You might have a more optimistic view of the VAs than reality is going to hit you with. Like, the majority of the guests probably don't give a rat's ass one way or another. They're there to meet & greet fans, as with all of their other con appearances. Hell, some of them will probably request to not be anywhere near Vic. I can see some of the ones from FUNi cancelling, but 80%!?! Ha! You're funny.Kataphrut wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:15 pmSo placing bets that the next announcement will be "Monica Rial is no longer attending Kamehacon." Followed by "Chris Sabat is no longer attending Kamehacon". Followed by "We have literally no guests now because everyone else pulled out, seriously what the fuck were we thinking?"
Like, I don't know if they're trying to make some sort of statement (Geekdom has already tweeted to say he wasn't involved so nobody try and get up him about it) or think the majority of fans are on his "side" or something, but they have to realise how stupid that is. Like, even if some little gremlin on the organising board is secretly a pro-Vic and wants to rock the boat, surely they have to realise like 80% of this con's guest list are other English voice actors who aren't going to stand for it.
You may not like it, but that's how this is, sorry. Con organizers can invite or uninvite whoever they want. This is one of the consequences. And, obviously, everyone involved with the bookings of guests over there had thought about this long & hard before making the decision. I'm doubting it was a light one. Obviously, they deemed the good outweighed the bad here. End of discussion as far as they're concerned.JulieYBM wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:29 pmDon't "Them's the breaks, kid" me. "Well, we HAD to invite the proven-to-act-upon-impulses pedophile to our convention because CONTRACTS" is in no way a defensible position. You'd have to be stupid to think this has anything to do with the corporation that owns Kameha Con acting upon principle. They think that hosting a piece of shit human being who assaults his colleagues and underage fans for over twenty years will make them a buck and that's all that matters.
Capitalism is a cancer.
Oh, Doug's not blameless. Some of the decisions the company made, he was directly involved in, or didn't do anything to stop from happening. He's one of the higher-ups in CA, but he doesn't like conflict or dealing with anything. He also partly owns the character. As was revealed last year, the IP for the NC is owned by Channel Awesome as a company & the rights are currently split between 5 people, 3 of which are Mike Michaud, Doug Walker, & Rob Walker as far as anyone can tell.Fionordequester wrote: ↑Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:40 pmThat one... well, that one's a little more complicated. Doug Walker himself may be fine, but that's because public perception says he wasn't directly involved with any of what happened , and/or he's helpless to do anything since the CEO owned the rights to his character... Of course, that's highly questionable when they DID have a company vote in any major decisions, but...well, most people don't know that tidbit.
As for Channel Awesome the site, it's still sustained heavy damage from everything that happened. Most of its talent left, and it's forums have STILL not come back up.
It may not have gotten what it deserved, but it's certainly selling the effects of fan backlash.
And, yeah, if you look at the site, it's dead. However, the company seems to be doing fine, though I wouldn't be surprised if it went bankrupt within a few years. They're working off YouTube adrev (which has been spotty for the last few years since the adpocalypse) & sponsorships that they shouldn't be getting, as well as con appearances. Those might be able to sustain a person, but a huge company? Don't think so.