Hi to all our community far and wide in these challenging times from the FilKONtario committee. As previously announced, FilKONtario 31 will be virtual again this year. FilKONtari-NO 2 is scheduled for the weekend of April 9 – 11.
We have a lot more planned for our second FK-NO than for the quickly thrown together one last year!. What a difference a year of on-line convention experience makes!
There will be at least a dozen concerts of various lengths. More information will come as soon as we receive confirmation that the various artists are able to take part.
We wish to celebrate the global community and the music we create, and to that end we are casting a wide net to include people from all around the world. The one wonderful thing about the online events is how easy it has been to attend any convention from any part of our planet.
We will also have a large number of short concerts available for signup a week or so out from the con. First come, first served. These will only be fifteen minute slots, but we want as many folks as possible to take part. (We felt that that worked really well last year.)
There will also be theme filks, workshops, and song contests, and Sunday will feature The Filk Hall of Fame.
The theme for this year’s song contest is “The Light at the End of the Tunnel”.
Take care, stay safe.
On behalf of the FKO committee,
It will come as no surprise to any of you that we have decided to go virtual again for this year’s FilKONtario. Indeed, we expect this to continue until we are sure we are able to hold another live convention safely. Hopefully in 2022!
Please note: we are looking at changing the dates for FilKONtari-NO 2 from March 19 – 21, we will let you know as soon as we are sure.
Last year’s virtual con was a stopgap measure that, at the time, we considered a blip and not an actual FKO. Now we are working on FilKONtari-NO 2 and are hoping to bring you a hybrid of what was planned for FKO 30, and what was in the pipeline for FKO 31. Or maybe we’ll come up with something else entirely!
We will start planning in the new year, and shall see what the fertile minds of the FKO committee can come up with.
We have a Facebook group called FilKONtari-NO, which all members of our community are invited to join. We will be posting information there, on the FilKONtario Facebook page and the FKO website…. as well as on other social media.
We will update as things are decided, so keep an eye on those sources as we start putting things together and have information and programming to share.
We have started a link page with links to dealers, performers and upcoming online concerts.
Find it here.
For 2020, the Inductees are:
Blind Lemming Chiffon
Congratulations to all the inductees!
Here is the FK-no schedule for the weekend’s events. Thanks to all those that volunteered to participate and perform. See you all Friday!
FK-no Schedule and Zoom tips
Quick link to today’s schedule.
Thanks to everyone for the amazing response to our FilKONtari-No virtual event coming up this weekend.
I am the Sound Tech member of ConCom and have tried to contact all of our performers by email to help them get set up for good quality audio on the zoom meeting platform. I have had responses from most participants already and am continuing to work with everyone involved to do short sound check zoom meetings with them if possible.
There are a few performers that I have not been able to reach or heard back from, so I would like to invite anyone that has NOT already talked to me to send me an email at filkontarioinfo[at]gmail[dot]com so we can connect and be prepared for the live event.
Thanks again and looking forward to a great time for all.
Hello to all of our filk friends and family from the FilKONtario Committee.
You may already be aware that we are having a virtual convention this weekend – April 24 to 26. We will be posting the schedule in a few days. It is going to be posted everywhere we can on social media and our website, so watch those spaces. Please spread the word.
This notice is to let you know that we have 15 minute slots available for sign up. These are available to anyone who wishes one, for as long as they remain unspoken for.
We will be hosting the event using Zoom as the platform for all these concerts so they are not just open to people on social media and you will not need to set it up.
All slots have been signed for! See the tentative schedule.
We will post the concert schedule as soon as the performers that take up these slots are added to it.
If you miss out, we will be having open filk at the end of each days scheduled programming. We ask that those that have concerts understand that we will be giving those that didn’t, first dibs in the open filks.
Regards, and stay safe.
A message to our FilKONtario community from the FilKONtario 30 committee:
We know that it will come as no surprise to any of you to hear that we have decided that we have to cancel this year’s FKO.
While we may have been able to wait a while longer and see how things develop, we felt that it was our responsibility to make a decision and inform everyone sooner, rather than later, in the hopes that people are able to change their plans
We love our community, and deeply regret cancelling. However, we don’t feel that getting together at the height of a global pandemic, to sing in a closed environment, is in the best interests of that community. I’ll say no more on that point, as I am sure you are all as aware of the factors involved as we are.
We will have much to do over the next few weeks that are not the positive, get ready for the con things we normally do.
Dave Hayman will be getting in touch with paid members regarding memberships and/or banquets.
We as a convention will be cancelling the room block, so that should be taken care of for you.
We will miss you all and the music we make together.
Take care, and stay well
The second progress report for FKO 30 is here.
Our Guests of honour, Stone Dragons, are running a Miniature Paint and Take workshop for anyone interested in trying out or improving their miniature painting skills. Sign-up required so that they can bring adequate supplies. More info and sign-up here