Dear friends of DigitalNoob.com,
It has been a very hard couple of days for us. Early on Tuesday morning (Apr. 3rd) we were informed that the venue hosting our Gamers Gone Wild party had been shut down due to licensing issues.
We sought an explanation from Felt’s management, and we were told that it was a small problem with the venue operating under the wrong type of license. We took their word in good faith and contacted several organizations and public offices seeking affidavits of support, including Child’s Play charity and the office of the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts. All our friends came through and gave us a huge helping hand.
It was only a matter of paperwork, right?
Unfortunately, the legal issues surrounding the venue went deeper and are still not entirely clear to us. Felt’s restaurant and liquor license have been suspended indefinitely, andDigitalNoob.com has no venue to host Gamers Gone Wild ‘12, all within 4 days of the event’s date.
We have done everything we could, up to this very minute. We are unable to find a suitable venue so late in the game, and we are sorry.
Never in the history of our website, since the very first days when it was SFX-360.com have we felt so powerless and unable to fight for our goals. We are sorry to get you all excited and failed to deliver. We are sorry we couldn’t bring together all our readers, industry and community partners. We are sorry we couldn’t put up a great fundraiser for Child’s Play.
Thank you all for your support. The DigitalNoob.com family put up a fight to the last, and Gamers Gone Wild will return. Hopefully sooner rather than later. And when it happens, we will look forward to seeing you there for a Gamers Gone Wild that will make up for this lost year. In the meanwhile, here’s to a great PAX East!
We are actively working with our sponsors to make the best out of this, and are planning a series of raffles on the PAX East show floor to the benefit of Child's Play. Follow @DigitalNoob_com
on Twitter for the latest info.