Feb. 27th, 2013

johno: (Consonance 2007)
Consonance 2013
March 1-3, 2013

Meet Merav Hoffman, Interfilk Guest of Honor

Merav an excellent and accomplished filk gardener. She will, when
the need arises, moderate a circle without people even realizing she's
doing it, consciously encourage those that need it and redirect those
who need that, all while never losing her sense of manners.

She pays attention -- and so will often notice and encourage
hidden talent in a circle before anyone else knows it's there.

Merav is an accomplished performer. One can see it in how she
acts, how she dresses (often), and always, always in her performances.
Her songs are always fun to listen to (or harmonize with), her voice
is gorgeous, and when she raises her own voice to harmonize with yours,
the result is always better than the sum of its parts.

Thanks to Joshua Kronengold for Merav's bio.
Read her full bio in the program book.
johno: (Consonance 2007)

Consonance 2013
March 1-3, 2013
Http://consonance.org

Meet Ookla The Mok, Guests of Honor

But first, some announcements.

The complete Program Book has been posted on the website.

The program lists the breakfast buffet as being from 10-Noon on Saturday and Sunday. It will actually be opening at 8am. It will also be operating on Friday and Monday with shorter hours. Hours will be posted at the info desk.

If you are not staying in the hotel, you can also purchase the buffet. Price will be posted at the info desk.

If you don't plan on using your breakfast vouchers, please drop them in the jar in the consuite. They will be given to our GOHs or your fellow fans in need.


Now on to meeting Ookla the Mok

You notice an antique nickelodeon near the door. Having a nickel to spare, you deposit your five cents and turn the crank.

Tick. Tick. Tick tick-tick-tick-tiktiktiktiktiktik...

A flickering image of a strange creature appears. Body of a man, but the furry head is fringed by a striped mane and fangs protrude from the mouth. A raccoon-like mask of dark fur surrounds the eyes. He opens his mouth and tilts his head back, evidently roaring, and a title appears below the picture:

OOKLA THE MOK!

The name seems familiar somehow.

The creature’s image cross-fades to a picture of a three-piece band. Two guitarists with artistically-trimmed beards flank a handsome fellow seated at a drum kit. The sub title remains, however, and adds another exclamation point. Then a second line appears:

Rock Music for Nerds.

The band goes into action, playing furiously while various images flicker in, animate a bit, then fade out, in the background: flying saucer, several super-heroes, a cowboy, the starship Enterprise, an astronaut, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a pirate, mathematical equations, a tandem bicycle, and monkeys, oh my dear Lord, so many monkeys. The only thing out-numbering the monkeys is the parting couples, usually featuring a pratfall during their separation.

Consonance marks the release of the BRAND NEW CD: Vs.Evil!”

Ookla the Mok, has been getting filk audiences on their feet for over 20 years, and shows no reduction in energy yet. Since they’re from Buffalo, the Bay Area is about as far from home as they perform, yet they've played more concerts at Consonance than at any other single con. This is their fourth appearance at Consonance, and -- after an unreasonable amount of time off from the con circuit -- they couldn't be happier to make their return appearance here.


Thanks to Paul Kwinn for Ookla's bio.
Read the full version in the program book.

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