The Pegasus Awards

Erin Bellavia



Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Collaboration Song
2023 Best Filk Song w/ Rand Bellavia Fight Like A Girl
2023 Best Performer Via Bella  
2022 Best Performer Via Bella  
2021 Best Filk Song w/ Rand Bellavia Fighting the Black Thing
2021 Best Cheery-Ose Song w/ Merav Hoffman & Seanan McGuire Dear Seanan
2020 Best Media Song w/ Rand Bellavia Cliffs of Insanity
2018 Best Filk Song w/ Rand Bellavia Fight Like A Girl
2018 Best Roadtrip Song w/ Rand Bellavia Cliffs of Insanity
2016 Best Adapted Song w/ Rand Bellavia Cliffs of Insanity


Erin Bellavia's musical career began when she was cast as an orphan in a community production of Annie at age 12. She thought it ended a year later when she was cut from the middle school show choir. For a long time, her only musical performances were in her bedroom at home, where she pretended to make music videos.

Many, many years later, she met this guy named Rand, who brought her to her first filk convention in 2005. At first she was content to listen, but was gradually convinced by some of her new friends to sing--just a little--in a filk circle. She and Rand first performed together at the 2010 OVFF Pegasus Concert. They began doing some writing together in preparation for their first concert at FilKONtario in 2013 and have since performed concerts at cons throughout North America.

Erin and Rand began performing as Via Bella in 2017, and their first album, The Way of Beauty, was released in April 2018.

In January 2023, Erin was the Toastmistress at GAFilk. She has been nominated for 9 Pegasus Awards, including a 2021 nomination with Merav Hoffman and Seanan McGuire for the Via Bella song "Dear Seanan." In 2022, she took on the role of co-conchair for FilKONtario.

Erin is an educator, writer, editor, calligrapher, and cosplayer. She occasionally blogs at



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