ARRRRGGGGG!! Shiver me Timbers ! Actually no one will :-( it's been cancelled. as of this morning. 2006 Mighty Minicon Falls on Own Sword For very obvious reasons, I don't expect many people to accept this explanation; Truth is tough to own up to sometimes for us all. I've been searching for the words to describe what my life has been like since late July when my mom died. Can't find them. Those of you that have been here for a while probably know what kind of summer I've had. Prior to July 27th, I wasthisclose to completing my negotiations to have a site for the MMC. Then my mom died and I was knocked off my center of reason. I took a couple weeks off, actually, as after experiencing the loss of a parent we then lost our 26 year old niece on August 8th unexpectedly. So tack on another week of being torn on what to do. From that point forward, on the one hand, I'm being advised to push forward; Because if you don't hold this event you'll fail. On the other hand, the spirit and caring just ran right out of me regarding comics and a MMC this September. I mean, I'd get the feeling to finish the details to pull it off ... and those feelings would just as quickly run out of my body. And a venue had gotten(and was getting harder) because a National Cheerleading Championship had moved in and settled in the Utica area taking up much of the hotel space near my initial site. But I still didn't give up even when I should've. I enlisted the aid of a national agency that plans and secures venues for all sorts of groups, organizations, and such. After getting their resume, and looking over their website ... it was clear that I could hold a convention anywhere BUT the Utica area. And they asked me about changing cities. And I nixed the idea. So they said they'd drop down a notch and check banquet halls and community centers. But looking that prospect over, it was clera that a September MMC was getting harder not easier. So I've pulled the plug on a 2006 Mighty Minicon. Yeah, it's dead. Apologies to all that feel short changed, but I never learned how to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.