Avalon Expo Organizer Disappears Mid-Con, Gets Accused of Skipping Out on the Bill

Newfoundland based convention Avalon Expo was the center of controversy this last weekend, as organizer Jeff Power (pictured on the left above) apparently ducked out mid-convention. Needless to say, this didn’t sit well with guest of honor Rene Auberjonois, who accused the promoter of skipping out on the bill.

Apparently the organizer had so completely disappeared that a missings persons report ended up getting filed, though police eventually located Power on Monday. It’s not known for sure what happened, as the convention is not releasing any information about what exactly happened to Power.

Convention organizers deny that bills went unpaid, though I can only assume there’s something still amiss since Auberjonois has not let up even into Tuesday morning. We’ll keep following this story and report if anything new develops.

Via The Telegram, CBC

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 writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which 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.”