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    AngelaMotorman
    Participant

    The schedule for ComFest 2011 is available NOW as part of the Community Festival Program Guide emag link below. Advance copies of the print edition are distributed to libraries, community centers and retail businesses that support the Program Guide through advertising.

    It’s a lot more than just “band schedules”.

    The 64-page annual Program Guide showcases ComFest’s many programs beyond entertainment.The full schedules include educational workshops, hands-on demonstrations and KiDSART activities.The Guide announces which community groups were awarded annual grants for what projects, and explain ComFest’s roots and mission.

    The Guide spotlights honored artists, activists and community organizations as well as the nearly 1,800 volunteers it takes to produce the fest. It also is a reference tool for finding programs onsite, and finding names of bands, vendors, advertisers and supporters afterward. It reflects and embodies an entire year’s worth of work. It’s a yearbook, capturing the zeitgeist with campaigns for a better world and memorials for friends who have died since last year. It’s a keepsake, but not ephemeral. It’s something built to last.

    Here it is online in emag format:

    http://comfest.com/program-guide.php

    Hard copy advance copies later this week.

    Sign up to help run the fest here:

    http://comfest.com/volunteering.php

    Sign up to volunteer for Program Committee and help distribute the Program Guide during ComFest. It’s the best gig of all!

    ETA Logo:

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    #448221

    patient_zero
    Participant

    Jim Maneri’s Flypaper Friday night!

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    #448222

    Coy
    Participant

    Hmmm… I’m 99% sure no one from the music committee ever came out to see my band.
    Whatever the case, evidently a local nonprofit band soon to have a 4th album of original music and $10,000+ donated to local food pantries in 3 years is not “community” enough for Comfest.
    (And I’ve played Comfest before with a shittier band…)

    Have a great fest, y’all. We’ll be playin’ in Dublin on Friday and Grandview on Saturday.
    Any volunteering I’m doing will be with Columbus KTC and Global Gallery directly.

    http://www.billytwoshoes.com/

    #448223

    bldng4jstc
    Participant

    Coy wrote >>
    Hmmm… I’m 99% sure no one from the music committee ever came out to see my band.
    Whatever the case, evidently a local nonprofit band soon to have a 4th album of original music and $10,000+ donated to local food pantries in 3 years is not “community” enough for Comfest.
    (And I’ve played Comfest before with a shittier band…)
    Have a great fest, y’all. We’ll be playin’ in Dublin on Friday and Grandview on Saturday.
    Any volunteering I’m doing will be with Columbus KTC and Global Gallery directly.
    http://www.billytwoshoes.com/

    I cannot speak to all instances, but I thought most bands Applied to play at comfest? Comfest is a huge success put on by too few serious volunteers, so get off your ivory tower and blame yourself if you wanted to play it so bad. If this is about something personal with a committee member or you want to flaunt your ego, take that to topix.

    #448224

    bastardsuperstar
    Participant

    after a few years of really great ones, man that logo is the ugliest f*ckin’ thing i’ve ever seen. at least since 6th grade study hall.

    that’s a volunteer shirt i’m not gonna be wearing again after the ‘fest . . .

    #448225

    Coy
    Participant

    bldng4jstc wrote >>

    Coy wrote >>
    Hmmm… I’m 99% sure no one from the music committee ever came out to see my band.
    Whatever the case, evidently a local nonprofit band soon to have a 4th album of original music and $10,000+ donated to local food pantries in 3 years is not “community” enough for Comfest.
    (And I’ve played Comfest before with a shittier band…)
    Have a great fest, y’all. We’ll be playin’ in Dublin on Friday and Grandview on Saturday.
    Any volunteering I’m doing will be with Columbus KTC and Global Gallery directly.
    http://www.billytwoshoes.com/

    I cannot speak to all instances, but I thought most bands Applied to play at comfest? Comfest is a huge success put on by too few serious volunteers, so get off your ivory tower and blame yourself if you wanted to play it so bad. If this is about something personal with a committee member or you want to flaunt your ego, take that to topix.

    Holy S!$#, guess I pee’d in someone’s cheerios this mornin’.
    I DID apply, and emailed the committee before every gig.
    And having done so, yeah… I’m a little pissed that no one bothered to show up and give us a listen.
    I have been a volunteer, directly with a nonprofit booth for the past four years, and last year at Hot Times main stage as well. And, if you can read before you spout off, I’ve played before as well.

    It’s not about an ego trip for me, its about feeding folks, which is what my band does.
    Considering Comfest’s mission statement, we hoped to partner up this year and have a spot to let the folks who come to Comfest get to know what we do, too, and yeah, sell some records to donate $ to food pantries.
    That doesn’t happen if they don’t bother to come see us.
    I’ve got nothing “personal” against anyone with Comfest.

    #448226

    Coy
    Participant

    I do, however, have something personal against that shirt design.

    #448227

    cbus11
    Member

    Teter article on bruised ego/whiny rocker syndrome due to comfest’s nonobjective and unapologetic approach to picking bands.

    http://www.theotherpaper.com/news/article_a8805bde-65a0-5606-9275-1d531268d0b8.html

    #448228
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    People go to Comfest for the music?

    #448229
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    I really hope that next year they consider cutting paper waste and make a schedule that can be viewed on a smartphone. I don’t really need that smeary, inky, “keepsake” I like trees better. That flipbook schedule is even a PITA to read on a regular computer.

    #448230
    Lauren Wilson
    Lauren Wilson
    Participant

    That said, I am ready for my fish boat now! :)

    #448231

    solpwr
    Participant

    cbus11 wrote >>
    Teter article on bruised ego/whiny rocker syndrome due to comfest’s nonobjective and unapologetic approach to picking bands.
    http://www.theotherpaper.com/news/article_a8805bde-65a0-5606-9275-1d531268d0b8.html

    I remember the article in 2008. There are a lot of applicants and I’m sure some get missed.
    But in case you have not noticed, there is more diversity and content on all the stages. There are 30 minute speakers on all the stages everyday and 5 and 10 minutes spots for community orgs or workshop presenters to invite participants to their kiosks or workshop presentations at the Solar Stage, Healing Tent or the Shelterhouse. There is also children programs such as music by Joanie Calem and breakdancing lessons for kids by Shaolin Funk and Endless Recess at OffRamp and Children Music Network with Leslie Zak. There are some adolescent performers such as Supernova (Rain Maxwell).
    Look at the workshops at the Solar Stage. Industrial Hemp, a CEU one hour workshop for architects,a Community Forum, a Women Forum, Community and Backyard Gardens Forum, Repeal SB5 workshop with local union reps including the FOP,a competitive Eco Poetry contest where participants write a poem on the site, the Free Press ComFest Saturday Salon, a Free Clinic discussion of free facilities for people in need, local Vegan entreprenaurs, local nuclear activist and writer Harvey Wasserman speaking about his Solartopian vision and Peacemakers that practice their nonviolent strategies across the nation and world.
    That is just a small part of the content at ComFest 2011. Volunteer and get some tokens for food and drink and a tshirt unique to volunteers only.
    Keep your grudges at home. ComFest is a peace zone.

    #448232
    Snarf
    Snarf
    Participant

    *peace zone subject to random searches.

    #448233
    vestanpance
    vestanpance
    Participant

    someone start the .. wha??? Cops wont let you bring your own beer this year?? no way! thread.

    #448234

    Cookie
    Member

    bastardsuperstar wrote >>
    after a few years of really great ones, man that logo is the ugliest f*ckin’ thing i’ve ever seen. at least since 6th grade study hall.
    that’s a volunteer shirt i’m not gonna be wearing again after the ‘fest . . .

    Wow, that’s really awful.

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