Conventional Wisdom: GaFilk 1 Convention Report

by Rob Wynne

This is the official GaFilk Logo, the GaFilk-er fish!, drawn by Ryan Cleary from an idea of Michael Liebmann's

"Strangers No More - We Sing!"

The First Annual Georgia Filk Convention (GaFilk 1)

January 8 - 10, 1999

Rob's report on GaFilk I will appear here shortly.

Editor's Notes
by Rob Wynne

Here's a couple of links you can check out to learn more about filk music:

Tom Smith's Brief Guide to Filk
Tom Smith is one of the, er, more original filkers out there, and he offers a very personal and somewhat twisted view on the subject.

Filking 101: The Folk Music of Science Fiction
DAG Productions is a publisher of filk music since 1982. Jane Mailander's intro to filk is one of the best and most comprehensive that I've read.

The Virtual Filksing
Oh, this is the good stuff. Actual filk music by Leslie Fish, Julia Ecklar, Ookla the Mok, and others, free for download in RealAudio and MP3 format. Don't miss this!

Random Factors
Ok, so you wanna hear some more of this stuff? Well, here's the one stop shop Random Factors is one of the best filk dealers in the country, and give discounts for large orders. It's also run by two of the nicer people I've had the pleasure to meet.

For over ten years, Xenofilkia has been the bi-monthly journal of filk music. At a buck and issue, it's hard to beat the price, too. Drop the lovely Lee Gold a line to sign up!

© 1999 Rob Wynne

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