Username Post: Guest Fraud Alert! - William "WT" Hatch
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12-31-11 03:14 AM - Post#9978    

This has just come to my attention and it comes from a very reliable source within the anime industry. (I will not state who unless the source is willing to be named.)
  • Source Said:
Hi Patrick,

I have recently been made aware of an upsetting situation in the world of anime cons, and I felt it necessary to bring this to your attention. It's in regards to a person who was once a friend of mine: Estevan Olivas. He has assumed the identity of WT "Will" Hatch, and has even begun attending cons as a guest under that name. I am sure there was once a person known as WT Hatch (though that may have been an assumed name), but WT is not the person who is currently using this name. On IMDb, Estevan has actually entered his own birthdate for WT Hatch. This is pretty funny because it makes it look like he did most of his roles as a child or before he was born.

You might not be aware of this, but I was once very close friends with Estevan from 1997-2002. That was when I came to the shocking realization that he is a pathological liar. He would tell people that he had worked on various anime but tailor to whomever he was speaking. In other words, if he was talking to someone from LA, he'd claim to have worked at Coastal Carolina, but if it was someone from NY, he'd say he'd worked in LA. The truth is that he has never worked in the anime industry at all.

Sadly, I have learned that he is using his supposed "position" to prey on girls and young women. Please spread the word as much as you can to let people know not to invite him as a guest or exhibitor. In fact, it would be best if he did not attend any conventions at all, but I don't know if that is possible. I have even more information I can share with you, if you like.

I've known about Estevan for years, but this is the first I had heard that WT Hatch was an alias.

Yes, Estevan and "WT Hatch" both have profiles here because some conventions have invited him as a guest: tch
-PatrickD Executive Producer
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