Saturday, May 27, 2017

A Lost Venue, Cancelling Ro-Con, and the Ro-Laxicon

It is with deepest regret that we must announce that we are cancelling Ro-Con 3. For the full background, you can read the explanation that Amy Whitehouse wrote here.

In short, due to issues with our intended venue Upward Hartford (formerly Innovate Hartford) that occurred too late to move the convention, we will not be able to run a the full convention that we had planned to run.

Fortunately, Foundry 66, a wonderful innovation center run by the Norwich Community Development Corporation, has agreed to host a 1-day "Ro-Laxicon" on Saturday, July 22nd. Unlike Upward Hartford, they are fully engaged in this event, offering to promote it for us, and believing that it will be an excellent addition to their programming and community.

Due to the nature of the smaller event, we lack the budget for guests, so Daniel Kimmel and V. Nigel Taylor will not be appearing at the Ro-Laxicon, although we will be inviting them for Ro-Con 4 if they are available, because we were excited to see them.

We are, however, still inviting all the panelists to attend and we are waiting to hear who will be able to attend. From that will build a panel track.

For any attendees who have already paid for Ro-Con 3, you will have the option of a full refund or rolling over your admission to Ro-Con 4, which will be July 20-22, 2018 at a hotel which is already built and has air conditioning to be determined. If you roll over your admission, you will be able to attend the Ro-Laxicon at no additional charge.

For anyone else admission to the Ro-Laxicon, which will run from 10 AM until late night, is $10 pre-registration and $15 at the door.

On behalf of the entire Ro-Con staff, we apologize for the necessity to do this, but we felt very strongly that it would not be possible to restructure the event at this late date and still have an event worthy of the Ro-Con name.

Regarding the Venue
Foundry66 is located at 66 Franklin Street, Norwich, CT in downtown Norwich. There is plenty of free on-street parking and a small parking lot. We will be making arrangements with a local hotel for a special Ro-Laxicon rate, but unfortunately, there are no hotels in walking distance of the facility.

For any questions, you may email Michael Whitehouse.

You may pre-register through our Ticket Leap Page.