Come Make Music With Us!

We’re host­ing a house­filk on Sep­tem­ber 18. We’d love to see any of you who care to join us. I’m excit­ed. Please come play with me!

It does­n’t mat­ter if you don’t know what filk is. It’s the folk music of sci­ence fiction/fantasy fan­dom, but it’s also “any­thing sung (played) at a filk.” So if you like mak­ing music, or hear­ing music, come on out.

Please email filk @ for direc­tions. Remind me of who you are if I most­ly know you from LJ!

The filk starts at 7 pm on Sep­tem­ber 18. Any­body who arrives ear­ly will be hand­ed clean­ing sup­plies. Res­i­dents of the Cas­tle don’t plan to par­tic­i­pate in a pre-filk din­ner, since we’ll be prepar­ing things here.

There’s a key­board (not the big fan­cy sort, unfor­tu­nate­ly) set up in the liv­ing area, and any­one who wish­es to do so is more than wel­come to play it. We have a few hand-per­cus­sion sorts of instru­ments as well. Sam would prob­a­bly be will­ing to per­mit some­one to use his acoustic gui­tar if asked.

We have four cats and a very large, long-haired dog in res­i­dence. If you’re aller­gic to them, please take your anti­his­t­a­mines in advance. We’ll vac­u­um the uphol­stery and so on, but the hair is per­va­sive despite our efforts.

All but one pet is very kid-safe. Guests sel­dom see that cat, as she prefers to hide upstairs.

Smok­ing is verboten.

The house is NOT baby-proofed, but we love hav­ing guests of all ages. We do have ONE Pack-n-Play that can be used for vis­it­ing babies who need a place to sleep.

We’ll try to pro­vide a place upstairs for teens to “hang out” and maybe play PS2 games if they want to do so. We live in a qui­et area with almost no light pol­lu­tion, so there have been times when teens choose to roam around out­side, even. (No, really!)

If it’s cool enough, we might even move out to the large patio under the trees. If we do so, addi­tion­al chairs would be appre­ci­at­ed. Lack of light­ing would be the issue there, though.

We will pro­vide some fin­ger foods, cof­fee, iced tea, var­i­ous hot tea options, and water as well as paper plates, dis­pos­able cups, etc. If you bring food to share, please label it with the ingre­di­ents for the safe­ty of those with food aller­gies or dietary restrictions. 

Crash space is avail­able, although we’d pre­fer that you let us know in advance if you’ll need it.

Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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