Arthur Suydam Seems Like a Bit of a Dick

So apparently comic artist Arthur Suydam has a nasty habit of showing up at cons where he’s assigned one table and instead setting up over four, displacing other artists — and because he’s a big enough name there are cons that let him get away with it.

In fact, it happened this weekend at Montreal Comic Con.

The artists displaced were Rachel Richey, Dan Parent, and Francis Manapul. If you’re asking yourself how common this behavior is, without mentioning his name almost everyone was able to figure out who it was:

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Now, as a former convention organizer, I’m always surprised when cons let people get away with garbage like this. A big name shouldn’t be able to walk over others like this at a well run event, but the sad truth is some con organizers either get intimidated or just don’t care.

…and those latter cons are the ones you should avoid.

Update: It just keeps going

Via The Outhousers

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also wrote and drew the now completed webcomic UnCONventional, and produces the podcasts BS-Free Witchcraft, On This Day With Trae, Stormwood & Associates, and The Nerd & Tie Podcast. This leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”

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