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MessageSujet: Tucson 2021   Tucson 2021 Icon_minitimeMar 27 Oct - 5:43

October 26, 2020

Dear Worldwide Mineral Community Members;

In 1955, the Tucson Gem and Mineral Society (TGMS) put on the first Tucson Gem and Mineral Show® in a grade-school cafeteria. From such humble beginnings sprang what is now collectively called the Tucson Gem, Mineral & Fossil Showcase, which occupies over 50 venues around town from mid-January through mid-February. [In case you’ve missed it in all the hoopla surrounding the commercial shows, our Show, the Main Show, takes place in the Tucson Convention Center.] The Tucson Showcase is by far the world’s largest gathering of gem, mineral, fossil, meteorite and related earth science collectors, dealers and museum scientists. The Arizona Department of Tourism estimates it annually brings about $130 million dollars to the Tucson economy making it our biggest tourism-related event. TGMS takes parental pride in the economic/commercial juggernaut the Showcase has become, but we remain a local, volunteer-based, non-profit, Earth-Science education-focused group open to all comers. [Please visit www.tgms.org for more info.]

Our Show is TGMS’s annual gift to Tucson...it is the only show by and for Tucsonans and we are extremely grateful for the support we have always received from our community. We hoped and planned for the best during these difficult days of COVID-19 but find events have conspired to force us to the painful decision to take 2021 off and focus on bringing things back at a higher level in 2022! As members of the Tucson community, we feel we should explain the reasoning behind this decision while emphasizing our full support for the remainder of the 2021 Tucson Showcase in whatever form it takes.

Most importantly, TGMS does not want to be responsible for a single COVID-19 fatality or serious illness. Our Show is run by volunteers and many of us are in high-risk demographics...as are many of our participants and attendees. Consulting closely with the Pima County Health Department, the Mayor and City Manager’s offices and the good folks who run the TCC, it is clear that applying the mandated COVID-19 protocols to reduce risk would mean drastically restricted attendance and curtailment of many of our programs.

Second, our Show is much different from the rest of the Showcase. We are the public show with a unique combination of exhibits, school children visits, educational programs, scientific networking and family outreach. We annually create a world-class museum that magically disappears forever after just four days. Our equally enthralling “gift shop” includes a cadre of superb retail gem, mineral, fossil, meteorite, book and jewelry dealers, who complement the exhibits. This unique combination sets the TGMS Show apart from all the other shows in town.

Third, we expect that our Show dazzles everyone with displays of exquisite minerals, gems, jewelry and fossils brought by the worldwide Mineral and Gem Community. Restrictive COVID-19 travel policies mean many of our major domestic, and most of our international museum exhibitors and friends either won't or can't travel here. This effectively eliminates both our exhibits and educational programs.

COVID-19 related risks clearly make it impossible for TGMS to put on anything more than a shadow of our accustomed vibrant event. So, we’ve decided that it makes more sense to conserve our resources and apply them towards a Blockbuster 2022 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show®. We promise to pull out all the stops to bring you an unparalleled group of eye-popping fluorescent mineral exhibits, colorful minerals and gems from around the world, and some special surprises to shake everyone out of their post-Covid lethargy!!! See you in 2022!

Les Presmyk: TGMS President
Peter Megaw: TGMS Show Co-Chair
Richard Gottfried: TGMS Show Co-Chair
Patricia McClain: Executive Manager
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MessageSujet: Re: Tucson 2021   Tucson 2021 Icon_minitimeMar 27 Oct - 5:59

A raison de deux vagues par an environ, on peut continuer à surfer un moment.  :desole: :desole:
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MessageSujet: Re: Tucson 2021   Tucson 2021 Icon_minitimeMar 27 Oct - 7:18

Warning!
Il ne s'agit la que du Main Show, dans le Convention Center et qui ne dure que 4 jours.
Aucune annonce au sujet de tous les shows satellites, et il y en a au moins une douzaine et ceux la durent 15 jours.
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MessageSujet: Re: Tucson 2021   Tucson 2021 Icon_minitimeMar 27 Oct - 11:10

une réponse de Peter Lemkin

I was going to say this before...then thought not to 'rain on anyone's parade or mineral show'. I trained in Epidemiology for my Masters, and follow this pandemic in detail. It may be possible to have a scalled-down version in 2022*, but likely not a full [normal] version until 2023. I hope I'm wrong, but the way things are going in the USA now and the time it will take EVEN IF we get a vaccine in a few months [optimistic before late Spring], it will take about a year to vaccinate everyone and get it fully under control. It didn't have to be this way. In Korea, Taiwan and some other countries they can have mineral shows now.

*longer time, fewer persons let in at any time; not allowed to roam very freely, but more likely following roped-in lines from table to table; all wearing masks and gloves; in an outdoor or semi-outdoor [only roofed] setting. /Again, hope I'm wrong, but think not. This is a bad one and not the last one. If the American people [and others around the World] don't take this seriously, the death toll will be enourmous. There are simply NO mineral shows I know of here in Europe. In summer, some outdoor ones might be possible with limited numbers allowed through at any time. The minerals aren't suffering, but those of us who love minerals are.
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