Predictions about the demise of Context, an Ohio science fiction convention, may yet prove true. Committee member Sharon Palmer issued a statement today that the 2015 event will not take place:
The Fanaco Board regrets to announce that Context 28 has been canceled. Refund checks to anyone who preregistered were mailed on March 29. Thank you for your support.
If you have any questions, please contact: Context PO Box 163391 Columbus OH 43216
This confirms what author Ferrett Steinmetz tweeted in February:
For those of you following the brouhaha around the Context convention, an update: ConText 2015 has been cancelled.
— Ferrett Steinmetz (@ferretthimself) February 22, 2015
Harassment complaints made by several attendees at Context 27 in September resulted in a publicly-announced 5-year ban of the accused staffer, however, the committee was torn apart by dissension over the way the process played out. Efforts to reorganize the leadership were reportedly unsuccessful.