Shane Senter, currently facing two felony theft charges and four misdemeanor counts of unfair or deceptive business practices relating to his attempts to create Jumpcon, has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Senter previously filed for bankruptcy in 2000, but that case was dismissed by the courts. According to the filing, Senter has debts in excess of $8 million, including two small-claims judgments awarded to science fiction fans.
Shane Senter, who announced a series of several media conventions called JumpCon, has been indicted on two counts of theft and four counts of unfair or deceptive business practices. Senter had hoped to make JumpCon an event in several different cities, beginning with Boston. The Boston con was cancelled shortly before it was supposed to have been held in 2008 and no JumpCons ever occurred.