Relaying news on behalf of Friends of Filk and Cecilia Eng! They’re tracking current online events as well as encouraging people to vote for the 2020 Pegasus Awards.
Friends of Filk is tracking many of the virtual filk events and sends advance reminders as well as the Zoom links out to the Emerald Forest Filk list prior to the events. You can also check out the Friends of Filk website at https://friendsoffilk.org and check out the Calendar of Events and submit additional filk event details. There is also an occasional blog, and you can click on the “Song Lyrics” link to pull up song lyrics which filkers have requested during virtual song circles. An effort is made to post event times for the Pacific Time Zone to minimize confusion. Someday when it’s safe to come out, we hope to once again start the Portland in-person filk circles as it would be nice to be able to sing harmonies and choruses together again!
In the meantime, be sure to fill out your nominating ballots for the 2020 Pegasus Awards by the end of July! The link is on the website Calendar of Events reminder. You can vote for up to five songs or filkers per category. One nominating ballot per person!
The Doubleclicks’ 5-year anniversary online party and concert: February 14th, 3pm Pacific/Cascadian. (6pm Eastern, 11pm London, 10am Sydney.) From their newsletter: “Tune into our YouTube channel as we reflect on our years, play songs from all the Doubleclicks eras and chat with you live!”
Conterpoint 2016: July 1-3, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel North Baltimore in Timonium, Maryland. GoH: Bill and Brenda Sutton. Toastmaster: Callie Hills. Interfilk guest: Kip McMurray.
FilkOntario 26, April 8-10, 2016, Mississauga, Ontario. GoH: Cecelia Eng. Interfilk guest: Batya Wittenberg. Filk Waif: Peggi Warner-Lalonde.
Consonance 2016: March 4-6, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Silicon Valley, in Milpitas, California. GoH: Cheshire Moon. International Interfilk Guest: Jela Schmidt. Special Guest: Kathleen Sloan. Toastmaster: Tim Griffin.
Conflikt 2016, 29-31 January 2016, Sea-Tac, Washington. Guest of Honour: TJ & Mitchell Burnside Clapp, Interfilk guest: Jackie Marshall, Toastmuppet: Dara Korra’ti of Crime and the Forces of Evil.
Conflikt, the annual Cascadian filk convention held in Sea-Tac, Washington, is now accepting submissions to the Songbook and official convention CD. They’ve also released a progress report with lots of information. Get your submissions in quickly! Details here.
Let us know about Norwescon and nwcMUSIC con reports and wrap-up posts! We’ll link to them here. This post will be edited to add more links as we find them.
nwcMUSIC at Norwescon plans to livestream a lot of their shows. You can read the details here, though apparently more deets will be forthcoming.
Dara is also encouraging people to sign up for Cascadia’s Got Talent!, the nwcMUSIC talent show at Norwescon. Acts aren’t limited to music; they’ve had comedians, magicians, things like that. It’s a silly show, with silly prizes, and generally good fun.
The schedule for Norwescon’s nwcMUSIC 2014 geekmusic festival is up! April 17-20, 2014. Here’s the graphic grid:
…with an overview writeup here, several sample tracks from performers here, and workshop and performance opportunity details here.