Dear members, fellow Åconites,
In a move that will, unfortunately, surprise few of you, due to the still ongoing pandemic and the measures taken to slow its spread, we are yet again postponing Åcon 11. It will take place in 2022, having yet again travelled in time to welcome you at a more auspicious date.
While we have high hopes for a normalisation during 2021, given the fact that we have a working vaccine, our conclusion is that the chances of the situation having stabilised in May seem very slim indeed. We need to spare everyone involved the unnecessary work and costs. Adlon, our hotel, will take another financial hit. We need to let them know and plan. We want to avoid our members paying for non-refundable travel at a time when the committee doesn’t believe it will be possible to arrange a convention.
Fortunately, we have few costs we can’t recoup. Åcon 11 will still take place. It will just have to be in 2022 instead. The same convention, the same members, the same Guest of Honour. The Ascension Day weekend next year is 26 May to 29 May. We hope that you’ll remain a member of the convention and that we will see each other next year, but if this doesn’t work for you and you want your membership refunded, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have booked a hotel room at Adlon, please contact the hotel to cancel your booking.
As for the immediate future, we will arrange for something small to take place online on 13 May 2021. It’s not the same thing. The same thing, however, remains out of our grasp for the time being, and our plans now are intended to allow us to briefly come together, albeit at a distance. We will reach out to you with more details.
Take care, have patience and support those in need of support.
This, too, shall pass. Eventually.
Johan Jönsson, for the Åcon committee