From the Department of Irony: Virtual World Conference Rescheduled Because (Real World) Venue Shuts Doors For Crime Investigation

I learned of this from Kathy Johnson’s Twitter feed … she flew from San Francisco to London for this event. This is a drag—not least for the person who was shot. But the irony is irresistible, no?

From the VWF congress website:

“URGENT! VWF is rescheduled.

Early this morning there was an unrelated incident at the venue in which a member of the public was shot. The police have closed off the venue for three days, which means that we cannot use it for Virtual Worlds Forum.

From the VWF website

With less than day to go, we cannot find an alternative venue over these dates. So we have taken the very difficult decision to reschedule the event.

What it means for you is
1) The event will not take place as planned on Monday and Tuesday.
2)For those people who are in London, the Four Day members pass to the Hospital is still available. Please go to 24 Endell St, London, WC2H 9HQ to collect your pass. There;s quite a few people in town, so lots
of people to hang out with.
3) The South by South West party on Monday night is still going ahead.

And obviously we are planning the reschedule and we will give you details as soon as we have them.

We are very very sorry for the inconvenience. We will do our utmost to make sure that you get the most out of your involvement with VWF and keep you informed as regularly as we can.

Sasha and the VWF Team”

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  1. It gets better! Now there is a real life "unconference" scheduled at The Hospital (a private club in London) to replace the virtual world conference. This is testing my jet-lagged brain 😉

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