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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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.