I received an email from SFX editor-in-chief Dave Bradley this morning, as did many other SFX contributors. It contained sobering news which went public late this morning.
Farewell SFX Weekender hello Sci-Fi Weekender
We wanted you to be the first to know, folks: SFX is saying goodbye to the annual Weekender event in order to prioritise on other projects, like our digital editions.
An event in February 2013 will go ahead but change venue (moving down the road to Haven at Phwelli) and continue under the leadership of Chic, who organised the Weekender for the previous three years - its new guise is the Sci-Fi Weekender. The SFX magazine team will not be taking part in the event going forward, turning our attention instead to other SFX projects such as growing our digital mags.
A big thank you to everybody who came along and enjoyed the three SFX Weekenders previously, it was fun geeking out together and we hope you have fond memories...
Anyone with tickets for next year's event (purchased when it was still the SFX Weekender 4) then, I am told, Neil from Chic