• Sydneigh 2014 Convention Cancelled

    It's with a heavy heart that today we must bring you some sadder convention news. Sydneigh 2014 over in Australia has been canceled due to a number of unfortunate events that warranted closing down the event.

    If you were going or planned on going, check after the break for the full explanation.

    Sydney, NSW, Australia – 17/09/2014 – The Executive team from Sydney Bronies Incorporated have been forced to announce the cancellation of Sydneigh 2014, which was to be held at the Australian Technology Park on the 27th & 28th of September.
    Whilst we have been moved by the support from the community since previously announcing our financial difficulties. Since we met the first 2 goals we set for ourselves and the community, we have failed to meet any of our targets since.
    Insufficient ticket sales, coupled with significant unexpected costs from our venue, have meant that our income is not able to support such an event. As such, we have been left with no choice but to cancel Sydneigh.
    We would like to thank all those that have provided their support over the past 18 months, on what has been a very rocky journey at times. We would have loved nothing more than the event to be a success, however this has not been possible.
    The executive have carried a motion, on the advice of our legal counsel, to begin immediately refunding tickets. Unfortunately, given the non-refundable expenses we have incurred (including the venue and voice-actor down-payments), our current cash reserves mean that we are only able to provide refunds of 70 cents in the dollar. This means that those who purchased a one-day ticket for $40 for example, would receive a refund of $28.
    We understand this is not an ideal situation for anyone involved. As it stands, members of the executive have already committed several thousand dollars of their own money, and while we would prefer to refund people in full, this is simply not possible.
    Once again, we thank those of you who have supported us and we are deeply disappointed that the event has not gone ahead as we planned.
    Sydney Bronies Incorporated
    ABN: 85 524 044 292
    [email protected]
    PO Box 476, Brighton-Le-Sands NSW 2216

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