October 29 - November 1, 2015
Roman Nose State Park
To our Oklacon Family,
As we informed you earlier this year, Roman Nose State Park terminated our relationship and denied our group camp application for Oklacon 2015. The entire Oklacon Street Team, the officers that manage the event LLC and those volunteers who actually make Oklacon itself happen, scrambled to find alternative locations on short notice. We found what should have been a great opportunity for the convention, Sequoyah State Park. It included expansion options, higher quality facilities, and a new hope for Oklacon to carry on another year.
The final straw for Oklacon's ouster from RNSP was three first-time, out-of-state individuals who elected to show up, register for our event, and engage in lewd and illegal conduct on the state park grounds, on group camp space under Oklacon's name. Last week, an Oklacon attendee directly contacted Sequoyah and linked our event with these serious lapses in judgement by those three individuals that damaged Oklacon's reputation and ability to host at RNSP to the Sequoyah State Park staff. Sequoyah now views us as too large of a liability to be hosted there, and we have received notice from the state-level management of the park system we will be denied from re-entry to any state park in the future.
So, it is with a sad and heavy heart that we inform you that Oklacon is cancelled this year and indefinitely.