Joel Meadows of Tripwire Journal had beforehand run the comics aspect of the Portsmouth Comedian Con. This 12 months, popping out of the pandemic, he switched to relaunch the Bristol Comedian Con as Tripwire Presents Bristol Comedian Con which was attributable to happen in September on the Doubletree At Hilton in Bristol. Nevertheless, that present it appears will now not be going forward. In a letter, Joel Meadows writes;
Pricey Buddies, colleagues and supporters, It’s with a lot remorse that now we have to tell you all that now we have been pressured to cancel the forthcoming Tripwire Presents Bristol Comedian Con which was attributable to happen in September on the Doubletree At Hilton in Bristol. Regardless of our greatest efforts in selling and promoting the present, together with what we thought-about to be an amazing line-up of expertise and progressive programming, the response has been under expectations. We’re considerably stunned as we thought that we had all the suitable components to make a present like this work. There have been different main mitigating components as properly which have counted towards us like the continued issues with worldwide journey, cancellations and present occasions having a substantial impression on the UK financial system, particularly when the present was happening. We will in fact be refunding in full everybody who has purchased a ticket or desk. We apologise to those that have booked with us for the inconvenience. We’re at present regrouping and seeking to reschedule and reformat the present in one other venue in direction of the tip of subsequent 12 months.
The Bristol comedian con occasion was initially launched by Kev F Sutherland because the Comedian Pageant in 1999, to take over on the British comedian e-book scene after the closure of the UKCAC reveals in London and GLASCAC, as nationwide comedian e-book conventions within the American type. In 2004, that was succeeded by the Comedian Expo, run by native comedian store proprietor Mike Allwood, and ran till 2014, earlier than returning in 2016 to the Doubletree Hilton.
Since then, Bristol has hosted the Optimus Bristol Comedian Con in 2016, 2017 and 2018, and could have the Bristol Anime & Gaming Con which has run since 2017, later this August. Bristol additionally hosted the one-day Bristol Comics & Zine Truthful between 2011 and 2018 as properly. So the query should be requested – who would be the subsequent to have a go? Will the present organisers keep in Bristol or transfer elsewhere?