5D Press Release – Comic Con Scotland (Edinburgh) cancelled.

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Statement from Comic Con Scotland – Thurs 16th Sept

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Following a meeting with The Royal Highland Centre, It’s with huge regret that we are forced to postpone this event. We realise that this will be a massive disappointment to so many of you, and it is absolutely gutting for us. Having to move the event again when we are so close is heartbreaking but we’ve been left with no other option. We want to be direct and honest about how and why we’ve had to reach this decision. We always had huge challenges with this show, but with ticket sales at record levels we so badly wanted to complete it for the fans. However the circumstances have made that impossible.

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The Reasons for postponement are as follows:

• Scotland has different rules regarding large indoor events than England. We had to submit a request to be allowed to run the event at all. There is also an indoor mask mandate. We had hoped that the vaccine passports would replace these measures but they don’t. Therefore we potentially wouldn’t find out until the day before the event whether we can hold it or not, if at all. This makes it impossible to book dozens of flights and ask the fans to travel to Edinburgh.

• The mask mandate is still in place and we simply cannot run a comic con where people have paid for photos with someone wearing a mask. It’s not fair on you at all.

• The vaccine passport would’ve been workable and not postponed the event in itself – but it still means that roughly 20-30% of ticket holders may not be allowed into the venue.

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We tried everything we could to make this show happen but taking all of the above into account it just isn’t possible.Please be aware that due to different laws in England our other shows in 2021 are all going ahead as planned.What happens next….We considered various dates in 2022 but our main concern is being able to transfer over the same guests.

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Therefore we’ll be postponing until the planned 2022 Edinburgh date of October 8th & 9th.Please DO NOT email in at this stage. We are speaking to all of the guests and agents to move them across to 2022. The plan is to move the entire show over with 95% of the bookings. We already had some guests confirmed for October 2022 who will be added to the line up.

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Our ticketing company will be in touch by email with everyone next week. You will have the following options:

1. if you wish to attend the show in 2022 we can carry everything over. Autos/photos and tickets. You don’t need to do anything at all. This is automatic.

2. We will refund you.Next week we will let everyone know who has moved across. This will be done in one day – not night but night like usual announcements are.

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We very much hope that as many of you as possible will retain your tickets and help us continue to grow and expand this show. Once again please do not email, our inboxes are already at bursting point we will email each and every customer in due course (back end of next week) We will see you soon. Thanks as always for the support during this testing time.

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