We write this message to announce that the ETC2021 in Luxembourg is officially cancelled (a captains' survey was launched and ~70% of teams who participated support this decision).
These words are not easy to write, trust us. We believed we could deliver an excellent ETC since the beginning but the pandemic and its consequences have taken their toll... as fellow mountaineers would know, when climbing a mountain it is important not only to reach the summit but also to have enough energy to get down to safety once again.
The current uncertainties (e.g. travel restrictions, event restrictions, national vaccine plans, personal finances, etc) and our constraints (e.g. venue rental, supplier contracts, etc) simply do not give to Luxembourg 2021 any chances to be a financially-viable event and would crush our NGO to the ground for good. Therefore we need to acknowledge defeat vis-à-vis COVID-19 and retreat from this fight.
All players/teams that are currently registered will be fully refunded (in EUR, we cannot control forex). A few more details concerning refunds: - Payments done via Paypal/Bank transfer will be reverted (money will be credited back to the account that made the original payment) - If someone paid for multiple players/teams, the full amount will be credited to the person who made the original payment - Payments will be issued in EUR, this might result in a small gain/loss on the recipient side - At the moment 17 teams and 223 players are registered to either ESC or ETC. - Since it might take some time to process everything, we thank you in advance for your patience
Our NGO will still run a significant financial loss due to existing supplier contracts and admin fees; we are ready to bear the "entrepreneurial risks" and their consequences but if anybody feels like supporting us we have organized an online pot https://bit.ly/3spovsR
If you want to contact us, please do so via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via our FB page https://www.facebook.com/Federation-Luxembourgeoise-de-figurines-fantastiques-et-futuristes- -1634632410185834
On the same page we will publish news concerning any events we might organize in the future (and where we hope to meet you!).
Thanks to all of you (partners, sponsors and ETC chairs in primis) for your support and help throughout this journey and we hope to meet you soon enough for a great ETC. Stay safe and take care of yourselves, Luxembourg 2021 Organizing team
2020-04-05 02:34 ETC 2020 - Covid-19 and Postponement
due to the swift spread of the covid-19 and its consequences on all levels , we inform you that the ETC Captain Council has followed the advice from organisers and ETC Chairmen and therefore voted to postpone the Luxembourg ETC to 2021.
The date is set already (August 4th-8th 2021), the venue (Luxexpo the Box) and the registraton fees (both ESC and ETC) will be the same. We hade made quite some progress on many topics before this decision and we will build on that to make sure the 2021 edition will be unforgettable!
All players and teams who already registered are entitled to a full refund of thei registration fees. We are more than happy to roll-over registrations to the 2021 edition for whoever might be interested. Rolling over is entirely optional but it would help us a great deal.
To ask for a refund, please contact us via email at email@example.com and provide us with your registration details (e.g. email, game, nickname, bank details, etc...). Please indulge us with some patience as we might need time to process all refund requests.
For all who have booked a non-refundable/non-flexible accomodation: we will draft an official statement announcing the postponement and asking establishements to either refund or postpone your reservations.
For all who have booked a non-refundable/non-flexible flight: monitor information on the airlines, you would be travelling with. Many comanies are offering more flexibility concerning bookings in upcoming months and/or they might still cancel your flights in light of new developments.
Finally: thanks to everybody for the support yo showed us. It means a lot and motivates us even more to deliver and excellent ETC in 2021.