All except two pen shows are run by different groups. The two that are not run by different groups are run by Terry Maworter, his family and friends.
There really is no formal coordination of schedules, so anyone can schedule any show whenever they think they can have a successful show.
Unless there is an inoculation, an effective treatment, testing which indicates that reinfection is not possible and I have had it and am not contagious (highly unlikely, but possible) or the disapearence of all infections somehow, I know that I will not be attending any pen shows. No hobby is just worth risking me or my families health and life and I expect that is the case of most other pen show potential attendees.
I feel bad for everyone who comes together and makes a show a success, but I can't think of any way to make everyone safe except not opening it to the public and requiring the provision of testing results of all registered attendees and a pledge by all of them that they will self isolate between the time they test as not being infectious and when they attend or everone wearing and using full protective gear, both unlikely scenarios,,especially the second as there is a shortage of protective gear and even when it comes available, it will be expensive, plus, it would be off putting to attend a pen show wearing a full protective suit with face mask, full skin coverage, including gloves.
At the moment I am "scheduled" to have a table at the Commonwealth Pen Show. Although no information has been forthcoming regarding the actual occurrence of the show my current intention is to be there (with masks, sanitizer and gloves) if it is held. I do intend to support the Show management as much as I am able.
Given the typical circumstances encountered at pen shows it would be surprising if the activities were in the "usual/normal" range. Somehow I have difficulty imagining what changes could be made to accommodate what happens at these shows and still maintain the general positive excitement that the show has had in the past.
Even with the quarantine restrictions lifted/altered I would expect some form of "social distancing" will be in place. Pens may or may not be as readily available for handling and testing and large numbers of people in a relatively smaller space will not be conducive to a healthy/minimal contact environment.
Also, please note, although I am NOT privy to the contractual arrangements of the show (beyond my probable table payment) I would expect the the Show "owner/s" may have limited flexibility to simply cancel or reschedule it without some financial (significant) penalties being imposed. Yes, if necessary the facility may be will to offer some assistance but they may have their own limitations to deal with too.
Please bear in mind that these are challenging circumstance for EVERYONE and we ALL have to help out. Even though the CPS is still four months in the future we have limited control over what happens policy-wise in the nation and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Finally, from my personal perspective, I think that many of the things and activities which we have enjoyed and come to take for granted in our lives and lifestyles will change temporarily, if not permanently in the months and years ahead.
Wishing all safety and good health as we address the challenges ahead.