And Now YourMiniCon Has Cancelled Their Maine Convention

After running a successful convention in Connecticut, YourMiniCon went on an aggressive expansion plan to run an additional eleven conventions across the nation. But after running their second Connecticut convention, they began cancelling events left and right.

First they cancelled six conventions back in January — just weeks before one of the events. This was followed in February with the cancellation of another four conventions.

Out of the twelve events planned for 2016, only two remained (including the Connecticut event which has already taken place).

Well, now that Connecticut convention is all that’s left. On Friday, YourMiniCon announced on Facebook that their Maine Convention (scheduled for May 21st) has now been cancelled as well.

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This almost complete implosion of YourMiniCon’s attempt to build a national brand is disappointing, but not a total shock. They say in the post that those needing refunds for the Maine event will be contacted soon (if they haven’t been already). That said, we know of at least one artist who (as of two weeks ago) was still waiting for a refund from the Wisconsin show cancelled back in January.

YourMiniCon has stated that they still plan on running a con in Connecticut next year, and will make an announcement regarding it in a few weeks.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

3 thoughts on “And Now YourMiniCon Has Cancelled Their Maine Convention

  • March 23, 2016 at 1:06 pm
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    Makes me wonder about the exact nature of the contract they had with that single agency they did guest through. I’ve always heard it said work directly with your guest if you can as they are usually more flexible than going through an agent.

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  • April 7, 2016 at 10:43 am
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    I’m still waiting for a refund for the artist booth i purchased for the Nevada event. The worst part is that nobody is replying to any emails or facebook messages about this issue.

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