Well if it's bullshit, take it up with Gabor. I know Tolford didn't apply last year when he played Offramp Friday night, so it can't be TOTAL bullshit. The info that he didn't apply this year came from Gabor, so I can't corroborate that at the moment without checking with Nick.
I put the application in myself both years so I actually can confirm it, Thanks.
This year, Mark said he would do it, and then quit before he got around to it so I was able to put it in past the deadline, only because there was a misunderstanding.
Gabor really doesn't have much to do with selection, and was not at the meeting where Tolford or the main stage was discussed this year.
You didn't sign a contract or anything did you?
That's fine, I'm glad to have the right info. So you're saying you filled out Tolford's application for him, or you processed his application? If you filled out and entered an application on his behalf, I would say that's more of a technicality and he has not applied.
I am seriously not trying to pick a fight or accuse anybody of anything, I am just trying to understand the process. I also don't understand your dig about the contract at the end of your post.
We will occasionally put in apps for people, it doesn't
always mean that they will get in.
There seriously are some older acts that seriously do not know how to use a computer, or will not use one, so those always get entered for them. But everyone has an application. We were much more strict about it this year than ever. The deadline is April 15, but usually for about a week, we leave a little wiggle room, but we do have a hard deadline. If we enter an app after the deadline, it is usually be agreement of the committee, and only a few people can actually do it.
I talked to a member of Tolford during the "wiggle room" and found out what happened this year, and it really didn't seem fair that they wouldn't get to be considered. Everyone on the committee is human, and has a favorite or two that they will maybe pull a string or two for, but a lot less common than you think.
I say this again and again, please folks, if you like bitching about Comfest during June, think how much fun you'd have if you got involved. You get to do it all year long!!
Wrap up meeting for Entertainment is July 6. General Wrap up is July 7.