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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johno: (Consonance 2007)

Consonance online

Just 6 more days!

Consonance 2013
March 1-3, 2013


The web page is the primary and authoritative source of information for Consonance.
http://consonance.org


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I also post to my personal journal and Filk communities on each network.


Last but not least, we still maintain an old school mailing list!

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Early this morning cancer took our friend from us.

Chris and I were able to visit Kayta last night for a few minutes.

Her daughters and brother were able to spend time with Kayta before she passed away.

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Early this morning cancer took our friend from us.

Chris and I were able to visit Kayta last night for a few minutes.

Her daughters and brother were able to spend time with Kayta before she passed away.

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At the Hayward Farmers Market.

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At the Hayward Farmers Market.

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Cordie is not smiling for a photo.

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Cordie is not smiling for a photo.

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Yesterday I tweeted about heading into San Francisco way to early...


The customer event went well. Lots of good information and very clear understanding of the vendors road map for the coming year.

Near the end of the day my sales rep invited me to stay for drinks and a early light dinner. No problem says I, expecting a drink and a basic restaurant dinner. Maybe steak place if I was lucky.

Well...

After sessions ended, we retired to the hotel quiet bar where we had an hour of socializing on the vendors bar tab.

We were then ushered into a private dinning room, and a 5 course gourmet meal prepared by on of San Francisco's top chefs (I missed his name, but he was recently the Sous Chef at the French Laundry), and capped by 3 courses of dessert.

Oh and all this was at the Ritz-Carlton on Nob Hill.

"A drink and a light dinner." yeah right. ;)

edited: To fix a couple of spelling errors and add some minor details.

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Yesterday I tweeted about heading into San Francisco way to early...


The customer event went well. Lots of good information and very clear understanding of the vendors road map for the coming year.

Near the end of the day my sales rep invited me to stay for drinks and a early light dinner. No problem says I, expecting a drink and a basic restaurant dinner. Maybe steak place if I was lucky.

Well...

After sessions ended, we retired to the hotel quiet bar where we had an hour of socializing on the vendors bar tab.

We were then ushered into a private dinning room, and a 5 course gourmet meal prepared by on of San Francisco's top chefs (I missed his name, but he was recently the Sous Chef at the French Laundry), and capped by 3 courses of dessert.

Oh and all this was at the Ritz-Carlton on Nob Hill.

"A drink and a light dinner." yeah right. ;)

edited: To fix a couple of spelling errors and add some minor details.

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