LONDON FILM & COMIC CON Canceled, BREXIT Blamed By Organizers

London Film & Comic Con
Credit: Showmasters Events

November 23 and 24's London Film and Comic Con has been canceled, with organizers Showmasters Events attributing it to Brexit. Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

"Our next Winter London Film and Comic Con being planned to happen just four weeks after the leave date for Brexit leaves us all in uncertainty up to the event and even with fourweeks after we may still not know where we all are. So, with this in mind we have taken the sensible decision to not run this year’s London Comic Con Winter," Jason Joiner, Managing Director of Showmasters Events, wrote on the event's Facebook page.

The convention, which has run annually since 2004, has boasted attendance of up to 98,000 at its June 2018 event.

"This is a decision we have properly thought through and we do feel with all this uncertainty in the world and with the exchange rate fluctuation these issues are unlikely to stabilize before the Brexit outcome in October, and most likely until the end of the year," Joiner continued. "We feel this is the right choice for the event and you the people that support us and trust us to make the right decisions to run and deliver outstanding events with amazing guest line ups like we have been doing for many years."

The convention organizers plan to automatically issue refunds on all tickets purchased for the now-canceled November event.

Showmasters runs several comic conventions and other events throughout the year, and Joiner says all other events are still on schedule to occur.

London's other big comic convention left this year is October 25 - 27's MCM Comic Con, which is organized by the United States-based ReedPOP.

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