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Eurofurence 27 to change dates, location

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Eurofurence 27 'Black Magic' logo by Fleeks European furry convention Eurofurence has announced that it will be changing its dates and venue for EF27:

Due to unforeseen circumstances, we need to change our venue and date in 2023. We fully understand that this means an inconvenience for those of you who have already made plans and we apologise for that. It was a choice made with the confidence that it will be best for EF in the long run, but we can assure everyone that the choice was not made lightly.

We are going to announce detailed information ASAP.

We will open a new chapter for Eurofurence so you can continue to enjoy all EF has to offer and we look forward to writing it with you.

Eurofurence 27 "Black Magic" had been scheduled for 2-6 August 2023 at Berlin's Estrel Hotel, its venue since 2014. [tip: Rakuen Growlithe]

Discussion on Twitter about possible reasons for the change ranged from dirty rooms and clogged air-conditioning to excessive prices for the con and the hotel restaurant, forbidding food and drink from outside, limiting room parties and socket usage and failure to expand (partially excused by Berlin's road-building plans). There were rumors of issues in August; according to one fan: "We don't had a discount anymore at the Estrel."

As discussed on Eurofurence's forums, the Estrel Tower, a "new Berlin landmark", is being constructed across the road from the hotel - although it is not very high yet (compare with mid-October 2021). Scheduled for completion in 2024 - there is some doubt over this date - it is unclear whether this construction impacted the decision. Either way, while some express trepidation, for others it is "great news" and "time to celebrate".

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I first noticed it when Sonious retweeted it. But I do follow EF, so I probably would've seen it anyway.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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That's a really stupid comment to make. It's not as if you were the first to hear about it.

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I think it's more a criticism of how Twitter's algorithm works. I mean, if he's following both myself and Eurofurence, you would think that the algorithm would show him the announcement directly instead of my quote retweet.

My statement on the retweet was something along the lines of having condolences for those furs who basically recreated the hotel space in VR for all the time they spent on that.

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It's a part of history, though! Heck, if a new venue doesn't work out for them this year, they can just move it online.

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I dunno about the anon, they probably have a couple too many chromosomes or something. But I wasn't criticising the algorithm either. I think GreenReaper heard it from me and so mentioned me as giving the tip but I heard it from you and since you are also part of Flayrah, it seemed weird for me to be acknowledged instead of you.

"If all mankind minus one, were of one opinion, and only one person were of the contrary opinion, mankind would be no more justified in silencing that one person, than he, if he had the power, would be justified in silencing mankind."
~John Stuart Mill~

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And I heard it from Eurofurence's feed, so the 'tip' credit should go to them ;P

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Well, they have something new today:

Good news everyone! Negotiations with our prospective new venue are making progress! We hope to be able to deliver a significant update in about two weeks. Thanks for your patience!

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