August 7th-9th, 2020. That is about all we have right now.
The last we had heard, they were not planning on rescheduling, it was going to be the original June date or bust. The Cobb Center must have had a full cancellation, or they were conveniently blaming the venue which was purported to be full up for the rest of the year.
The Blade Show website was updated this morning, but there hasn’t been a press release about the change yet. We will obviously pass it along when we get one.
See you in August?
Feedback has been all over the board. I have heard from plenty of folks, both makers and attendees who are not going, others who are, and others who are still not sure. The show’s organizers have issued their formal refund policy for exhibitors:
2020 BLADE Show Refund Policy:
In the event that you are unable to attend the 2020 Show as a result of the new dates, August 7-9, 2020, you have the following options regarding a refund.
Option 1: You may choose to transfer all your current money paid to the 2021 Show and your exhibit space and same location will automatically be secured for the 2021 Show. A contract will be sent to you in August via email to renew that same space; however, no payment information will be required at that time.
Option 2: If you choose to have your money refunded, you will receive a full refund by check within 30 business days of your cancellation being processed. (Please provide who to make the check payable too and the mailing address in your email cancellation request). However, your current exhibit space location cannot be guaranteed for the 2021 Show. Upon the completion of the 2020 Show in August, you will need to email us at this email address to request a contract for the 2021 Show. We will do our best to secure your original space; however it cannot be guaranteed at this time.
All cancellation requests must be received by Friday, June 5th. This updated refund policy only applies to cancellation requests received between from April 14-June 5th. Any request for refunds after June 5th, will follow the current policy outlined in the 2020 Contract for Exhibit Space.
Thanks, BLADE Show Management
It is a lose/lose situation all around. The show has faced criticism since 2018 when it and BLADE Magazine last changed hands.