My friend, Meg, came up from South Carolina to go to Nevermore with me. I think she had a good time. I was disappointed.
The computer system crashed Friday so we were unable to buy the ticket package (buy 8, get 2 free). I asked to for punch cards (their usual deal is buy 4, get 1 free) and was told those aren’t offered for film festivals. There was a line behind me and I didn’t feel like having a public fit.
I think the general manager who had been a moving force behind the festival has moved on. There were no skulls, plastic rats or other creepy decorations. There were no “what to do in case of zombie attack” signs in the rest rooms. The juried awards were posted before the festival even started. The volunteers were still handing out ballots, though.
I hope they have regrouped next year.