EVENT UPDATE: OFFICIAL EUROPARTY CANCELLED

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  1. Serinia Edoras

    Serinia Edoras The Amyrlin Seat The Amyrlin Seat

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    EVENT UPDATE: OFFICIAL EUROPARTY CANCELLED
    [Cross-Posted to Site Announcements & EuroParty]


    As the event team has continued to monitor the current global situation, we've reluctantly agreed to cancel this year's official Euro event in Umeå, Sweden. However we would like to encourage those who are able to hold the dates for a local event in case the COVID-19 situation drastically improves in the next few months. This will not be organized to the same level as an official event, but hopefully could support a celebration of the Tower in Europe in 2020. We do hope to return to Umeå for an official Euro party in the future, but will continue to evaluate various options for our 20th Anniversary European event to be held in 2021.

    Thank you all for your continued support, and thanks to the event team, especially @Aduiavas Ida and @Barmacral Tigana, for all of their hard work.
     
  2. Ilverin Matriam

    Ilverin Matriam Aes Sedai Outreach Activities Coordinator Head of the Gray Ajah Historian Tower Gatekeeper

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    well this is a sad day :( Have you considered pushing it a few months ? Or with Anni being in October this is not possible?
     
  3. Kethaana Nia Khamara

    Kethaana Nia Khamara Aes Sedai

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    That's too bad. Even though I would probably not been able to attend, the site looked lovely. I really hope we can have this event in the future... next year or in two years maybe!? :)
     
  4. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Believe me, we have discussed every option :( We have no guarantee that countries will have opened their borders by October. And it would be very unfair for some of us to be able to meet, while others would be prevented due to reasons out of their control.

    And we are definitely looking to have an event in this location in the future :)
     
  5. Mejjad Martnandi

    Mejjad Martnandi Recruit Forum Moderator

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    Yeah, bummer. But I believe it was a good decision...
    I've been looking forward to Umeå, because it's pretty close to where I live.
    Oh well, next time :) We better stay safe.
     
  6. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    Mejjad, you could always band up with Barm and have a local event in Umeå ;)
     
  7. Melisande Arneil

    Melisande Arneil Scribe of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Director of Events & Conferences

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    I absolutely hate that we have to cancel this year’s event, but with such uncertainty regarding when countries will reopen their borders, the regulations surrounding international travel, I think it’s better to err on the side of caution and protect our members from this virus.

    Thank you all for your understanding during this tough time in our world. As Serinia said, we’re evaluating options for next year, and we’ll definitely be figuring out a way to get to Barm’s city :)
     
  8. Barmacral Tigana

    Barmacral Tigana Gaidin Master of the Watch

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    Sweden was told last night by the foreign minister not to plan on any international travel this summer, so unfortunate as it is, it is definitely the right call as that is a pretty strong hint that borders won't be opening anytime soon.

    And don't worry, I plan on hosting in Umeå again as long as Tarvalon is interested in letting me.
     
  9. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    You do realize you just volunteered to be my LL for every party where I can't find another bid Barm? :p Maybe we will end up going to Umeå several years in a row ;)
     
  10. Barmacral Tigana

    Barmacral Tigana Gaidin Master of the Watch

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    As long as I get that gold merit :p
     
  11. Aduiavas Ida

    Aduiavas Ida Aes Sedai Mistress of Revels - Europe Forum Moderator

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    No promises :p
     
  12. Eliza Al'Shaw

    Eliza Al'Shaw Aes Sedai

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    Ah! Sad indeed. But it gives me more time to learn Swedish :D
     
  13. Imzadi Hopewind

    Imzadi Hopewind Aes Sedai

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    Aww. But thanks for letting us know.
     
  14. Leese Sulan

    Leese Sulan Soldier

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    Postpone it a year! Sweden would be lovely to see. Thankyou everyone involved for the efforts that were put into this.
     
  15. Leo Kian

    Leo Kian Aes Sedai Forum Moderator

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    It's a good call but it is a shame.

    Next year will still be all kinds of awesome!