Each year the amazing Cleveland ConCoction team of Volunteers works their hardest to do right by friends, family, and fans that come together for our event in Northeast, Ohio. We strive to create a community and a place for all of us to gather, be ourselves and make memories with those who matter to you most.
We have been closely monitoring the situation around the COVID-19 virus in Ohio, and after seemingly endless hours of conversation internally, as well as consultation with the hotel management and local government officials, we have decided that we must cancel next weekend’s Cleveland ConCoction 2020 Convention (Cleveland ConCoction 7).
We did absolutely everything that we could to run the event as planned, but ultimately, we are following the guidance of the local public health officials indicating that “mass gatherings” should now be avoided. While this was a heart-wrenching decision, the ongoing public health emergency simply makes it impossible for the event to go forward as planned. Neither are we able to postpone or reschedule for later in the year. Have no fear, however, as we will certainly be back in 2021!
Our hearts go out to the entire Cleveland ConCoction Community, and everyone impacted by the COVID-19 virus. Our team was incredibly excited to see you at ConCoction next week, however, you all (presenters, fans, artists, vendors, game masters, and more) are what makes our community so very special - after all we are “By the Fans, for the Fans”, and your happiness, health and safety are our first priority.
We know that this decision will greatly impact many of our individual creators, small businesses and service workers. To those whose careers depend on events like Cleveland ConCoction - we will do everything that we can over the coming days and weeks to highlight your work and we ask that our entire community support you as we realize your personal livelihoods will likely be impacted by our event and others.
To all of our members – we will be contacting pre-registered members regarding refunds, roll overs, and pre-registration for 2021. We appreciate your patience and understanding. All reservations under the hotel block will be automatically cancelled. There will be no need to contact The Bertram in order to cancel your reservations for this event.
Cleveland ConCoction is resolutely determined to return in 2021 and we are working closely with The Bertram Inn and Conference Center in Aurora. As soon as possible we will open early pre-registration online as there will not be the possibility of a Sunday onsite membership pre-registration this year.
We sincerely appreciate all the messages that we have received over the course of the past week. Your questions, comments and feedback and support were valuable in helping us to come to this decision.
Stay tuned to our website and social media on Facebook and Twitter for additional information about when we will next see you all in 2021!