Sir Gavin and Baronesse Cara Michelle write:
Greetings from the Main Event Stewards for GWW 10.
It is with very heavy hearts that we announce that Prado Park has had a major utility failure. Please be assured that this happened a few days ago and is simply the result of old equipment and wiring. Despite recent events in the news there are no indications that there was any tampering or foul play.
The repairs required are so extensive that they will dramatically impact our use of the site. This information coupled with a huge price increase has forced us to cancel our plans to use Prado Park for GWW 10.
WE ASK THAT YOU DO NOT CONTACT THE PRADO PARK STAFF. They are frantically trying to make temporary repairs and deal with park guests and residents. They can’t be answering the phone.
What this means for GWW 10:
We are left with only seven weeks before the set up weekend of September 30, October 1. The Stewards, with the agreement of the Caidan Kingdom Seneschal, have decided that IF we can find another site by September 1 we MAY be able to proceed with the event for this year.
PLEASE BE PATIENT while we adjust to this situation. It is very important that everyone understand that we are the only people at this time who are authorized to make any arrangements with any site owner for this event. It is detrimental to the negotiation process when several people inundate a site asking questions. We’ve had dozens of calls and emails suggesting the same sites. You can imagine the confusion if everyone were to contact the site owners. If you have a site that you would like to suggest as an alternate please forward the information to us.
For the time being we will be holding all pre-registrations until at least September 1 when the final decisions are made about the event. Once we know exactly what will happen we will make announcements regarding our refund process. PLEASE BE PATIENT.
Gavin and I are heartbroken to have to make this announcement and we want to assure everyone that we will do everything in our power to find an alternative site. We are asking everyone to PLEASE be patient while we struggle to adjust.
Watch this list for further announcements as the situation changes.
Sir Gavin and Baronesse Cara Michelle