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    Quote Originally Posted by leftwingnutcase View Post
    Adirondack ComicFest to "benefit" vets over the Veteran's Day Weekend. I was his right-hand man (naive 24yo kid) on that until I was tipped off to this thread. Hell, I even named the thing!
    Don't worry, he is a veteran and the money'd all go to him so he's not lying too badly this time!
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    He's started a limited liability corporation called Adirondithon, LLC to put it on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by leftwingnutcase View Post
    He's started a limited liability corporation called Adirondithon, LLC to put it on.
    Really ? I wonder how real this is.
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    Sucks 200 character limit.

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    Don't you need money to do that?
    "We must fight on!"
    "We'll die. We fight and we die, that's how it goes."
    "Then we die gloriously!"
    "There's an important word there, and it's not gloriously."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles RB View Post
    Don't you need money to do that?
    Can this thread be preserved by having it moved by the moderators to the Comm forum? It seems as a good fair warning to avoid being defrauded that I'd hate to be lost in any possible YABS closures that are being talked about.

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    I second that!

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    Olney will most likely keep doing this so I third the sentiment.
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    On the off chance that this is the last post here and someone is searching for info about Rick and hits this thread:

    I figured we might as well gear up the new Olney thread... shall we list his greatest hits for those unfamiliar?

    Classic thread:
    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...d.php?t=156451

    Jinxworld thread:
    http://www.606studios.com/bendisboar...r-anyone-else.

    For those unfamiliar here's the Tony Isabella's Letter about him:

    http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/letter/index.php

    Dear Comics Professional,

    If you are approached by an individual named Rick Olney or a representative of this man, if you are approached by Olney or anyone else representing entities known as The Mighty Mini-Con, TightLip Entertainment, or ORCA, we strongly urge you to run in the other direction.

    There is a very long, very well-documented history of non-payment, deceit, emotional manipulation, and fraud in connection with this man and his projects. Despite searching and publicly requesting evidence for over three months, nobody has been able to produce any evidence of any artist ever having been paid in full for their work for TightLip. Many attending professionals to his conventions were promised reimbursement of their expenses, but while some were provided with lodging, none are known to have received full compensation for travel and meal costs, and many have been the subject of vicious personal attacks as a result of having inquired about the promised reimbursement. In addition, Mr. Olney has a considerable history of erratic and unprofessional behavior on many message forums and mailing lists on the internet, several of which have banned him due to his frequently racist, sexist, and homophobic rants, as well as his willingness to hurl vicious insults in response to legitimate questions about his business practices.
    As far as we can tell, nearly everyone who has ever had any professional contact with TightLip, the Mighty Mini-Con, or Rick Olney, has a "war story" to tell about being misled, cheated, and used.

    You can find more details here:

    http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/

    Please, do not attempt to do business with Olney. In fact, please pass along this warning to any comics professionals, aspiring comics professionals, retailers, exhibitors, media guests, and fans you know.

    Do business with Olney at your own risk.

    We would prefer to not do this in such a public manner, but, with Olney again advertising a convention and claiming that he is still planning to publish comic books, the greater good demands we speak out.

    Check out the website.

    Thank you for your attention,
    the Undersigned

    Shelly Kennedy, Webmaster Unscrewed!
    Danny Donovan, Various independent Comics, 911 Emergency Relief by Alternative Comics, Radio Free Comicks
    Dave Rothe, Ant #'s 6-9 from Image Comics
    Tom Stillwell, Writer/Creator of The Honor Brigade from Spinner Rack Comics
    Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Superman
    Paul D. Storrie, Revisionary, Gotham Girls, Robin Hood
    Scott Reed, Web's Best Comics
    Tony Isabella, Black Lightning, Tony's Tips
    Chuck Dixon, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Bongo, Wildstorm
    Joanne Ellen Mutch, Rummblestrips, Potlatch, LOTR sketch card artist,
    Kevin Huxford, ShotgunReviews.com/Newsarama Contributor
    Timothy J Tobolski, UNSCREWED! editor-in-chief
    Jim Taylor, The Wraith
    Mike Bullock, Lions Tigers & Bears, The Phantom
    Blake M. Petit, Comixtreme.com
    Scott Shaw!, CAPTAIN CARROT, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
    Jeff Austin, AC Comics
    James Ritchey III, Green Lama, Team Defiant!
    Danielle Sylvie Taylor, Hollow
    Colin McMahon, New Dimension Comics-McMurray
    Wil Radcliffe, Noggle Stones
    Larime Taylor, Writer/Creator of HOLLOW, Archaia Studios Press
    Mercedes R Lackey, Valdemar Series, DAW Books
    Larry Dixon, DAW, Baen Books
    Jim MacQuarrie, MonkeySpit.net
    Alice Woodside, The Daredevil Anniversary Art Quilt Project
    Sean McKeever, writer
    Steven D. Forbes, Writer of Bullet Time, Co-Writer of Fallen Justice, EiC of Paper Dragonz
    Koben Kelly, Newsarama.com, Best Shots, ShotgunReviews.com
    Sarah Beach, editor, writer - Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1, Unscrewed! anthology
    Lance Boucher, Inter-Fan Productions
    Colleen Doran, A Distant Soil
    Nat Gertler, About Comics
    Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
    Joe Zierman, artist - Big Bang Comics
    Martin R. Oakley, formerly of Bloodstained Productions, writer/artist
    Kneon Transitt, Gemstone Publishing
    Gail Simone, Birds of Prey, Villains United, Gen13, Welcome to Tranquility, Atom
    Frank Dirscherl, The Wraith
    James A. Owen, Starchild, Mythworld, and Here, There Be Dragons
    Richard Neal, Eisner winner Zeus Comics
    Brian Pate, Comic Book Conventions.com
    Cully Hamner, BLUE BEETLE, DC Comics
    Erik Burnham, Shooting Star Comics
    Scott McCullar, Shooting Star Comics, DC Comics, West End Games
    Butch Guice, Marvel Artist
    Brian J. Crowley, Graphic Designer DDP
    Gerry Alanguilan, Superman: Birthright, Batman/Danger Girl, Silent Dragon (Wildstorm)
    Michael Netzer, DC & Marvel artist

    and the judgment against him:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/10/...5502-76-to-go/


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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
    On the off chance that this is the last post here and someone is searching for info about Rick and hits this thread:

    I figured we might as well gear up the new Olney thread... shall we list his greatest hits for those unfamiliar?

    Classic thread:
    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...d.php?t=156451

    Jinxworld thread:
    http://www.606studios.com/bendisboar...r-anyone-else.

    For those unfamiliar here's the Tony Isabella's Letter about him:

    http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/letter/index.php




    and the judgment against him:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/10/...5502-76-to-go/

    We should probably 'sticky' this thread, if they're going to render YABS 'read only'.

    Dear Comics Professional,

    If you are approached by an individual named Rick Olney or a representative of this man, if you are approached by Olney or anyone else representing entities known as The Mighty Mini-Con, TightLip Entertainment, or ORCA, we strongly urge you to run in the other direction.

    There is a very long, very well-documented history of non-payment, deceit, emotional manipulation, and fraud in connection with this man and his projects. Despite searching and publicly requesting evidence for over three months, nobody has been able to produce any evidence of any artist ever having been paid in full for their work for TightLip. Many attending professionals to his conventions were promised reimbursement of their expenses, but while some were provided with lodging, none are known to have received full compensation for travel and meal costs, and many have been the subject of vicious personal attacks as a result of having inquired about the promised reimbursement. In addition, Mr. Olney has a considerable history of erratic and unprofessional behavior on many message forums and mailing lists on the internet, several of which have banned him due to his frequently racist, sexist, and homophobic rants, as well as his willingness to hurl vicious insults in response to legitimate questions about his business practices.
    As far as we can tell, nearly everyone who has ever had any professional contact with TightLip, the Mighty Mini-Con, or Rick Olney, has a "war story" to tell about being misled, cheated, and used.

    You can find more details here:

    http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/

    Please, do not attempt to do business with Olney. In fact, please pass along this warning to any comics professionals, aspiring comics professionals, retailers, exhibitors, media guests, and fans you know.

    Do business with Olney at your own risk.

    We would prefer to not do this in such a public manner, but, with Olney again advertising a convention and claiming that he is still planning to publish comic books, the greater good demands we speak out.

    Check out the website.

    Thank you for your attention,
    the Undersigned

    Shelly Kennedy, Webmaster Unscrewed!
    Danny Donovan, Various independent Comics, 911 Emergency Relief by Alternative Comics, Radio Free Comicks
    Dave Rothe, Ant #'s 6-9 from Image Comics
    Tom Stillwell, Writer/Creator of The Honor Brigade from Spinner Rack Comics
    Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Superman
    Paul D. Storrie, Revisionary, Gotham Girls, Robin Hood
    Scott Reed, Web's Best Comics
    Tony Isabella, Black Lightning, Tony's Tips
    Chuck Dixon, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Bongo, Wildstorm
    Joanne Ellen Mutch, Rummblestrips, Potlatch, LOTR sketch card artist,
    Kevin Huxford, ShotgunReviews.com/Newsarama Contributor
    Timothy J Tobolski, UNSCREWED! editor-in-chief
    Jim Taylor, The Wraith
    Mike Bullock, Lions Tigers & Bears, The Phantom
    Blake M. Petit, Comixtreme.com
    Scott Shaw!, CAPTAIN CARROT, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
    Jeff Austin, AC Comics
    James Ritchey III, Green Lama, Team Defiant!
    Danielle Sylvie Taylor, Hollow
    Colin McMahon, New Dimension Comics-McMurray
    Wil Radcliffe, Noggle Stones
    Larime Taylor, Writer/Creator of HOLLOW, Archaia Studios Press
    Mercedes R Lackey, Valdemar Series, DAW Books
    Larry Dixon, DAW, Baen Books
    Jim MacQuarrie, MonkeySpit.net
    Alice Woodside, The Daredevil Anniversary Art Quilt Project
    Sean McKeever, writer
    Steven D. Forbes, Writer of Bullet Time, Co-Writer of Fallen Justice, EiC of Paper Dragonz
    Koben Kelly, Newsarama.com, Best Shots, ShotgunReviews.com
    Sarah Beach, editor, writer - Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1, Unscrewed! anthology
    Lance Boucher, Inter-Fan Productions
    Colleen Doran, A Distant Soil
    Nat Gertler, About Comics
    Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
    Joe Zierman, artist - Big Bang Comics
    Martin R. Oakley, formerly of Bloodstained Productions, writer/artist
    Kneon Transitt, Gemstone Publishing
    Gail Simone, Birds of Prey, Villains United, Gen13, Welcome to Tranquility, Atom
    Frank Dirscherl, The Wraith
    James A. Owen, Starchild, Mythworld, and Here, There Be Dragons
    Richard Neal, Eisner winner Zeus Comics
    Brian Pate, Comic Book Conventions.com
    Cully Hamner, BLUE BEETLE, DC Comics
    Erik Burnham, Shooting Star Comics
    Scott McCullar, Shooting Star Comics, DC Comics, West End Games
    Butch Guice, Marvel Artist
    Brian J. Crowley, Graphic Designer DDP
    Gerry Alanguilan, Superman: Birthright, Batman/Danger Girl, Silent Dragon (Wildstorm)
    Michael Netzer, DC & Marvel artist

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    The most common pathology as I remember it: Olney promises the world to a creator or publicist, etc., 'just sign this here (moronic and poorly worded) NDA', they work their ass off--then no money exchanges hands, and nothing gets published. For months, often dragging to years. The creator (or other type of contractor) starts wondering 'WTF?', and asks him about it. Rick blows his fucking stack on the person, and accuses them of conspiracy or being a bad person for asking him for what he promised. The creator, etc., asks others if they've had similar problems, at which point they've violated the NDA, in a special 'A-HA!!!' moment that Olney seems to treasure, since it 'proves' the conspiracy (although it's completely invalidated by Rick's own lack of ability to accomplish anything--EVER).

    Rinse and repeat.

    Don't do business with him. You will regret it.

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    Rick seems to believe his secret way outta paying anyone is NDA. Its his fuckin mantra. In the threads he would say NDA...over and over. Finally when Chuck Dixon revealed he didn't sign a NDA..you could see Rick's face explode.

    "Heads up-- If Havok's position in UA #5 really upset you, it's time to drown yourself hobo piss. Seriously, do it. It's the only solution." - Rick Remender

    Sucks 200 character limit.

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    I'll be sure to bump this thread after the board closes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Hanvey View Post
    I'll be sure to bump this thread after the board closes.
    Baaah and cheat me from the final post in YABS ? Dirty pool ....
    "Heads up-- If Havok's position in UA #5 really upset you, it's time to drown yourself hobo piss. Seriously, do it. It's the only solution." - Rick Remender

    Sucks 200 character limit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandon Hanvey View Post
    I'll be sure to bump this thread after the board closes.
    Thanks, Brandon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Crowley View Post
    On the off chance that this is the last post here and someone is searching for info about Rick and hits this thread:

    I figured we might as well gear up the new Olney thread... shall we list his greatest hits for those unfamiliar?

    Classic thread:
    http://forums.comicbookresources.com...d.php?t=156451

    Jinxworld thread:
    http://www.606studios.com/bendisboar...r-anyone-else.

    For those unfamiliar here's the Tony Isabella's Letter about him:

    http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/letter/index.php


    and the judgment against him:
    http://www.bleedingcool.com/2009/10/...5502-76-to-go/

    From Unscrewed

    Dear Comics Professional,

    If you are approached by an individual named Rick Olney or a representative of this man, if you are approached by Olney or anyone else representing entities known as The Mighty Mini-Con, TightLip Entertainment, or ORCA, we strongly urge you to run in the other direction.

    There is a very long, very well-documented history of non-payment, deceit, emotional manipulation, and fraud in connection with this man and his projects. Despite searching and publicly requesting evidence for over three months, nobody has been able to produce any evidence of any artist ever having been paid in full for their work for TightLip. Many attending professionals to his conventions were promised reimbursement of their expenses, but while some were provided with lodging, none are known to have received full compensation for travel and meal costs, and many have been the subject of vicious personal attacks as a result of having inquired about the promised reimbursement. In addition, Mr. Olney has a considerable history of erratic and unprofessional behavior on many message forums and mailing lists on the internet, several of which have banned him due to his frequently racist, sexist, and homophobic rants, as well as his willingness to hurl vicious insults in response to legitimate questions about his business practices.
    As far as we can tell, nearly everyone who has ever had any professional contact with TightLip, the Mighty Mini-Con, or Rick Olney, has a "war story" to tell about being misled, cheated, and used.

    You can find more details here:

    http://www.unscrewedcomic.com/

    Please, do not attempt to do business with Olney. In fact, please pass along this warning to any comics professionals, aspiring comics professionals, retailers, exhibitors, media guests, and fans you know.

    Do business with Olney at your own risk.

    We would prefer to not do this in such a public manner, but, with Olney again advertising a convention and claiming that he is still planning to publish comic books, the greater good demands we speak out.

    Check out the website.

    Thank you for your attention,
    the Undersigned

    Shelly Kennedy, Webmaster Unscrewed!
    Danny Donovan, Various independent Comics, 911 Emergency Relief by Alternative Comics, Radio Free Comicks
    Dave Rothe, Ant #'s 6-9 from Image Comics
    Tom Stillwell, Writer/Creator of The Honor Brigade from Spinner Rack Comics
    Kurt Busiek, Astro City, Superman
    Paul D. Storrie, Revisionary, Gotham Girls, Robin Hood
    Scott Reed, Web's Best Comics
    Tony Isabella, Black Lightning, Tony's Tips
    Chuck Dixon, DC, Marvel, Dark Horse, Bongo, Wildstorm
    Joanne Ellen Mutch, Rummblestrips, Potlatch, LOTR sketch card artist,
    Kevin Huxford, ShotgunReviews.com/Newsarama Contributor
    Timothy J Tobolski, UNSCREWED! editor-in-chief
    Jim Taylor, The Wraith
    Mike Bullock, Lions Tigers & Bears, The Phantom
    Blake M. Petit, Comixtreme.com
    Scott Shaw!, CAPTAIN CARROT, THE SIMPSONS, SONIC THE HEDGEHOG
    Jeff Austin, AC Comics
    James Ritchey III, Green Lama, Team Defiant!
    Danielle Sylvie Taylor, Hollow
    Colin McMahon, New Dimension Comics-McMurray
    Wil Radcliffe, Noggle Stones
    Larime Taylor, Writer/Creator of HOLLOW, Archaia Studios Press
    Mercedes R Lackey, Valdemar Series, DAW Books
    Larry Dixon, DAW, Baen Books
    Jim MacQuarrie, MonkeySpit.net
    Alice Woodside, The Daredevil Anniversary Art Quilt Project
    Sean McKeever, writer
    Steven D. Forbes, Writer of Bullet Time, Co-Writer of Fallen Justice, EiC of Paper Dragonz
    Koben Kelly, Newsarama.com, Best Shots, ShotgunReviews.com
    Sarah Beach, editor, writer - Shooting Star Comics Anthology #1, Unscrewed! anthology
    Lance Boucher, Inter-Fan Productions
    Colleen Doran, A Distant Soil
    Nat Gertler, About Comics
    Johanna Draper Carlson, Comics Worth Reading
    Joe Zierman, artist - Big Bang Comics
    Martin R. Oakley, formerly of Bloodstained Productions, writer/artist
    Kneon Transitt, Gemstone Publishing
    Gail Simone, Birds of Prey, Villains United, Gen13, Welcome to Tranquility, Atom
    Frank Dirscherl, The Wraith
    James A. Owen, Starchild, Mythworld, and Here, There Be Dragons
    Richard Neal, Eisner winner Zeus Comics
    Brian Pate, Comic Book Conventions.com
    Cully Hamner, BLUE BEETLE, DC Comics
    Erik Burnham, Shooting Star Comics
    Scott McCullar, Shooting Star Comics, DC Comics, West End Games
    Butch Guice, Marvel Artist
    Brian J. Crowley, Graphic Designer DDP
    Gerry Alanguilan, Superman: Birthright, Batman/Danger Girl, Silent Dragon (Wildstorm)
    Michael Netzer, DC & Marvel artist
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