Organizers for the Forest City Comicon have a bit of news to pass on: Their featured guest, Firefly’s Ron Glass, has been forced to cancel his appearance.
I’m a bit bummed, but the show goes on! I was looking forward to hearing Glass talk about his days on Barney Miller. We’ll just have to have a good con without him!
As I may have mentioned, I will be leading a panel about Southwestern Ontario comic creators. More details to follow.
The event is Oct. 19 at Centennial Hall.
Here is the official release from Forest City Comicon about Glass, in case you didn’t see it online.
Ron Glass Forced to Withdraw Appearance
September 30, 2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Forest City Comicon regrets to announce that Ron Glass, best known as Shepherd Book in Firefly and its sequel film, Serenity, has had to withdraw from his appearance at this year’s convention.
“Artists can find out they are filming ten days before a project is set to begin,” explained representatives of Ron Glass. “Although his schedule was clear when he signed the agreement, something has come up. He feels terrible that he has to cancel.”
An official statement from Ron Glass is forthcoming.
Guests who pre-purchased autograph bands or VIP Meet and greet tickets online to meet Ron Glass in person have had their purchase automatically refunded.
As a result of the change, organizers of the Forest City Comicon have shifted resources allocated to Ron Glass into other areas of the convention. Additional announcements are expected shortly.
“We share in the disappointment of our guests that Ron Glass will not be able to attend this year’s convention,” explained John Houghton with the Forest City Comicon. “In spite of this cancellation we have an excellent event planned with many guests and a full slate of vendors, displays, and panels.”
The listing of vendors and guests continues to grow at the Forest City Comicon’s website with the number of vendors now nearing capacity. In addition, the preliminary listing of discussion panels and presentations has also been released.
“There’s still plenty to be excited about at the Forest City Comicon,” added Houghton. “The team has been working hard to make this event a success for the community in London.”
A celebration of nerd culture like no other: The Forest City Comicon is coming to London, Ontario’s Centennial Hall Sunday, October 19. The event will feature three floors of costumes, vendors, panels, board games, video game tournaments and more. Early bird tickets for the event are available now at www.forestcitycomicon.ca.