There are no plans for an EsoZone Portland 2012. That leaves a wide opening for an occultural festival in 2012. The EsoZone Protocol still stands, but personally I would suggest using a new name – “EsoZone” has a lot of baggage at this point.
Thanks to all the participants – volunteers, speakers, performers, sponsors and attendees – who made EsoZone possible for its five year run. It was the trip of a lifetime.
If anyone’s interested in organizing a replacement event, you can let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org). I can offer advice and if I hear from more than one person I can connect all interested parties.
The most difficult and expensive part of EsoZone was always finding events space. The Slate now provides free event space for community events.
-Klint Finley. Portland, OR. 2012.