among science fiction and fantasy fans: to write or perform filk songs
I could have filked all night.
I Could Have Filked All Night 33/3
1991 Fantasy Spring 50/3
I also go to cons occasionally, where I can be found filking late into the night.
They'd be filking about it for generations.
Fallen Angels 74
‘Ana? Since it’s my last night here, I was wondering if maybe you’d like to...’ ‘To what?’ ‘Wanna filk?’ [...] Everyone is singing. Zak tells me that ’filking’ is kind of a folk song circle, an old con tradition. And though I don’t recognize a single tune, every person here knows all the lyrics. Of course.
Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak 235
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