Want to Werewolf in Portland (Ore.) or Vancouver (B.C.)?

Our fellow werewolf fans who are bummed out about a defunct werewolf convention, if you still had plans for the weekend of February 4 and 5, there are two meetups planned.

Werewolf fans in Portland, Oregon, are welcome to join Nodnash of The Ugly Werewolf at Sizzle Pie West in Portland on both February 4th and 5th. Go to the Howlandia Facebook page for more details and mark yourself as going.

Werewolf fans in the Vancouver, British Columbia (not Washington), area are welcome to join A. Q. of Werewolf News is hosting a werewolf meetup and art jam  at the Lelem Arts & Cultural Cafe in Fort Langley, B.C. Go to the Werewolves of the North Art Jam & Meetup Facebook page.

Both events are subject to change. Stay posted by visiting their event pages or following @Nodnash for Portland and @WerewolfNews for Vancouver.

Final Word on HOWL CON

As you may already know, HOWL CON 2017 cancelled. I have already withdrawn my attendance and support for future HOWL CON events. HOWL CON posted an official statement on January 22, 2017, regarding the convention’s cancellation. This is HOWL CON’s fourth cancellation, 2013, 2014, 2016, and 2017. Only HOWL CON 2012 and 2015 were successful events.

HOWL CON chairman Steve Couchman’s statement seems to place the blame for the convention cancellation on the supporters. In some way, he is right. It may be that his supporters were left in the dark and had a sense of abandonment since there was no updates from HOWL CON in the month and a half leading up to the convention and bailed.

[Read More…]

HOWL CON 2017 Officially Cancelled

HOWL CON 2017 is officially cancelled.

A cancellation statement from the chairman Stephen Couchman was released on January 22, 2017, on the convention’s website, HOWLCON.com.

Couchman states the reason being the hotel “exercised their option to nullify our event contract” followed by a “bandwagon effect of withdrawals by guests/panelists.”

The statement also explains the convention’s financial situation and funding tied in with Couchman’s other conventions.

Refund details and options are explained in the statement.

HOWL CON Statement

‘Werewolf: The Apocalypse’ Video Game In Works for PC, Consoles

Apparently, “Werewolf: The Apocalypse” is likely to become a video game.

In a press release on Thursday, White Wolf announced on Paradox Interactive, “White Wolf is pleased to announce its partnership with Paris-based video game publisher Focus Home Interactive for a licensed PC and console game set in the World of Darkness.”

The presser also noted, “More information about this adaptation will come at this year’s Focus Home Interactive event, ‘le What’s Next de Focus’, taking place in Paris on February 1st and 2nd.”

Read the full press release on Paradox Interactive.

 

PDXWerewolf Backing Out, Withdrawing Support for HowlCon

To all my werewolf fans, I am deeply disappointed to announce that I am canceling my attendance at HowlCon 2017. In addition, I will no longer sponsor or support future HowlCon events under the management.

While HowlCon has not officially announced its cancellation, I find it very difficult to attend a convention blind, with no information on program and panels, vendors, and special guests. HowlCon’s Twitter and Facebook updates have went silent since mid-December. My emails to HowlCon’s chairman Steve Couchman inquiring on the convention programming last week and this past Wednesday have not been answered.

Also supporting my reason to cancel, I have learned tonight after a phone call with Ramada Inn Portland Airport that the hotel cancelled the convention. The reason for the cancellation, according to the hotel, is the hotel has not received the deposit funds from the convention organizer.

Keeping attendees, vendors, and guests in the dark and in suspense is unacceptable. Attendees have to plan for time off, travel, lodging, and convention expenses. I saw hope for the convention and very optimistic after the successes of HowlCon 2012 and 2015. As far as I am concerned, HowlCon has let me down. HowlCon has driven the last nail into the coffin. HowlCon has lost my trust.

It is sad, disappointing, and frustrating that this cancellation has once again happened. It has also taught me a lesson about sponsoring and attending future “start up” conventions.