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Filk & Music [clear filter]
Friday, November 8
 

6:00pm EST

Filk Concert: Mattie Brahen
Speakers
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Marilyn 'Mattie' Brahen

Marilyn "Mattie" Brahen has published fiction in magazines and anthologies in America and Great Britain. Her 2003 first novel, CLAIMING HER, and its 2009 sequel, REFORMING HELL, received good reviews. A third mystery novel, BABY BOY BLUE, was published in 2011 and resold to Linford... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 6:00pm - 6:30pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

6:30pm EST

Filk Concert: Amy Fass
Friday November 8, 2019 6:30pm - 7:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm EST

Open Filk
Speakers
MM

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm EST

What is Filk?
An overview and examples of fandom’s parody folk music tradition.

Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →
MJ

Melissa James

Melissa James is a member of Watson's Tin Box, a Maryland-based Sherlock Holmes club. She is also one of The Denebian Slime Devils, a Baltimore-based filk group that's been writing and performing sci-fi, media and pop-culture song parodies since the late 1970's. The group also consists... Read More →
KS

Kathy Scrimger

is joining Philcon's Filk Track this year!


Friday November 8, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Crystal Ballroom Three Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Songs With Choruses
Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm EST

Friday Night Open Filk
Speakers
KS

Kathy Sands

To date, I've produced 4 media fanfiction zines and 2 filk CDs, with more of each in the works.I took over Tales from the White Hart, an sf bookstore, from Sue Wheeler in 1977, and ran it for 17 years, marrying Leo Sands, my favorite customer, about 2 years after the shop reopened... Read More →


Friday November 8, 2019 9:00pm - Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00am EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Saturday, November 9
 

10:00am EST

What Inspires You to Sing?
Speakers
MJ

Melissa James

Melissa James is a member of Watson's Tin Box, a Maryland-based Sherlock Holmes club. She is also one of The Denebian Slime Devils, a Baltimore-based filk group that's been writing and performing sci-fi, media and pop-culture song parodies since the late 1970's. The group also consists... Read More →
RR

Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries, and Alternate History, but her most recent book, Lorr and Disorder, is a noir-ish mystery, "V.I. Warshawski... Read More →
KS

Kathy Scrimger

is joining Philcon's Filk Track this year!
DH

Dr. H. Paul Shuch

Executive Director Emeritus, The SETI League Inc.
Dr. SETI is the name of the blatant exhibitionist who inhabits the body of noted author and educator Dr. H. Paul Shuch. A cross between Tom Lehrer and Carl Sagan, it is said that Dr. SETI sings like Sagan and lectures like Lehrer. Armed with a laptop computer and an acoustical guitar... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am EST

Filk Sing-A-Long
Lyric sheets provided!

Speakers
MJ

Melissa James

Melissa James is a member of Watson's Tin Box, a Maryland-based Sherlock Holmes club. She is also one of The Denebian Slime Devils, a Baltimore-based filk group that's been writing and performing sci-fi, media and pop-culture song parodies since the late 1970's. The group also consists... Read More →
GM

Gary McGath

Gary McGath is a freelance writer, a filker, and the author of Tomorrow's Songs Today: The History of Filk Music.
KS

Kathy Scrimger

is joining Philcon's Filk Track this year!


Saturday November 9, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm EST

Memorial Filk Circle
Speakers
MM

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Tales of Women
Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →
DH

Dr. H. Paul Shuch

Executive Director Emeritus, The SETI League Inc.
Dr. SETI is the name of the blatant exhibitionist who inhabits the body of noted author and educator Dr. H. Paul Shuch. A cross between Tom Lehrer and Carl Sagan, it is said that Dr. SETI sings like Sagan and lectures like Lehrer. Armed with a laptop computer and an acoustical guitar... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Classic Filk Songs
Speakers
GE

Gary Ehrlich

Gary Ehrlich stalks the hallways of Northeast conventions and assorted filk conventions. In mundania he is a mild-mannered structural engineer for a major trade association, representing them on material design standards committees and at building code hearings. Gary is a three-time... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Tales of Heroes and Villains
Speakers
GM

Gary McGath

Gary McGath is a freelance writer, a filker, and the author of Tomorrow's Songs Today: The History of Filk Music.
RR

Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries, and Alternate History, but her most recent book, Lorr and Disorder, is a noir-ish mystery, "V.I. Warshawski... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

4:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Comedy Songs
Speakers
MM

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:00pm EST

Filk Concert: Gary Ehrlich
Saturday November 9, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

5:30pm EST

Filk Concert: Paul Levinson
Speakers
avatar for Paul Levinson

Paul Levinson

author, singer-songwriter
Paul Levinson, PhD, is Professor of Communication & Media Studies at Fordham University in NYC. His science fiction novels include The Consciousness Plague, The Pixel Eye, and the Sierra Water trilogy: The Plot To Save Socrates, Unburning Alexandria, and Chronica. His stories and... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 5:30pm - 6:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

6:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Magic and Wizardry
Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

7:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Overlords Good and Evil
Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 7:00pm - 8:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

8:00pm EST

Filk Circle: Favorite Characters
Speakers
GE

Gary Ehrlich

Gary Ehrlich stalks the hallways of Northeast conventions and assorted filk conventions. In mundania he is a mild-mannered structural engineer for a major trade association, representing them on material design standards committees and at building code hearings. Gary is a three-time... Read More →
RR

Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries, and Alternate History, but her most recent book, Lorr and Disorder, is a noir-ish mystery, "V.I. Warshawski... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 8:00pm - 9:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

9:00pm EST

Saturday Night Open Filk
Speakers
KS

Kathy Sands

To date, I've produced 4 media fanfiction zines and 2 filk CDs, with more of each in the works.I took over Tales from the White Hart, an sf bookstore, from Sue Wheeler in 1977, and ran it for 17 years, marrying Leo Sands, my favorite customer, about 2 years after the shop reopened... Read More →


Saturday November 9, 2019 9:00pm - Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00am EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
 
Sunday, November 10
 

10:00am EST

What Are Your Favorite Songs?
Speakers
GE

Gary Ehrlich

Gary Ehrlich stalks the hallways of Northeast conventions and assorted filk conventions. In mundania he is a mild-mannered structural engineer for a major trade association, representing them on material design standards committees and at building code hearings. Gary is a three-time... Read More →
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

11:00am EST

Filk Circle: Songs that Tell Stories
Speakers
MM

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... Read More →
RR

Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries, and Alternate History, but her most recent book, Lorr and Disorder, is a noir-ish mystery, "V.I. Warshawski... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:00pm EST

Filk Concert: Roberta Rogow
Speakers
RR

Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries, and Alternate History, but her most recent book, Lorr and Disorder, is a noir-ish mystery, "V.I. Warshawski... Read More →
BW

Batya Wittenberg

Batya "The Toon" Wittenberg is, in no particular order: a successfully transplanted New Yorker, a practicing Orthodox Jew, a happily married woman since 1999, a certified master of Pun Fu, an enthusiastic cook and foodie, a filker, a founding member of filk group Lady Mondegreen... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

12:30pm EST

Filk Concert: Batya Wittenberg
Speakers
RR

Roberta Rogow

Roberta Rogow has been involved in Fandom since 1973 as a Filker, Costumer, Fanzine writer and editor, and Artist (specializing in needlework). She has written historical mysteries, and Alternate History, but her most recent book, Lorr and Disorder, is a noir-ish mystery, "V.I. Warshawski... Read More →
BW

Batya Wittenberg

Batya "The Toon" Wittenberg is, in no particular order: a successfully transplanted New Yorker, a practicing Orthodox Jew, a happily married woman since 1999, a certified master of Pun Fu, an enthusiastic cook and foodie, a filker, a founding member of filk group Lady Mondegreen... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 12:30pm - 1:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:00pm EST

Filk Concert: Gary McGath
Speakers
MM

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... Read More →
GM

Gary McGath

Gary McGath is a freelance writer, a filker, and the author of Tomorrow's Songs Today: The History of Filk Music.


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:00pm - 1:30pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

1:30pm EST

Filk Concert: Mark Mandel
Speakers
MM

Mark Mandel

Mark Mandel has been a fan all his life and an active filker since the early nineties. His filk nickname would be "The Filker with No Nickname", if anyone besides him used it. At cons and other fannish events he is often accompanied by his familiar, a small red-and-white dragon named... Read More →
GM

Gary McGath

Gary McGath is a freelance writer, a filker, and the author of Tomorrow's Songs Today: The History of Filk Music.


Sunday November 10, 2019 1:30pm - 2:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

2:00pm EST

Philcon 2019 Songwriting Contest Performances
Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →
DH

Dr. H. Paul Shuch

Executive Director Emeritus, The SETI League Inc.
Dr. SETI is the name of the blatant exhibitionist who inhabits the body of noted author and educator Dr. H. Paul Shuch. A cross between Tom Lehrer and Carl Sagan, it is said that Dr. SETI sings like Sagan and lectures like Lehrer. Armed with a laptop computer and an acoustical guitar... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

3:00pm EST

Filk Feedback Session & Dead Cheesesteak Filk Circle
Final songs of the year, plus feedback session for the Filk track at Philcon 2019.

Speakers
MG

Marc Grossman

Filker
Marc has been in fandom since the 70's and part of Filk since almost immediately after coming to his first Con. While he waited to the early 80's to write his first filk, he's got a few credits here and there. With his wife, Marc is active in supporting the arts..especially the Art... Read More →


Sunday November 10, 2019 3:00pm - 4:00pm EST
Plaza VI Crowne Plaza Cherry Hill, 2349 Marlton Pike W, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002