The World Science Fiction Convention in Spokane is a week away! Well, a week and two days, kind of? But I’m leaving a week from tomorrow.
I have to admit, I’m frankly a little nervous about it, given all the things going on as of late, and I’m not looking forward to going to all those business meetings. But needs must and all that.
Also, I’ve been looking over the schedule, and their music programme appears to be entirely filk-focused. It’s been a long time since I’ve been to a large convention where the music programme is purely filk – the large events I go to tend to be mostly nerdcore and chiptunes. So this’ll be interesting.
On the downside, it doesn’t seem to be very interactive – across all five days, there are only seven non-concert daytime panels and/or workshops. That’s only a little more the entire week than I’d programme for a single day of nwcMUSIC at Norwescon.
I’m also hearing that the space given to non-concert musicians for evening open performing – “open filk” – is… very small. Too small, I am hearing, even for the crowd at the local convention, SpoCON.
This is not really how I’d fly that ship, myself. But hey; it’s not my ship.
Then after, I’ll be playing Puget Sound Pagan Pride, down in Tacoma! Twice, actually. Both times on the 29th. Once with Leannan Sidhe, at noon, and once as myself, at 4pm. Here’s the CPSPP page, with details; I’ll add a Facebook event tomorrow. It’s a free event, so add it to your calendars now!
Given what I’m hearing, I suspect I’ll likely be holding down the harder edge of that event’s concerts. I’m okay with that.