{IMAGE_2}Seven companies have withdrawn from next week’s GAMA Expo over coronavirus fears, GAMA announced to its members today.  The companies include several major exhibitors and sponsors:

  • Wizards of the Coast
  • Star City Games
  • Southern Hobby Distribution
  • Skytear (Italy)
  • Max Protection
  • Lion Rampant Imports (Canada)
  • GTS Distribution

Wizards of the Coast was the largest exhibiting company from the Seattle area, the region with the highest number of infections and deaths in the U.S.

The Game Manufacturers Association (GAMA), which operates the show, said that it is working with the host hotel to include disinfectant to cleaning solutions and to add disinfectant wipes and hand sanitizing stations at the entrances.  GAMA will provide disinfectant wipes at the games night table to allow cleaning of game components between demos

The organization said that it has 183 remaining exhibitors scheduled to participate in the event.