The main difference is that those events are actually happening.
“We regret to tell our community that we are canceling Ephemerisle 2010 due to insurance costs. For more details, please see the blog post announcement.”
Of course the insurance company said “drinking, combined with experimental floaty things?”
When TSI had no assets to attach then there was no chance of anyone getting sued.
I think this clearly underscores the problem with TSI becoming a legitimate non-profit organization rather than a semi-underground disorganization of seditious scruffians; the latter has much more freedom.
I wonder if they have looked into the price of a policy for Cubstead yet. Thinking like an assessor for a second; I’d rather insure a drunken 16 year old behind the wheel of a space shuttle.
This is where I preach diversity again. You see there will be a party that weekend, just not one that officially has anything to do with anything official. TSI can’t have a party without the possibly of being held liable for some moron drowning himself so, just some folks on some rafts.