Seemingly not content with the disaster of 2017's now infamous Fyre Festival, organiser Billy McFarland has ruffled some feathers by hinting at plans for a second edition.
McFarland has recently been in touch with freelance editor Josh Raab about getting his memoirs published, which he's been writing from prison while he serves a six-year sentence for fraud-related charges. Raab says that the memoirs have a work-in-progress title of "Promythus: The God of Fyre", and that contact was initially made with him through McFarland's girlfriend, Anastasia Eremenko.
McFarland claims that the memoirs will tell the story of the festival with details that weren't uncovered by the documentaries produced by Netflix and Hulu, though Raab says that he has seen neither film. He's been writing the pages and mailing them to Eremenko to be typed up.
Raab says that McFarland is planning to self-publish the book with money earned from its sale intended to go some way to paying back the vast amount of money he owes, as well as to the workers who were affected by the doomed festival. He also told Raab in one email that he's hoping to get the book finished as quickly as possible because Fyre's 2017 edition "will not be a one and done event — it’s happening again, so the original story will lose the potential to be told and set the stage if it’s not done before the next events take place".
The editor says that he ultimately declined the chance to work with McFarland on publishing the book.
Fyre Festival merch was recently auctioned off to help raise some money to reimburse the local workers that weren't paid by the event's organisers. Earlier this year, McFarland was ordered to pay over $3 million to a former investor.
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