In October 2019 Amber had been the first guest announced for the 11th Annual Vampire Ball, a three day event celebrating Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Firefly and Dollhouse. The Vampire Ball was due to be held between the 13th - 15th of November at The Renaissance Hotel, Heathrow, London.
The event organisers Star Fury Conventions have taken the decision to postpone The Vampire Ball until 2021 saying:
“Many of the guests and attendees would feel uneasy attending an event like this so close after a pandemic. We would also have to enforce distancing measures with the guests, which would mean no hugs or poses during the photo ops, or handshakes during the autograph session. This would create a quite uncomfortable environment that is simply not the Starfury way.”
I've been lucky enough to attend one of their previous events and I really enjoyed the chance to meet and talk to Amber who was one of the guests on my previous visit I don't think the event would be the same with social distancing in place.
In the statement released on the official Vampire Ball website Star Fury Conventions say that anyone who has purchased a ticket for The Vampire Ball will have it automatically transferred over to the rescheduled event in 2021. They have indicated that there will be refunds available to anyone who has a ticket but is unable to attend the event next year. The refund option will be available once the new dates have been finalised.
To read their statement in full click the link below:
I'm of course very disappointed that I won't get to see Amber and her fellow guests as well as some friends I’ve met at The Vampire Ball previously, but everyone's safety is the most important thing in these uncertain times.
Here's hoping that in 2021 we can find a way to get to grips with this pandemic and that Amber can return to meet her fans in the UK once again.
Stay safe everyone!
Disclaimer: AmberBenson.TV is not involved in any way with The Vampire Ball and/or organisers Star Fury Conventions, or any of the television programmes mentioned within. This post is informational purposes only. We are simply trying to give fans an important update about an event that was due to feature Amber Benson.