Consonance

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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, Inc.

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

Mike Rubin was originally selected as the 1996 Toastmaster, but he passed away before the con, and was replaced by Alan Thiesen.

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
Consonance 1991 March 1-3, 1991 Gytha North
Consonance 1992 March 6-8, 1992 Mark Bernstein, Mike Whitaker
Consonance 1993 March 5-7, 1993 Carol Roper
Consonance 1994 March 4-6, 1994 Larry Warner
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)
1997
Consonance 1998 March 6-8, 1998 Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton, Diana Huey, Rand Bellavia, Adam English
Consonance 1999 March 5-7, 1999 Clam Chowder (Bob Esty, John Huff, Cliff Laufer, Kathy Sobansky, Sam Van Wyck, Carl Zwanzig), Gary Ehrlich
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
Consonance 2002 March 1-3, 2002 Tom Smith, Sherman Dorn
Consonance 2003 March 7-9, 2003 Talis Kimberley, Simon Fairbourn, Mark Mandel, Ookla the Mok
Consonance 2004 March 5-7, 2004 Dandelion Wine (Dave Clement and Tom Jeffers), Franklin Gunkelmann
Consonance 2005 March 4-6, 2005 Terence Chua, Juanita Coulson, Rand Bellavia and Adam English of Ookla the Mok, Adam Selzer
Consonance 2006 March 3-5, 2006 Bill Roper, Gretchen Roper, Marty Coady Fabish, Peter Beagle, : Chris Conway
Consonance 2007 March 2-4, 2007 Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff, and Alex Bohnhoff, Dave Rood, Gwen Knighton
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)
Consonance 2009 March 6-8, 2009 Vixy and Tony (Michelle Dockrey and Tony Fabris), Mary Bertke, Playing Rapunzel (Mich Sampson & Marilisa Valtazanou)
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
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,
Consonance 2013 March 1-3, 2013 Ookla the Mok West: (Adam English, Rand Bellavia, and Luis Garcia), Merav Hoffman, "Downtown" Freddy Brown
Consonance 2014 March 7-9, 2014 Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, Jonathan Turner, Robin Holly,Rika Körte
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
Consonance 2016 March 4-6, 2016 Cheshire Moon, Jela Schmidt, Kathleen Sloan
Consonance 2017 March 24-26, 2017 Bill Sutton and Brenda Sutton, Leslie Hudson
Consonance 2018 March 23-25, 2018 The Blibbering Humdingers, Summer Russell, Art Warneke, Heather Dale, Ben Deschamps
Consonance 2019 March 22-24, 2019 TomBoat, Vanessa Cardui
Consonance 2020 March 20–22, 2020 T. J. Burnside-Clapp, Mitchell Burnside-Clapp, Karl-Johan Norén, Bob Laurent, Lindy Laurent


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