Bouncy Castle wrote:That's awful, Raptor.
Are the Police involved?
right now things are up in the air. we still don't know exactly what happened. there have been rumblings from a number of the media people and vendors and such that because contracts were broken they have a legal leg to stand on. but the con organizers released a statement basically saying that they were also pursuring legal action because they say basically the problem was with the hotel and how they acted even before the con.
though for the moment finger pointing can wait.
Sheeesh! That's appalling.
yeah, and the deeper you go in the worse it gets. Amy Keating Rogers, who is a writer on the show has a son who is mentally handicapped. 30% of the sales of the official con t-shirts was supposed to go to the school her son attends. and there was a VIP $200 a plate dinner saturday with the money going to Kiki's fund, a charity meant for a young girl named Kiki who has a brain tumor and Tara strong, the main actress on the show set up the fund to raise money to pay for her medical care. None of this money has surfaced.
but thats another part of where all these donation drives have been targeting. seeing all those willing to help is a wonderful sight. and makes you see it's not all bad.
The oddest bit to come out of all this though is that somewhere in our journey we acquired a stray Robert Picardo (the doctor from Star trek voyager).
When the original drive for the show staff was completed all the various agents for the actors came together and nominated a single agent to handle the distribution of the funds and make sure the staff expenses were paid. The agent they choose was John DeLancie's agent (Q from star trek and one of the guests (he's a voice on the show)), because they all knew him and trusted him.
Over the last couple days a few trouble makers have been going around spreading wild rumors about where the money from that fundraiser went. one of those rumors was that it was given to Robert Picardo's fan club. yeah. we were like, ....what?
turns out, that agent's main client is indeed Robert Picardo and yes he does run robert's official fan club. ofcourse the rumors were unfounded but the kicker is that apparently Robert has been aware of the fandom for awhile and the agent (i don't know his name) had asked him if he was ok with all this (dunno why he needed permission, but ok) and Robert was like Yes ofcourse. and that he had been following the fandom and respected what people were doing so how could say no.
One of the media sites is interviewing Him later this week. if you didn't know the story it would be most random, out of left field interview announcement you could possibly see.