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The 30th UK Filk Convention

2–4 February 2018 | Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey


Until 1st February 2018

Waged £39
Unwaged £27
Children free under 5; £1 per year of age at the time of joining (6–18)




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New to Filk

“Filk” has been described as the folk music of the science-fiction fan community. It’s a mixture of song parodies and original music, humorous and serious, about subjects like science fiction, fantasy, computers, cats, politics, the space programme, books, movies, TV shows, love, war, death…

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Guests of honour

The Crooklets

The Crooklets are siblings Alistair, Abi and Rachel Crook – a stunning trio performing original music and hilarious parodies on multiple instruments with wonderful harmonies.

Betsy Tinney

Hailing from the Pacific Northwest, Betsy is a versatile cellist and composer who performs solo and with many different groups. Betsy won the Best Performer Pegasus Award in 2012, and we can’t wait to hear her at Enharmonicon.


Long-time fan and filker Ωmega has been creating the Sam Award statuettes for many years. As it is our 30th Anniversary, we are delighted to celebrate Ωmega’s contributions to the community and to have a chance to look back on her marvelous creations over the years.


Our hotel for Enharmonicon is the Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey, Colchester. Just off the A12 near Colchester, it is also reasonably easily reached by public transport.

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Fired up from the amazing sets you saw or workshops you attended at Quoi de Neuf? Interested in performing or holding a workshop at Enharmonicon? You can fill in the online form, or print out a paper form and post it to the committee.

Don’t worry if you don’t know the details of your set yet - just try and update us when you can. You can ask for a 30 or 60 minute slot - we will try to accommodate you if you would like a different length but can’t guarantee it! Please bear in mind your slot time will include set-up and teardown. If you’re not sure what your technical requirements might be, get in touch and we’ll help you work it out.

Please submit your set requests by September 1st. Depending on how many requests we get, we may not be able to fit everyone in, so please don’t assume you have a set until you’ve had confirmation from us.

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You can contact the committee at enharmonicon@gmail.com.

Marilisa Valtazanou

Marilisa was sneakily lured into filk in 2001 by her friend Peter, who uttered the irresistible phrase "I have a harp in my room". Since then, she has performed with a number of bands and ensembles, chaired the 26th UK filk convention, and attended filk cons in four countries. She can be identified as the concom member shlepping around an unnecessary number of instruments while chasing after her small child.

Jackie Mitchell

Jackie has hardly paused for breath between being the guest of honour at Quoi De Neuf and taking on committee duties for Enharmonicon. Jackie found filk about eight years ago, and has since performed in a variety of filk musicals, sung with the nMC, been an Interfilk guest in Seattle, and been on the committee for Semibreve. A scientist, operatic soprano, multi-instrumentalist, and serial volunteer, Jackie can be identified by her multi-coloured hair and assortment of unusual pets.

Emily January

Emily came to Filk in 2001 and hasn’t managed to shake it off since. She is very excited to be involved in running the 30th annual UK Filk Con in her own 30th year. She can usually be identified by her brightly coloured dresses and pockets full of theatre stubs.

Katie Howe

KT unwittingly wandered into Filk at a roleplaying convention and never quite left. Like Emily, KT has the dubious pleasure of sharing the con’s 30th year with her own… the more excuses for cake the better! She can usually be identified by trailing crochet yarn and/or the Dark Looming Presence often beside her.

Code of Conduct

We aim to make Enharmonicon a safe and happy environment for all our attendees. We know our community is, overall an inclusive and welcoming one, but we understand that problems can arise, and have procedures in place to deal with them. Please take the time to read the code of conduct, and help us make Enharmonicon a fun and trouble-free event.

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Past Conventions

Enharmonicon is the 30th UK Filk Convention. That means there have been 29 before it!

List of part conventions