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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2013, 06:35:34 PM »
Yuck.  It really grosses me out that some of our badge money pays for that guy's defense attorney.
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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2013, 07:37:24 PM »
Yeah, he's a real scumbag. This's been going on for years. He tried suing ACE/DragonCon/Pat Henry for under-reporting DC attendance figures so that this jerk could get a bigger cut.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #3 on: January 23, 2013, 09:01:28 PM »
Ugh.

Just ugh. As unmarried mom of a little boy, I have been lucky to be scumbag free.

I'll just go to bed being grateful for that.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2013, 01:50:18 AM »
I keep getting asked about this and why he still receives money money from Con I say find a lawyer that can take his share of the company away or get him to give it up and he will not but until then we are stuck with a molester with nothing we can do (except what we should not do stop going which would hurt people who had nothing to do with and not have fun) I am hopping that they can get a court will remove his shares in con and send it to a good cause until then all I can do is enjoy con and know they do not support him

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2013, 01:01:34 PM »
I am hopping that they can get a court will remove his shares in con and send it to a good cause until then all I can do is enjoy con and know they do not support him

I don't think courts should be allowed to forcibly remove ownership of things that are legally yours, no matter how bad of a guy you are.   It would be nice if the co-owners were able to buy him out of his portion though.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2013, 03:35:16 PM »
I am hopping that they can get a court will remove his shares in con and send it to a good cause until then all I can do is enjoy con and know they do not support him

I don't think courts should be allowed to forcibly remove ownership of things that are legally yours, no matter how bad of a guy you are.   It would be nice if the co-owners were able to buy him out of his portion though.

From what I understand based on what I've read, they've tried but he won't budge.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #7 on: January 29, 2013, 07:25:16 AM »
There is starting to be alot of discussion on the FB pages for D*C about boycotting because this guy still gets money from D*C.
While I do think its horrible if its true...and from all indications it seems to be, if he is legally entilted to profits from his shares then there isn't really anything D*C can do until he is proven guilty in a court of law.
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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2013, 07:25:36 AM »
I too have heard he is not leaving.
the only way to get rid of him woudl be for the ownership group to completly dissolve Dragon Con and start over with a new name and without him. Not an easy thing to do.

I was aware of this, but it came up again recently. when i saw Patton Oswalt tweet yesterday that he woudl not be coming to dragon con until he was not a part of it. I guess some actors and other attendees are trying to start a movement to boycott CON until he is removed.

Here is the tumbr link
http://tavie.tumblr.com/post/41702580233/elfquest-creators-say-no-dragoncon-read-why

A part of me feels disgusted that some of my money goes to this, but there is also a lot of good that comes from Dragon Con too.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2013, 01:17:26 PM »
I'm sure the only way he's giving up his shares is through litigation. I'm not sure what would happen if he was to be convicted but I don't really know if that would stop him receiving profits from something he helped create.
I'm sure that alot of $$ that we spend ends up going to to things or people that we wouldn't be assocaited with. I do agree that the good that D*C does through it's charitable (sp) donations and blood drives far outweighs the damage done by be associated with this creep.
But if people feel like they want to boycott then that's their choice....means less crowds for me!  8)
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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2013, 07:04:44 PM »
This is very disconcerting. With all the national press surrounding this, there has to be some legal way to deal with this evil piece of sh*t. He's tainting the con and all it stands for. It's sad that Dragon*Con has gone from being known as the biggest geek party con in the country to being the con owned by a child molester. Very sad.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2013, 09:04:11 AM »
Well, people love to focus on the negative.....sort of D*C having a panel on NAMBLA I will always focus on the good.
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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #12 on: February 02, 2013, 05:45:36 PM »
While I've heard all kinds of weird things about Ed and his shenanigans over the years, I have never heard any implication that Pat or anyone else involved with the con was aware of it, or in any way complicit. 

If indeed he is a sick, evil individual, he fooled a lot of people, and holding it against Dragon Con is silly.  If people want to boycott over it, well, maybe that will help with the congestion.

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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2013, 10:38:35 PM »
The question is, how much mileage will the press get out of this.
This dude is a marked man. It will die down eventually and something else will
take its place. I hope twice as many fans show up in September in support
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Re: "DragonCon founder used single mothers to meet victims"
« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2013, 12:02:38 PM »
And hey, not to put too fine a point on it, but if the ElfQuest duo don't want to be guests, that opens up two more slots for people I might be interested in seeing...