CAN AM Comics and Anime Expo is CancelledDec 14th 2009
MONDAY December 14, 2009 - RAS Management (Div. of The Pinehurst Management Group Ltd.) has Announced that the CAN AM Comics and Anime Expo, scheduled for March 12-14, 2010 at the Skylon Tower Niagara Falls, Ontario has been postponed for approximately six months.
Lack of exhibitors willing to commit to the event in a timely fashion was cited as the main reason for the action. Without knowing that we have an exhibitor base in place, it is not possible to do a proper job of marketing and promoting the event. We need to commit to media plans for things like television and radio as well as other venues to ensure that the show would be successful for the participants. There was a good deal of interest in the event, in fact the shows website has had over 110,000 hits already. "The response from University Anime clubs to the Forum Contest was non existent," said show organizer Bob Sinclair, "but once we opened it up to individual presenters interest in the $1,000 first prize began to build."
"Our change of topics from anime to comics and anime resulted in us having A nearly conflicting date with not just one Anime show but a very prestigious comic book event as well made the organization harder not just for the the organizers, but for all the exhibitors as well. We will find a new date that is more suitable and try and have our sales kits out in the street within the next two or three weeks," promises Sinclair.