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Tazzy_
07-13-2008, 09:34 PM
http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8263.0

Ummm, ouch. I kinda feel like crying.

GyzmoAlchemist
07-14-2008, 12:34 AM
:eek:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

:waaaah:

shivachan
07-14-2008, 02:27 PM
It does suck... Hopefully they can find a new location for that weekend or else I'm kinda SOL for that con this year. It makes me sad...

puckcc
07-14-2008, 07:33 PM
For anyone in the Vancouver area at that time, if you live there or you are going up there anyways:

http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8275.0

That thread was just started. Hopefully something will get organized for this meetup, or better yet, AE finds a new location for the same weekend.

Tazzy_
07-14-2008, 10:02 PM
I am like, hopeing against all hope they pull together and find a suitable location on the same weekend.

It will be great if they do, but still, my heart kinda breaks when I think of AE with no pond, no outdoor stage, no stone steps ;_;

Thanks for that link Puckcc!! :D What a great rag-tag idea, I love it.

Plexy --x
07-14-2008, 10:35 PM
This sucks so much Dx when I got the email my mouth kind of dropped open
I'm really hoping we can still have it at SFU. I love taking pictures up there ;_; <3 It's so beautiful

khenemetset
07-14-2008, 11:19 PM
I sure hope they find a new venue for the same weekend, else I'm screwed out of 300.00 for my plane ticket. -_- 'Mini-con' would NOT be worth coming all the way there for...

GyzmoAlchemist
07-15-2008, 01:09 PM
I sure hope they find a new venue for the same weekend, else I'm screwed out of 300.00 for my plane ticket. -_- 'Mini-con' would NOT be worth coming all the way there for...

Oh come now, if you've already got the ticket, might as well use it for whatever you can get - no point in just throwing $300 out the window!

That said, a Mini-Con would definitely not be the same as AE....and with this being my first AE, I was really looking forwards to all the places described above! :lost:

khenemetset
07-15-2008, 01:39 PM
I can't really afford to take the vacation time now to be honest.

Plexy --x
07-15-2008, 09:31 PM
I sure hope they find a new venue for the same weekend, else I'm screwed out of 300.00 for my plane ticket. -_- 'Mini-con' would NOT be worth coming all the way there for...

Well, from what I've been reading, it sounds like they're looking for a different venue on the same weekend.

khenemetset
07-15-2008, 09:35 PM
Yeah, I know they are. I hope they find one.

Kaijugal
07-16-2008, 05:36 AM
Reposting the postponement message here, in case the forums suddenly go down. (the website is currently down).
Originally posted by Melissa Magnan:
__________________________________________________ ______

With our sincere apologies, we regret to inform you that the Anime Evolution Convention scheduled for Aug 22 – 24 has been postponed.

The Convention has been postponed due to a conflict with an SFU event as such we are unable to proceed with our event, at our current venue on our scheduled dates.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. We intend to reschedule the Anime Evolution Convention to a later date; at which time we will update you with full details, when they become available.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

For further questions and concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact Katina Stachura, Convention Secretary, at secretary@animeevolution.com (secretary@animeevolution.com).

-----

Quick information

- The staff are currently looking into alternate venues. If you have a suggestion for alternate venues we would like to hear about it in this thread: http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8271.0 (http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8271.0)
- Refunds will be organized upon confirmation of the new venue and/or new date.
- The status of the con is postponed until the above is sorted out.
- Please do not attack SFU nor the AE Staff. Pointing fingers, attacking and insulting helps nothing but worsen the situation.
- A somewhat better summary: http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8263.msg252004#msg252004 (http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8263.msg252004#msg252004)

-----

Please understand that most of you will have questions and we will due our best to answer them as quickly as we can.
Melissa Magnan
2008 Director of Programming
programming@animeevolution.com (programming@animeevolution.com)

Chiloves1
07-16-2008, 12:28 PM
So sad...given that I've been going to AE since 2004. Honestly, I'm glad it was told now and not one week before the con was about to start. I hope whatever happens, happens for a good reason. I've been praying each night for something.

Chiloves1
07-16-2008, 11:01 PM
I just recieved this email a sec ago.

It is with AE 2008's sincerest apologies that I regret to inform you that the Anime Evolution convention scheduled for August 22-24 has been postponed.

This was result of miscommunication between the AE planning committee and Simon Fraser University. When the miscommunication was discovered, both groups worked long and hard to rectify the mistake. However, due to other events being held at SFU, and renovations being done to the larger rooms at the school, it was thought that the university could not cope with an event the size of AE. As a result, it was decided that AE 2008 could not be held at SFU this year.

We thank SFU and its staff for all of their support over the past five years. It has been a great experience working with the university. Their help has enabled us to become an event worthy of hosting over 3000 people.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you. The AE 2008 planning committee is currently working hard to seek out an alternate venue with the current dates. If we are able to do so, we will not give out refunds except on a case-by-case basis.

However, if the convention is rescheduled to a later date, we will set up a refund processing system for pre-registered attendees. Instructions regarding this system will be sent out in an email to those attendees.

We appreciate your patience during this time.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact Katina Strachura, Convention Secretary at secretary@animeevolution.com. We will try to answer all of them as quickly as we can.

To unsubscribe from these announcements, login to the forum and uncheck "Receive forum announcements and important notifications by email." in your profile.

You can view the full announcement by following this link:

http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8319.0

Regards,
The Anime Evolution 2008 Team.

Hitokiri Kenshin
07-16-2008, 11:41 PM
I'm sad too. Had some friends who I wouldn't see for awhile up there.

Pelori
07-17-2008, 02:47 AM
I sure hope they find a new venue for the same weekend, else I'm screwed out of 300.00 for my plane ticket. -_- 'Mini-con' would NOT be worth coming all the way there for...

I totally feel your pain. At least your ticket wasn't more than 300 -_-

But AE was only going to be a small part of my trip since I've never actually been to BC before. I'm still a little bummed about it though. I'm totally down for a "Mini-con" though if AE gets moved to a different date.

khenemetset
07-17-2008, 09:57 PM
I hope they resolve the matter and it works out for everyone. ^^

Tazzy_
07-22-2008, 08:14 PM
Updated news: http://animeevolution.net/index.php?topic=8328.0

Thats a glimmer of hope :)

Scorpion_Lady
07-23-2008, 12:17 AM
That is a positive turn of events. Hurrah! I need to hurry my bum up on my cosplay. :)

puckcc
07-24-2008, 11:59 PM
*******************OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT**************************

Aug 22 – 24 Anime Evolution will be happening!!

On behalf of the Executive Team, I am pleased to announce, that we will be having Anime Evolution 2008, at UBC. Yes, the secret venue has been revealed. I have been in negotiations with UBC since July 13 and they are very excited to be hosting our convention for the first time and they are looking forward to welcoming everyone in August.

We have the contracts in place and all that remains is to finalize set up and equipment needs. I want to thank you all, especially those that offered great information and suggestions regarding UBC.

The Website will be updated tomorrow with Accommodation information and directions on how to get to UBC. Space is limited for accommodations on campus at UBC however the updated website will have a list of alternative accommodations

And yes, you can get to UBC by transit.

We will not be able to provide free parking at UBC. However we will update our website with details on UBC parking costs and location.

We appreciate everyone’s patience as we work out the details for Anime Evolution 2008 at UBC.

We are looking forward to seeing you all there.

Katina Stachura
Convention Secretary
Anime Evolution 2008
July 24, 2008

Looks like AE is back!

Blackjack Gabbi
07-25-2008, 03:45 AM
Yaaaay! I'm so glad.

khenemetset
07-25-2008, 04:06 AM
I'm glad. ^^

Tazzy_
07-25-2008, 04:30 AM
I literally squeeeed, yes, SQUEEED like an obnoxious brat when I got this news.

Its so amazing that its going to be at UBC. Its such a pretty place.

Plexy --x
07-25-2008, 10:44 PM
I just got back from the new X-files movie to hear that AE was happening xD!!! This day wins x3