The 2014 BUCK is proceeding as scheduled for now, but the tweet indicates that they lack the budget to continue running the convention any further. This matches with the information that HN was sent by a former BUCK staffmember, who wishes to remain anonymous, going only by the alias of "CadenceGW".
The email provided a litany of information about the inner workings and reported disharmonious turmoil behind the scenes of the "proud" UK convention during the 2012-2013 season.
Among the list of grievances in the unconfirmed email, were reports that BUCK was "£20,000 in the red after the 2013 con", and that in 2012 "the person in charge of PR and contacting some VAs was a 16 year old".
CadenceGW went on to say "It has been mentioned in several Skype rooms that BUCK 2014 will be the last BUCK due to a declining fanbase and greatly rising ticket costs. I dread to think how the planning is going now, but I doubt anyone can cover a loss that big again. Probably hence why no expensive guests are coming this year (as usual)".
An attendee from BUCK 2012 and 2013 commented: "The 16 year old girl is Ruth, who I know, and in her defense did a good job."
The BUCK twitter went on to say that the only possibility of BUCK returning in 2015 would be attendance numbers exceeding 2000. We have no other source on the "£20,000" figure (which CadenceGW claims "someone covered the gap from their own personal funds") so that very well could be incorrect, but the other comments have all been shown to be the case.
Is this the end for the little con across the pond? Will bronies ever again take the streets of Jolly Old? Not likely. But they make this promise: