UPDATE (16 / 06 / 2020)
We want to give you a quick update on refunds of this year's tickets. We have been waiting for the Danish Business Authority to publish the application form we need to apply for compensation. Now it has finally happened, so hopefully we get the opportunity to refund your the money very soon.
We apologise for the wait, and thank you for your patience.
UPDATE (24 / 04 / 2020)
UPDATE (06 / 04 / 2020)
Today, less than an hour ago, the Danish government announced that all major events will be banned until August. We have been working on alternatives for a while, and were planning to announce what exactly we were going to do later this week. That is still the plan, so please be patient for a few more days, until we have the last details sorted out. Your money is not in dager, and J-Popcon is not in danger. We will let you know how refunds are going to work, and when we expect J-Popcon 2020 to take place, before the end of the week.
Thank you for your patience.
UPDATE (17 / 03 / 2020)
As many of you have probably heard, the situation in Denmark has quickly become more serious. The government has gradually tightened the rules on public gatherings, and this evening chose to ban gatherings of more than 10 people for the next 14 days.
Here at the J-Popkai, we have decided that we would like to see the situation. All of us who make J-Popcon happen are volunteers, and have no interest in putting ourselves at risk of infection to organize the convention; but by cancelling today rather than waiting and seeing, we risk causing a lot of problems for both guests, partners and organizers which could have been avoided. That is why we do not want to cancel an event which takes place at the end of May when we are still in mid-March. We believe that this is in line with the recommendations that have come from the authorities so far.
We cannot, of course, avoid the fact that it may not be justifiable to hold the convention. In that case, we will try to move to later this year, but as I have already said, we do not think it is the right thing to do right now. If that changes, you'll hear about it here and on the website as soon as it happens. If you do not have the opportunity to get to the convention on the new date, you will of course have the opportunity to get your ticket reimbursed. If the convention is be postponed until next year, the ticket for 2020 will still be valid. However, if we move, and you expect to have the opportunity to join us at this new date, or am uncertain about whether it fits your schedule, we urge you not to cancel your ticket, as there may be a small price increase in order to cover the increased operating costs this move would be likely to cause. It will, of course, only apply to tickets sold after any changes have be decided.
So, we continue the preparations, and call on everyone to remain calm and follow the reccomendations from the authorities. You'll hear from us again when there's something new to say.
Original post(09 / 03 / 2020)
As most of you are aware of right now, there have been several cases in Denmark of people infected with COVID-19, also known as the corona virus. This has led the Ministry of Health to approve that paragraph 10 in the Danish law on epidemics takes effect, which, amongst other things, could mean the cancellation of public events in a given area. Currently, the prime minister recommends postponing or cancelling events with a 1000 participants or more for the rest of March.
We, in J-Popkai, are aware of this and are keeping a close eye on the development of the situation. We will, of course, follow the instructions given by the Ministry of Health, but we have no plans of cancelling the convention. If this should change, we will of course announce it as soon as possible, but it's currently not on the drawing board.
Until then, on the basis of the guidelines set by the Ministry of Health, we encourage you to wash your hands often, cough and sneeze into your elbow, and contact a doctor on the phone if you get sick and have been in a country affected by COVID-19 in the last 14 days or been in contact with a person with COVID-19. Most importantly, you should not visit your doctor unannounced if this is the case.
You can read the report from the Ministry of Health here (in Danish):