Due to the weather situation in the UK, Dunfermline Comic Con’s been forced to cancel this weekend’s event, leaving the organisers out of pocket due to them now having to refund vendors etc. A go-fund me page has been organised to try to ensure that it’s able to continue in the future. They had a fantastic line-up including Dave McKean and Colin McNeil,and it’ll be a shame to see it not continue.
(Should add I’m in no way associated with the event, though if I wasn’t on-call this weekend I’d have been there). I’ve provided a link and copied details from the funding page below.
You have all probably heard by now that Dunfermline Comic Con 2018 was cancelled for safety reasons.
The snow just wouldn’t stop. This was a once in a lifetime Red Weather Warning event for mainland Scotland and couldn’t have been predicted 9 months ago when planning for the convention kicked in.
Dunfermline Comic Con is organised by Little Shop Of Heroes (a small family comic store) as a fund raiser for Books For Schools A charity aiming to put graphic novels in all of Fife’s Secondary School libraries. It is not for profit and a real community event. Over 50 volunteers help out on the day to make it a safe, inclusive and fun day out. It hosts comic creators from across the world and has a mission statement to increase literacy and access to reading for everyone in society.
The late cancellation of Dunfermline Comic Con has left Little Shop Of Heroes in emotional and financial turmoil.
Liittle Shop Of Heroes have already spent a huge amount of money organising and marketing the event and none of that money is recoverable. Very often the least expensive option is the one which is not refundable and we always strive to maximise the charity donation.
We have to pay back the vendors and ticket holders for payments they have made in good faith, in addition to honouring our commitment to Books For Schools and any invoices for services rendered still to come.
We need your help.
Please help us keep the dream alive."