I am posting on behalf of BiCon Continuity trustees.
We have made the difficult decision to ask Katie S to withdraw from running BiCon 2018. BiCon is behind schedule and a great deal of work needs to take place in the next months, just when Katie is unavoidably very busy. We have therefore asked Katie to step aside entirely so that another person or people can take on organising in their own fashion.
There are many reasons for 2018 being behind schedule including volunteers having to pull out, life circumstances beyond Katie's control, and Continuity not being able to provide the level of support Katie wanted or needed.
Continuity would like to thank Katie for what they have contributed and achieved for BiCon 2018 which includes tasks which don't get a lot of visibility or kudos but are vital. We hope the community can be kind and supportive to Katie.
Another post will be made shortly about next steps for BiCon 2018.