The General Planning Committee screwed up Comfest so bad, that even Mark Fisher quit and got "FUCKIT" plates for his car.
OR...the planning committee is trying to be proactive and minimize the impact of the event in the neighborhood, thereby ensuring the longterm viablity of the event in Goodale Park. Fisher stood in the way of a moving train and smartly got out of the way before being run over. Maybe if entertainment was more proactive many of these issues would not have come to a head now.
I don't think that is true about Mark, lots of organizers have been with ComFest for years and some for decades and it is difficult to work on a committee and maintain work and family. If you want to get a good feel for ComFest, just volunteer a shift and then multiply that by 365 days a year. Organizing in the most minimal fashion is work and demonstrates how much the organizers like and are dedicated to the Principles of ComFest.The Community Festival Statement of Principles
We think that people ought to work for the collective good of all people rather than for personal gain. We support cooperation and collective activity rather than competition and individual profit.
The basic necessities of life are a right and not a privilege. People have the collective right to control the conditions of their lives.
People should strive to conduct their lives in harmony with the environment.
We recognize that there are primary attitudes which divide and oppress people. These attitudes are usually shown by prejudice against people on the basis of age, class, ability, income, race, sex and sexual preference/orientation. We seek to eliminate these attitudes.
The Statement of Principles is more important than any other writings of the Community Festival.
ComFest has workshops also if you want to do something different this year.
Check out this linkhttp://ohiogreenliving.org/comfest-workshops-2010
peace and have a happy comfest!