This is terrible.
It’s the lies and the bullshit, and being strung along and feeling taken, that most damaging of all. I tweeted the story and emailed Fritz directly. I will personally never speak at or be remotely involved with anything he is connected with. And if he does not pay you promptly, I’ll make every effort to ensure that every other UX speaker I know will do the same.
Thank you for publishing this. You Rock!