Greetings to all our fans of CinCityCon!
We know that many of you have been wondering what will happen with CinCityCon this fall. We expect it will come as little surprise that CinCityCon must be postponed until October 2021. The ongoing pandemic makes it impossible for us or the Sharonville Convention Center to host such a large in-person event. I’m sure you understand how disappointed we are to have to make this announcement, but we hope you understand that your health and safety is that important to us.
So when will CinCityCon happen?
The next CinCityCon will be October 1-3, 2021. The good news is this gives us extra time to make CinCityCon 2021 more original and more exciting than anything we’ve ever done before. We will return to the Sharonville Convention Center. If you are interested in finding out about some of the new ideas we have in mind or even helping to make those things happen, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org!
What if I already backed CinCityCon on Kickstarter or purchased a badge?
Our plan is to roll everyone’s current badge type to CinCityCon 2021. However, we recognize that the new dates will not work for everyone. If you want to donate your badge, need a *refund, or wish to transfer your badge to someone else, just let us know at email@example.com. If you are ok with transferring your badge to CinCityCon, 2021, do nothing and we will do the rest. *We have limited funds at this point, since we have not gotten our deposit refunded for the space from the Convention Center, and we may not get it for a while, since they do not currently have any money in their reserves. So if there is a significant amount of people that request a refund, we may need to delay refunds until Oct.
(If you are a vendor who has already purchased a booth, we will be reaching out to see if you wish to roll that purchase to 2021 also or if you will need a refund.)
Is this going to hurt CinCityCon?
The short answer is yes. We have made purchases and commitments that we cannot undo and those expenses are lost. The long answer is that we are fortunate to have an amazing group of sponsors and supporters who will get us through. If you would like to help make that transition easier, the best thing you can do is ask to transfer/donate your badge or volunteer to help out at CinCityCon 2021. To find out more about how you can help, reach out to our volunteer coordinator Mandy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What about a CinCityCon online?
Honestly, we do not have the resources to do a full online convention. But don’t despair! We do have some other things in the works. First, feel free to connect with fellow CinCityCon fans on our Discord channel for 9th Pawn, home of CinCityCon and Lexicon. If you need an invite, send us a note at email@example.com. Plus we are looking at some special online events over the coming weeks. Pay attention to our Website and Facebook page for announcements in the not too distant future.
Thank you for being fans of CinCityCon and for being the best gaming community in Cincinnati!
Chris, Greg, Larry, Travis and Rob
And Mandy, Scott, Mary and Emery
And Lonnie, Paul, and John