As most people have noticed, the Blog-o-STIFF has been a ghost town for the last couple weeks. I had every intention of keeping it up to date as we went along, but everyday there were too many things happening to write about, so I started snapping pictures where I could as placeholders to jog my memory when I would have more time to write. We had the volunteer BBQ on Saturday and I think I have mellowed out enough to start mailing things to filmmakers, tiding up the website and expanding on these pictures. STIFF is sort of becoming a year round thing for many of us though, so I imagine that I might take some time over the course of the rest of the summer rather than plowing through all of these entries in the next couple weeks. There is a lot to cover ranging from the award winners, press that continues to roll in, new friends who visited Seattle, and strange happenings at this year’s fest. I also want to spend some time writing about a couple of the coolest days that have happened in recent memory. Please be patient with me.