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Apr. 24th, 2018



Housefilk May 6 in Queens!

Hullo out there!

There will be a housefilk on Sunday, May 6, in Kew Gardens Hills in Queens, New York, at the home of Alex and Batya Wittenberg. The festivities will run from 1 pm to approximately 5 pm. The address is 144-32 71st Road, accessible from the LIE and GCP, and by subway and bus.

Interested? Reply to this post , and let us know. And spread the word!

Need directions? Feel free to ask!

Jan. 11th, 2017



Housefilk! Sunday Jan 22, 2017 (NYMF)

Hear ye, hear ye!

On Sunday, January 22nd, 2017, from 1pm to 5pm, in The (new) Bookery (the one year new home of Josh & Lisa) there will be a housefilk, that being an open song and music circle. All are invited to attend, and, should they wish, join the NYMF meeting held immediately following (there are two accessable rooms, so there will also be somewhere for people to hang out, and if they wish filk some more or get dinner who -don't- wish to attend the NYMF meeting). People are also welcome to show up as early as noon, but if so, may be asked to help make the place presentable. This is an NYMF (New York Metropolitan Filk) Event.

The Bookery: 3920 52nd Street APT GD, Woodside (Queens), NY 11377-3230
Phone: 646-361-3257

Accessibility: We are on the ground floor, but the entrance is up 4 steps. If they are an issue, call ahead and we can meet you near 3940 and let you into the side entrance with no steps.

House Rules:

1. Please do not record; we will be setting up central recording, and once one is available, may provide a cleaned up and edited version on request. You may take photographs, but please get permission of their subjects first.

2. The house has no pets of any kind. Try not to bring feline allergens in if you can. (if you are allergic to anything that we need to know, tell us).

3. The house is not kosher, but we'll try to provide disposable tableware and some amount of beverages. If there's something you must eat/drink, you might want to bring it (there is plenty of takeout in the area if you are hungry and need to order something). Do try to label anything you bring if there's anything non-obvious in it (err on the side of disclosure).


By subway: Fastest: Take the 7 to 52nd street, turn North (towards Cafe 52, away from the Filipino place) and walk to, cross, Skillman; turn left and walk back to 52nd street, the entrance is on your left.
Less Fast: Take the R to Woodside, walk south, then make a right at 39th avenue and a left onto 52nd street. Destination is on your right.
Also less fast, but sometimes necessary: Take the 7 to Woodside. Get out and go to ground level. Walk west (numbers go down), turning on to Skillman. When you get to 52nd street, turn right and walk along 52nd street until you get to our place (on your left).

By LIRR: Take the LIRR to Woodside. Follow directions as "7 to Woodside" above.

By car: Go to our neighborhood. (Northern Blvd is probably the ticket, but you likely have a GPS that will give you something better). Find somewhere to park (not entirely trivial, but possible, usually by driving around the nearby park until something turns up). Then go to our apartment.

Do feel free to share this invite to those you think might be interested!

Space is not -entirely- unlimited, and we do want to be able to plan ahead, so please rsvp (if yes) on Dreamwidth(https://mneme.dreamwidth.org/89829.html), on FB(https://www.facebook.com/events/249907088755237/), or by email to mneme AT labcats.org.

Nov. 5th, 2016


2016 Pegasus Awards - Winners

The winners for the Pegasus award in 2016 are:
Best Filk Song - Creatures of Dream - Batya Wittenberg
Best Classic Filk Song - Take It Back - Kathleen Sloan
Best Performer - Play It With Moxie
Best Writer/Composer - Barry Childs-Helton
Best Adapted Song - Six Transit Genitalia Centauri - Bob Kanefsky
Best Exploration Song - Starsoul - Roger Burton West/ Jodi Krangle

Congratulations to NEFilk local Batya on her 1st win and the 2017 NEFilk GOH on their Pegasus wins!

Aug. 18th, 2016



Housefilk in New Jersey, Sunday afternoon, August 28

There will be a housefilk on Sunday afternoon, August 28 from 2 to 6 pm. ladymondegreen, akawil and Terry will host. Address is:
317 1st Street
Jersey City, NJ

The apartment is about a 10 minute walk from the PATH station at Grove Street - when leaving the station head left on Newark Ave and then walk to 1st Street and another left there.  Please note, however, that PATH service that day is only from the World Trade Center station and not from 33rd Street.

RSVP by replying to this post.

Hope to see you then!

Jul. 4th, 2016


NEFilk 27: Contata 8

Next year's NEFilk convention is Contata 8.
Guest of Honor: Bob Kanefsky
Brave Toaster: Mary Ellen Wessels
Seasoned Guest: Jane “Auntie Arwen” Sibley
Interfilk Guests: Zornige Ameisen/Angry Antz (Silke Kovàr and Steffi Zurek)
Morristown, NJ

June 23-25, 2017.

More details @ contata.org

Jun. 30th, 2016



When does Conterpoint start?

I'm not seeing any information on the Conterpoint website for when registration opens or the first program item is. Could someone on the concom please offer a hint?

I'm driving down with Bob and Mabel tomorrow and should get there around late afternoon if nothing goes wrong.

May. 25th, 2016



Conterpoint 2016 Deadlines Approaching

Just a reminder that pre-registration for NEFik 26/Conterpoint 2016 closes May 31st. The current rate for a regular membership is $50. Premier and supporting memberships are also available, as are children's memberships.

The at-the-door rate will be $60 for the full weekend, with day rates to be determined closer to the convention.

Our $112/night room rate at the Radisson Hotel North Baltimore expires June 7th.

Hope to see you in Baltimore!

Mar. 10th, 2016



Conterpoint Songbook and Song Contest

We're a little late on the announcements, but Conterpoint 2016 will be doing a songbook as usual, as well as offering a song contest.

The songbook is being produced by madfilkentist. Submissions can be sent to conterpointbook at mcgath dot com.

Our song content topic will be "The Final Frontier", in honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the premiere of Star Trek.

Hope to see you in July!

Feb. 7th, 2016



NEFilk 26/Conterpoint 2016

I've been falling down on the publicity job, but it's not too late to make amends. The Northeast Filk Convention, in its Conterpoint incarnation, returns to the Baltimore area this July. Here are the details:

NEFilk 26/Conterpoint 2016
July 1-3, 2016
Radisson Hotel North Baltimore

GOH: Bill and Brenda Sutton
TM: Callie Hills
Interfilk GOH: Kip McMurray

The hotel should be familiar to Darkover and Chessiecon attendees, it's the long-time Holiday Inn turned Crowne Plaza turned Radisson that's hosted those cons for many years.

More details can be found on the Conterpoint website.

Oct. 11th, 2015



Housefilk in New Jersey, Sunday afternoon, October 18

Yes, there will be Housefilk next Sunday afternoon, October 18 from 3 to 7 pm.  Aaron Davies will our host.  Address is:
100 Christopher Columbus Dr., Jersey City, NJ 07302 (right next to the Grove St. PATH Station; exit from the middle of the platform and go up the escalator)
Once in the building, take the elevator to the seventh floor and go through the door between the two pairs of elevators; turn right and the room is on your right, just past the kitchen.
RSVP by replying to this post or emailing adavies42@me.com.
Hope to see you then!

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