Consonance, 2023

Consonance 2023 will be held in person

The San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention

Consonance 2023 will be held.

We have our Hotel. Same great place, friendly new management.

2023 Guest of Honor
Valerie Housden
Inducted to the Filk Hall of Fame in 2004, she's been in British filking since the 1980's, with a warm welcome everywhere she goes.
2023 Interfilk Guest
John McDaid
"A mischievous guitarist and vocalist with a gift for the inimitable phrase." -- Robert Coover, The New York Times
Brave Little Toaster 2023
Rhiannon's Lark (Alyssa Yeager)
This geek-goddess-girl tackles everything from t-rexes to moral dilemmas with insightful lyrics, gorgeous vocals, and gentle humor.

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Consonance is back!!! WOO-HOO!!!

To say I’m ecstatic about this is an understatement. We were the first filk con to have to shut down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. After two years of “Nonsonance,” I’m looking forward to finally seeing people in the flesh and hope you are, too!

We’ll be taking extra precautions because of the pandemic. There will be a supply of masks at the Registration Desk; I’m seeing to that one myself. We want every one of you to feel both safe and welcome. We’ll also be encouraging social distancing by giving you enough room in the concert space and filk rooms to spread out.

A lot has happened in these past two years. We’ve had jobs come and go, we’ve lost some friends during the pandemic, and yet life has somehow gone on. All this isolation has had different effects on everyone. Even I, a hard-core introvert, miss being around friends in person and on a regular basis.

Needless to say, all of us on the Consonance concom are looking forward to finally having the con we were supposed to have two years ago. We’ve got amazing guests and an amazing, dedicated concom who have stuck around, waiting for us to be “live” again.

I hope to see you at Consonance this coming March!

--Lynn Gold Chair, Consonance 2022

P.S.—If you had bought a membership to Consonance 2020 (or Consonance 2021, which also didn’t happen),, you’re already a member of Consonance 2022.

Webmaster note: the hotel name has changed; we're in exactly the same location. The good people of Sonesta San Jose have their own Stay Safe policies to keep us all well.

Webmaster p.s. Remember that cute robot that was new when we were there last? They're a permanent staffer now.