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Bad news I'm afraid. Taken from the Crashdown yahoo group
----- Original Message -----
From: STEVEN FROST
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2004 11:52 PM
Subject: [crashdown-conventions] Very Important Con News
I must again apologise for my lack of news and absence from the
message board. However with this message I have some unfortunate
news, as it is with great regret that I must unfortunately cancel
both Crashdown and Burn as well as 24 The Event.
There are a few reasons for these cancellations, but the most
pertinent reason, is due to disappointing ticket sales, at the
current rate of sale there is no way that the costs would be covered,
and if it were to run like this the extra money (amounting in the
thousands) would come from my own pocket, and unfortunately I'm not a
rich person, I hope you are understanding about this.
We did try hard to make an awareness of the events especially 24 The
Event, where fliers and posters were handed out at many large events
(more so than Crashdown), but unfortunately the interest has been
less than anticipated, this could be for multiple reasons, from
strong convention competition to the subject matter not being the
usual sci fi.
We will of course be issuing full refunds to everyone who has booked
up, but please be patient, as it will be a process which will be
undertaken over the next coming months. As some of the money has
already been used on non-refundable deposits and therefore some of
the refunds will be coming out of my own pocket, so the overall
refund process will take months rather than weeks. I know there are
still a few of you that never received confirmations, well don't
worry even though you have not received a confirmation you will still
be receiving a refund, everyone who parted with their cash will be
getting a refund.
As for Crashdown, well the website will remain up for a short time,
but the message group will remain up indefinitely, use it to chat
about Smallville, Roswell, 24, past events etc. I will also post
updates on the refund process and how it's progressing.
Don't expect any more events from Crashdown in the near future,
however this is not the end of Crashdown. I have every intention of
running more events, but it will be at a time when I believe the
market is right and I have the time and money to back it up with.
I again apologise for this unfortunate turn of events