Consonance, The San Francisco Bay Area Filk Convention, March 22 to March 24, 2024 - at Hilton Santa Clara, 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara CA

Our Guests of Honor

The Faithful Sidekicks, Eric and Jen Distad

Eric and Jen have recorded five acoustic geek comedy rock albums and have won two Pegasus awards.

They've written lots of songs about starry things like Star Wars, Star Trek, and SELECT * FROM TABLE HEART WHERE LOVE = TRUE.

Eric and Jen proudly support Han Solo for President.

International Guest

Alexa Klettner

Having abandoned the idea of creating giant insects through brain transplantation, Alexa now works unceasingly on ways to prevent blindness using the resources of the sea. Alexa sings about Dr. Who, Sherlock, Good Omens, and polar bears, among other things.

She has previously been a guest at OVFF, DFDF (in Germany), HarmUni (in the UK), and Confluence (in Pittsburgh). She co-founded the German spring filkcon DFDF, is a synesthete, and speaks some Japanese, Russian, and Ancient Egyptian in addition to English and her native German. All this, and she isn't the least bit stuck up.

Consonance Toastmaster

Blind Lemming Chiffon

Lem is an amazing lyricist, with hundreds of songs under his belt. He plays guitar, mandolin, ukulele, and cittern, but not all at once.

As co-head of music programming for the 2008 Worldcon, he convinced the con to have a Music Guest, which no Worldcon had ever done before. In March, 2020, he accidentally founded the Festival of the Living Rooms, bringing the filk world together when we couldn't meet in person.

Lem was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in 2020. He has 7 CDs ready to release and hopes to finish the liner notes and covers in time for Consonance.

Interfilk Guest

Naomi Hinchen

Naomi writes lighthearted songs about AI, time travel paradoxes, and the impossiblity of having too many books.

In the real world, Naomi works for a mobile game company. If you enjoy playing CASCADE on your cell phone, you have Naomi, among others, to thank. FIGHT THE SNAILS!