The only announced bid for the 2016 British Eastercon has withdrawn because another major event in Cardiff will create too much demand for rooms in its overflow hotel. The committee issued this statement:
Shortly before Christmas, the Bid Committee were made aware that Cardiff will be hosting the 2016 IAAF World Half Marathon on Easter Saturday that year. While our intended venue was still comfortable with hosting the event, the knock-on effect on the availability and prices of overflow hotel capacity has left our original bid untenable. Thus we are, with regret, officially withdrawing as a 2016 Eastercon bid.
The Cardiff team hopes to reformulate as a bid for 2017.
The 2016 site will be selected at this year’s Eastercon, Dysprosium, in April if a bid is submitted. The Dysprosium committee posted the news to encourage formation of a rescue bid.