ConChord 24

The Southern California Filk Convention

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Conjecture 2012
Conjecture 2012

      October 5-7, 2012

      San Diego, California

Hotel:   Town and Country Resort Hotel, located in the Mission Valley area of San Diego.
500 Hotel Circle North
San Diego, CA 92108
Phone: (800) 772-8527; (619) 291-7131        Fax: (619) 291-3584

Room rate: $115 per night (single/double); $120 (triple); $140 (quad)
On-site parking is $4 per day

Reservations: Reservations may be made by calling the hotel and mentioning Conjecture or SanSFiS Convention and the code SANSFI.

Guest of Honor: Heather Dale
From her website: "Heather writes songs for 'modern dreamers: witty, fun-loving, imaginative people who aren't afraid to be different. Heather's original songs tap into legends, mythology, history and fantasy."

Heather has 13 sets of MP3s for sale, or you can buy individual songs. At least 10 of these sets are also available as CDs. Visit her store for more details.

Interfilk Guest: Creede Lambard

Toastmasters: Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff

Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff have been playing music together for a long time. Their exact origins are lost in the mists of history, but most authorities seem to agree that they joined forces musically in 1979. For many years, their true danger lay dormant, until in 1995 they encountered filk music, and it became clear what they were destined to do - ruin classic rock for as many people as they possibly could. To that end, Jeff, with occasional help from Maya, began an unabated spree of parodic crimes against the Beatles, the Who, Queen, Steely Dan, and many others too numerous to count. Their various crimes and offenses are documented in three albums of (mostly) classic rock parody - Retro Rocket Science, Aliens Ate My Homework! and Grated Hits. In order to elude pursuit, they also sometimes perform and record original songs, such as those on their albums Manhattan Sleeps and Möbius Street.

You can also download their albums and/or individual songs from CD Baby. Search for "Bohnhoff".

They also have some songs and a somewhat less facetious bio available on MySpace.

They have been known to brazenly perform both their parodies and original songs with nothing between them and potentially outraged audiences but acoustic guitars. Despite this, they have so far evaded serious injury.

They have been officially branded as miscreants, having received two Pegasus awards for excellence in filking, one in 2003 for Best Parody for their song Knights in White Satin, and another in 2005 for Best Performer. They have been musical guests of honor at conventions all over the US and the world, including England, Germany, Canada, and all the major filk music conventions in the US.

Always looking for new avenues to expand his criminal empire, Jeff started uploading videos of some of their parodies to YouTube in late 2010. His first effort Midichlorian Rhapsody went viral, reaching hundreds of thousands of new, unsuspecting innocents.

In addition to helping Jeff spread musical chaos and disorder, Maya is a professional writer, with many books and stories published. Her latest novel, Star Wars: Shadow Games, written in collaboration with Michael Reeves, debuted on the New York Times top 100 best seller list.

The convention will include:
Concerts with our Guests and others Songwriting and Performance Workshops  
The Totally Tacky and Tasteless Revue A very special Kid Friendly Area  
One Shots! Dare to share! Filkers from up and down West Coast and elsewhere, including some regular LAFA attendees.  
Open Filk Circles 24 hours a day  

Partial Schedule of ConChord Programs:

Friday, October 5

7:30 PM: Meet the Guests at the Tattooine Cantina.

8:00 PM: The Conjecture Music Showcase, featuring Steelin' Tin, Tim Griffin, Karen Rodgers, Greg Gross, and Lynn Maudlin.

Saturday, October 6

2:00 PM: The ConChord Totally Tasteless and Tacky Revue.

5:00 PM: Geeky Music for Geeky People, featuring Eben Brooks and Allison Lonsdale.

8:00 PM: The ConChord Music Showcase and Interfilk Auction, featuring Music Guest of Honor Heather Dale, Interfilk Guest Creede Lambard, and Toastmasters Jeff & Maya Bohnhoff.

Sunday, October 7

10:00 AM: Enchanted Tea and Heather Dale Concert. A fully catered Regency tea. For convention members, this event has an additional $25 ticket price which covers refreshments and entertainment. Without a convention membership, tickets to the tea are $35 and must be purchased in advance (link to purchase online to be posted here shortly). A maximum of 55 tickets will be sold.

 Visit the Conjecture Registration Page to register in advance.
     Through March 31   $35.00
     Through June 30   $40.00
     Through September 30   $45.00
     At the Door   $50.00
  Daily Rates
     Saturday only:   $25.00
     Sunday only:   $25.00
  Discounted Rates (with ID)
     College students,
Active Duty Military,
     Young Adults (ages 10-17)   $15.00
     Children   Free
Some of our members have been kind enough to provide photos and other history of past ConChords.
Kay Shapero    Past Kazoo award winners, with photos of the 2005 (ConChord 19) Kazoo awards
     Photos from ConChord 20 (2007)
Barney Evans    Some ConChord History, including both a timeline for ConChords 1 through 11, and photos for ConChords 13 and 16 through 22.
ConChord Committee:
    ConChord Chair     Nick Smith
    Conjecture Chair     Sandra Faulkner
    Filk Programming     Barney Evans
    Sound     Barney Evans & Greg Gross
    Stage Signs     David Okamura
    Webmaster     Barry Gold
    Kazoo Awards     Kay Shapero
  ConChord/Confirmation Dealers' Room     Richard Powell & Padawan


For a list of other filk conventions, see Kay Shapero's When/Where's the Next Filk Con?.

Contact Us (Email the Webmaster).

Last change: February 9, 2012