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
Song Artist Source
The Girl Who Couldn’t Even The PDX Broadsides From the album ‘Something’s Rotten
Nine hundred and ninety nine Mich Sampson / Marilisa Valtazanou From the album ‘Hanging by a Hair’
Pageant Legend Katy Dröge-Macdonald /Ju Honisch From the CD ‘Shadow Horses
Scarlet Town Cathy McManamon From the CD ‘The Fire Inside’
We Are Who We Are Michelle Dockrey / Tony Fabris From the album, ‘We Are Who We Are’
Best Classic Filk Song
Song Artist Source
Alligator in the House Betsy Tinney / Cade Tinney / S. J. Tucker From the album ‘Mythcreants
The Evil Eyeball Sibylle Machat Recording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Grief in Little Pieces Phil Allcock / Talis Kimberley From the tape ‘VIbrations‘ made from the 6th annual UK Filk Convention
Small Designs Barry Childs-Helton Recording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Vor Bill Sutton From 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)
Artist Representative Song Source
Chris Conway Superheroes Never Die From the album ‘Deep Space Love
Tim Griffin Photosynthesis From the CD ‘Over the Edge
Leslie Hudson Children of Light From the CD ‘Yeoman on the Bridge
Judi Miller Galatia Videotaped at Conflikt 2017
Vixy & Tony Alligator in the House From the Conflict 2017 Brunch CD
Best Writer/Composer (note: if not linked, lyrics for these songs can be found under their respective composers)
Artist Representative Song Source
Ju Honisch The Wild Hunt From the CD ‘Shadow Horses
Jordin Kare The Heart of the Apple Lisa From the CD ‘Parody Violation
Cathy McManamon Into the Sea Recording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Benjamin Newman The Secret of the Festival of Sandcastles Recording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Andrew Ross The Singular They Recording made available to OVFF for the 2017 Pegasus Awards
Best Horror Song
Song Artist Source
The Dark Man Paul Kwinn From the CD ‘Assembly Required
Dear Gina Seanan McGuire From the CD ‘Red Roses And Dead Things
Hello Stranger Erica Neely From the CD ‘Hello Stranger
Hellraiser Tom Smith From the CD ‘Tom Smith And His Digital Acoustic Compilation
Mina’s Song Zander Nyrond From the album ‘Wassaliens and Other Unexpected Noises
Best Perky Song
Song Artist Source
Chocolate Is A Vegetable Graham Leathers from the album ‘Graybeard and Marge
Everybody Hates Elves Kari Maaren From the album ‘Everybody Hates Elves’
Nathan Fillion (Please Take Off Your Pants) The PDX Broadsides From the album ‘Something’s Rotten
Perky Goth W. Randy Hoffman From the album ‘Scratch [These] Vocals
What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone? Carla Ulbrich From 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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