Aetherica is cancelled

At Fantasycon last year I picked up a leaflet about Aetherica, a fantasy convention scheduled for June 2009, in the fair city of Chester, especially since the GOHs included Peter Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn (which I read so long ago, I suddenly feel very, very old). Today, I visited their website to check on prices, etc. I was saddened to learn that the convention has been cancelled. Read their press release here.