Alicon: Adelaide Australia and an Artist Argue All Around and Anarchy Arises About Actors and Attribution by


Always Add Alliteration. Always.
So, if you've never heard of Alicon, you're not alone. It's a first-year convention running in Adelaide Australia at the end of next month, and is being billed as "The Best of the Australian Brony Fandom" (which, they're probably right by default). But as can be expected, the maiden voyage of this first year gathering is experiencing some...turbulence. HN was tipped off to the turmoil from a source within a Facebook group for Australian bronies, which started with a screencap of a post from Sherry Fowler, the personal agent for a number of My Little Pony VA's, including Claire Corlett and John De Lancie. The post, which you can read above, indicates that Alicon backed out of a booking and booked another actor afterward.

This had a cascading effect, including responses from the convention, and Sherry announcing a pay-in-full policy on all first-year events from here on out, as well as a dispute between an Artist and the convention itself, regarding posting rights to artwork used for tshirts.

We'll include the screencaps below...because really none of this makes sense without them.










Here are the screencaps that were posted of the DMs had with the artist.












That's...that's a lot.
tl/dr the Aussies ruin everything AGAIN.

Oh, and if you were wondering who was announced by the convention as being booked, after Sherry's post:


ah.


Comments (22)

  1. Capper, that was impressive, but what's BlackGrpyh0n got to do with it? I feel I'm missing something.

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    1. blackgryphon was the guy they booked immediately after ghosting the other one.

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    2. Yes, but I don't get the 'ah...' under the photo there. Is Capper saying this is connected in some way or something?

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    3. Capper? I don't get it?

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  2. To be honest, the artists seems to be kind of a dick, though. Almost remind me of Dormin.

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  3. >Announces BG
    >Artwork has Applebloom in it

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  4. Okay okay, sorry to be that person but the story is all wrong.

    As you may have gathered from the screenshots there was a competition to design a post for the convention and Holly didn't win and is upset about it. There have been a few other posts in the Australia Bronies group where she's caused drama over it as well. She WAS however chosen to design some shirts for the con but after this comeuppance I'm not surprised that they ended up choosing someone else and now she's upset about that to. In one other specific post she's told that if she handled the situation differently then there would be none of this drama, yet she brushes it off saying "I'm already successful" as if it doesn't matter and she doesn't care.
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    IMO she's just causing drama for the sake of it. I think it's also worth mentioning that she is an admin of the group and has banned people for arguing with her over petty stuff like this before.

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    1. Sounds like this is someone from Alicon going into damage control...

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    2. Can you prove this in any way? I would talk to HN about it if I was you.

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    3. https://www.facebook.com/AliConMLP/posts/253983668719404

      holly and her loyal lapdog mikki have been causing trouble about this from the start. ever since alicon announced the art contest winners, they've accused the organisers of being biased against her. she's a sore loser and nothing else.

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    4. Wow, that artist is a cunt.

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    5. If you as con staff are in the right, why even engage? It doesn't matter how terrible of a person the other is. You choose to engage, which is definitely unprofessional. And now you're giving someone that may just be a sore loser a platform of validation by being pretty awful people yourselves.

      And don't talk about Sherry like she's just some agent with an agenda. Your con just engaged in a public attack against an agent that's developed a reputation, in and out of this fandom, for being one of the sweetest and easiest to work with. You're just sorry sacks of shit. Start worrying more about planning your convention before it turns into an LPU or CMPC, because you're not going to build up allies should you come up with a budget shortfall by engaging in mudslinging.

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  6. Do people still attend cons for Gabe and Michelle? Did they ever? Was their massive asking price for it worth dropping someone else for a small convention? Is Michelle's crazy stage-mom the biggest influence? Do you, Capper, ever feel like slitting your wrists for still covering this stuff?

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    1. I really wish I knew what the Crber's saw in Gabe. He really doesn't seem any different from any other singer and he doesn't seem like he'll help Michelle's career in any way. Seems like he's just a leech.

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    2. PEDOPHILE LEECH!
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    3. And I wish Creber and family would stop. I mean there's legit ways to get famous and to become an actual artist. Performing for a bunch of ponyfags and teaming up with pedos aren't going to jump start her career.

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  7. There are two things here that have nothing to do with each other. The first thing is having a guest get cancelled without being told about it, and being replaced by Gabe and Creber. They must have some kind of hold on people's psyche to make them think Gabe is that popular. He's not particularly talented.

    The second thing is one person thought their art was selected as official con artwork, and when they found out it wasn't, they got all pissy and lashed out at Alicon organizers, who responded in an unprofessional and vindictive manner. No winners there.

    The only person with any integrity is the agent for the unnamed cancelled guest.

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  8. Sounds like Los Pegasus Unicorn organizers

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    1. Sounds like CMPC con heads and Unicon con heads are in charge of alicon.

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  10. So why, exactly, did Alicon shit can a guest for Michelle Creber and her tagalong dickhead? I'm pretty sure that even among those who still support them, they're not a particularly strong draw. A sizable chunk of the fandom hates Gabe and the Crebers, with Michelle herself only getting a pass for voicing Apple Bloom. And considering the absurd cost of booking their whole entourage just to get Michelle? I'd have to imagine it's not worth it.

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