Interfilk

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Interfilk is a fan fund which raises money to send members of the filk community to filk conventions in North America. It draws its inspiration from TAFF and DUFF but sends filkers to filk conventions in other regions, rather than the Worldcon or more standard sf conventions. It was founded by Bob Laurent, J. Spencer Love, Gary Anderson and Bill Sutton. The first meeting was held at Chicon 5 in 1991.

The emphasis is on increasing recognition of filkers who are known primarily in their own geographic area, rather than those who are well known throughout the community. Currently, destination conventions are restricted the United States and Canada. Guests can come from anywhere. Past guests have come from every continent except South America and Antarctica.

The Interfilk guest usually gives a concert and participates in other programming. Not all guests are performers; songwriters, sound engineers, organizers, and others may be guests. The purpose is not only to make the guests better known but to let them bring back ideas, songs, and connections with other filkers from the host convention.

The primary method of fundraising is auctions held at the conventions hosting Interfilk guests. Convention members and friends donate items and occasionally services to sell. Some are sold at table auction; the ones that draw the most interest are sold at voice auction. There is a tradition of "Interfilk wenches" mingling with the audience to blatantly encourage competitive bidding. The wenches, in spite of the term, are not necessarily female.

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Year Guest Convention Notes
1992 Mike Whitaker Consonance
1992 Randy Farran ConCertino
1993 Steve Macdonald ConChord
1993 Zander Nyrond OVFF
1994 Kristoph Klover Musicon
1994 Heather Rose Jones FilKONtario
1994 Urban Tapestry ConChord
1995 Mark Osier Harmonicon
1995 Jordin Kare ConCertino
1995 Catherine Macdonald and Paul Macdonald OVFF
1996 Rennie Levine Musicon
1996 Timelines Consonance
1996 Steve Dixon FilKONtario
1996 Nick Smith OVFF
1997 Doug Wu FilKONtario
1997 Phil Allcock ConCerto
1997 Keren Linsley and Lloyd Landa ConChord
1997 Cat Faber OVFF
1998 Diana Huey Consonance
1998 Juliane Honisch and Katy Droege FilKONtario
1998 Jane Mailander Contata
1998 Steve Simmons ConChord
1998 Cecilia Eng OVFF
1999 Glenn Simser GAFilk
1999 Gary Ehrlich Consonance
1999 Harold Groot FilKONtario
1999 Alan Thiesen ConCertino
1999 Mary Miller OVFF
2000 Puzzlebox GAFilk
2000 Heather Borean Consonance
2000 Scott Snyder FilKONtario
2000 Lynn Gold Conterpoint
2000 Dave Luckett ConChord
2000 Lee Gold and Barry Gold OVFF
2001 Dave Weingart Consonance
2001 Tim Walker and Annie Walker GAFilk
2001 Erica Neely FilKONtario
2001 Freddy Brown Conterpoint
2001 Maureen O'Brien ConChord
2001 Terence Chua OVFF
2002 Mike and Marsha Diggs GAFilk
2002 Sherman Dorn Consonance
2002 Anke Teschke FilKONtario
2002 Erwin Strauss ConChord
2002 Andrew Eigel Contata
2002 Rob Wynne OVFF
2003 Jeff Hitchin GAFilk
2003 Mark Mandel Consonance
2003 Robert B. Cooke FilKONtario
2003 Rika Körte ConCertino
2003 Daniel Glasser and Melissa Glasser ConChord
2003 Blake Hodgetts OVFF
2004 Rand Bellavia and Adam English GAFilk
2004 Blind Lemming Chiffon FilKONtario
2004 Jordan Mann Conterpoint
2004 Franklin Gunkelmann Consonance
2004 John Hall ConChord
2004 Heather Dale OVFF
2005 Steve Savitzky GAFilk
2005 Adam Selzer Consonance
2005 Mara Brener Contata
2005 Martin Gordon-Kerr and Andy Gordon-Kerr ConChord
2005 Eric Gerds OVFF
2006 Carolyn Brown GAFilk
2006 Marty Fabish Consonance
2006 Judi Miller FilKONtario
2006 Nancy Louise Freeman ConCertino
2006 Tony Fabris OVFF
2007 Summer and Fall GAFilk
2007 Dave Rood Consonance
2007 N'Early Music Consort FilKONtario
2007 Seanan McGuire Conterpoint
2007 Andrea Dale ConChord
2007 Ellen McMicking OVFF
2008 Brobdingnagian Bards GAFilk
2008 Steven Joel Zeve and France Andrews Conflikt
2008 Carl Thiel Consonance
2008 Marilyn Miller FilKONtario
2008 Nate Bucklin and Louie Bucklin Contata
2008 Paul Estin ConChord
2008 Sibylle Machat OVFF
2009 Harold Feld GAFilk
2009 Lawrence Dean Conflikt
2009 Mary Bertke Consonance
2009 Gerry Tyra and Sandy Tyra FilKONtario
2009 Brooke Lunderville and John Caspell ConCertino John died before the convention.
2009 Gary McGath ConChord
2009 Karen Anderson OVFF
2010 Andrew Ross GAFilk
2010 October Country Conflikt
2010 Chris O'Shea Consonance
2010 William Mark Simmons FilKONtario
2010 Char MacKay Conterpoint
2010 Stone Dragons ConChord
2010 Bedlam Bards OVFF
2011 Howard Scrimgeour GAFilk
2011 Ben Newman Conflikt
2011 Denise Gendron Consonance
2011 Ghost of a Rose FilKONtario
2011 Pavlov's Duck Contata
2011 Cindy Turner OVFF
2012 Pug and Shaya GAFilk
2012 Riverfolk Conflikt
2012 Partners in K'Rhyme Consonance
2012 Steve Biernesser and Dorotha Biernesser FilKONtario
2012 Peggi Warner-Lalonde ConCertino
2012 Crede Lombard ConChord
2012 Blibbering Humdingers OVFF
2013 Fianna GAFilk
2013 Bob Esty and Sue Esty Conflikt
2013 Katt McConnell FilKONtario
2013 Merav Hoffman Consonance
2013 Lissa Allcock Conterpoint
2013 Kirstin Tanger and Volker Tanger ConChord
2013 Joe Abbott OVFF
2014 Allegra Sloman GAFilk
2014 Tim Griffin Conflikt
2014 Jonathan Turner and Robin Holly Consonance
2014 Piers Cawley FilKONtario
2014 Peter Alway Contata
2014 Matt Leger and Mary Mulholland ConChord
2014 Debs and Errol OVFF
2015 Clint Woodbury GAFilk
2015 Toyboat Conflikt
2015 Gary Hanak Consonance
2015 Nicole Dieker FilKONtario
2015 Kari Maaren ConCertino
2015 Alan Pollard and Morva Bowman GAFilk
2015 Alexa Klettner OVFF
2016 Glen Raphael GAFilk
2016 Jackie Mitchell Conflikt
2016 Jela Schmidt Consonance
2016 Batya Wittenberg FilKONtario
2016 Kip McMurray Conterpoint
2016 Kay Shapero OVFF
2017 Peter Westhead GAFilk
2017 Mark Peters Conflikt
2017 Leslie Hudson Consonance
2017 Shawna Jacques FilKONtario
2017 Angry Antz Contata
2017 Mike Briggs OVFF
2018 Faithful Sidekicks GAFilk
2018 Brett Glass Conflikt
2018 Art Warneke Consonance
2018 Sabine Kinder and Michael Kinder FilKONtario
2018 Gabrielle Gold ConCertino
2018 Juia West OVFF
2019 Jared Walker GAFilk
2019 Lauren Cox Conflikt
2019 Vanessa Cardui Consonance
2019 Summer Loraine Russell FilKONtario
2019 Dana Katz-Buchshtav OVFF
2020 Susan Moerdyk GAFilk
2020 Daniela Festi Conflikt


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