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                NorthEast Filk Convention

Conterpoint 2016

NEFilk 26: The Twenty-Sixth Northeast Filk Convention
July 1-3, 2016

 

 


Guests of Honor
Bill and Brenda Sutton


Toastmaster
Callie Hills


Interfilk Guest
Kip McMurray


Hotel

Conterpoint 2016 will be at the Radisson Hotel North Baltimore. See our Hotel Information and Directions page for hotel room rates and details and driving directions.

A day or two before the con, you may want to check the local weather forecasts from The Weather Channel.
 


Registration

Pre-registration is $50 until May 31, 2016. Registration at the door will be $60 for the weekend. Small children (up to age 6) in the keeping of their parents are admitted free of charge, and do not get copies of convention publications. Junior memberships for children aged 7-12 are $10 for the weekend. Single day rates will be available at the door. But of course, we want you to come for the whole weekend and experience all the fun and festivities we have planned!

Conterpoint is also offering a Premier Membership. In addition to a listing in the program book, Premier Memberships include a convention T-shirt (please let us know your size) and a package of other goodies (to be determined, but may include a bottle of water, buttons, bookmarks and shaker eggs). The Premier Membership costs $100 and will be offered up through May 31, 2016 (the standard pre-reg deadline). If you have already pre-registered for Conterpoint, you can upgrade for an additional $50 to the Premier Membership.

Supporting Memberships are available for $20. Supporting Members will get a copy of the convention songbook and program book.


In addition to the convention program book/songbook, all full adult members (including at-the-door), premiere members, and supporting members will get a copy of a CD produced by Harold Stein featuring tracks from Conterpoint's guests and next year's Contata guests.


Registration Form: PDF


Guests

Bill and Brenda Sutton: He’s an expert guitarist and mandolinist, beer connoisseur, and master of shtick. She’s a Woman with Drums, a fine songwriter, and lover of tea. Together, they fight crime! Well OK, maybe not, but they do make fine music together, spanning the gamut from filk to Celtic to folk.

Callie Hills: Since it worked out so well last time, Conterpoint again raids the Pacific Northwest for a Toastmaster. Callie is one-half of filk duo Echo’s Children and makes magic with woodwinds, most notably on bass flute.

Kip McMurray: Kip used to be a regular at cons in the Baltimore/Washington area and points north before following his heart to Kentucky. In addition to making music, Kip is a long-time member and former executive vice president of the National Space Society.

 


Programming

Our programming will feature the usual array of concerts, workshops, one-shots and theme filks, plus the fabulous Interfilk auction.

The schedule will be posted shortly before the convention. In the meantime, watch the NEFilk LiveJournal community for details.

 


Songbook

Conterpoint will again feature a combined program book and songbook.

 


Song Contest

The song contest theme will be announced shortly. Entries that have been previously published in print or online must have appeared after June 23rd, 2015. All entries must be performed at the convention. If you cannot attend (or prefer not to perform) someone else may present your entry.


Dealers

Conterpoint will have a dealer’s room. Contact the convention chair or hotel liaison (see below) for more information.

 


Volunteers

Running a convention takes all the help we can get. Anyone willing to work a shift at the registration table, con suite, etc. should contact the appropriate member of the committee (see below). Volunteers to help with the late-night hours in the con suite would be particularly welcomed. We also need people interested in helping with child care and children’s programming.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Conspiracy donations to the con suite are enthusiastically welcomed. We will also be keeping a kosher table. Con suite staff will direct you where to place contributions. Of course, kosher food only should be placed on the table marked for that purpose -- if you're not sure, err on the side of caution and don't put it on the kosher table.

 


Our Sister Filk Conventions

GAFilk
ConFlikt
The UK Filk Convention
Consonance
FilKONtario
D-F-D-F
The Floating Northeast Filk Convention
ConChord
FilkCONtinental
Ohio Valley Filk Fest


Organizations & Awards

Conglomeration
Filk Hall of Fame
Interfilk
MASSFILC
Pegasus Awards


Committee

Con Chair: Steve Brinich (sm_brinich atsimbol verizon DOT net
Hotel and GOH Liaison: Crystal Paul (malachite atsimbol verizon DOT net)
Pre-Registration and Treasurer: Steve Brinich (sm_brinich atsimbol verizon DOT net)
Publications: Gary Ehrlich (gorgeousgary atsimbol verizon DOT net)
Publicity: Peter Ellis (mav.weirdo atsimbol gmail DOT net)
Programming: Sheryl Ehrlich (the_sheryl atsimbol verizon DOT net)
Con Suite: Catherine Birzer (cbirzer atsimbol verizon DOT net)
Sound/Recording: Scott Dorsey (kludge atsimbol panix DOT com)



Please see the NEFilk LiveJournal community, NEFilk, for the latest updates and discussion and to post any questions you may have.

 

Updated June 27, 2015