MinamiCon 2021 is Cancelled Due to Covid
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The Southampton convention MinamiCon has made the following announcement on its website:
"We're sorry to announce that due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we've been forced to take the decision to postpone next year's MinamiCon until March 2022.
We had very much hoped that the situation in the UK would have improved enough by this stage that we could have confidence in being able to run in 2021, but with the volatility of the situation and lack of clarity on when mass gatherings will be allowed again, we have decided that it wouldn't be responsible for us to attempt to go ahead with the event.
This is a very disappointing outcome for us, and we're very sorry to everyone that had been looking forward to attending. We did consider delaying this decision to see if circumstances suddenly improved, but ultimately we felt that it would be better to make the call whilst there was still ample time for everyone to be able to adjust their holiday and travel plans as necessary.
The good news though, is that we are now aiming to run from 11th-13th March 2022 - we hope you will be able to join us then. If you have already registered for the next Minami, then by default your registration will be carried over to the new dates. If you would instead like to cancel your registration, then please get in touch via [email protected] and we will be happy to provide a full refund...
For 2021, we are also exploring the idea of running a virtual event - if you have ideas or think you may be able to help then please get in touch at [email protected] and let us know."
For attendees who have pre-registered but haven't paid, the payment deadline has been extended to mid-2021: "We will be contacting everyone who has yet to pay closer to that time to remind them and provide an exact date." Regarding new registrations for the 2022 event, MinamiCon says, "This will depend somewhat on how the situation develops, but at present we are aiming at June 2021 to open up registration again."