Walker Stalker Con CEO Michael DeVault Resigns After Only One Week On the Job

This has been a strange year for Walker Stalkers LLC and their associated convention brands, Walker Stalker Con and Fan Fest. With financial problems, getting called a “scam” by the Better Business Bureau, “postponing” shows, and the incident with guest Angel Theory, it shocked no one when company owner James Frazier resigned as CEO. He was replaced by Michael DeVault, who quickly tried to reinstill faith in the company.

This tenure was brief though, as DeVault has apparently now resigned.

In a now deleted post to Facebook (and confirmed by WSMV News) Devault wrote:

Dear friends, Effective at 6:21 pm tonight, I resigned as interim CEO Walker Stalker Convention LLC and all subsidiary properties. I will be taking a few days off from social media and will not b accepting phone calls or texts. If you need me, you may leave me a message or send me an email. -md

The resignation comes in the wake of a number of Walking Dead stars saying they will not attend the company’s conventions and DeVault announcing they were suspending ticket sales.

This is not the first time DeVault has stepped in after a convention CEO abruptly departed. Notably DeVault was Director of Operations for Galacticon when the convention abruptly cancelled a third of the con’s guests in 2015 and the con’s chair abruptly resigned.

This is not a good sign for the future of Walker Stalker Con and Fan Fest, and we will continue to follow the story if anything else develops.

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.”

3 thoughts on “Walker Stalker Con CEO Michael DeVault Resigns After Only One Week On the Job

  • November 9, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    I assume you’ll be writing another article soon, regarding WSC’s first item on the agenda after DeVault’s resignation WASN’T to find someone to replace him, but WAS to go ahead and resume ticket sales for everything?

    • November 9, 2019 at 1:08 pm

      I’m honestly waiting to see what else happens this month. Their second UK company has gone under, they resumed sales and then resuspended sales on some of those shows, and the whole thing is a mess.

      I just want to write one more piece not five. 😆

      • November 10, 2019 at 7:51 am

        Ehhh… That just sounds like lazy writing rather than letting the long drawn out saga consume every spare minute of your life. Slacker. LOL


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