RuneFest: An Important Update

RuneFest: An Important Update

Today, we must share the news that our upcoming RuneFest event will unfortunately be postponed due to the collapse of our event partner. We are currently exploring options with the NEC to reschedule RuneFest to early 2025, and ticket refunds will be made available to those who can no longer attend. Please keep reading for a more detailed update...


With our sights set on RuneFest returning in 2024 we engaged Player1 Events, an experienced event supplier specialising in gaming events. Player1 Events' flagship event was the Insomnia Gaming Festival, one of the UK's most loved gaming events for the past 25 years, and their expertise was central in our decision to bring them onboard as the core delivery partner for RuneFest.


As you may have seen reported in the news, Player1 Events laid off its staff in May. Since the news broke in May, Player 1 Events has been exploring potential insolvency arrangements and despite our best efforts, we have had no official communication from Player1 Events about RuneFest or Insomnia, leaving us (and other suppliers and customers) in a very difficult and frustrating situation.


We explored several options to still deliver an event in September that would both delight our players whilst keeping to previous lofty standards, but despite our best efforts, that goal has not been achievable.


Its not all doom and gloom though we are actively working on a plan to host the event in early 2025. We hope to come back to you soon with confirmation of rescheduled dates. All tickets will transfer automatically to the new dates and anyone who is unable to make it will be able to request a refund. More information about this will be shared as soon as possible.


We appreciate this impacts travel plans, with so many of you coming from all over the world. We are so sorry for the disruption this will inevitably cause and are doing everything we can to act as swiftly as possible.


We remain committed to RuneFest and bringing our wonderful community together again. Thank you for your continued love and patience.


The RuneFest team.