Filk

Welcome to Filk at Capricon as we go Rockin’ in the Outer Realms! We plan to bring you music from all over the known universe, featuring musicians in our own corner of the Milky Way as well as travelers from strange and wonderful worlds far away.

What is Filk, you ask? Simply put, filk is the music of science fiction & fantasy fandom. Much of it is based on books, TV series, films, and other media sources of stories. Some of it is not. Some filk is hilariously comic, some is deadly serious. Some of it parodies well-known melodies, and a good chunk of it is entirely original. There are solo performers, duos, trios, and full bands. Filk came out of the folk music movement (“filk” is actually “folk” with a typo that stuck) but has expanded to every style of music from folk to pop to rap to blues to rock to reggae to opera to world music styles, and you might even find occasional spoken word pieces. There are casual filk circles each night where every voice and instrument is welcome to share something, often going until the wee hours of the morning. Our main programming features panels and concerts in the Capricon Café during the day, and major concerts on the Main Stage on Friday and Saturday evenings.  

PANELS

Friday, 1pm: From Circle to Stage
What are conventions looking for in stage performers that is different from performing in a casual music circle? 

Saturday, 1pm: Musician Seeks Muse: Apply Within
From where does inspiration flow?  What personal habits make songwriting easier – or harder?  What resources are out there to support musical endeavors of all kinds?

OPEN FILK CIRCLES

Friday, 9pm: Bardic Style (so everyone knows when it’s their turn)
Saturday, 9pm: Polite Midwestern Chaos (no particular order but facilitated for fairness)
Sunday, 11am: Just Jam (casual facilitated jam of easy songs to play/sing along with)

SCHEDULED TO APPEAR

Each of these musicians is traveling to and appearing at Capricon on their own dime, and Capricon is incredibly pleased to have folks from all corners of the universe coming to make incredible music!  Please check out their websites, social media pages, and merchandise links.

Friday, 2pm

Cathy McManamon
https://cathymcmusic.com
https://cathymcmanamon.bandcamp.com
https://facebook.com/cathymcmusic
https://patreon.com/CathyMcManamon

Friday, 3pm

Jim Turner
Jim is a multi-instrument player whose range of music includes old time, folk, and good old rock & roll.  He is a treasure in our filk community!

Friday, 4pm

Amy Christensen
https://FairyFortunes.com
https://facebook.com/FairyFortunes

Friday, 5pm

Luke Bretscher
https://soundcloud.com/lucius-voltaic

Friday, 6pm

The Courtesan and The Cabin Boy
https://facebook.com/courtesancabinboy
https://thecourtesanthecabinboy.bandcamp.com

Friday, 7:30pm – Main Stage

The Klingon Pop Warrior
https://klingonpopwarrior.com
https://klingonpopwarrior.bandcamp.com
https://facebook.com/klingonpopwarrior
https://twitter.com/KlingonPop

Saturday, 2pm

Jason Neerenberg
https://randomfractions.com
http://toyboatband.com

Saturday, 3pm

Cat Greenberg
https://mountaincatmedia.com
https://catgreenberg.bandcamp.com

Saturday, 4pm

Court and Country
https://courtandcountry.com
https://courtandcountry.bandcamp.com
https://facebook.com/CourtAndCountry

Saturday, 5pm

Sassafrass
http://sassafrassmusic.com
https://sassafrass.bandcamp.com
https://adapalmer.com

Saturday, 7pm – Main Stage

Cheshire Moon
https://cheshiremoon.net
https://cheshiremoon.bandcamp.com
https://facebook.com/cheshiremoonmusic
https://twitter.com/cheshire_moon
https://patreon.com/cheshiremoon

Saturday, 8pm – Main Stage

Random Fractions/Rune Songs
https://randomfractions.com
https://facebook.com/randomfractions