After much deliberation with our team, as well as the venue and others associated with these types of large events, we have made the very difficult decision to once again postpone Bath Comic-Con. We understand this will be a huge disappointment to all of you, as it is to us, but given the current climate with the coronavirus and the issues with social distancing and travel, we feel that it is in the best interest and safety of everyone involved to postpone. The capacity numbers for large scale events, particularly indoor, have not yet been released by the government and when they are we honestly do not expect them to be conducive to the Comic Convention industry. The venue itself is still closed and they will be trialing small exercise classes in the next few weeks so an event bringing in approximately 1,000 plus is just not a safe environment at this point in time.
Given that so many other events are scrambling to put in place alternative dates for next year it would be futile, to quote the Borg, to put in place a new date until we have had a chance to see how things develop with the pandemic. Quite frankly, and I'm sure you will agree, the last thing we want is to announce a future date just to come back to this situation again. Rest assured, Bath CC WILL return in 2021 but we are asking for your patience as we assess the best way forward in these unprecedented & difficult times.
With regards to tickets that have already been purchased, there are a couple of different options available to you; we will refund the full cost of your ticket but this will need to be done directly through our ticketing agent Eventbrite. Alternatively, any tickets will still be valid for our 2021 event and following on from that, if the new 2021 date is not suitable then we will offer a full refund.
As disappointing as this news is, it is the right thing to do given the current climate as the last thing we want to do is jeopardise anyone's health & safety. As an entertainment company our goal is to provide a fun, exciting and safe environment for all who walk through our doors. At this point in time we simply cannot deliver on what fans of Film & TV, Comics, Gaming, Cosplay, etc. have come to expect from attending one of our events.
So please stay safe all and lets hope that things can start getting back to normal very soon. Thank you again for your support as always.
The Creed Conventions Team