So I’m sad to announce that I’ve decided to cancel Briarcon.
I think with TMP fatigue, a lot of you being in school, and my inability to focus completely on it, the interest for it just isn’t there.
I’m investing a lot of time, effort, and money into something that I just don’t think people are all that into right now. We only got one Lore Hat question (Thanks @Augustus_Octavian!), one cosplay photo submission (great work @Skylad), and we only raised $30 for the Funko raffle (Thanks to everyone who contributed.) I 100% knew we wouldn’t raise the amount of money I invested in them for Pajama Program but I can’t bear to only raise $5-$10 for each Funko when they cost $200 each to create. So I’ll refund those raffles tickets and I’ll donate $200 to Pajama Program myself in Basecamp 33’s name.
To be clear, this is all on me. It probably would’ve been best to have Briarcon during TMP but I just wasn’t capable of doing it all. I probably could’ve done a lot more to push and encourage, but with the BoB beta quickly approaching, four others books needing editing, and the AGP site launching soon, I just don’t have the bandwidth. I’m still recovering from TMP to be honest.
We’ll still plan a listening party for Simon’s Phase 4 soundtrack and I’ll also still do the writer’s breakout for everyone who signed up (at later dates.)
Maybe next fall.