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Disappointing comic book and pop culture fans across Westman, River City Conventions Inc. announced in a short Facebook post on Thursday that this year’s Brandon Comic Con has been postponed.
"We regret to inform everyone that Brandon Comic Con has been postponed to 2019 due to unforeseen circumstances," the post read. "Please stay tuned for further updates."
The Brandon Comic Con had been scheduled to take place from Sept. 8-9 and was to feature actor Adrian Paul, who starred in the 1990s fantasy television series "Highlander."
River City Conventions’ spokespeople were unavailable for comment by press time on Thursday.
Friendly Neighbourhood Comic Shop (formerly the Eye Opener Book Store) owner Scott Bradley said that having the convention postponed is a "huge disappointment."
"There was lots of excitement, but who knows, it might open the doors for something bigger and more exciting in the future," he said.
Even so, he said that the event’s postponement was puzzling.
"They had plenty of support and lots of hype," he said.
Brandon First executive director Graham Harvey said that he remained confident that something good would come out of all of this.
"Obviously, we’re certainly disappointed, but we recognize that there was a tremendous appetite for this and we look forward to when it might come to Brandon," he said.
"The appetite in the community for this is tremendous … I have every confidence that we’re going to be dealing with a really impressive event of this type in the community … because there is an appetite."
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