It is with great disappointment that the committee must announce the cancellation of ALBACON 2010.

We have not achieved our advance membership targets and cannot meet our contractual obligations with the venue without adequate revenue, including sponsorship. After much deliberation and on the advice of our treasurer, we have opted to cancel now as the financial risk is too great, particularly considering the current economic climate.

Over the next few weeks, we will be refunding all the memberships we have received. On behalf of the committee, I would like to thank everyone for their enthusiastic support. We will still be hosting two programme items at SATELLITE 2 and we look forward to seeing folk there.

We are extremely grateful to Liz Williams and Peter F. Hamilton, who accepted our invitation to be guests of ALBACON and we appreciate their eagerness to come to Glasgow if another opportunity arises.