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Ticket sales for MCH2022 have started!

Why the donation?

Vendors struggle due to the COVID pandemic. Instead of late down payments, they ask for earlier ones. If the event does not comply, there will be no tents or other vital parts of the event! For more see this blog post. We think we can have MCH2022 in the summer, but the next breakpoint meeting is after the time these down payments will take place. Therefore, there is a small risk that we cannot refund the whole ticket price. Therefore, we put a part of the ticket price in a voluntary donation option.

Is the donation mandatory?

No, but an average ticket price of €333.33 is needed to make the event happen. If not enough tickets are sold, or the average price well below this price, the event cannot take place.

Can I only buy the ticket and *not* make a donation?

The ticket price is very low in the hopes the community reads and understands the situation and also performs a donation when buying their ticket. If you're very cash strapped you can better contact the organization for a discount on the ticket at a later stage, or only do the donation today.

In short the answer is: Yes you can. With the result that this will not allow MCH to perform the required down payments to their suppliers and reduces the chance that the event will happen. A donation is always optional, otherwise it would not be a donation.

Is the low ticket price and asking for donations a risk?

Yes, both are a risk. This approach is the most transparent way to tell the community how to sanely and transparently deal with the current risks. With this approach MCH2022 trusts the community to continue to be awesome and understanding of the current situation. We've always seen that trust is more important than adding more rules and complexities. This approach is clear and it is also a bit prone to abuse. If you see those issues immedeately: well done :).

Why are there early down payments?

Vendors struggle due to the COVID pandemic. They had to incur several major blows in cancelled events which where not refunded, they had little to no turnover and had to let the majority of their workforce go (giving them a lot of uncertainty as well). Instead of late down payments, they ask for earlier ones. If the event does not comply, there will be on tents or other vital parts of the event! For more see this blog post.

Why don't you do 'save your ticket' / 'bewaar je ticket'?

This is a common construction for festivals in The Netherlands, you can read about it on "bewaarjeticket.nl" / "saveyourticket.nl". MCH has not decided yet if this is a viable option. Some of the major downsides is the low price for the ticket today, as well as price inflation over three years. This causes a (growing) mismatch between the current price and the costs of the event in 2025. It might set un realistic expectations for the future.

What if you have to cancel the event due to the COVID-19 situation?

If we need to cancel the event -again- due to the pandemic situation, we will refund your ticket partially. Our suppliers have been hit hard by the pandemic too, and are asking for non-refundable down payments. Therefore we have no choice but to make the ticket partially non-refundable too. The non-refundable part of the ticket is 50,- euros. You can find the details of this in our terms & conditions and in this blog post.

What if I want to cancel in other scenarios?

If the event is not cancelled but you want/have to cancel your ticket, for example because of travel restrictions or personal health concerns, we have no one-size-fits-all policy, but contact us tickets@mch2022.org so we can see what we can do.

Why are the ticket prices higher than the last CCC camp?

When we were working on the budget, the intention was to have tickets at the same price or at a similar level. Unfortunately we are being faced with significant extra costs and uncertainty due to the COVID-19 situation.

Will there be gift cards for MCH2022?

There are no plans for gift cards for MCH2022.

== What is an 'anonymous' donation? ==this blog post

The IFCAT foundation (the legal vehicle for the event) would like to keep the ticket price as low as possible. To that end we asking people that can afford it to give a small donation that we hope will contribute to this cause. Donations will also greatly help us in creating as much financial stability as we can early on and to pay for non-refundable down payments to our suppliers.

How can I pay?

We support the following payment methods:

  • Bank transfer (any SEPA country)
  • iDeal (Netherlands)
  • Giropay (Germany)
  • Bancontact (Belgium)
  • EPS (Austria)
  • Credit Card (Worldwide)

If you want to help us save on fees, please consider using SEPA Bank Transfers. But please select the payment method that is most comfortable for you to use.

Why no cryptocurrencies?

We do see some advantages of cryptocurrencies and technically we could offer them as a payment option. However we have decided not to enable them at this point due to the administrative complexity they introduce.

What if I want to stay anonymous?

We respect that some participants would like to stay anonymous. In this case we recommend you find someone you trust and have them buy the tickets for you, using an (anonymous) email address during the checkout process. This way it won't even be clear which tickets have been bought anonymously. If this does not work for you, contact Team:Info and we'll try to set something up.

In the future we would also like to encourage hackerspaces to distribute tickets for cash purchase. If your hackerspace wants to participate in this, please get in touch.

Who do I contact if I have any further questions regarding ticket sales or need support?

Please write an email to tickets@mch2022.org and we'll get back to you asap.

I ordered the wrong size $MerchItem!

As long as you just want to change the size of the product you've ordered, you can do so yourself. Follow the link to your order confirmation - at the bottom of the page you'll find an option to change your order.

In case you want to swap out an item for a different one, please contact us by mail.

What if I can't afford it right now?

No worries! We understand that a lot of people are in a tricky situation financially right now. Luckily, we don't expect tickets to sell out that fast.

In the worst case you can always contact friends@mch2022.org and we can work something out.

What if I don’t have the financial leeway to get a ticket at these prices?

As we have always done for our events, we can look at your personal situation. Feel free to [reach out|mail] in any way and we can look at the possibilities.

Does this mean a voucher system will not be needed for MCH2022?

For SHA2017, we did not use the voucher system. We currently have no intention of using it this time either.

Why are the break-even ticket prices lower than the MCH2021 tickets?

For 2021, there were large uncertainties. Although these uncertainties are not gone, the corresponding costs are easier to predict. Besides that, the finances were reevaluated, and balances for parking and camper tickets are more reflecting their real cost.

How many tickets will be available?

For the permit, we are targeting a maximum of 3500 visitors.

Is it possible to come by car or camper? Or by boat?

Yes, however, you need a corresponding ticket. There are parking facilities near the field for cars, and a limited amount of camper spots on the terrain. A ticket for parking a car is €80,-. Prices for camper spots will follow later. There is a limited amount of docking area in the harbour. Availability and prices will follow later.