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Thursday, December 1st, 2016
4:58 pm
It's Contest Time!

In April, Cheshire Moon will release it’s third full length CD, The Midnight Contingent. We pick our titles very carefully. All three full length titles have something in common.

Ways of Wind and Water
Crowes and Consequences
The Midnight Contingent

If you see how they are alike, send an email to cheshiremoonband at gmail dot com. The contest will be open until the end of our final 2016 show at Streetcar 209 on Dec 10th. The winner will be announced Sunday the 11th.

Winners will be chosen randomly from all correct answers.

The winner will receive any Cheshire Moon music that they don’t already have, including the upcoming CDs!

Saturday, November 5th, 2016
8:26 pm
2016 Pegasus Awards - Winners
The winners for the Pegasus award in 2016 are:
Best Filk Song - Creatures of Dream - Batya Wittenberg
Best Classic Filk Song - Take It Back - Kathleen Sloan
Best Performer - Play It With Moxie
Best Writer/Composer - Barry Childs-Helton
Best Adapted Song - Six Transit Genitalia Centauri - Bob Kanefsky
Best Exploration Song - Starsoul - Roger Burton West/ Jodi Krangle
Wednesday, September 21st, 2016
7:09 pm
On The Radio !!!
Cheshire Moon will be on the radio Monday the 26th!

We will be on Local Talk which airs at 7am, Noon, and 7pm Central Time.

We talk about the band, play a couple of songs, and talk about the Concert Window show later in the week. You can listen over the airwaves if you are here in Ames, or stream on their website if you are anywhere else!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
5:36 pm
Here it is! The MidAmericon 2 Concert Schedule!
3pm - Classic Filk Campfire Singalong - Erwin S. (Filthy Pierre) Strauss
4pm - Lauren Cox / Blind Lemming Chiffon
5pm - Deirdre Murphy / Lynn Gold
6pm - Mel White / Howard Scrimgeour
7pm - Cheshire Moon

1pm - Clifford McMurray / Bill Laubenheimer
2pm - Bill & Brenda Sutton
3pm - 2x10 Open Mic
4pm - Gary Ehrlich / Trickster & King
5pm - Roberta Rogow / Moira Greyland
6pm - Jen Midkiff
7pm - Kathy Mar

Noon - David Kushner / Katie Daniels
1pm - Sarah Pinsker / Michael Nixon
2pm - 2x10 Open Mic
3pm - Three Fifths
4pm - Cat Faber / Erin Wilcox
5pm - Canticles

1pm - Bradley Denton / Cat Greenberg
2pm - 2x10 Open Mic
3pm - Anna Raftery
4pm - Tomboat

All concerts are in 2505A in the Kansas City Convention Center
Sign up in the music room for the 2X10s, first come first served!

Please feel free to post this anywhere you think it should be posted!
Saturday, April 9th, 2016
8:12 pm
Filk Hall of Fame 2016
The 2016 inducties - Eli Goldberg and Mark Bernstein
Saturday, October 24th, 2015
8:28 pm
2015 Pegasus Winners

2015 Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filk:

Best Time-Related Song: "Precious Moments", Phil Allcock
Best Adapted Song: "Grabthar's Silver Hammer", Steve Macdonald
Best Writer/Composer: Cat Faber
Best Performer: Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff
Best Classic Filk Song: "Captain Jack and the Mermaid", Meg Davis
Best Filk Song: "My Story Is Not Done", Seanan McGuire"

Congratulations to all the winners, and to all the nominees!

Wednesday, July 15th, 2015
7:31 am
Sally asked to have this posted here

Dear Filk Folk,

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Saturday, April 18th, 2015
9:13 pm
Filk Hall of Fame 2015
The 2015 inductees for the Filk Hall of Fame are:

Kay Shapero
Nick Smith
Steven Joel Zeve
Thursday, February 19th, 2015
11:45 pm
Help Nate Bucklin Produce an Album!
The Kickstarter for Nate Bucklin's new album, "My Favorite Whirlwind" has gone live! Note that it is a short window, only two weeks until it closes.

Saturday, October 25th, 2014
8:42 pm
2014 Pegasus Winners
Best Filk Song - TIE!
Paper Worlds by Talis Kimberley and Snow White, Red Road by Cheshire Moon

Best Classic Filk Song -
Grandfather by Gary Hanak

Best Performer -
Cheshire Moon

Best Writer/Composer -
Tim Griffin

Best Adapted Song -
Midichlorian Rhapsody by Jeff Bohnoff

Best Song Of Passage
Outward Bound by Cat Faber
Saturday, April 6th, 2013
8:04 pm
ANNOUNCEMENT:Julia Ecklar's "Horsetamer" is now shipping!
Eagle Bytes announcement below. Please spread the word!


Julia Ecklar's long-awaited (25 year) sequel to Divine Intervention -- "Horsetamer" -- is now shipping!

We think this once-in-a-generation filk album -- crafted by a Grammy-award winning production crew, and supported up by a cast of nearly 50 performers, songwriters, and designers -- is a milestone for our genre. Trust us: don't miss out on this one.

If you haven't picked up your copy, it's not too late:

Songs include:
Going Back / The Dark Is Rising / With The Trees / Shai Hulud / Gentle Arms of Eden / The Troll King's Dream / The Horsetamer's Daughter
Songbird / Ender Interlude I / The Battleroom / Ender Interlude II / Tin Soldier / Native Son / Elizabeth's Song / Cathedral

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Monday, November 19th, 2012
10:04 pm
Lunacon Song Writing Contest.
Hello All!

Please forward this to all lists you feel appropriate

So we have something very special going on at Lunacon in that Leslie Fish will be performing an hour long concert. Thanks to her generosity, we will be able to offer a special prize for the winner of the regularly scheduled song Writing contest....

Now that the fund raiser has been run, we can offer a copy of the Leslie Fish Live Concert CD [to be delivered after the convention] to the winner of the contest. This will be Leslie's concert recorded live with an additional bonus track from the Classic Filk Song Circle. While the concert may be made commercially available, the bonus track will not be and will only be distributed on the Fund Raiser CD's [for those who donated] and on this prize CD!

Now I need word suggestions.
If you are familiar with the song writing contest, we select a number of unrelated words, announced Friday night and throughout the Con. Then the contestants must write a song including a minimum number of those words and perform it Sunday afternoon, after which a winner is selected!

So please send me any words you think might be worthy of the challenge at filk@lunacon.org!

Saturday, October 27th, 2012
8:23 pm
2012 Pegasus Winners
Please spread!
Best Song
Cheshire Kitten
S.J. Tucker
Best Classic Song
Tiberius Rising
Adam English and Rand Bellavia
Best Writer/Composer (tie)
Juanita Coulson
Dr. Mary Crowell
Best Performer (tie)
Betsy Tinney
Wild Mercy
Best Gaming Song
I Put My Low Stat
Dr. Mary Crowell
Best Travel Song
No Hurry
Michelle Dockrey
Sunday, October 21st, 2012
4:51 pm
Pegasus Awards 2012 pre-con ballot deadline is Monday, 22 October 2012!
Tomorrow is the last day for pre-OVFF voting for the 2012 Pegasus Awards. If you're not going to be at the con, make sure your ballot has been submitted!

Monday, October 8th, 2012
8:37 pm
Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
5:58 pm
Is it September already? Wow!

Every January, GAFilk publishes a songbook featuring work of the filk community. These can original songs or parodies. I will even occasionally include poems and short anecdotes. You do not have to be a member or supporting member to have your material in the songbook. Guests do receive priority, however.

Theme: None
Deadlines: September 30, 2012 if you will be needing my transcription services for your work. Please include lyrics, chords, and an mp3. Parodies and complete Finale files may still be accepted until November 14, 2012.

Submissions go to music@magnusretail.com.
Thursday, August 30th, 2012
6:16 pm
2012 Pegasus Awards Final Ballot
Hey, what's that? Why, it's the final ballot for the 2012 Pegasus Awards! Congratulations to all the nominees!


Current Mood: excited
Thursday, August 16th, 2012
10:21 pm
The Leslie Fish Travel Fund for Lunacon 2013 is over 30% Funded!
Hi All,

We are over 3/10 there but still need your help!
Leslie Fish is one of the most Iconic Writer / Performers of our Genre

Don't miss the chance to hear a certain...no longer performed song...with two extra verses!!!
Bring Leslie to New York and enjoy something truly rare.

Your Filk Track head,
Monday, July 16th, 2012
3:24 pm
Consonance returns to the Crowne Plaza in 2013.
Consonance 2013 - The San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention, is pleased to announce a new/old location and dates for 2013.

Come join us and our Guests:

Guests of Honor: Ookla the Mok West
Rand Bellavia, Adam English and Luis Garcia
Interfilk Guest: Merav Hoffman
Toastmaster: Scott Snyder
International Guest: To be Announced

At the the Crowne Plaza San Jose/Silicon Valley in Milpitas.
Which will be he home of Consonance 2013 to be held the first full weekend of March,
March 1-3, 2013.

We'll be using the same function space and Consuite as in the past.

Room rates:
Standard rooms: $89 (with full breakfast buffet for 1)
Standard rooms: $99 (with full breakfast buffet for 2).
Mini-suites: $119 (with full breakfast buffet for 1)
Mini-suites: $129 (with full breakfast buffet for 2).

Free Parking
Free internet in the sleeping rooms & lounge areas.
10% discount on published food & beverage prices.
Heated outdoor pool and Jacuzzi.

From November to mid-February, the whole hotel will be remodeled, and there are new "Perfect Sleeper" mattresses in every room.

To make a reservation, you need to call the hotel directly and request the Consonance rate.
National code and direct reservation link coming soon.

Consonance Web site: http://consonance.org
Consonance Hotel page: http://consonance.org/hotel.html
Hotel page: http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/milpitas/sfomp/hoteldetail

Please direct comments to the post in consonance_con: http://consonance-con.livejournal.com/19688.html
Saturday, April 21st, 2012
11:17 am
ConChord Video
Back in 1990 I had borrowed a camcorder and took a bit of video at the con. Here is some goofyness from the first few hours.


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