YukomiCon postponed until 2017

The weak Canadian dollar has claimed another victim, and this time it's YukomiCon. This year's event has been postponed, organizers say, because they simply can't raise enough money.

The weak Canadian dollar has claimed another victim, and this time it’s YukomiCon.

This year’s event has been postponed, organizers say, because they simply can’t raise enough money.

“The board has decided we would like to focus on fundraising in 2016,” said Paul Scholz, president of the Yukon Comic Culture Society, in an e-mail.

“We’re sorry to disappoint our fans and supporters of YukomiCon, but we won’t be going away.”

The event, a gathering of nerds and geeks brought together by their love of comics and pop culture, was held in 2014 and 2015. Famous guests have included Kevin Sorbo, star of the TV series Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, and Marina Sirtis, who played Deanna Troi on Star Trek: The Next Generation.

The society is putting on different events this year to make up for the postponement. They include a special board game drop-in at the Whitehorse Public Library on April 30 to coincide with International Tabletop Day.

Details regarding upcoming programming will be released through the society’s Facebook page and website, yukomicon.com.

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