Filk History

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MusicFandomGOH
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Panel
When:
Saturday Aug 18   04:00 PM to 05:00 PM (1 hour)
The first filk songsheet was published for the 1940 Worldcon by Jack Speer (who also wrote the first reference book on SF, and the first history of fandom). How did filk start and who started it? How did it come to be played as a wake up call on the space shuttle? What's the connection of filk to sea chanteys? Where did that word "filk" come from anyway? There may be singing…
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