Some not so good news on UNicon XIII from China

Hi all,

As you could have guessed, the China Team won’t make it to this Unicon.
I called them a few times, and did my best to help them organize,
but finally got the news that they can’t make it for financial and
logistic reasons.

On another note, I am sad to say that I won’t be able to make it either.
This is the first time since the foundation of the IUF that I am missing
a Unicon for work reasons. I am a speaker at the world’s major linguistic
conference (COLING/ACL and then have
several business appointments in Taiwan.

My heart is with you as are my best wishes (I will be writing a greeting
for the participants). May Uniocon XIII be a great success!

Executive Director for International Development
Former IUF president
International Unicycling Federation, Inc.

The long-time attendees will miss you. Who’s going to do the speech in seven languages? We’ll probably need five different people to cover it…

For those of us that have been coming for a long time it’s less of a disaster; now we know there will be more of them! Too bad about China; disappointing for the riders there. One of these days the CUA will find somebody who knows how to use the Internet and speaks the same language as a Unicon host!

For those of you who don’t know, Jack Halpern is the founder of the IUF, and has been to all but one or two of the Unicons; in the early years always with the Japanese team in tow.

Re: Some not so good news on UNicon XIII from China

On my first UNICON, Jack Halpern is not there for the first time.

Life can be hard sometimes.

Klaas Bil - Newsgroup Addict

“I’m slowly but surely stealing Wales and bringing it back to my house on the wheel, frame and cranks of my muni. - phil”

that is incorrect, according this snap from an interview with John Foss token in Switserland

But Jack, what is an “Executive Director for International Development”, how many are there, and what do they do?
Can you maybe contact me? (357 KB)