety of others many are basing their decision to attend on a firm mask requirement so we believe that we needed to make a firm decision on this early. Our updated mask policy can be found here

 

Can I take photos with or hug fursuiters/attendees?
While interactions with anyone at the con requires mutual-consent, we recommend a contact-free experience.

 

How is the Dealer's Den affected?
Dealer’s tables/booths will be spaced further apart and the aisles increased in size.

 

How is the Artist Alley affected?
Artist Alley slots will still be half tables however there will only be 1 slot per table. Tables will be spaced so that there are 6ft between slots. As you can imagine this cuts the available slots down significantly but will allow for better safety. With the number of slots being reduced all slots will be available for prepurchase. Those who transferred their registration from 2020 and had reserved slot(s) Still have their slots. If any slots are available at-con they will be raffled off at the beginning of each morning as has been done in the past.

 

If I register for this year and am unable to attend what happens?
Those who purchased their attendance for 2022 Megaplex and are unable to attend in 2022 will automatically receive a coupon of their purchase price towards 2023.

 

What is the hotel doing to keep attendees safe during the pandemic?
The hotel has posted this information on the Caribe Royale website.

 

Does Megaplex still need staff?
Like our attendees, our staff are also having to make a decision on if they are comfortable being at an in-person convention this year. If you are willing to staff in person we can certainly use your help, so please consider joining our staff. More information can be found at Join Our Team.

 

How is Megaplex doing financially and how can I help?
As expected, the past few years has been difficult at best. Funds are low but we still want to bring you the Megaplex you have come to know and love for years to come. We are still feeling the impact from the cancelation of 2020. If your able, please consider donating to us so that we can keep the con going at the level our attendees have come to expect. Remember, Florida United Furry Fandom, Inc. is a 501c3 Public Charity and as such any donations are tax deductible.

 

Can I still donate to the C.A.R.E. Foundation even if I am not attending in person?
The C.A.R.E. Foundation is dependent on all of us and like us has been affected by this pandemic. We have set up a way to donate through us. If you go to the donate button above you can designate your donation for C.A.R.E. and we will make sure it gets to them.