Our Guests

Guest of Honour: Stone Dragons

The Stone Dragons flew down from their rocky weyr, here  in Toronto, 12 years ago and  have performed as musical guests across the U.S., Canada, Germany and England where they won a prestigious Sam Award. Their music burns with a bright flame and scales many science, fantasy, geek and gaming themes with a serious and sometimes humorous side. They strive to make their music exciting and different encompassing East Indian, folk, rock, blues, bluegrass and Celtic styles. The Stone Dragons are extremely excited and proud to be selected as Guest of Honour for the 2020 Filk Ontario Convention and look forward to a weekend of fun, music and friends.  Check out their “Dream of Flying” CD and website at www.stonedragons.ca.

Official FKO Filk Waifs: The Blibbering Humdingers

These magical masters of musical hi-jinx and mayhem will wizard rock the tea towel right off your house elf. Their unique blend of 80s new wave, 50s do-wop, straight up pop rock and old-timey sing-song comedy will leave you laughing and crying for more. They draw inspiration from the wizarding world of Harry Potter, Dr Who, the SCA, medieval fantasy, science fiction and all kinds of delightfully, nerdy fandomness. 

Scott & Kirsten Vaughan began performing together in 1992 in the SCA (where they are still known as Efenwealt Wystle and Maîtresse Aénor d’Anjou). For many years they mostly sang around campfires. With the release of ‘Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows’ in 2007 and the explosion of the wizard-rock movement they decided to form their own wrock act. Since then they have performed at conventions, libraries, bars, and wizard rock festivals all over the US (and even in the UK). They live in Cary, NC (under the name Sanderz) with two kids and a cat named Rosemerta.

When not out conquering the galaxy with her army of clone-cyborg wallabies, Kirsten creates steampunk/medieval/fantasy accessories for her online store, MyFunkyCamelot.etsy.com. And in order to protect his secret past as a renegade heating & cooling engineer, Scott pretends to manage communications campaigns for clinical research studies at tiny advertising/creative services agency.

Interfilk Guest: PDX Broadsides

The PDX Broadsides, a Portland OR pop-folk trio, have been playing music together since 2011, and have become known for their harmonies and clever writing. They love things, and as a result many of their songs are about the things they love. Turns out those things are basically nerdy. Their fifth studio album is “Relatable Content.”

 

The PDX Broadsides have played around North America and have performed at conventions including Dragon Con, NorWesCon, and Conflikt. You may have seen them play alongside The Doubleclicks, Marian Call, or Molly Lewis. They have received two Pegasus Award nominations and completed their first East Coast tour in 2019.
Dr. Jessica Hebert is a postdoctoral reproductive researcher at OHSU and an internationally-presenting science communicator. Hollyanna McCollom is the author of the Moon Guide to Portland and a local writer. Christian Lipski was Portland’s foremost comics journalist and served as a judge for the comics industry’s Eisner Awards.

Songwriting Contest Topic: Back to the Moon

We’ve created an historical document that lists our past guests here.