Just got back from a fun weekend in Sackville, NB for Sappyfest! Conundrum was there to launch Elisabeth Belliveau‘s new book and DVD which was screened at the Vogue Theatre, and to launch Alisha Piercy’s Auricle / Icebreaker at the zine fair. Huge success all around. Zine fair was in a better ventilated space in the Legion and there was more room to move. Elisabeth sold tons of her silkscreened posters along with her books. Alisha stood on a chair in her flowing dress to give her reading. Lots of bands, lots of alt rock. Highlights were the Friday night roller derby, Fillet o’fish, Daniel, Fred and Julie in the church, the surprise Sloan concert on the Main stage, and meeting up at Mel’s to send off the New Canadian Pilgrimagers. Thanks to Lesley Johnson for once again being the hostess with the mostest. Thanks also to Sara for organizing the zine fair. And especially thanks to all the organizers of Sappyfest: Jon, Paul, Strutts, Julie, the town of Sackville, the list goes on… It was my third year and the festival just keeps getting bigger and bigger. Next week the East Coast tour comes to Halifax and Wolfville!