The Crossroads of the Aether
I saw a post on FB a few weeks ago about another performing group that also didn't get paid and I was going to ask you about it, but I forgot. :( Do you want me to find it and send it to you?
I have been contacted by A LOT of those acts, Ms. Boone. Up until now I've been keeping my mouth shut, hoping the promoter would make good. I don't really need to network with those folks - best of luck to them as well.
I am sorry Greene, I have heard several horror stories from that event, and I could say I am shocked, but I know of another event who told performers as they were arriving that they would not be getting what they wanted. In your case I am glad you at least got something, since some groups didn't even get a deposit. From what I have heard, they are not planning another as the company who ran the event has been dissolved, making this a legal issue, since everyone will be going after the owners for funds, and contracts that were not honored. I have mentioned this to one of the other groups, but you should form a class action suit against them.
As for Dickens on the Strand, yes it is a wonderful event, but getting in can be difficult, especially on your first time. They have a long process to get in and we found out we were doing it two weeks before the event.