Filk and Other Musical Mayhem

Music Guest of Honor: Technical Difficulties 2.0; three smiling musicians wearing red shirts

Balticon is home to one of the East Coast’s strongest tracks of filk and fannish music, featuring a variety of concerts, panels, and workshops, plus open circles all three nights.

We’re excited to have a reunited Technical Difficulties 2.0 headlining our program. If you’ve been around the filk community for a while you’ve no doubt heard classics like “Lullaby for a Weary World”, “Ladyhawke”, and “Dairy Queen” – we look forward to TJ, Linda and Jean’s harmonies winging forth from the stage once more.


The concert line up includes:

  • Technical Difficulties 2.0
  • Jim Thorne
  • Roberta Rogow
  • Bob and Sue Esty
  • Sarah Pinsker
  • Maugorn the Stray
  • Metricula and the Salacious Crumbles
  • Devo Spice

Filk Circles

The theme circles this year are on:

  • Lullabies
  • Songs of Hope
  • Songs of Stan Rogers and Gordon Lightfoot
  • Classic Filk Sing-Along with projected lyrics
  • Memorial Circle


For those who like to get up and move there will be a Renaissance Dance (with live music) and Hula Hooping

Filk Lounge

New to Balticon this year is a Filk Lounge (Room 6036), where you can hang out between programs, chat with performers, grab a quick snack, or rehearse a song.

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