Mark Millar and Dan Abnett unable to attend the Weekender

It’s a blue Monday at SFX towers this week as we’re sorry to announce comic book writer/creator Mark Millar and science-fiction/fantasy author Dan Abnett are no longer able to attend the SFX Weekender. Those pesky work commitments are to blame in the case of Millar, who has his plate full at the start of the new decade with an adaptation of his comic Kick-Ass hitting screens soon. Prolific author Abnett on the other hand has been forced to withdraw due to health reasons.

Even a unicycle-riding monkey playing the world’s smallest violin couldn’t cheer us up right now. But don’t despair as the SFX Weekender is still the only essential ticket of 2010 with the magical Maskerade Ball, Brain-frazzling Blastermind Quiz and the star-studded SFX Sci-fi Awards 2010 in store for the two-day event. Not to mention exclusive screenings and a once-in-a-lifetime gathering of the biggest names in science fiction and fantasy. So fret not, we feel your pain (and we still have a few tricks up our sleeve), but for now why not head over to to remind yourself of the weekend’s other attractions.