Every year, OVFF presents many fine concerts.
There is the Pegasus Award Nominee's concert on Friday night, the GoH concert, the InterFilk guest concert, and even occasionally one given by the Honored Listener.
There are also concerts given by other members of the filk community.
This year, watch for our (Pegasus Nominated) Honored Listener, Judi Miller, who will be signing while the other performers are singing, on stage and off. Her manual harmonies are a sight to behold.
Pegasus Nominees Concert
The Pegasus Award Nominees concert is held every year at OVFF on Friday night.
At this concert, all of the songs nominated in the "Best Filk Song",
"Best Classic Filk Song", and that year's two rotating categories (this year, it's "Battle Songs" and "Torch Songs" ) are presented;
sometimes by the composer, sometimes by other performers. This affords OVFF attendees one last chance to hear the songs before they vote.
The final ballots for the Pegasus Award for Excellence in Filking are then cast, and the Pegasus committee then counts the votes, along with those ballots cast by filkers throughout the world via on-line or mail-in balloting, and only then is it known who will win the Pegasus this year.
Our Guest of Honor, Dr Mary Crowell, will give her concert on Saturday.
InterFilk Guest Concert
Our Interfilk Guest, Tony Fabris, will give his concert on Saturday.
Our toastmaster, Paul Kwinn, will give his concert on Saturday.
There will be other concerts as well. The programming schedule is still in its early stages, so check back here for updates as the concerts and performers are arranged and scheduled.
One-Shots / Twofers
For those who do not have a concert, but have songs or other performance pieces that they want to share with the entire
convention, there are the One-Shots and Twofers.
Sign-up sheets for the one-shots will be at the registration table. The names and order for the available Twofer slots will be drawn from a hat at 8:00pm on Friday Evening, names for the One-Shots will be drawn at midnight on Friday.
This new procedure has been established to make the allocation of the limited Twofer and One-Shots as fair as possible, and to prevent them from all going to the first people who arrive after Registration opens on Friday.
OVFF's Taping Policy
Individuals are welcome
to record tapes of performances on the concert stage and in the open filks for their
own private use as long as
the recording is unobtrusive and the performer's
implied permission is
given. Performers have the
option of announcing,
"Please donít record me"
prior to their performance, and we expect everyone to comply with their wishes. Failure to do so will have negative results.
If you are interested in taping this year's convention for commercial
reproduction, please write us for a bid package.