RBW 2011 Cancled; Boat party remains
The statement issued today reads:
Obviously the news that a lot of you are waiting to hear is if there will be another RBW this year. We’ve spent the last couple of months thinking about it, weighing up the risks, the time requirements and most importantly what we’re trying to achieve with the event.
There will not be an RBW convention in 2011.
One of the odd things about RBW is that everyone who’s been loves it, but we never seem to get enough interest the following year. Not enough people want a 3-day residential convention in London to make it a sure thing – for the last three years we’ve been left worrying right up until the last month or two whether we’ll have enough attendees to cover the cost of the event.
We’d hoped that the successes of previous years would fix that problem, but the number of attendees hasn’t changed significantly. We suspect that one of the reasons for this is that London’s already very well served by the thriving LondonFurs community, with its own special events that rival some full conventions. In sales speak, the market is saturated. We think that means it’s time to try something different.
According to the release, the organizers of RBW are going to continue their popular Boat Party, and they indicate they have other projects in the works.
You can read the full release here
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