Digitalien, the organisers of Shocka-Con Australia, are expected to be just days away from an announcement regarding to the host of the inaugural event in 2018.
While originally being planned to be staged at the Monte Cristo Homestead in Junee, country New South Wales, the Shocka-Con Australia event quickly out grew the venue as plans, and interest in the convention balloon with event goer safety becoming a concern for organisers.
As such Digitalien have been in discussions with various councils, and state governments to find a suitable alternative venue for the event to be staged at for its inaugural staging in 2018.
The nations capital of Canberra is the hot favorite to be given the hosting rights, with an announcement expected within the next two weeks. However, the decision has affected the scheduled date with November 16th – 18th now the hot favorite.
“We only get one chance at a first impression,” Lead co-ordinator Brendon Meynell said.
“Therefore we want to start with a bang, we want to provide to supporters of the horror and paranormal genres, and so we need to make sure all of our ducks are in a row.”
An announcement is expected in the coming weeks before ticket booths, contracts with special guests, and final plans for the event to be announced shortly after the host being confirmed.
“All we need at the moment is support, need people to be sharing our pages.”