Or would have been. The organizers cancelled it. The day before it was scheduled to happen.
There were some worries this would happen, after Nathan mentioned he hadn’t been approached yet and vague warnings of financial troubles popped up on the Booster Event forums. To the 500 people who paid hundreds of dollars for tickets (and, in some cases, thousands of dollars for lifetime memberships, since BE does other cult-favorite cons throughout the year) this was a huge slap in the face. Outraged fans made their voices heard before the organizers came back a few days later to say they got a loan and all was, again, well.
Then they cancelled it after people around the world were already on their planes and in their cars and on their way. To say that the Browncoats were staggered would be an understatement.
As stunned and betrayed fans began to arrive the California Browncoats jumped up to meet the frantic challenge of organizing a convention during, you know, the actual convention. Fans settled in to party among themselves anyway, mutter dark things about Booster Events, and make the best of it with the newly formed Browncoat Backup Bash.
Then the stars started showing up.
Geek power– also, great example of the actors being decent (or beyond awesome) and making insanely good career choices. I love it when things work out like that!