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Martin
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We were going to do a LARP market in Feb, we booked but didnt fill any forms out or anything, just said we'd like to come , the chap said it was OK, our van broke down 5 days before the show, we then emailed him straight away and gave him 5 days notice that we would be unable to do the show, got an email today asking me for the £80 pitch fee, I dont think we should have to pay for it, we only asked him a couple of weeks before the show and he now says he's out of pocket £80 as he couldn't get anyone else to take the spot, would you pay ? should we have to ? :) as I say, he had adequate warning and we had signed nothing etc
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No sirree ! don't pay - a circumstance beyond your control !- so he is out of pocket - boo hoo ;( I'll get me violin out !
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No contract= no case. If he fancies claiming it then he needs to do the court thing which will cost time and cash, however it may blackball you from future events with him or his chums so you have to weigh it against potential loss of earnings for you.

Disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. Seek a recognised professional for legal advice. Yaddayaddayadda

As an aside I constantly astounded at how little formal contracting is done in reenactment- both for organising events and when ordering kit.
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I dont do shows with them TBH, it was just a one off, I dont think I will pay anything as he had 5 days to do something, if I hadnt turned up and he had kept the spce for me then I would pay, thats happened before and I happily paid ( well, not happily lol, but there was no chance for the space to be allocated to anyone else but I reckon nearly a weeks notice is OK :) ) Phil, are you bringing those bits 'n' bobs to TORM ?
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Keep yourself a copy of a very polite well worded message saying that you are sorry he had mis interpreted the stuation but you hadn't actually contracted for a fee payable pitch but obviously if circumstances had been in your control you would have happily traded at his event and consequently paid the fee...even without a contract - don't say so but imply that you're as honest as we know you to be...even too honest sometimes :wink:
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We headed off to a LARP event, got there to find one other trader there and nobody else around at all - didn't find out till after we got back that the event had been cancelled and we hadn't been told. We'd had a 320 mile round drive there and back, and all for nothing. Took me about three months to get any reply from the organiser, got an apology of sorts and an offer of compensation once he'd sorted things out with his insurance. Ten months ago now and not had a penny - reckon to be about £300 out of pocket as we'd bought in extra supplies to run workshops (at their request). Getting no answers to emails (unfortunately don't have any other means of contacting the organiser), am beginning to suspect he may not have had appropriate insurance for the event....and think I'm just going to have to write it down to experience. Don't think I'll be trying any more LARP events after that.

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thats shocking, what was the name of the company so it can be avoided
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Bit harsh to judge all larps on that experience...

But like Martin I'd be curious to know who treated you so badly so I too can avoid them, as a customer.

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These were they - http://www.forestargent.co.uk/
I did have some contact with the organiser about three months after the non-event - was asked for my bank details so he could make some interim payments to cover my costs, wasn't going to go giving out my bank details to a near total stranger.....said I'd rather have a cheque when he'd sorted all out - never heard from him again.

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Have to admit that it's the only LARP event that I've ever tried doing. Wouldn't mind finding a few and giving them a go, so if anyone can point me in the direction of some I'd appreciate it. Southern England preferably, but will go as far as the Midlands/Wales/E. Anglia.

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Maureen wrote:Have to admit that it's the only LARP event that I've ever tried doing. Wouldn't mind finding a few and giving them a go, so if anyone can point me in the direction of some I'd appreciate it. Southern England preferably, but will go as far as the Midlands/Wales/E. Anglia.

http://bloodredroses.co.uk/

http://www.dumnonni.com/

Haven't played with either of these (both in Devon), but Dumnonni look excellent.
Search "outlore" on youtube to see trailers from the dvds them make of their main event each year.
For instance -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nQqOYCnf ... ure=relmfu

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CghHwPDXPc4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0Vw82GGWKg

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