It looks like the plug has been pulled on WordCamp Detroit 2013. In a blog post published on September 3rd, 2013 TJList one of the organizers has announced that they have canceled this year’s WordCamp. The primary reason given was that they were not ready to put on a high-quality event. Those who have already purchased tickets will be refunded in full, including sponsors.
It’s not often I hear news of a WordCamp event being cancelled. In fact, I asked Andrea Middleton of WordCamp Central if this was the first WordCamp to be cancelled this year and she said yes. I got in touch with TJList to see if he could provide more insight into the cancellation and what lessons if any he learned throughout this whole ordeal so that other WordCamp organizers could avoid the same fate. (more…)