ConFuzzled 2021 Cancellation Announcement

Dear Attendee, 

As all of you will be aware, we are living through one of the most unprecedented events in a generation. With Lockdowns of varying sorts soon to reach their 1st anniversary none of us can escape the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic.  These restrictions in place in the UK and many of the nations of the world are difficult, but necessary, to ensure everyone’s wellbeing. We have seen to our own detriment what happens when these restrictions are lifted too early or not respected.  

Last year, for the first time ever, we had to take the decision to cancel ConFuzzled. We felt then it was the right thing to do, and very sadly our decision has been proved right.

Although there is light at the end of the tunnel with regards to the vaccination programme, the situation today remains the same. Whilst these vaccination rollouts offer us hope, it will take time before the full positive impact will be felt. We believe it would not be safe to run a physical convention within the UK at this time and that it will remain unsafe to do so by May this year.

It is therefore with a heavy heart we must inform you that we have taken the very sad, but we believe correct decision, to cancel the physical convention of ConFuzzled 2021.

The next ConFuzzled in person will be in May 2022.

We understand that this will be, for many, upsetting if not unexpected news. However the health and safety of our attendees, our team, and the venue teams, is our top priority. This decision, whilst difficult, is the responsible one to take.

What happens next?

As we have not yet opened registration for 2021, we can immediately move to setting up a virtual ConFuzzled 2021 experience for our attendees during the May bank holiday.  More details of this will emerge over the coming weeks, but we hope you will be able to join us in spirit, even if not in person.

Can you postpone the event to later in the year?

Regrettably, whilst we know many of you would like this to be an option, we feel it is in the best interest of the attendees and the team to plan ahead for 2022.  We are unsure at this time if the situation will improve sufficiently this year in order to put on a physical convention at any point and we wish to provide clarity to our attendees and minimise the potential worry of “is there a convention or isn’t there?” 

Whilst this year has been an incredibly difficult journey and we have faced uncertainty in these trying times, we can now confidently plan ahead, and move forward towards the future. It is our fierce determination to bring the convention back, bigger and better than ever, in 2022!

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

We understand that you may have many questions that have not been answered right now. 

Our team is fully voluntary and like yourselves, they have had their daily routines and jobs thrown into chaos by the lockdown. Having the event cancelled like this is not something we ever thought we would have to do once, let alone twice.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to our fantastic communications team who will endeavour to answer (they can be contacted via twitter, or by emailing communications@confuzzled.org.uk)

In closing, we want to express as always our love and appreciation to you all for your support of ConFuzzled and the team.  We all find ourselves in these unique circumstances together, however we will weather this storm as a community. Thank you for your understanding, and we wish you all good health and safety.

 

Kind Regards, 

 

Crimson, Fioxy,  Russet

ConFuzzled UK Ltd Board of Directors