We’re hosting a housefilk at the Castle on May 7. Anyone who can get here is invited to attend. If you need crash space, let us know.
(Hey, I don’t have a music icon! Hmph. Must make/acquire one.)
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. There are a few regulars who don’t sing, so you shouldn’t feel pressured to DO anything but be good company 🙂
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Dinner starts at 6 pm, music around 7.
We’ll be grilling burgers and hot dogs. Please join us for dinner and bring a side dish or some such thing. We will provide some finger foods, coffee, iced tea, various hot tea options, and water as well as paper plates, disposable cups, etc.
Please tell us ahead of time if you have any special dietary needs — vegan/vegetarian, food allergies, etc. We do ask that dishes be labeled with their ingredients, for the sake of those who do have allergies.
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/kids 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!)
Additional chairs would be appreciated, as we have less seating outside than in.
And we have wireless net access with a laser printer available for printing lyrics you meant to bring but forgot 🙂