Ambercon North 2005 has been officially cancelled, but ACN should be back in 2006. Here’s the announcement that was sent out today (by me, actually):

We know that many of you who attend Ambercon North need to make your vacation and travel plans well in advance, so we thought it was time to make things official.

There will be no ACN 2005.

As most of you know, we had issues with the Town Inn last year that have made it an unacceptable venue for the con. However, finding a replacement hotel in metro Toronto hasn’t been easy, and even with the added help of some local volunteers (thanks Matt and Liz!), we haven’t yet managed to find a location that we think will work out well for us. The current currency exchange rate has made our hotel search even more difficult, given how many of the people attending the con come from the U.S. side of the border.

The good news is that we are still planning on having an Ambercon North in 2006, and we’re hoping that the added time will allow us to find a venue that we can all be happy with for years to come.

Our thanks to all of you who have supported ACN in the past. We’ll definitely miss seeing you all in Toronto this fall.