Postponing Conpulsion: Homecoming

  • Postponing Conpulsion: Homecoming to 2023
  • Hosting Conpulsion Lite, a series of on-line events, this year instead

The Conpulsion Committee has been monitoring the Covid situation and the Scottish Government guidance. After careful consideration, we have decided to postpone Conpulsion: Homecoming to April 2023.

We acknowledge that this would be disappointing to many within our community. We were also looking forward to seeing everyone in person again. However, while Covid restrictions are easing off, we are erring on the side of caution because of the transmissibility of the Omiron variant and the risk it poses to vulnerable members of our community.

Moreover, even under relaxed rules, our usual venues are still operating at reduced capacity. Any event that goes ahead in these circumstances would be greatly curtailed. We decided that the sensible way forward would be to postpone Conpulsion: Homecoming to next year, when we can hopefully have a full con experience.

In the meantime, we are going to organise what we’re calling Conpulsion Lite on the weekend of 9 and 10 April. This will be a series of smaller events, such as a panel, one-shots, and a charity live stream, instead of a whole convention. We tried organising an on-line con last year, and it was just not the same. Rather than replicate that, we are going to try and make the most of what we have now, and offer a variety of things for people to drop in and out of as they please.

Our sincere thanks to our lovely community of gamers for your ongoing patience, support and enthusiasm. We will be back with more updates soon. In the meantime, you can watch this space, follow our social media, or get in touch via email.

We shall see folks virtually in April, and then in person again next year. Until then, I hope that:

Absence will not seem an evil
If it make our re-meeting
A real occasion.

W.H. Auden

Vivek Santayana
Conpulsion Director

Update Regarding Omicron

Howdy folks. We had a Committee meeting today where we continued looking into venues and Covid safety. So far, we have nothing new to report: we are still waiting on updates on venue hire.

Meanwhile, we are keeping an eye on the Omicron situation. We are going to carry on with planning the event for now. But we are going to monitor the situation closely and review where we stand mid-January, by when we are hoping to have a clearer picture of what’s happening.

Getting the Ball Rolling

I’m going to start posting updates about how the planning for Conpulsion is going. We want to ensure that the running of the con is clear and transparent.

So far, there’s a lot happening behind the scenes. We’re looking at options for venues that would be safe and feasible with Covid restrictions. We should make progress on that in the days to come.

You also may have noticed we’ve started redesigning the website. We’re going to tinker with this in the days to come, once we have the artwork finalised and a literal better picture of what we’re doing.

(In the mean time, here’s something Claire mocked up!)

Not the real Conpulsion logo, just a placeholder for now

Once we have the venues nailed down, we’ll get to work on inviting guests and sorting events.