If you've not picked this up from 101 other virtual worlds twitterers, bloggers or forums, please note that Virtual Worlds Forum 2008, due to be held at The Bridge in London tomorrow and Tuesday has had to be postponed.
This follows a fatal shooting at the nearby SEOne Club. According to the Press Association: "The 24-year-old received a gunshot wound at around 5.30am [Sunday] at the SEOne club, in Weston Street, near London Bridge. He was taken to hospital but later died... St Thomas Street, Weston Street and Stainer Street will all be closed for at least 24 hours and possibly longer."
The Bridge, the venue for the event, falls within this area.
According to the conference organisers the police have closed off the venue for three days and it is far too short notice to find an alternative venue. They are therefore going to reschedule the event - though it is too early to say when this will be.
What it means for attendees is
- The event will not take place as planned on Monday and Tuesday.
- For those people who are in London, the Four Day members pass to the Hospital is still available. Please go to 24 Endell St, London, WC2H 9HQ to collect your pass – there’s quite a few people in town, so lots of people to hang out with.
- The South by South West party on Monday night is still going ahead.