Update: 2011 Festival of Zappadan
I recommend you visit The Aristocrats and Fried Green al-Qaedas, both of which traditionally do some Zappa-blogging throughout the festival. And you can follow @Zappadan on Twitter. iVoryTowerz is sadly, now defunct, but in the archives you’ll find a good explanation and history of the festival: Zappadan 2008.
The festival is a creation of Zappa fans in the blogosphere, and runs virtually from Dec. 4 (the date of FZ’s death) until Dec. 21 (the date of FZ’s birth). So you see, the end of Zappadan is neigh. Best to dig through that vinyl collection for Hot Rats or Weasels Ripped My Flesh, and quickly.
Now, as tradition dictates, I present to you this Portland moment of Zappa: