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FilKONtario (AKA FKO) is a filk convention held in the Mississauga/Toronto area each spring since 1991. It is sponsored by the Filk Society of Upper Canada.

The first FilKONtario was held in April 1991. Since 1995 it has sponsored the Filk Hall of Fame, and new inductees are announced at the convention banquet.

Filk Waif is a term honoring the first waif, Mary Ellen Wessels, whom two of the concom members brought to FilKONtario at their expense because she couldn't afford it. Having been done once, it became a Tradition to bring someone to the convention each year.

The Board and Committee had announced that the August 2022 FilKONtario, called "FilKONtario: The Lost Years," would be the last unless people are found to form a new Board. However, a 2024 convention was subsequently scheduled.


Convention Dates GoHs, Notes
FilKONtario 1 April 12-14, 1991 Bill Sutton & Brenda Sutton
FilKONtario 2 April 10-12, 1992 Tom Smith
FilKONtario 3 May 7-9, 1993 Michael Longcor, Mary Ellen Wessels
FilKONtario 4 April 15-17, 1994 Kathy Mar, Mary Ellen Wessels Heather Rose Jones
FilKONtario 5 March 31-April 2, 1995 "Decadent" Dave Clement, Steve Macdonald
FilKONtario 6 April 19-21, 1996 Mary Ellen Wessels, Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton, Steve Dixon
FilKONtario 7 April 11-13, 1997 Talis Kimberley, Clif Flynt, Carol Flynt, Doug Wu
FilKONtario 8 April 17-19, 1998 Heather Alexander, John Hall, Juliane Honisch, Kerstin Droege
FilKONtario 9 March 26-28,1999 Urban Tapestry, Don Neill, Harold Groot
FilKONtario 10 March 31-April 2, 2000 Larry Warner, Diana Huey, Scott Snyder
FilKONtario 11 April 5-7, 2001 Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton, Steve Simmons, Erica Neely
FilKONtario 12 March 29-31, 2002 Joey Shoji, Dave Weingart, Anke Teschke, Tanya Huff
FilKONtario 13 March 28-30, 2003 Jane Robinson, Cynthia McQuillin, Mark Bernstein, Robert Cooke
FilKONtario 14 March 26-28, 2004 Michael Longcor, Kathleen Sloan, Blind Lemming Chiffon, Karen Anderson
FilKONtario 15 April 1-3, 2005 Steve Macdonald, Judith Hayman, Carla Ulbrich, Michelle Sagara
FilKONtario 16 March 31-April 2, 2006 Chris Conway, Tanya Huff, Judi Miller
FilKONtario 17 March 23-25, 2007 N'Early Music Consort
FilKONtario 18 April 4-6, 2008 Vixy and Tony, Bill Roper, Marilyn Miller, Heather Bruton
FilKONtario 19 April 3-5, 2009 Heather Dale, Urban Tapestry, Gary Tyra, Sandy Tyra, Rob Sawyer
FilKONtario 20 April 9-11, 2010 Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff, Erica Neely, William Mark Simmons
FilKONtario 21 April 1-3, 2011 Wild Mercy, Karen Linsley, Ghost of a Rose
FilKONtario 22 April 19-21, 2012 Kathy Mar, Paul Estin, Steve Biernesser, Dorotha Biernesser
FilKONtario 23 April 19-21, 2013 Tim Walker, Annie Walker
FilKONtario 24 April 25-27, 2014 S. J. Tucker, the Heather Dale Band
FilKONtario 25 April 16-19, 2015 Bill Sutton, Brenda Sutton, Talis Kimberley
FilKONtario 26 April 8-10, 2016 Cecilia Eng, Peggi Warner-Lalonde, Batya Wittenberg
FilKONtario 27 April 21-23, 2017 Mike Whitaker, Cat Faber, Shawna Jacques
FilKONtario 28 April 20-22, 2018 Leslie Hudson, Tim Griffin, Sabine Kinder, Michael Kinder
FilKONtario 29 April 12-14, 2019 Juanita Coulson, Margaret Davis & Kristoph Klover, Summer Russell
FilKONtario 30 / FilKONtari-NO (virtual) April 26-29, 2020 Stone Dragons, Blibbering Humdingers, PDX Broadsides
FilKONtario 31 FilKONtari-NO 2 (virtual) March 19–21, 2021 April 9-11, 2021 Vanessa Cardui, W. Randy Hoffman, Eli Bar-Yahalom
FilKONtario 2022 (aka FK-nO 3) (virtual) April 1-3, 2022 ??
FilKONtario, The Lost Years August 12-14, 2022 Stone Dragons, Vanessa Cardui, W. Randy Hoffman
FK-nO 4 (virtual) March 24–26, 2023 Schedule.

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