Akicon, the for-profit con of bootleg merchandise fraud, bilking and abusing their artist’s alley, and booking guests with a sexual harassment history and covering for their assaults. Akicon Management has hired Leslie Burt Shotwell (DJ Victor Malice) a felon convicted of: Sexual Assault of a minor, drugging, and rape. (HERE) He has been hired by management since 2011-2013. By doing so, they have endangered countless convention attendee’s. This year Akicon management ignored warnings from countless convention go-ers about Shotwell being a felon with rape charges, and led to another convention attendee getting drugged and raped by Shotwell. When she reported the assault to Akicon Management, they called her a liar and defended Shotwell. Later Management tried to cover their tracks by stating: “We can’t help what happens in private hotel rooms.”. Akicon needs to realize what they do every year is wrong, and we will not stand for it. Get Akicon shut down for good.
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Please, even if youre not a WA state resident, signal boost this for me. This con needs to be shut down before more people are hurt.
there are so many other awful things about this con that are not listed here, the only reason i went in 2012 was because of friends. it’s a horribly managed and dangerous convention. people should be aware as to whether they’re in danger or not, and aki-con staff should take responsibility for their actions.
Hey guys this is one of my local cons and it has a shit ton of problems — since I’m overseas right now I haven’t heard about most of this until right now. But this con is sketchy as hell, and this is absolutely stunning.
I’m also local to this convention. I attended in ‘11 and ‘12 but stopped going after that, and I’m glad I did. This con is in no way worth your time and money and the fact that they’re covering up all these issues is a huge red flag. Please don’t attend this con and help us shut it down.
Akicon is near and dear to my heart. Every year I’ve attended, I’ve loved it. Hell, it’s where I met Celeste. But, this is inexcusable. These events cannot go unnoticed, and this needs to spell the end of this con.
//Hey everyone, this is a local con to me, and we really need to get it shut down. My friends have personally been affected by many of the things mentioned, and we need to make it all stop. Please, help us.
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