The first convention focused around filking was called FilkCon and was held in 1979 near Chicago, probably at the Arlington Park Hilton. It was the first filk convention and was organized by Margaret Middleton and Curt Clemmer with help from the Passovoys.
For a time, filk conventions were so rare that they were all listed as "FilkCon N" even though they were under entirely different managements. Several of the FilkCons became the first convention of a major series of filk conventions.
|FilkCon I||July 1979|
|FilkCon II||August 1980||Marty Burke|
|FilkCon III||June 5-7, 1981||Buck Coulson, Juanita Coulson|
|FilkCon 4.1||March 1982||This was the first Bay Filk|
|FilkCon 4.2||May 1983||Held in parallel with ConQuesT 3|
|FilkCon 5.1||March 11-13, 1983||Bob Passovoy, Ann Passovoy||This was the first ConChord|
|FilkCon 5.2||July 1983||Held in parallel with OKon '83|
|March 2-4, 1984||BayFilk II|
|1984||Julia Ecklar, Gordy Dickson, Murray Porath||OVFF 1|
|FilkCon 7.1||March 1-3, 1985||Clif Flynt||Held in parallel with ConChord 2|
|FilkCon 9.2||1986||Bill Sutton||This is better known as OVFF 2|
The N.1 and N.2 numbering system was invented by Margaret Middleton and was meant to reflect the Western and Estern filk conventions, but this rapidly broke down, with the "eastern" convention being in Kansas City and then Tulsa. The numbering scheme continued for a few more years, with 9.2 probably being the last.
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|Also involved: BayFilk I - ConChord 1|
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