October 2006 • 90 attendees
This event was held at a very cool and very funky near-abandoned church that was converted into a theater by a group of artists. As the fest was starting to grow we asked for donations, and for the first (of many years to come), Essanay and Honest Foods donated a massive abundance (and even that’s an understatement) of catered food to the cause. Becky Werve helped with the decorations and even baked a cake, and as this was held at the end of October, we had many of the attendees in costumes, including Roger McGuin’s very infamous steak costume.
This was also the very first year Marcus Quandt created a music playlist for the event and founder and festival director (an overstatement back then) purchased a DVD burner to get the films onto one DVD, and promptly returned the burner with the original disc still inside.