At this point, it is no secret that there were mass problems with the Sons of Anarchy cast – specifically Sons of Anarchy’s Charlie Hunnam (Jackson “Jax” Teller) – and the promoter from Space City Comic Con 2016. We know the guy went out of his way to scam money from the guys and gals who made appearances, and that he even went as far as calling the police on them. Mysteriously, the Space City Comic Con deleted their Facebook page, after we all learned this, and that panels had canceled, and tickets weren’t being honored, among many other issues.
Charlie backed out of the event a day earlier than planned, due to all of the nonsense. Bottom line is, he agreed to do a job and get paid for said job, and when the pay turned into being a worthless check from a closed bank account, he – like many other workers at the event – bounced. He’s now written up a response – his official statement – to the issues at Space City Comic Con for all of us to see. He understands that fans are upset with him leaving – and he addresses that in his open letter to all of us fans.
Check out his statement regarding Space City Comic Con 2016 below, and keep in mind that Charlie did what he could to fix the issues while he was at Space City Comic Con – and tell us in the comments if you’re in agreement with what Charlie says here today. If you’re not, leave us a line and tell us why. How would you have handled the situation if you were Charlie?
Dear Space City Fans,
I wanted to reach out personally and offer a sincere apology and some clarification from my perspective on the events that cause this past weekend’s comic con event to descend into the unmitigated disaster that it became.
On Monday of last week it became clear that the organizer of Space City was not going to honor the contract that he had made with me to appear at the event. I injured my lower back on Tuesday evening and spent most of Wednesday in bed. After an MRI on Thursday my doctor advised that I do not travel, but I refused to let down any fans, so I flew to Houston with a slipped disk knowing that I was not going to get paid.
When I arrived at Space City, it was clear that my misgivings about this event were to be dwarfed by the reality, and I quickly realized that the whole thing was a complete disaster. I believe that this was precipitated by the even organizer failing to honor many of the participant and customer obligations, as he had failed to honor mine. As my only interest was to make fans happy, I got straight to work signing autographs and posing for pictures.
On Saturday morning, I arrived on time to the event and attempted to hold the event organizer accountable for what I perceived to be his gross misconduct. He remained steadfast in his refusal to take any responsibility. Without further recourse I was forced to suck up the grand injustice that was being perpetrated upon us all. Therefore, for all of Saturday, I appeared at all scheduled photo ops and signed as many autographs as I could. The entire event descended into utter chaos at the end of the day and I was powerless to effect any positive change. At this point, I felt I needed to remove myself completely as I could no longer be a part of this giant con.
I was, and continue to be, deeply saddened by this unfortunate event. My fans are extremely important to me and I would never willingly let you down. I, like you, was bamboozled by this unscrupulous event organizer. To this end I am working on a solution to honor my commitment and make it up to you.
Again, I offer my sincere and heartfelt apology for all of the disappointment that this event caused. I implore you to do everything you can to seek appropriate restitution from the event organizer. I’ll continue to do the same.
With love and respect,