This is about as intense as con board drama gets without Kahuki-style insanity or straight up fraud. There's a couple of pities here. I'd have liked to seen how their participatory theme was going to go (probably not well, few people go to cons for programming, after all), and people will probably take the wrong lessons from it (I've already seen 'well look at RF' used for Dorsai-apologism).
But the real upshot of this, is that even if a tenth of it is true, then the running of RF was a goddamn mess. And that's compared to other cons, where 'goddamn mess' is kind of a norm.