The event was scheduled for Saturday, September 19th, 2015 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, USA.
Unfortunately, the event has now been canceled.
Tickets sales for the event were being done through Kickstarter. This means that if the fundraising goal is not met then the event or project usually does not occur.
The initial rate of tickets sales for the event started off too slow to show a strong probability of meeting the fundraising goal.
In science, graphing an occurrence vs time is called a “trend line”. In medical terminology, the trend line for the ticket sales were unfortunately a “flatline”.
The organizers of the event, Paige Towers and Bryan Shigekawa, provide some insight about the challenges with the event planning, as well as their heartfelt apologies for canceling the event.
The link to their explanation is below.
Imagine over 1000 people at a convention. Every person is there because they share an appreciation, a passion, a commitment, and/or a genuine curiosity for ASMR.
The attendees are expected to be ASMR artists, ASMR fans, health professionals, scientists, researchers, and all those with a deep interest in ASMR.
The activities will most likely include Q&A with popular artists, round tables on the art and culture of ASMR, panel discussions on mental health, presentations with results of ASMR research, and demonstrations of the best equipment and technology for creating and enjoying ASMR.
Desiring something more interactive and deeply relaxing? This opportunity for live group ASMR sessions will probably not go wasted.
And of course, expect to mingle, meet, and get to know the heart of the ASMR community.
I started with “imagine” because it has not happened yet. The ink (and sweat) has just dried on getting the venue booked, the dates set, and the website created.
Want to know more details? Read on.