October 23-25, 2020
While we have decided to not hold an "in-person" convention for 2020, we WILL be hosting a free virtual convention in 2020 instead. We are still planning to have all of our originally scheduled guests, the Pegasus Awards, workshops, concerts, open filking, and more! So please plan on joining us for NOVFF on October 23-25, 2020.
Come join the conversation either in our private Facebook group, or on Discord! (You can request a link to join the Discord group by sending mail to webmaster at ovff dot org). The links to our Zoom rooms for our program will be posted in these two places!
While we will be trying to provide the best experience possible in virtual space, we will NOT be having an iron filker contest this year.
The good news is, we WILL still be having our traditional song contest complete with Judges, but we have decided to change the Song Contest Theme. In light of the COVID19 global pandemic, the NEW Song Contest Theme will be:
All entries should be new material of limited distribution written between October 2019 and October 2020.
The original Song Contest Theme for 2020 (Future's So Bright) will be used in 2021. All entries for 2021 should be new material of limited distribution written between October 2019 and October 2021.
The 2020 Pegasus Nominees Concert will be ONLINE!
The Pegasus Nominees Concert has been a staple of OVFF Friday night programming since 1998. The concert presents the Best Filk Song, Best Classic Filk Song, and the two floating categories (this year, Best Media Song and Best Space Song) in a 3 hour extravaganza that highlights the best of filk as chosen by the community. And you can even vote during the concert!
The Concert will be presented as a virtual event. And because we're not limited to attendees of OVFF to throw the Concert this year, we can present a concert that spans a large chunk of the globe!
To accommodate performers from a wide range of time zones, the Concert will take place on:
Saturday, October 24, 3pm - 6pm EST
In addition, since there isn't a physical stage to be reset between each song; for just this year we will be including the Best Performer and Best Writer/Composer categories in the Concert!! They will be performing their Representative song that is presented elsewhere on this site.
So fire up your Zoom client! Details of the concert will be announced in the 2020 OVFF private Facebook page and on the OVFF Discord shortly before the concert!