Lest you think that Peter is the only one who has been grievously harmed by Connor and his faux publishing house, let me direct you to a site that sets the record straight on that matter: Fans Against Fraud, which bears the helpful subtitle of ‘Helping fans warn each other about scams.’
Be it for a petty amount of money, say the check he cashed for a signed DVD that never was posted to the fan who paid for it at a viewing of The Last Unicorn film, or perhaps money taken for a book that hadn’t even been written yet, Connor considered everything to be less important than milking Peter for all he was worth in public appearance after public appearance.
As the Fans Against Fraud site notes, ‘Cochran played Peter’s agent, personal life manager and publisher all at once – with breathtaking conflict of interest. ‘ I can tell you as one involved over the years in the Celtic music business that this is a situation that always comes to a really miserable end. Someday I’ll tell y’all the story of the tour manager who got a little too closely involved with the vocalist…
I’m biased strongly in favor of Peter in this situation. I’ve met Peter but once — it was a memorable meeting indeed. I’ve got personally signed copies of The Last Unicorn DVD, the Mirror Kingdoms collection and several other works. I’ve even had several charming email conversations with him over the years.
Peter deserves far better than what Connor has done to him. WE as fans deserve far better as well. Let’s make sure that this happens as soon as possible.
So go to the Fans Against Fraud site if you feel you’ve been cheated by Connor and tell your story. And do comment here as well. In part this site exists because Connor has control of both peterbeagle.com and petersbeagle.com.