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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Attn: JMS - Bryan Coney
    Date: 9/16/1999 12:22:00 PM  

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>Umm, on another list, Bryan Coney just contradicted what I have heard
>you say regarding eithe Wolf 359 or Vorcon, or both about some of the
>cast members not getting paid for their appearance. I totally don't want
>to take him on, but I would like to know if I read you correctly
>regarding this issue. If not, or if the situation has been cleared up
>since last November, I need to know. I would rather not getting into a
>war of words with him.

I was told, directly, by a number of cast members that they were most
emphatically *not* paid for their appearances at VorCon, or in other cases paid
only partially. I have not heard anything to the contrary since then.

Beyond that, I know that WB has initiated action against Cooney on a variety of
charges based on his convention activities, but that's all I know at this time.
I don't really keep track of it because he's not worth the expenditure of


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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: Attn: JMS - Bryan Coney
    Date: 9/19/1999 7:14:00 AM  

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What hasn't been mentioned in all of this is that Dreamwatch Magazine did an
independent investigation of the situation, that cast members had not been
paid, spoke with the actors, and confirmed, in print, that the story was


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