Towards the beginning of 2019, the Con Com convened to start concocting what many Lubricus attendees have been asking for on a regular basis: a Lubricus Reunion Con. We originally planned for this convention to happen in October 2020. In March of 2020, we decided to postpone the convention until 2021 given the uncertainty around the spread of COVID-19 and anxiety about the US election. Meanwhile, many con attendees were feeling increasingly disenfranchised by JK Rowling’s transphobic tirades in the media. In February 2021, although we now have “adults in the room at the White House” and COVID vaccine on the horizon, the future is still uncertain. Many con attendees may not be able to attend a Fall 2021 con due to health conditions and/or economic uncertainty as a result of the pandemic. In order to address the needs of those attendees and uphold our values of safety and inclusivity, we will be postponing the Lubricus Reunion indefinitely.
We’ve made this decision with a heavy heart primarily because we want all Lubricus attendees to feel and be safe at our events. In addition, we also acknowledge that attending fan conventions might be an expense that becomes lower priority during times of financial stress. Luckily, we were able to renegotiate with the hotel and should be in a strong financial position to host a convention once it’s safe and possible for everyone. Further, postponing the convention gives us time to think creatively about how to make the convention a safe and healing space for trans attendees and allies who feel triggered by current events.
For those who have already purchased registrations for 2021, we will be refunding 100% of your registration price between now and March 1, 2021. If you don’t see a refund by that date, please send us a note at at firstname.lastname@example.org. If we don’t hear from you, we will assume that you’ve received your refund.
Please see the updated web site for additional details and stay tuned to Lubricus social media for additional announcements about the Lubricus Reunion Con and other related BF4F activities. Stay safe, healthy, and slashy everyone!