2017 Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filking Finalists Announced

The Pegasus Awards for Excellence in Filking are given annually at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (or OVFF). The awards were created to recognize and honor excellence in  filking

Anyone with an interest in filk can nominate songs or individuals for the awards, and anyone can vote. You do not need to be a member of the convention to be involved in the nomination and voting process (to vote, visit the Pegasus Awards page.

The 2017 finalists have been announced, and here they are:

Best Filk Song
The Girl Who Couldn’t EvenThe PDX BroadsidesFrom the album ‘Something’s Rotten
Nine hundred and ninety nineMich Sampson / Marilisa ValtazanouFrom the album ‘Hanging by a Hair’
Pageant LegendKaty Dröge-Macdonald /Ju HonischFrom the CD ‘Shadow Horses
Scarlet TownCathy McManamonFrom the CD ‘The Fire Inside’
We Are Who We AreMichelle Dockrey / Tony FabrisFrom the album, ‘We Are Who We Are’
Best Classic Filk Song
Alligator in the HouseBetsy Tinney / Cade Tinney / S. J. TuckerFrom the album ‘Mythcreants
The Evil EyeballSibylle MachatRecording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Grief in Little PiecesPhil Allcock / Talis KimberleyFrom the tape ‘VIbrations‘ made from the 6th annual UK Filk Convention
Small DesignsBarry Childs-HeltonRecording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
VorBill SuttonFrom the CD And They Said It Wouldn’t Last
Best Performer (note: if not linked, lyrics for these songs can be found under their respective performers)
ArtistRepresentative SongSource
Chris ConwaySuperheroes Never DieFrom the album ‘Deep Space Love
Tim GriffinPhotosynthesisFrom the CD ‘Over the Edge
Leslie HudsonChildren of LightFrom the CD ‘Yeoman on the Bridge
Judi MillerGalatiaVideotaped at Conflikt 2017
Vixy & TonyAlligator in the HouseFrom the Conflict 2017 Brunch CD
Best Writer/Composer (note: if not linked, lyrics for these songs can be found under their respective composers)
ArtistRepresentative SongSource
Ju HonischThe Wild HuntFrom the CD ‘Shadow Horses
Jordin KareThe Heart of the Apple LisaFrom the CD ‘Parody Violation
Cathy McManamonInto the SeaRecording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Benjamin NewmanThe Secret of the Festival of SandcastlesRecording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Andrew RossThe Singular TheyRecording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Best Horror Song
The Dark ManPaul KwinnFrom the CD ‘Assembly Required
Dear GinaSeanan McGuireFrom the CD ‘Red Roses And Dead Things
Hello StrangerErica NeelyFrom the CD ‘Hello Stranger
HellraiserTom SmithFrom the CD ‘Tom Smith And His Digital Acoustic Compilation
Mina’s SongZander NyrondFrom the album ‘Wassaliens and Other Unexpected Noises
Best Perky Song
Chocolate Is A VegetableGraham Leathersfrom the album ‘Graybeard and Marge
Everybody Hates ElvesKari MaarenFrom the album ‘Everybody Hates Elves’
Nathan Fillion (Please Take Off Your Pants)The PDX BroadsidesFrom the album ‘Something’s Rotten
Perky GothW. Randy HoffmanFrom the album ‘Scratch [These] Vocals
What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone?Carla UlbrichFrom the CD ‘Her Fabulous Debut

Currently awards are given in six categories: Best Song, Best Classic Filk Song, Best Performer, Best Writer/Composer and 2 topical categories that vary from year to year. Some examples of past categories include: Best Love Song, Best Literature Song, Best Techie Song, Best Sing Along, Best Battle Song, Best Song that Tells a Story, etc.

The OVFF convention committee solicits nominations for Finalists for the Pegasus Awards (the Nominating Ballot) during the late spring and summer. There is an opinion poll that runs during the year as well to help interested folk brainstorm ideas for the Nominating Ballot. The Finalist Ballot is distributed in the early fall, and must be returned by the opening night of OVFF. You can also vote online – either to nominate Finalists, or to vote for the Finalists themselves. The entire process is administered by the OVFF convention committee.

Krypton Radio wishes to congratulate the nominees on making it this far, and we’re waiting excitedly with everyone else to find out who the winners will be.

Watch this space.



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