All, except one.
It's often said you shouldn't bite the hand that feeds, and nothing proves this adage more true than a tubby lad by the name of “Big Will.E”...well, he's actually known by several names now, including “Roofucker”, “Lyin' Willy”, and our personal favorite “Wayne Brady's Nephew”.
This story starts one year ago in the distant time of 2016, and ends with BABScon17. The Bay Area Brony Spectacular was in it's 3rd year at the time, and Horse News was there to soak up the drama, do some interviews, and party hard. Party hard we did, for we packed the room to the gills and the liquor poured plenty far into the night, and when all was said and done, the room was trashed, and hot.
So hot, in fact, we needed to boot many fine con-goers because that place felt as if it were on fire. We lost a few good men from “””””heat casualties””””” (sadly, not Chelis), but by the end of the con everyone was happy, tired, and ready to bail. Everyone except a new face to the con-scene “Big Will.E” who many of you might recall as “That one Aussie guy” as pictured below.
|“The Look of Regret” - By Anon, April of 2016|
Big Will.E was incredibly interested in helping the HN crew with interviews, party planning, and articles. We were more than happy to welcome him to our ranks, and even happier to let him host the party for BABScon17.
Then the next 365 days happened.
In the time that followed BABS16 young William proved himself to be quite the young upstart, bringing people together, assembling a Discord server, and even hosting his own little gathering to stave off the post-con blues. However, the first signs of Willy's incompetence came about when he began to hang out with one of our reporters. Driving her everywhere, buying dinners, a nice drawing tablet, all while asking for not even a dime. With a smile and the tip of his fedora he made it clear to the lady in a long-term-relationship that all he needed was to see her
Coincidentally, that woman happened to be the bartender for all our parties.
|She's having a great time! Really!|
The months flew by and Willy refused to reach an agreement with our bartender, eventually he saw the error of his ways and learned some humility; and how to talk to people.
Oh, wait. No, he didn't.
Eventually, it became too hard for Big Will.E to handle the abrasive nature of this woman and he was simply forced to hand over management of the party to another Anon.
He then would make insulting HN a very constant habit.
As a result the party marked the first time in /mlp/ history that several VIPs showed up to a party, no noise complaints, no shut downs, and no “heat casualties”.
A bit of a downer, I know.
It was around the time our anonymous VIP's showed up that Big Will.E arrived back in the room he had neglected all weekend; outside of the occasional visit to bully the bartender and get barked at by the host.
Before scaring her from the room with his thirst she asked him a question
“Oh, are you with Horse News?” one of the VIPs asked
“Oh fuck no, I'm not a part of Horse News” replied Willy
Please see one of Willy's previous HN articles below.
There are several others, but this one is enough for a life-time for Aussie-ramblings.
But all of this was just a precursor to the events that would take place at Pacific Pony Con 2017. You see, by that time information had surfaced that put many clues into perspective for us; and that we had been lied to.
Little Willi was just barely 20 years old.
What is aiding in the delinquency of a minor?
Now, we here at HN enjoy an arousing good time of inappropriate humor, a horsecock on a wall, fuck, even a tub of mayo accidentally spread deep on the carpets of some Baltimore convention center. What we can't condone, however, is actual illegal activity. It became immediately apparent, that at previous events he had repeatedly lied about his age, and somehow gained entrance to parties without proper verification. How he accomplished this or who vouched for him at the time is an unknown detail long-lost to time, but future criminal offenses certainly could not be allowed. More rigorous identity and age-verification methods would then need to be employed at future events as a result of this discovery. After a long discussion, we made the move to bar William from our PPC party; not a huge deal, right? We'll just take him out into the lobby, tell it to him straight. He'll appreciate not getting turned down at the door in front of all his friends right?
On January 6th, 2017 at 7:31pm, William physically and verbally assaulted a Horse News reporter in the front of the Pacific Ponycon Hotel.
William shoved an HN reporter up against a wall, and strangled him by the throat before being pulled off by nearby witnesses. Police were called, the hotel and con alerted, and when it was all said and done young William was ejected from the hotel, and banned from Pacific Ponycon, permanently. When the victim was asked why he didn't immediately press charges, he responded with
“I think sitting in cuffs, in the back of a police car really got the message through. Roo has been insulting HN ever since he left back at NMND; no one could be stupid enough to continue being a dick after something like this.”
Time makes fools of us all.
You just left? A con you had been planning for months?
No; you were escorted out.
Even your more inquisitive friends knew better
His attitude clearly did not change after the event, going so-far as to change his avatar to a photo of Wayne Brady (A reference to Chapelle’s show’s “Does Wayne Brady have to choke a bitch?” sketch) in chatrooms, a move many who were aware of the incident saw as gloating about what he had done.
Take a tip from Brady-sama and accept your baldness, makes it a lot easier to deal with.
When it became clear Big Will.E hadn't learned a thing, HN stepped in and alerted every con within reach of the balding 20-year old with a neckbeard, that there was a violent criminal intent on attending who was looking for confrontation. It was to our collective relief when BABScon discreetly banned him from their events, permanently.
To be specific, “I hate to do it, but I've literally done everything I can to exonerate you here, and I can't. I can't have you at BABScon,” an Anonymous BABS's official said in a black-and-white statement to William on February 23rd.
“He knows he’ll be escorted out if he’s seen on premises,” the same official said in a follow-up.
Now, I know this joke is old by now but surely Willy would get the hint by now, right?
If you guessed “Yes” you're about as naive as me!
Wait a cotton-picking minute...you PLANNED on going to the con you were banned from?
That daki look familiar? Well, in Big Will.E's attempt to shit on the analyst community (something we can all get behind, seriously, a lot of the drama we reported on has been about that particular bunch) he gave us the evidence needed to prove he had showed up to BABS anyway. A contest was held and from it, Willy boy here earned a zero-expenses paid stay at the fabulous Double Tree in Burlingame, where he was free to spend the rest of his con in the quiet confines of a double queen bedroom and a potential free upgrade from a “1-year ban” to a luxurious “Permanent ban” from BABScon.
In the end, Willy may never learn, and may be left to apologize to everyone but the person he's assaulted in failed attempts to garner sympathy, but this is about much more than some violent neckbeard now…
This article is meant to be several things, namely a warning about having too big of an ego or thinking you're above the rules. This is not an attack on any person or organization connected to Willy, but rather an expose on the actions of Willy himself. He has chosen to ignore his actions for a year now, and shows no signs of actual remorse. In addition, those affected by his poor choices are well beyond the point of listening after a year of his nonsense. This should serve as reminder to people that even the best-looking lawns have worms.
He has shown a repeated flagrant disregard for authority, decency, and the law. He has lied to and misled his own friends and people who trusted him. This is clearly not the entire extent of his wrongdoing, but the extent of what is relevant to this case.
We hope this serves as a wake up call and he turns himself around, but we have no sign of that being the case.
I mean, it's all just bantz, right? :^)