According to the official statement from Kevin Smith on the cancellation, “It is with a heavy heart that I announce the canceling of this weekend’s SMorgy event. The blame for this lies solely with me: first I had to kill Sunday for the TV thing that came out of nowhere, and now I’ve gotta cancel Saturday as well. Saturday’s cancellation is a bit of JERSEY GIRL coming back to haunt me: my daughter Harley entered a battle of the bands last week and has moved on to the finals. The show is this weekend – same time as SMorgy. Had I not been the guy who made Ben Affleck’s character give up a great job opportunity just to see his daughter’s school play, I wouldn’t be making this call. But she’s 13 years old, she’s never played before a crowd this large, and I’ve only got one kid: if I miss this moment to tell **** jokes with friends half a world away, I’m a bigger asshole than if I cancel the event. So stuck between a rock and a hard place, I apologize – I gotta do the Dad thing here.You see kids? It’s just like your parents always told you: There’s a consequence to having sex.”
For people who purchased tickets to the event, their tickets will be refunded by etixnow, according to the event’s Facebook page.