This Day in Death

12.28.12: Shiesty Comic Book Convention Promoter Rick Olney – DEAD!

Filed under: Dead —James @ 7:34 pm January 4, 2013

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If there’s one thing I know, and conservative estimates suggest there is, it’s that there is no danker corner of the pop culture dungeon than the comic book convention circuit. It’s mostly just Frank Miller calling people rapists in-between trying on fedoras and not doing anything decent for the past 25 years. That, and She-Hulks whom I have a sneaking suspicion are only wearing green makeup.

Despite already being a cellar of lies and body odor, controversial convention promoter Rick Olney made few friends in the industry. Olney was allegedly guilty of a litany of offenses, including copyright infringement, unpaid talent fees, and constantly having to leave to go to his second job as Larry the Cable Guy’s Delta Farce stunt double.

Oh, and he’s dead, by the way. If I didn’t mention that this post wouldn’t make a lot of sense, really. Journalism!

My own dealings with Olney were cordial, if bizarre, and his account of my attendance at one of his cons was not accurate in the least, but he didn’t rip me off the way he did others.

Seriously, this was the nicest first-hand account I could find. I tried to be fair here and that’s the best I could do. So there you go, epitaph makers of America: “Rick Olney: He Never Punched Me in the Balls or Nuthin’, So There’s That.”

Source: Comicsbeat

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