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I have been avoiding thinking about it, but even I can only stay in denial for so long. It looks like I will not be going to O.V.F.F. this year. With no job, no other income, and dwindling savings I won't be able to afford it this year. That was very hard for me to write.

It will be the first time I have missed it since my first time in 2006. So many friends from other parts of the country, (& other countries) that I won't get to see. I was looking forward to [ profile] shaddyr's concert. I have new songs I was looking forward to singing.

I'm going to miss being there so much, so much...
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I still owe a post on Strowlercon, but I have to share the exciting news from O.V.F.F. A lost tribe of Filkers wandered out of the wilderness to return to the fold.

The Utah Filk Organization (U.F.O.) started about five years ago when a group of filk fans in the Salt Lake City area decided that filking once a year at CONduit in Salt Lake City was not enough. They started meeting for twice a month housefilks. Within a year the CONduit ConCom approached them and said something along the lines of “We want there to be filking at the con, but we don’t have anyone making it happen right now. Do you think you could arrange a couple of filk panels and maybe a concert?” Of course over the years they have hit issues familiar to filk smofs: 1. Getting the word out to the filk fans at large that they are there. 2. Getting the concom to fund filk guests.

To meet these challenges they decided to produce a CD of their local talent to sell to raise money (UFO First Contact, 16 tracks, all original songs or original parodies). They then sent a core group of seven members to O.V.F.F. to promote their con, sell their CD’s and connect with the larger filk community.

They performed a clever song during the One-shots, entered the song contests, and (politely) fit in some songs in the open circles. From what I hear there are another dozen members of UFO who couldn’t make the trip. CONduit XXI: Caped CONduit will be held May 27-29, 2011 (memorial day weekend) at the Radisson Downtown in Salt Lake City, Utah.
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Don't end the world before I get back.
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The Pegasus Ballot is out for those in the filk community who wish to vote, but do not plan on attending O.V.F.F. (Those attending O.V.F.F. may vote at the con.)

Congratulations to all those nominated.

I am not going to say who I did nominate (I'm also not going to rant here about the nominations I made which didn't make the list, tempting as it may be.) My expectations are not high because I try to look for "dark horse" canidates to nominate. What I will say is how many of my nominations made the cut.

Best Filk Song: 0 out of 5 of my nominations
Best Classic Filk: 3 out of 5 of my nominations
Best Performer: 2.5 out of 5 of my nominations
Best Composer: 2 out of 5 of my nominations
Best Magic Song: 1 out of 5 of my nominations
Best Mad Science Song: 2 out of 5 of my nominations
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I had a great time at O.V.F.F.

I started slow (performing) because I realized that I hadn't performed or practiced in 2 months. I'm not sure I sang anything on Thursday, and only a couple of times on Friday.

I really enjoyed several of the theme circles on Saturday, and sang merrily at those. I did perform a couple of spoken word pieces in the filk-till-breakfast circle on Saturday/Sunday.

It was great to see and catch up with people from the Northeast.

It was great to see and catch up with people from the Midwest, who I just haven't had a chance to see yet.

The Pegasus concerts were great as usual, a real treat. Also a treat was getting to hear so many "filkers of yore". I especially enjoyed Duane Elms concert.

I also got my copy of Rosemary and Rue signed. squeee

Now I'm fighting off post con blues by reading everyone elses con reports


Nov. 7th, 2008 09:05 pm
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Late is better than never My O.V.F.F Post )

Home Safe

Oct. 27th, 2008 10:15 pm
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Managed the drive in 13 hours, luckily [ profile] dvtune bought lots of Filk CD's at the con.
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I'm all packed for Ohio
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I actually finished these paintings about a month ago, but it has taken till now to get the digital images downloaded.

This way to the art )


Nov. 6th, 2007 08:25 pm
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Incase anyone has noticed that I haven’t been posting much lately; let me tell you that having a life can really cut into your internet time.

Over a week ago I went to Ohio Valley Filk Festival. )
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Just got home from Ohio Valley Filk Festival

More Later



Sep. 17th, 2007 08:14 pm
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I am starting to make plans for Ohio Valley Filk Festival

So who is going to it this year, and how are they getting there?


Jul. 29th, 2007 10:01 am
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The Pegasus award Ballot Deadline is upon us

with 65 hours left to go only 37 people have made nominations.

There are more people than that on the brainstorming poll

There are more people than that going to O.V.F.F.

So here is the 2007 Pegasus Nominating Ballot

**If you have no Idea what I am talking about read This and then vote
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To see friends
Meet some people I know through LJ
Hear some great live music by people I have only heard of
Hear some great live music by people I have never heard of
To Be among the Fen

We arrived 6:35 Friday afternoon  )


Oct. 23rd, 2006 05:55 pm
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I am home from the wilds of Ohio. I am quite worn out, but in a good way. I will be "unpacking my adjectives" soon. The short version, everyone was Fabulous.
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My Vacation plans

Vacation time off from work, arranged
Ticket to Chicago, arranged
Place to stay in Chicago, arranged
Ride from Chicago to Columbus, arranged
Place to stay in Columbus, arranged
OVFF Pre-reg (including Banquet), mailed today
Stock Payout to fund trip, check arrived today, deposited in bank
Someone to watch cats while I'm away, arranged


Sep. 13th, 2006 08:15 am
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Someone who can share a room at Ohio Valley Filk Festival (in Dublin, Ohio). I do not smoke, or drink, and when I'm at a con I don't really sleep that much. Primarily I need a place to keep my stuff, shower, and change clothes. If you know someone who has a room to share, or know someone who knows someone, please point me out to them (or vice versa).

Thank you


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