Contessa has announced that they won't be returning to Gencon for at least 5 years. If you are not familiar with Contessa, they are an intersectional organization that uses the power of positive representation to get more marginalized people into tabletop gaming leadership.
I think they also provide a safe place, in a world that can be terribly intolerant.
The founder made this statement on twitter: "We spend a crazy amount of money to go there every year, and I spend Dec - July almost exclusively working on that presence. I can't anymore."
I believe that Contessa is needed more than ever at the worlds longest running gaming convention. Please consider donating to them, and reaching out.