Posting on behalf of EricaDuh.
Bad Dolly Deal against *redmara*
I regret to announce that the BlytheCon money we raised in ticket sales is gone. Mara (redmara) was responsible to care for it, and will be held responsible for it but now I need to work on getting resolved before Friday or I have to cancel the event. Until this is resolved I will have to put all planning on hold.
After a month + of consistently having my emails, PMs and messages ignored, I was finally told by Mara last Thursday, that the BlytheCon money was garnished. However, no proof of garnishment was provided from Mara, and she has completely side step the question when asked to provide it.
She requested that I gave her time to raise the funds, and in good faith I had given her exactly a week. By now I should have received at least half of the bare minimum needed to make this event happen, and unfortunately I don't even have that.
I am afraid we will not be able to meet the entire bare minimum of $12,800 by next Friday. For this, I am going public and letting you know what has happened to your money.
To sum up
$23428.18 is gone. I have received $3893.36 back and will need $8906.64 by next Friday, to make BlytheCon happen.
It is now up to you what should be the next steps and I am here to help assist. If there was anything I could have done to prevent this from happening, I would have done my very best.
I will do my very best to answer everyone's questions in a quickly matter, please bare with me as I have cc'd this everywhere that it should be,
* redmara is actively selling items on BK and the FB sundries group and she is currently giving the Blythcon Paypal acct for payment info. The acct is only accessible by Erica at this time.