Friends and pack, it grieves me to confirm that 2016’s HOWL CON cannot be convened as planned. The reasons are manifold, and if you want the grisly details shoot me an email; suffice it to say that venue issues, communication problems, and money woes are at the hemorrhaging heart of the matter. I owe you all an apology for not announcing postponement sooner–I took too long looking for some way to save the event, and I’m sorry if this short notice badly inconveniences any of you.
HOWL CON is dear to me and will continue. It’s clear, however, that trying to fund an event of this size organically via pre-registrations and dealer payments just isn’t going to work. If you believe werewolf horror/fantasy deserves an annual moot, and that wolf conservation & education is a worthy cause, please watch for and contribute to a crowdfunding campaign in the coming months to mount another HOWL CON in February 2017. Perks will include sponsorship privileges, pre-registrations at the attendee and patron levels, exclusive at-con benefits, plus whatever swag we can pull together.
I’ll release details soon of a smaller bridging event in the Portland area–something to keep the embers warm, probably on the scale of a film screening. Meanwhile, please continue to follow and support the fine folks at Wolf Haven International and other sanctuaries near you.
Big thanks to HOWL CON true believers Werewolf News, Monster Kid Radio, Mordrude’s Monsters, Walk of the Red Wolf, Costume Avenue, Bryan “PDX Werewolf” Dorr, and everyone else who carries the torch. Those of you who have invested in weekend passes and dealer den positions, let’s follow up individually about whether you’d like your monies refunded or your registrations rolled over to 2017’s event. Thank you everyone for your continuing support.