Just announced from Square-Egg Entertainment, the parent company of Phoenix Comicon, that its newest convention Thrill Halloween has been cancelled ahead of its debut. Thrill Halloween was suppose to fill the void of Keen Halloween which was resurrected last year and promptly shelved after returning the rights to the convention to local company Steam Crow. The press release that was just emailed out makes reference to Square-Egg not being happy with the progress made with the producing the convention. Refunds will be issued for anyone who has purchased badges for the event.

Full press release about Thrill Halloween:

Phoenix , AZ, August 29, 2017– Square Egg Entertainment prides itself on its commitment to the community and strives to produce the best events for its exhibitors, guests, and attendees. We are unhappy with the progress we have made as a company in producing Thrill Halloween and would rather cancel the event than offer something that is not up to our standards. Refunds will be issued.

“Producing a subpar event is not in alignment with our core values
and mission statement.” – Company CEO and Founder, Matthew Solberg

Also in the email, the plan to not hold panels during Phoenix Fan Fest looks to have been changed due to feedback.

As part of our continued efforts to include community feedback in the creation of our events, we are revising our plan for Phoenix Fan Fest to include programming and guest panels. Guest announcements begin today and updated programming information will be available soon.

Square Egg Entertainment Inc., the parent company of Phoenix Comicon and Fan Fest, seeks to create dynamic geek culture events that bring joy to its participants, fosters friendship among those who attend, and provides opportunities for skill development among its participants.