Resignation from ConCarolinas
It is with much sadness that I announce my resignation from ConCarolinas Inc. 11 years with the group that started with helping the founders establish the organization and running the first several cons has ended abruptly and not entirely by my choice. I have put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into the con but that seems to not matter now. Due to way too much unprofessional behavior on behalf of the committee, a violation of trust and the By Laws established when this group was formed as well as personality conflict, internal politics and conflicts with vision, I have to depart from the organization.
I have no plans on supporting the con in any way. Despite raising my children with this con, sacrificing much with it, I feel that the con has to survive on its own.
As far as gaming is concerned, I am not passing on the reigns to anyone and feel no obligation to do so. If there is someone that wants to step up, you are more than welcome, but you will get no support from me or any of my resources. You will have to form your own coalition, GM list and registration system yourself. As far as I am concerned, they have turned their back on the foundation of this con which is gaming. I have no confidence that gaming will be the same at ConCarolinas.
It is very unfortunate that it has come to this but the committee at large brought it on to themselves. Instead of having the courage to deal with the problems at hand, they resorted to childish sniping, background deals and underhanded tactics. The committee has turned into a bunch of cowards and is going to drag down the con to its eventual demise. It has happened before (TrinocCon) and it will happen again.
I had eventually planned on leaving the con over time, on my own terms but certain recent highly unprofessional actions taken by the committee has forced my hand. I know this is not the kind of thing most people like to see and would prefer that people depart from a con professional and quietly but like I said, they brought it on themselves. This may turn into a war of words, characters may come into question and a lot of back and forth may occur and I am sorry for that.
I am greatly saddened by the betrayal by people I trusted, the total lack of character and honor in those I worked with for years and the total unprofessionalism in their actions. It is unfortunate that it has come to this but my hand was forced. I am sorry for those that this may hurt but I can not bring myself to do it any more.