Umicon Daytona 2016 Cancelled Due to Financial Issues

Umicon Daytona 2016, which was scheduled for September 9-11 at Daytona Beach’s Ocean Center, has officially been cancelled. The convention posted an official announcement on Saturday, detailing the reasons for cancelling the con, which included low preregistration and massive financial issued.

Low numbers aren’t really a surprise, considering that most accounts of last year’s Umicon that I’ve seen weren’t that great. Umicon 2015 was apparently very poorly attended and not well organized. I mean, honestly, the thing sounded like a mess. While the event claimed they were going to try and fix these issues, apparently they went deeper than most people knew.

It should be noted that while the official website announced the cancellation, it’s front page is still selling tickets.

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.”

One thought on “Umicon Daytona 2016 Cancelled Due to Financial Issues

  • August 22, 2016 at 11:27 am

    The Florida convention scene never fails to ‘entertain’. Hopefully everyone that paid anything gets their money back and finds another event to attend that they’ll enjoy.


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