News Update—What We’ve Been Up To

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Margaret & Kristoph

This year’s Consonance (THE Bay Area Filk Convention) was better than ever. We had international guest Rika Körte as a houseguest for several days the week before the con, which was delightful. It also gave us time work up some music together such that Jeff and I both performed in her set and she performed in ours.

We also performed with Kristoph and Margaret on what is probably my favorite song in their expansive repertoire. I refer, of course, to Jack Daw—which is a song about the Fisher King legend.

On a very personal note, this is the first actual convention I’ve done since having body parts replaced with nice bionic ones (I, Borg) and it was fantastic. I danced myself silly. I jumped up and down. I walked. Take that, gravity!

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Seanan McGuire

The week after Consonance, we once again formed the core of Seanan McGuire’s Traveling Circus and Snake Handling Show for her Half Off Ragnarok release party. (This is Book Three in her Incryptid series.) This time the performers were us, Paul Kwinn and Beckett Gladney, and Rika Körte back from a short trip up to Seattle. We wove together two sets of music between raffle drawings and Seanan’s madcap Q&A sessions. Much fun was had by all—except for the trying to find a place to park in San Francisco part. We have another book event coming up in May at Borderlands for the release of Sparrow Hill Road.

This weekend, Seanan will be in the studio working on her next (soon to be named) CD.  News at 11.

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Come see us at Consonance 2014

We will be performing at the Bay Area’s Filk music convention Consonance on Friday, March 7 from 8-9 PM. Where is it? I’m glad you asked! Consonance will run from Friday – Sunday at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 777 Bellew Drive,  Milpitas CA 95035. Full details can be found at the Consonance web site. We’ll be playing a mixture of parodies and original songs, including some brand new songs, with special guests.