Who first published recorded filk? (It wasn’t Leslie.)
Where did the word “filk” come from?
When and where was the first filk convention, and who organized it?
What was the original tune for “Mary O’Meara”?
How did Off Centaur Publications rise and fall?
How did the Pegasus Awards and the Filk Hall of Fame originate?
Why do you see so many dandelion symbols associated with filk?
You’ll find the answers to these and many more questions — well, at least my answers, based on a lot of research — in Tomorrow’s Songs Today: The History of Filk Music, available for immediate download as a free e-book!
It’s been a long effort, and I owe thanks to many, many people. Terri Wells’ editing and Matt Leger’s cover have made it a much better product than it would have been otherwise. Beyond that, I don’t want to fill this post with the huge list of acknowledgments, so just download the book and read them for yourself.
The limited print edition will follow. It’s mostly to provide the promised rewards for my IndieGoGo supporters, but I’ll be making some copies available for sale. It’s rather expensive to produce a small run of a book and have it look good, so I have to apologize for the rather high price I’ll need to set. There will also be a few tote bags available.
The release party will be at Boskone.