A planned reunion of the Sons of Anarchy cast turned into an unmitigated disaster over the weekend, as Space City Comic Con in Houston, Texas became the site of an ugly standoff between the actors scheduled to attend a panel and whoever was supposed to pay them for showing up.
According to Bleeding Cool, SoA star Charlie Hunnam arrived at the cast's Houston hotel and was told that he would have to pay in cash, since the promoter’s credit card was not being accepted. When Hunnam and his fellow cast mates attempted to cash the checks given by the promoter as payment, they realized the checks were written from a closed account and were worthless.
Hunnam and other Sons of Anarchy regulars confronted the promoter, who proceeded to call the cops and claim he was being held hostage. The promoter reportedly attempted to pay the cast with pre-sale ticket money, and instead of going onstage in good faith, the SoA team refused to take part in the event.
A panel eventually went down, with a much smaller group of participants. There are conflicting reports as to whether Space City Comic Con is offering a refund to attendees.
Get a glimpse at a less controversial con with our PAX East 2016 video piece: