Dear MysteryLAN participants,
Now that the first of april 2015 is officially in the past we will officially confirm that this message was an april’s fool.
We want to assure you that all preparation for the LAN are on schedule and of course there were no incidents regarding financial issues. I hope that those of you who were (rightfully so) angry regarding this news, that you will be able to forgive us for this shenanigan.
If anything remains unclear or you have concerns about the organization of the oncoming MysteryLAN or remarks on previous LANs feel free to contact us at hacKErs@msvincognito.nl or contact one of incognito’s IT-committee members.
Then last but not least it rests with me to apologize to those severely offended by our act and beg of you to forgive us for this horrendous crime against ethics.
I will leave the original message below here, only will it be striked-through to avoid confusion:
The past weeks we have been very busy with the organisation and preparation of another MysteryLAN event. We have set all effort on maintaining a high quality entertainment event and at the same time lowering the price of the MysteryLAN. Naturally this poses a big challenge for Incognito’s IT-committee. In spite of our efforts we will not manage to host another MysteryLAN event this year. The main reason for this cancellation are various economical setbacks. It goes without saying that in our initial planning we reserved funds for these kind of problems as any organisation should. The problem that we are facing is that the cumulative loss on these setbacks far exceeds our built in threshold. As a result of this we will have to cancel the oncoming MysteryLAN event. Our sincere apologies for this inconvenience. What does this mean for you?
First off, we do not have the time or funds to organize an alternative LAN this year, however next year we will promise to host another LAN. Regarding refunds and costs, we simply ran out of money. This means that we will not issue refunds, referring to the user agreement on signing up.
If you haven’t paid yet we urge you to do so as you are still obliged to follow the user agreement. We have already made costs depending on your subscription and therefore need your money to pay for any debts made. Again, referring to the user agreement that was accepted on subscription for this event, you still have to pay before the date of the original beginning of this event (April 17th 2015).
If you refrain from doing so, any additional costs resulting from the turning down of your obligations towards us will be charged in addition to the original event fee. If any questions remain, please send an e-mail to hacKErs@msvincognito.nl. Again our apologies and we hope to see you on the next LAN in the next academic year!
– The MysteryLAN crew.