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Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007, 01:34 pm
D*C Comedy, Filk, and Concourse Concert Schedule

Greetings! Tom Smith, Dragon*Con Filk Track Director here. And have we got a weekend of fantastic music for you!

The interesting thing I've found at D*C is that there are effectively two kinds of music: goth rock, and everything else. If you're looking for the goth rock, well, sorry. I've got a little of that, but mostly that'll be someone else's post. What I've got here is the folk rock. And the filk. And Teh Funny. And some (indeed most) of the Celtic. And the rap/hip-hop comedy on steroids.

Not kidding around, either. On Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. in Regency Ballroom 6 & 7, there's One Big Honkin' Funny Music Show, featuring The Brobdingnagian Bards, Rob Balder, The Great Luke Ski, Worm Quartet, and special music guest Carla Ulbrich. And I might do a couple of songs as well. ;)

Plus, we've got filk concerts going all night, every night! So many acts wanted to be part of the show that I doubled up some of 'em. Starting at 8:30 p.m. every evening:
  • Friday -- Matt Leger, Roberta Rogow, guitar wizard Joe Giacoio (if you have never seen this guy, you have to -- literally, you have to see what he does with his guitar), GOH Carla Ulbrich, and the Boogie Knights
  • Saturday -- Carrie Dahlby, Throwing Toasters, Rob Balder, Worm Quartet, and the Brobdingnagian Bards
  • Sunday -- the Bedlam Bards, Carla Ulbrich, Tom Smith, The Great Luke Ski
(The one problem is that I'm still scrambling to find a room available for open filk before 1:00 a.m. I promise I'll find something and let you know.)

And the Concourse Stage (same level as the Regency Ballroom, over by the stairs) is full up for the weekend as well:

12:30 Rob Balder
2pm Emerald Rose
3:30pm Three-Quarter Ale
5pm Ghosts Project (Paul Mercer)
6:30pm Bedlam Bards


11am Worm Quartet
12:30 Boogie Knights
2pm The Last Dance (acoustic)
3:30pm Serpenteens (acoustic)
5pm Cemetary Surfers (acoustic)
6:30pm the great Luke Ski


11am Tom Smith
12:30 Bella Morte (acoustic)
2pm Carla Ulbrich (Filk GoH)
3:30pm DP3 (Paul Mercer)
5pm The Brobdingnagian Bards
6:30pm Throwing Toasters
Anyway, that's what we're looking at. And we really, really hope you like it.

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC)

Ooooh. Three Quarter Ale features my wife Batya's first cousin, Rosemary Quench. And I would tell everyone that they are really good even if she weren't family.

Alas, we can't be there, but it all looks awesome and we will be jealous from afar.

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 05:50 pm (UTC)



Gotta love anybody who features a kasha varnishkes recipe on the front page of her website. Good stuff.

(Note to self. When I'm back in New York--which, hey, Yom Kippur. Food holiday. Not that there are many non-food holidays--be sure to eat some of that. I don't think I've had it in years.)

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 07:29 pm (UTC)

Hee - I'm reminded of the joke explanation of nearly all Jewish holidays:

"They tried to kill us, we won, let's eat."

My Orthodox friend says there's one where it's "They tried to kill us, THEY won, let's eat", but I can't remember which holiday that is.

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:05 pm (UTC)

I've always heard it as "we survived," which is true no matter who won...

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)

After looking at that schedule, I need to contact TransPoly-U and see about their insta-clone services. I figured that I would need a clone to do the main concerts and stuff from other tracks. Now I need a clone for the main concerts, a clone for Concourse Stage, and a third clone to attend all the other non-filk stuff I want to do.

Question: how late does Friday night main concert go until? I need to figure out when I can do my dinner break. Unless you are planning to have pizzas and soda delivered to the ballroom so no one needs to leave, other than call of nature breaks.

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 08:16 pm (UTC)

The Big Honkin' Funny Music Show is 2-1/2 hours, until 6:30 p.m. You do bring up a point about the evening filk concerts, though: Since I had to work with their 1-1/2-hour time slots, I figured the best way to handle it is to give people with full concerts about 75-80 minutes. (Half-concerts will go about 35-40.) This should give performers time to hawk their merch and audience time to not only buy merch but to also hit the restrooms and stretch their legs as needed.

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 09:50 pm (UTC)

Glad to hear everything is arranged for you. Can't wait to see them.

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 10:35 pm (UTC)

Is anything filk-wise happening on Thursday night? Or afternoon?

Wed, Aug. 22nd, 2007 10:46 pm (UTC)

Afternoon, nothing. Evening, I bet we can do some open filking. Also, there will be some sets by Emerald Rose, The Lost Boys, and Three-Quarter Ale.