Honored Guests


Guests of Honor: Misbehavin’ Maidens

Misbehavin' Maidens

“Funny, filthy, feminist, fandom folk”

The Misbehavin’ Maidens are a bawdy nerd-folk comedy band comprised of four women from the Washington, D.C. / Baltimore are with a love of feminist, sex-positive music, LGBTQIA+ representation, parodies, drinking & fandom references for the 19+ geek crowd.

Their debut album, Busted, was released in 2015; their second album, Sloppy Seconds, was released in 2017; and their third album, Swearing is Caring, was released in July 2019.




Toastmaster: Tom Smith

Tom Smith Photo

Tom Smith has only missed two OVFFs since 1986. Along the way, he’s recorded two dozen albums, mixing dark fantasy, implausible goofiness, and All. The. Puns.. He’s also amassed hundreds of friends and fans, fourteen Pegasus Awards, a spot in the Filk Hall of Fame, and not quite enough words to s











Honored Listeners: Dennis, Sharon, & Kaitlin Palmer

Photo of Dennis, Sharon, & Kaitlin Palmer

Dennis and Sharon Palmer have been involved with OVFF for a long time now. As attendees of the first OVFFs, then being involved with the concom. Their daughter, Kaitlin, attended OVFF when she was only a few months old. They now help behind the scene with the stage set-up.










Interfilk Guest: James Mahaffey

Photo of James Mahaffey... and hat.

James Mahaffey is a native Midwesterner who is now a transplanted “Texan-by-marriage”. His introduction to filk began with friends who convinced him to work the first FenCon convention. He spent the next ten years as ConOps before volunteering as “the sound guy” and co-ConChair. He also serves on the board of directors for the Dallas Future Society and was ConChair for the first two WhoFest conventions, organized by DFS.

Professionally, he works as an architectural services consultant. He is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and bassist. In 2017, he released his first CD, Transit, with his project band, The Scrap Merchants.