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nwcMUSIC and Guitars In Space

In addition to doing my own music, I run the pan-geekmusic festival nwcMUSIC at the Norwescon Science Fiction Convention. nwcMUSIC features a big set of panels and workshops during the day and a suite of eleven concerts across three nights. Click on those, there’s lots going on!

I’ve also got a busy personal schedule at Norwescon 35, as an Attending Professional. Here’s my list of panel appearances – hopefully I’ll see some of you there:

nwcMUSIC Open Mic (Host) – Friday, 10pm
An open-mic for music (filk, chip, nerdcore, or anything else!) and readings of new work (poetry or prose). You have two songs or ten minutes, whichever is shorter. Sign up at information! No judges here; everybody c’mon out and see what people have to sing or say.
Dara Korra’ti (M), Everybody!

Introduction to the Irish Session (Panelist) – Saturday, Noon
The Irish Session is one of the old forms of participatory music-making. Groups of musicians who know various traditional tunes meet, usually at a pub, and play together. There’s no stage, no formal separation of audience; anyone who knows the tune can join in at any time. There are several such sessions throughout Cascadia, from the Lower Mainland of British Columbia through Seattle and Portland and points south. We’ll talk a little about the history, and then we’ll just go do one. Music for several common tunes was posted at the website and is still available; we’ll have a few copies as well. But if you don’t want to play, and just want to come listen; you’re called a “punter,” and that’s fine too.
Alexander James Adams (M), Creede Lambard, G.Robin Smith, Dara Korra’ti

Find Your Instrument (Moderator, instrument provider) – Saturday, 2pm
Have you ever wondered how people figure out what kind of musical instrument they want to play? Several of our pros have volunteered to bring their instruments and introduce them to people. This is a hands-on workshop; after an introduction of the instruments, participants will be able to try out various instruments, and given brief introductions on how to play them, by their owners. This panel is aimed at teens and adults; kids are welcome, but must be of an age and attitude appropriate to handle other peoples’ musical instruments!Have you ever wondered how people figure out what kind of musical instrument they want to play? Several of our pros have volunteered to bring their instruments and introduce them to people. This is a hands-on workshop; after an introduction of the instruments, participants will be able to try out various instruments, and be given brief introductions on how to play them, by their owners. This panel is aimed at teens and adults; kids are welcome, but must be of an age and attitude appropriate to handle other peoples’ musical instruments!
Dara Korra’ti (M), Electric Children, Betsy Tinney, Steven Dixon, Creede Lambard, Betsy Mott, G.Robin Smith, Aubrey Webber

Cascadia’s Got Talent! (Presenter) – Saturday, 3-5pm
Do you have what it takes to gain the appreciation of our audience and panel of fan and celebrity drunks judges? FIND OUT! Bring your song, your work-in-progress, your shtick, your standup act, your freak show, your whatever – bring your talent to our free-form talent show! You have eight minutes, two songs, or until the gong gongs, whichever is shortest. Show us what you’ve got!
Dara Korra’ti (M), Steven Perry, Aubrey Webber, Angela Webber

There are many more programme items I’m not on, that’s just my individual pro schedule. It’s going to be a lot of fun – there will always be something to do!

In other news, GUITARRRRS INNNNNNNN SPAAAAAAAAAAACE! Turns out there’s a guitar on the Space Station. It was made in Vancouver! Lookie:

Mirrored from Crime and the Blog of Evil. Come listen to our music!

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