I think you're missing the whole point of why this is so ridiculous.
Forget what he does or doesn't earn. Forget whether or not AC turns a profit and/or whether he's pocketing any of that money. Conway not fronting the cash himself is not the story here; that's not why this is so absurd nor why it deserves to be posted in this thread.
The point is that Conway has such an inflated sense of self-importance, and has spent so long cooped up in the little cult of personality he's manufactured over the last decade, that he outright expects and demands that any mere peasant who dares call themselves a furry should bow down and cater to his every whim. In most cases, his 'whims' involve the plebs parting with as much of their cash as he can extract (reg fees, buying lots of crap from artists, covering his food/drinks, paying his way to various other cons), and still keep them coming year after year. The difference is, all those things in parens back there have some sort of perceived value to the rubes coughing up the cash; while the latter two seem intangible, they still serve as 'bragging rights' for the idiots involved, and thus, 'perceived value'.
What is special about this particular 'whim' of Conway's is that there is no value, tangible or perceived, for anyone but him and his butt buddy 2. Not even furries are stupid enough to somehow convince themselves that throwing away what little extra cash they may have on this gives them any sort of bragging rights or indeed any benefit whatsoever. Conway either cannot contribute (which I suspect), or doesn't feel like contributing, and either way just expects the money to come flying in simply because the request is coming from HIM.
That is why it is funny, and ridiculous, and belongs in this thread. The guy's got his head so far up his ass from the pressure of his own unwarranted self-importance, that he expects all the lesser faggots throw money at him on demand, so he can hang out with his ranting douche buddy at a convention. Good game next fucking map sir.