RIP Winter Wonfes 2009
So apparently the escalator disaster that happened at this past summer’s Wonder Festival was worrisome enough for the event’s executive committee to warrant a cancellation of the next one. Wonfes 2009, which was planned for next February, was apparently sunk by ramifications stemming from an ongoing police investigation as to who should be held responsible for a freak escalator accident that had otaku going one direction four floors-high one moment, then the other the next.
According to insiders like Danny Choo, apparently NONE of the authority figures behind the event at the Tokyo Big Sight will step forward and take responsibility. Therefore, the investigation has to had to pull teeth in getting some justice for the 10 people that were injured by the faulty escalator.
Sigh, it’s terrible that we won’t be able to enjoy what the figure industry has to offer on hand as well as on the horizon come this winter… But I suppose other events such as Hobby Expo (and possibly Comiket) will become even more important as publicity venues for these companies…
Here’s to whenever Summer Wonfes 2009 goes official!
Source: Anime News Network