Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff have a CD of their compositions available entitled Manhattan Sleeps. They've also done a number of seriously twisted lyrics to rock'n'roll standards such as the semi-autobiographical There's a Bimbo on the Cover of My Book (co-author Roland Shew) and Knights in White Satin. Maya is a SF/Fantasy author with four books published and has appeared many times in Analog and Interzone.
Echo's Children: Cat Faber is the offspring of a sasquatch and a space alien; Arlene 'Callie' Hills sprang from the musings of a journalist and a philosopher. Their first gig was to entertain a dozen princesses; they naturally joined forces in the face of so much royalty and decamped from the area, winding up serenading some bemused peddlers instead. They have since travelled over much of the country, changing costumes and instruments frequently to throw off pursuit, while writing, arranging and performing songs about subjects ranging from fairies and gypsies to computers and spaceships. Many of these performances, until now only seen in the wild, were captured in 1997 and are displayed in lifelike settings and attitudes in Under the Gripping Beast, their first CD. More recent RPG adventures and musings about modern life became the basis for their second CD, As Good As Any, which debuted in 1999 at BaltiCon 33. A third CD, yet to be titled, is rumored to be in the works.
Debbie Baudoin is one of the Duras Sisters. They have two CDs available Masquerading as Human and Rubenesque, and have appeared on a number of convention and compilation albums.
Interfilk is sending us Dave Luckett from Austrailia. Interfilk is a non-profit orginazation that raises money to send people to filk conventions that they wouldn't otherwise be able to attend.
Quite a few things happen at our friendly little convention:
Based on requests we have been getting for BOTH more programming and more open filk area, we have arranged for a slightly improved layout. We expect to have an expanded con suite area, with an adjacent room for either the kids' room or workshops, in either case freeing up a program room.
What we need are:
We're back to enjoy the Van Nuys Airtel Plaza for the fourth time. The sound insulation is good, you can't hear the (general aviation) airport next door from inside. There is a resteraunt, swimming pool, and 3 spas. Besides standard rooms, both small and full size suites are available. (Call the hotel for details -- $135-$145.) When making your reservation, please mention ConChord. Room Rates: $87 for one to four people sharing a roomVan Nuys Airtel Plaza
Shuttles are available at reasonable cost from both Burbank Airport and LAX. From I405, take the Sherman Way West exit and go about 1 mile to Valjean. Turn right on Valjean and left into the first driveway. The main parking area is behind the hotel. Parking is free, the hotel is on the corner of Valjean and Sherman Way.