There follows another transmission from the good ship Scotiacon:
Once again, first of all we hope that everyone is in good health and doing as best as they can in these uncertain times.
We have continued to monitor the Covid-19 situation and its associated risks and restrictions closely. Our position has remained clear since the outset: If we feel that it is not safe to run the convention at the planned time then we will not run the convention at the planned time.
Although the UK was on course to end all restrictions in June it started to become apparent that there are still a large and increasing number of cases in those people under 30, an age group that have yet to be fully vaccinated. As this age group also accounts for a majority of Scotiacon's attendee base this concerns us deeply.
Alongside this we had been preparing to open registration for September 2021 as soon as we knew when restrictions would end. As the earliest we are likely to know when restrictions will end has now moved from late June to late July this just does not leave us with enough time to plan and run Scotiacon.
We also visited the possibility of running in November 2021 as Scotiacon traditionally ran in November. Although it appears we would be safe to run in November it is just not fair on the band of volunteers that make Scotiacon possible to ask them to run the convention twice in the space of four months so we have decided not to run in 2021 and concentrate on making February 2022 our 10th anniversary spectacular allowing us both more planning time and time for the vaccination program to be completed.
Please accept this official invitation to join the Scotiacon hype train whose ultimate destination is the Crowne Plaza, Glasgow 11-13th February 2022!
Follow our social media and keep an eye on this website for registration opening in August 2021!
We continue to hope that Covid-19 is sufficiently under control by the end of summer 2021 and hope to see as many people as possible Boogying on down in February 2022!
Thanks once again to all of our attendees and those that plan to attend for the first time in 2022 for your continued support and understanding as well to our band of devoted Staff, Crew and Volunteers. Without all of these people Scotiacon simply couldn't exist.
In the meantime, please stay safe.
Ceilfox & Silverfoxwolf.
Until then look back on our many memories at our Youtube