The Pegasus Awards

Batya Wittenberg IF


Pegasus Award

Award Year Category Song
2016 Best Filk Song Creatures of Dream

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Song
2015 Best Time-Related Song Gabriel Gray's Song
2010 Best Filk Song Gabriel Gray's Song
2010 Best Writer/Composer  
2009 Best Filk Song Gabriel Gray's Song

Batya "The Toon" Wittenberg has been an active filker since ... well,
looked at one way, since Lunacon of 1996, when she first sat down in a
filk circle and successfully sang Frank Hayes's "Cosmos" without a
printed copy of the lyrics. ("I didn't know it was impossible when I
did it!")
Looked at a different way, she's been a filker since she
was a small child, raised by a father who to this day tends to write
off-the-cuff song parodies as naturally as he breathes. Whether
nature or nurture was responsible, it was probably inevitable that she
eventually found her way into filk.

Batya tends to write funny and serious filksongs in roughly equal
measure, mostly to pre-existing tunes, although in the past few years
she has begun to write her own music as well. She enjoys improvising
vocal harmonies in open filk circles, and indeed has a habit of doing
so unconsciously at other times as well. She is a founding member of
the intercontinental filk group Lady Mondegreen, and a card-carrying
Ose Bunny.

She is also, in no particular order: a practicing Orthodox Jew, an
invertebrate punster, a successful transplant to New York City, a
happily married woman since 1999, an enthusiastic cook and foodie, a
toon, a habitual online roleplayer, and in no particular order.


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