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Consonance is a filk convention held annually in the Bay Area area. It was founded by Bob Laurent in 1990. Since 2001, Consonance has been sponsored by FanFare Music, a 501(c)(3) fannish charity. Since 2013, Consonance has been held in Milpitas, CA at the hotel now known as the Sonesta San Jose.

From 2003 to the present, Consonance has had at least one guest from outside the U.S. every year.

After Buck Coulson passed away early in 1999, Consonance 1999 raised over $5,000 to help pay his final expenses. Consonance 2018 raised over $20,000 so that Santa Cruz filker Summer Russell could have surgery, not covered by her insurance, to cure a painful condition from which she had suffered for two decades.

Convention Dates Guests
Consonance 1990 March 2-4, 1990 Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton, Tom Smith, Chris Weber
Consonance 1991 March 1-3, 1991 Gytha North, Rilla Heslin
Consonance 1992 March 6-8, 1992 Mark Bernstein, Mike Whitaker, Nick Smith
Consonance 1993 March 5-7, 1993 Carol Roper, Gary Anderson
Consonance 1994 March 4-6, 1994 Larry Warner, Dr. Jane Robinson
1995 From 1995 through 1997, Consonance and ConChord (the Southern California filk con) were held in alternate years.
Consonance 1996 March 1-3, 1996 Murray Porath, Timelines (a group that included Teri Wachowiak), Alan Thiesen, Mike Rubin (passed away before the con)
Consonance 1998 March 6-8, 1998 Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton, Diana Huey, Rand Bellavia, Adam English, Heather Alexander
Consonance 1999 March 5-7, 1999 Clam Chowder (Bob Esty, John Huff, Cliff Laufer, Kathy Sobansky, Sam Van Wyck, Carl Zwanzig), Gary Ehrlich, Cecilia Eng
Consonance 2000 March 3-5, 2000 Steve MacDonald, Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, Heather Borean, Juliane Honisch, Katy Dröge
Consonance 2001 March 2-4, 2001 Urban Tapestry (Debbie Ohi, Jodi Krangle, Allison Durno), Dave Weingart, Mike Stein
Consonance 2002 March 1-3, 2002 Tom Smith, Sherman Dorn, Karen Linsley, Jordin Kare
Consonance 2003 March 7-9, 2003 Talis Kimberley, Simon Fairbourn, Mark Mandel, Ookla the Mok, Jane Mailander
Consonance 2004 March 5-7, 2004 Dandelion Wine (Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers), Franklin Gunkelmann, Steve Savitzky
Consonance 2005 March 4-6, 2005 Terence Chua, Juanita Coulson, Rand Bellavia and Adam English of Ookla the Mok, Adam Selzer, Blake Hodgetts
Consonance 2006 March 3-5, 2006 Bill Roper, Gretchen Roper, Marty Coady Fabish, Peter Beagle, Chris Conway, Puzzlebox (Paul Kwinn, Taunya Gren, Alisa Garcia, Luis Garcia)
Consonance 2007 March 2-4, 2007 Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff, and Alex Bohnhoff, Dave Rood, Gwen Knighton, Kathy Mar
Consonance 2008 March 7-9, 2008 Graham Leathers and Becca Leathers, Carl William Thiel (of the Fibs), Judi Miller, Summer and Fall (Eva van Daele-Hunt and Crystal Blum), Mary Crowell
Consonance 2009 March 6-8, 2009 Vixy and Tony (Michelle Dockrey and Tony Fabris), Mary Bertke, Playing Rapunzel (Mich Sampson & Marilisa Valtazanou), Erica Neely
Consonance 2010 March 5-7, 2010 Tricky Pixie (Alexander James Adams, S. J. "Sooj" Tucker, and Betsy Tinney), Judi Miller, Chris O'Shea, Juliane Honisch and Katy Dröge
Consonance 2011 March 4-6, 2011 Carla Ulbrich and Joe Giacoio, Denise Gendron, Chris Malme, Lynn Gold
Consonance 2012 March 2-4, 2012 All four of the Three Weird Sisters (Mary Crowell, Teresa Powell, Brenda Sutton, and Gwen Knighton Raftery), Partners in K'Rhyme (W. Randy Hoffman and Kira Heston), Brooke Lunderville, Seanan McGuire
Consonance 2013 March 1-3, 2013 Ookla the Mok West: (Adam English, Rand Bellavia, and Luis Garcia), Merav Hoffman, "Downtown" Freddy Brown, Scott Snyder
Consonance 2014 March 7-9, 2014 Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, Jonathan Turner, Robin Holly, Rika Körte, Mark Osier
Consonance 2015 March 6-8, 2015 Wild Mercy (Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton, Debbie Gates, Jen Midkiff, and Amy McNally), Gary Hanak, Phil Mills, Jim Partridge
Consonance 2016 March 4-6, 2016 Cheshire Moon (Eric Coleman and Lizzie Crowe), Jela Schmidt, Kathleen Sloan, Tim Griffin
Consonance 2017 March 24-26, 2017 Bill Sutton and Brenda Sutton, Leslie Hudson, Deb Baudoin
Consonance 2018 March 23-25, 2018 The Blibbering Humdingers (Scott Vaughan and Kersten Vaughan), Summer Russell, Art Warneke, Heather Dale, Ben Deschamps
Consonance 2019 March 22-24, 2019 TomBoat (Tom Smith and Toyboat), Vanessa Cardui, Char MacKay
Consonance 2020 March 20–22, 2020 Cancelled at the last minute because of COVID. The intended performer guests became 2022 guests. The intended listener guests passed away later in 2020 and were honored in 2021.
Consonance 2021 March 5-7, 2021 Virtual only. Listener guests (deceased): Bob Laurent, Lindy Laurent
Consonance 2022 March 25-27, 2022 T. J. Burnside-Clapp, Mitchell Burnside-Clapp, Karl-Johan Norén

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