Friday, February 21, 2014

Looking for a Seminar or Convention Speaker or Guest? Continue reading...


*Do you know of or are you on the organizing commitee of an upcoming sci-fi convention?
*Are you in a sci-fi club who will be putting on a future convention?
*Maybe, you would be interested in having another guest who could entertain, host and provide some unique programming panels?

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I have had roles in Bruce Campbell's 'Army of Darkness', Ron Howard's 'Apollo 13', 'Contact', and 'Spawn'. In 'Sliders' and the CD-ROM game- 'Wing Commander 4' (Starring- Mark Hamill, Malcolm McDowell, John Rhys-Davies). In both projects, I was John Rhys Davies' double and stand-in. Also, I had roles in 'Deep Impact', Joe Dante's film for Dreamworks- 'Small Soldiers', and in 'City of Angels' starring Nich Cage, Meg Ryan, and Dennis Franz. In 'City of Angels', I was also Dennis's double and stand-in. I have worked in the comedies: 'Bean' and Mel Brook's 'Dracula'. In television, I have worked in 'The Invaders' with Scott Bakula, and in 'Home Improvement' with "Al"- Richard Karns. I worked building props and sets on production team for Star Trek TNG and Voyager.

I have been a guest at several Californian and western state sci-fi conventions already. (References upon request- :~))
Also, I have been a convention committee member and programming panel director at Gallifrey one #1 through #7, William Cambell's 'FanstastiCon', 'Phil & Ed's EXCELLANT Convention', 'LosCon', three years at 'MikomiCon' (Animae) at CSUN, 'CONisaur', 'WesterCon', 'SherLocko'Con', 'MystiCon' Sacramento Ca, and some others in Arizona. I organized a Star Wars celebrity BBQ and autography dinner in Pasadena with Europe's International Science Fiction Federation with the help of my local club 'Deep Space 101'. While working at these larger convention events, I have been asked to screen several of my personally produced video projects. These include my Sean Connery's career retrospective and my comedy 'Star Trek- Redshirt Insurance' commercial. I can exhibit some 80+ hours of the best fan produced videos (StarTrek, Star Wars, Doctor Who, Fantasy, Horror, etc.) donated by video makers friends and collected by myself over many decades of fan video maker interests. I can exhibit major studio's seldom seen 'Behind-the Scenes' and 'blooper' crew wrap-parties videos collected from my production experiences.

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I have personally built and exhibited my FULL scale 'Doctor Who' TARDIS console (type 40- Tom Baker years). It was built for a local Doctor Who fan-based video titled "The Aziltine Holocaust". This same fan video, I also exhibited in seminar or convention fan video screening rooms. Speaking of Doctor Who, I worked on projects, been a close friend in the USA and made his video projects for the actor that played 'Sargent Benton' on U.N.I.T. John Levene aka John Anthony Blake.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

TOO many scandals & embezzlement by GallifreyCon Staffers: BEWARE!

Does anyone in the Time Medders of LA, Dr Who Alliance or Gallifrey Conventions know about the his embarrassing "removal" of the club's council member, Jim Shaun Lyon, for illegally appropriating $1000 of club funds for personal use? He has also been dropped from his posts as club treasurer and newsletter editor. And there is talk of his removal from the control of the club web page, inter-club liaison, and editor of the Intergalactic Inquirer online version.
Aided by another council member, Arlene Satin, this loan was covered up and never brought before the full council's knowledge or the club's members for discussion.
One would wonder why Shaun, who was still on the controlling board of GallifreyCons, the Dr Who Alliance (Time Meddler's representative on the Alliance board), LostCon (in registration $), and CornucopiaCon (Programming and Ops); would be allowed to represent and handle the monies of these worthwhile clubs after what he did with The Meddlers?
What were they all thinking when this $1000 "loan" was proposed and acted upon???????
No more excuses from Shaun's cronies. How about the truth, not the rationalizations on his personal web site? Use your heads people, please!!!!!

The Chronicle of the Club Funds being used for Personal bills by Council Members: Arlene Satin, Jim "Shaun" Lyon, and Micheal Mason. **Sections reprinted from the Time Meddler's newsletter, "Intergalactic Inquirer" Oct '97, composed by Christian McGuire on behalf of the current club council.

QUOTE- "When Arlene Satin was treasurer during the first half of '94, she took a personal loan on the treasury of $75. Shaun Lyon (co-treasurer) was aware of it and when Arlene gave up the treasury, he listed it in the books and quarterly statement to the club as an outstanding loan. She made three payments of $25 during consecutive months to pay it off. Both were elected council members at the time. July '95, Shaun approached Arlene about his taking a personal loan out to pay for care of his cat. He convinced Arlene to sign a blank check that he used. The total would come to $750. Shaun was treasurer, but Arlene remained the signer from her time as treasurer. Shaun made a payment of $50 on the outstanding sum of $750, during Dec. '95. That left a remainder of $700. Both Shaun and Arlene have said that the rest of the '95/'96 council was informed of this loan, but the amount was NOT relayed to the council. Members of the council were Cathy Beckstead, David Kazmer, Matthew Mitchell and Carol Loessin. Arlene was president of the council. June,'96 Shaun advanced himself $300 from the Time Meddler treasury for the stated purpose of meeting unexpected expenses at the 10th Anniversary (Time Meddler) Dinner celebration. Micheal Mason (Shaun's condo-partner) knew of the advance. The money was not needed at the banquet. Shaun did not redeposit the funds into the (club's) account. Micheal was not aware that Shaun did not redeposit the funds. Both Shaun and Micheal were elected council members at the time. Arlene, Cathy, Carol and other members of the council were not informed of any of these facts". From Arlene's Newletter Statement she says,"The money was not needed. Shaun never put the money back, I have a real problem with that. I would like to make it perfectly clear that I did not know about the $300 or the amount of the vet bill until the emergency council meeting.(Thurs Oct. 9th 997)

Back to the Chronicles,"Both Shaun and Arlene have said that the '96/'97 council was informed of this loan, the amount was NOT told to the council. During the winter of '96, Christian McGuire asked Arlene if Shaun had repayed the loan? She asked Shaun if it had been paid off? Shaun told Arlene that he had completely paid back the club. Arlene relayed this to Christian. At either the March or April '97 meeting of the Time Meddlers, Shaun let Christian know that he still owed money. The sum of $600 was mentioned as the amount Shaun still owed the club. Christian spoke to Arlene about this inconsistent statement by Shaun. Arlene said she would look into it. When approached Shaun told Arlene that he still owed money, but was making $50 payments. Arlene relayed this to Christian. Arlene noted that Shaun did NOT tell the "97/'98 council that he had this outstanding loan. May 4,'97 was the day that Micheal Mason approached Arlene for a loan of $200 from the treasury. His car had died and the loan would allow him to immediately purchase a used vehicle. He offered to place a check in the Meddler's hands that would be good the following Monday. Arlene told him that it would be ok if he recieved the approval of the rest of the council. He told her that he spoke to them and recieved such permission". (excepting Shaun who was not in the country at the time. traveling abroad.) Again from Arlene's statement, " Micheal agreed to pay 10% interest charge on the money ($200) at the time of this transaction. His check of $200 went right into the cash box. Micheal advised he would pay the $20 as soon as he could. I advised Shaun of the 10% interest charge. Shaun said since he didn't know about the interest charge, he would not bother to collect it".

Chronicles go on, 'At Sept. '97 council meeting, Arlene became very concerned about the state of the Meddler treasury when Shaun told the council that he would not let them spend $50 to $80 on a banner for the club. On Weds. Oct 1st'97, Arlene went to dinner with Christian. She brought with her a copy of (club's) Meddlex 2.0 for them to review the bylaws within it. She wanted to see if Shaun, as treasurer, could tell the council that money would not be spent on a banner. They discovered that the bylaws clearly stated that any sum of Meddler monies over $150 to be paid by the club must have approval of the general membership by vote, thus making the loan of funds to Micheal for his car, or Shaun for the purposes of paying for the care of his cat, a clear violation of the bylaws. They also confirmed that the treasurer was answerable to the council. Oct 2nd '97, Arlene visited Bill (Watson) at his home. He was informed of the series of loans that had previously (been) made. They discussed the need to follow the bylaws, and they noticed several items that might be rewritten for clarification. This could be brought before the membership at a later date. Both Maribeth (Tate) and Gary (Akers) were spoken to that evening. They all agreed that the council must audit the books in order for them to fulfill their reponsibilities to the membership that elected them. Since Arlene would see Shaun socially on Fri. Oct3rd '97, she would ask Shaun to produce the financial records of the club for the audit to take place. Arlene remembered to tell Shaun that the council was calling an audit of the books. An argument occurred. After Shaun had left, Arlene said that Shaun had taken her words as a personal attack. She also said that Shaun had refused to submit to an audit. Arlene and Christian openly discussed what was going on to Cathy and Scot Beckstead". In Arlene's printed statement she adds, "His reaction was one of panic to this whole situation. He took the enacting of the Bylaws as a personal attack".

The Chronicles then say, "Saturday Oct. 4th '97, Shaun called Bill(Watson) in the morning and asked Bill what he expected from Shaun. Bill replied that the council was interested in seeing all of the financial records of the club. Shaun then said that if everything was paid back and the books were ok; (was) Bill intending to tell anyone? Bill replied that he had no intention of making a big issue of it. Shaun spoke to Bill three times that morning. In the late morning, Shaun arrived at the home of Christian McGuire where several Gallifrey staff were working on a project. (Robbie Canter's [Bourget] residence) He spoke to Arlene and Christian and told them that he had been given a check for $600 by his close friend for the purpose of immediately paying off the loan. He also said that he had spoken to Bill and that Bill had agreed that if the books were ok and that Shaun paid off the loan that everything could be kept quiet. Christian and Arlene told Shaun that others had the knowledge and had every intention of bringing the subject up at the next Time Meddler meeting. Shaun offered to resign from the treasurer's position if they thought it would help". Arlene states in her comments, "He asked us if we had heard anyone discussing anything about his expulsion from the Time Meddlers? We told him we did not thing (think) that was an issue as long a he made a statement and did not leave anything out. He left Christian's and later called me to tell me he actually owed more than $600. I asked how much? Shaun advised me that the amount was $1,200.00".

The Chronicles resumes,"The attendees of the work party were Arlene, Christian, Cathy, Matthew, Joyce Sperling, Wendy Weisman, all of whom are Time Meddlers; and Rainy Smith and her daughter Malina, who were not Meddlers. During the day, Shaun called Arlene three times. It was during these calls that Shaun had Arlene, with Maribeth's assent and Bill's agreement set a date for a special council meeting for Thurs. Oct 9th, 97 7pm at Bill and Jacque Watson's residence. At 7:00pm, Arlene, Shaun, Bill, Maribeth, and Gary were present.(The whole council) Also attending were Matthew, Jacque, Christian, David Keller and Deanna Bayless. Shaun passed the books to Christian who would take them to Kimberlee Brown, an accountant and respected fan outside the Meddlers, whom everyone had agreed would be a good choice to conduct the audit. Shaun formally resigned from the appointed offices of treasury, and secretary, and elected position of council member. Shaun said he would turn over the Club's TV, VCR and the club archives at the first opportunity.(Parts of the archive are still issing) Shaun told the council that the books were accurate and up to date. Arlene resigned from the council. The $750 and $300 loans left the club with limited resources which could have been disastrous in a emergency situation. Shaun stated at the Oct. 9th meeting, that these funds came to over 50% of the club's current treasury as of the time he made the $1000 deposit to restore the money to the club. Shaun raised the concern that he might be thrown out of the club, or that a rogue member might still seek legal action against him. It was agreed that it would be very unlikely to happen. Shaun offered to never run for office in the Time Meddlers again in order to prevent this from occuring. The council acknowledges that loans of any sort are improper, and that Arlene and Shaun made a mistake in judgement by their actions, The treasury will be kept by Christian McGuire, while Gary Akers will be signer of the checks. The new secretary is Matthew Mitchell. Replacement council members will be voted on at the Nov. meeting.."UNQUOTE

Please take NOTE of the freinds, cronies, supporters, and in-ablelers in this unethical matter and the cover-up to the public.
Some of the club leaders/people involved are: Jim Shaun Lyon- Arlene Satin- Bill Watson- Christian McGuire- Mari Beth Tate- Cathy Beckstead- Bobbie Canter [Bourget]
ALSO- The truth about Shaun's GallifreyCon Forum's website protection of convicted child molester, Finklestone, finally. Lyon's Closet is FULL of Skeletons.