It had become a tradition for fantasy movie fans to gather in the press palace in March for the annual SYFY Channel show, which has been running steadily for the past eighteen years. However, in a Twitter interaction with a regular attendee, asking for the date of the 19th edition, the CM of the channel has given the news that this year is not celebrated.
The exhibition has been gaining followers and forming an interactive community that has created a very particular atmosphere, with presentations by the actress and director Leticia Dolera, who usually throws little bones at the public and make jokes that are remembered year after year, in a conversation in which Nicolas Cage is praised, slogans from other editions are shouted and new ones are created for future ones. However, this year there is not even a smaller version, like the year 2021, in the midst of a pandemic.
Thank you for your interest in the SYFY Showcase! This year the event will not take place, but from SYFY you can continue enjoying the best genre, fantasy and science fiction cinema.
Stay tuned to our RRSS to participate in contests and win tickets for exclusive previews.
— SYFY Spain (@SYFY_Spain) February 1, 2023
In the tweet you can read “Thank you for your interest in the SYFY Show! This year the event will not take place”, which has led to it being considered definitively closed by many media, but Carmina Duart, one of those responsible, has spoken with Espinof to confirm the reasons for which it is not celebrated this year:
“In 2023 Syfy is very focused on previews and there are many different types of events dosed throughout the year, a lot of work and effort that has made the company more focused on them, so it’s not possible this year, but it does not mean that it will not be celebrated more and we hope to resume it in 2024 and later, because the response is always fantastic and it is something special and loved by the channel”.
The Syfy show has never had audience problems, but the difference with other festivals is that it is a private event of a company, not a festival like Sitges or Donosti week. Something that highlights the lack of initiative or support from the Community of Madrid to have its own fantastic film meeting, while several are held in other autonomous communities.