Article by PatrickD    (03-22-09 07:34 PM)
JAMPcon has been postponed until 2010 due to the state of the economy. JAMPcon 2010 will be held May 21-23, 2010 at the Chattanooga Convention Center in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Anyone who has pre-registered for 2009 can get a refund or additional discounts for JAMPcon 2010 and 2011. Dealers and artists are being offered full refunds.

Andrea Morgan, President of JAMPcon, has posted the following on their web site:

JAMPcon 2009

Postponed till May 21st-23rd, 2010

Yeah, I'm afraid we're serious. In light of the economic collapse that has happened, we've decided it is best to postpone the convention. These months are a time for people to get themselves together and we feel like this will also give us a chance to bring an even better convention next year.

But don't fret, this is definitely not the end for JAMPcon! We've already got next year in the works so let me be clear that we are definitely having a 2nd year. No one expected things to take such a down-turn as they have for the USA. As a second year con, I have to think about the stability and survival of the convention so waiting a year will help this. I hope everyone looks back at this decision and realizes we made the right call.

There's only three anime conventions in Tennessee right now and we want to continue to be one of those. I truly hope to find people understanding, considering every one of us is feeling the punch in the gut the economy has gotten. But don't forget, we are simply post-poning! The convention is most certainly still on!! We've already booked the CCC again for the dates at the top and chosen rooms.

We do plan to have a couple events throughout the year to make the wait seem not as long and also will still be in the forums and having volunteer meetings. Please check out all the links to the left as the information is very important. Thank you to everyone who got involved this year. It is our promise that we will do our best to bring you the best convention we can in 2010!

Andrea Morgan
President of JAMPcon

Refer to JAMPcon's web site at www.jampcon.net for full details on refunds and discounts.

 
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