There are some actual Decepti-CONs currently conning folks at Canadian conventions in the past few months. The latest thief happened to Transformers: The Lost Light artist, Nick Roche who had his entire day of takings taken from him at TF Con Toronto this past weekend. There was at least a happy ending to this as the convention organizers made a booth available to donate money to Roche for the loss of funds and it worked out quite well.
In light of the unfortunate circumstances that occurred with our guest Nick Roche yesterday, TFcon will be establishing a booth on the exhibitor floor this Sunday to show our support. Anyone onsite wishing to help him out will receive a special Transformers related pin.— TFcon (@TFconTweets) July 15, 2018
Sadly, this was the latest incident involving these Stunticons have performed as they have been linked to conning artists and vendors all over Canadian cons. Anime North, Montreal Comic-Con, and Niagra Falls Comic-Con. The next set of Canadian conventions are Conbravo, Otakuthon, and Fanexpo Canada. There is a chance however perhaps, that this trio of Seekers might decide to go south and go to SDCC this weekend.
Whatever the case, here's the full description of the main suspect and what to do if you encounter or spot them (fully provided by Zee).
ARTIST ALLEY CONVENTION THEFT PSA:— ???????????? Zee ???????????? (@zeekayart) July 15, 2018
There is an ORGANIZED group stealing from artists at conventions. They have hit Anime North, Montreal ComicCon, Niagara Falls Comic Con, and now TFCON. Likely next cons are CONBRAVO, OTAKUTHON, and FANEXPO. PLEASE RT FOR AWARENESS. Thread cont: pic.twitter.com/UEOQNJKDqm
If any incidents actually occur this weekend at SDCC or continue. Currently, the staff at Conbravo are prepared for any incidents that are going their way:
We want to let everyone know that we are aware of this situation, and are in the process of working with staff and security to create preventative measures and response procedures. We will be notifying all vendors and artists with details. https://t.co/4gQVExhN2d— ConBravo! (@TweetBravo) July 15, 2018
If any more incidents occur or arrests are made, we'll let you know.