British Filk Convention

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The series of British Filk Conventions don't have a unifying name, and each one is started with a new committee (though they are mostly drawn from a larger continuing group of people), but they have continued regularly each February since 1989.

The names of the conventions have, except for the first (Contabile), involved a play on words on the convention's ordinal number. The convention has retained as its domain name in spite of the changing names.

The convention's main concert presents short performances by many different participants. There is a fund which is administered by a continuing group to bring an overseas filker to the British Filk Convention each year. The Sams Awards are issued at the convention, but are administered by a different group of people than either the convention committee or the overseas guest fund.

Footloose Filker has been category of guest starting with #20 in 2008. Exactly what the criteria are is not clear.

# Convention Dates Venue Location GoHs
1 Contabile February 2-5, 1989 The Chequers Hotel Newbury, UK Leslie Fish, Gytha North
2 Con2bile February 2-4, 1990 Great Northern Hotel Peterborough, UK Meg Davis, Mike Whitaker
3 Treble February 1-3, 1991 Burlington Hotel Eastbourne, UK Bill Sutton, Zander Nyrond
4 Fourplay January 31-February 2, 1992 Victoria Park Hotel Wolverhampton, UK Jane Robinson, Cynthia McQuillin, Colin Fine
5 Pentatonic February 5-7, 1993 Rozel Hotel Weston-super-Mare, UK Kathy Mar, Rhodri James
6 VIbraphone February 4-6, 1994 Oak Hotel Brighton, UK Tom Smith, Talis Kimberley
7 Transept February 3-5, 1995 Royal Cambridge Hotel Cambridge, UK Joey Shoji, Phil Allcock
8 Obliter-8 February 2-4, 1996 Forte Crest Hotel Milton Keynes, UK Julia Ecklar, Chris Malme
9 HarmonIX January 31-February 2, 1997 Rozel Hotel Weston-super-Mare, UK Mary Ellen Wessels, Sue Mason
10 Decadence February 6-8, 1998 Albany Trust Hotel Eastbourne, UK Mitchell Burnside-Clapp, Valerie Housden
11 XIlophone February 5-7, 1999 Hilton National Hotel Basingstoke, UK Dave Clement, Lawrence Dean
12 Didgeri-Douze February 4-6, 2000 Forte Posthouse Milton Keynes, UK Urban Tapestry, Brian Biddle
13 Conthirteena February 2-4, 2001 Albany Hotel Eastbourne, UK Barry Childs-Helton, Sally Childs-Helton, Tim Walker, Annie Walker, Scott Snyder
14 Contabile Fortean February 1-3, 2002 Hilton International Hotel Basingstoke, UK Margaret Davis, Kristoph Klover, Roger Robinson, Joe Bethancourt
15 Quinze Filk Festival February 7-9, 2003 Holiday Inn Ipswich, Suffolk Teri Wachowiak, Simon Fairbourn
16 Sixteen Tones February 6-8, 2004 Hanover International Bromsgrove, UK Bill Roper, Chris Conway
17 Dixseption February 4-6, 2005 The Queens Hotel, Southsea Portsmouth, UK Terence Chua, Andy Gordon-Kerr, Martin Gordon-Kerr
18 1812Tone February 3-5, 2006 Grantham Marriot Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Sam Baardman, Mich Sampson
19 D'Zenove Convention February 2-4, 2007 Hilton International Hotel Basingstoke, UK Lady Mondegreen, Merav Hoffman, Seanan McGuire, Batya Wittenberg, Mike Richards
20 2t0nic February 1-3, 2008 Grantham Ramada Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Jeff Bohnhoff, Maya Bohnhoff, Rika Körte, Steffi Zurek
21 aXXIdental February 6-8, 2009 Grantham Ramada Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Rand Bellavia, Adam English, (of Ookla the Mok), Richard "Hitch" Wheatley, Trudy Wenzel
22 Van der Filk February 5-7, 2010 Grantham Ramada Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Vixy & Tony, Gwen Knighton Raftery, Lastalda
23 Cre2c3ndo February 4-6, 2011 Grantham Ramada Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Heather Dale, Ben Deschamps, Marilisa Valtazanou, Kamen
24 Duple Time February 3-5, 2012 Grantham Ramada Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Mary Crowell, Lissa Allcock, Sebastian Kinder
25 Quarter Tone February 1-3, 2013 Ramada Grantham Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Tom Nanson, Cat Faber
26 Semibreve February 7-9, 2014 Ramada Grantham Hotel Grantham, Lincolnshire, UK Puzzlebox, Deborah Crook
27 Con27ilkin February 6-8, 2015 Marks Tey Best Western Hotel Colchester, Essex, UK Graham Leathers, Becca Leathers, Clare Goodall
28 Con2bil8 February 5-7, 2016 Best Western Hotel Marks Tey, Colchester, UK ??
29 Quoi De Neuf February 3-5, 2017 Best Western Hotel Marks Tey, Colchester, UK Cecilia Eng, Jackie Mitchell
30 Enharmonicon February 2-4, 2018 Best Western Hotel Marks Tey, Colchester, UK The Crooklets, Betsy Tinney, Omega
31 31-ET February 1-3, 2019 Best Western Hotel Marks Tey, Colchester, UK Chantelle Smith, Cheshire Moon
32 DemiSemiQuaver February 7-9, 2020 Best Western Hotel Marks Tey, Colchester, UK Annie Griffith, Sunnie Larsen
33 Long Play February 5-7 2021 Union Hotel Grantham, UK Chris O'Shea, Leslie Hudson
34 2022 Online? The usual hotel was booked by the government for Afghan refugees

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