It is with a heavy heart that we must announce there will not be a Rizzles Family Weekend in 2013.
Please read the following messages from Joy and Liv:
After much soul-searching, Liv & I won’t be organizing the RizzlesCon Family Weekend in 2013. Due to an increase in responsibility, I now have work obligations which impact my ability to fully commit to this event. I’ve also taken on the running of a local soccer club, which my 7 year old son plays for.
We know that many of last year’s attendees have already met up, and are connected in ways we could never have imagined 12 months ago, so the RizzlesFamily legacy does live on. My work does take me travelling globally for various events, so I feel that I will be seeing many of you again in 2013. I’ve already had one visitor from Canada. I’m even hoping I will be at Café Brazil in Dallas with Liv over the 29/30 weekend in late June.
As you know, Joy and I’ve been talking about coordinating a fan meet up of some type or another this year for those in the fandom who wanted to just meet with each other and hang out for a weekend.
I really wish this is something we could make a solid reality. Unfortunately, real life has collided with what can actually be accomplished this year, and I’m very sorry we cannot head up coordinating a meet up. We have various work and personal life items that clash with our ability to help with this event. As you can see, Joy’s life is crazy busy, and mine is about to get that way, too.
That’s not to say we wouldn’t love to see someone pick up the idea and do a fan meet up somewhere, and it’s always wonderful to see when a bunch of us can manage to see each other and go do something. We’re still a big family, after all, and, like Joy, I’ve managed to catch up with some of you since the con. That’s always a very fun and very exciting thing when it happens.
There’s going to be a lot of talk about the “real reasons” why we’re not coordinating this even this year. You’re going to see speculation that we feel too burned by the powers that be, and I’d be lying if I said that’s wasn’t a small part of it, but it’s a very small part. You’re going to see speculation that we finally realized we’re not “part of the team,” our delusions of grandeur have been squashed, and that’s why we don’t want to do this anymore. That’s not it at all. We very much wanted to do this so everyone could come together again. We simply don’t have the right schedule or resources to make this a reality.
We’re both very sorry we couldn’t pull this together, but we wanted to let everyone know now so that, if you’ve set time aside, you can rework it.
That said, I’ll be in Dallas that weekend, and my dog and I love having company at Café Brazil with friends. My invitation to come have coffee with me and maybe go do something before or afterward is always open. J
If you have questions or whatever, you can always shoot me an email at email@example.com and my tumblr page has anon turned on.
You can still get your Rizzles fix at Rizzles Unlimited