one who sings filk songs; a filk singer n.
TexarCon…Gordon R. (Dorsai) Dickson, Kelly & Polly Freas, Robt. (‘Mythconceptions’) Asprin, filker Margaret Middleton. Masquerade, banquet.
When I read the filk you posted a few weeks ago, I passed it along to our filker and editor of the club newsletter, Margret Purdy, and she loved it.
Filkers were gearing up out by the pool; the laughter was louder than the singing.
Tom Smith is a filker of epic proportions, which he blames on all that Pepsi and pizza. He made his reputation as The World’s Fastest Filker here at MarCon—just ask Moonwolf—and he can crank out silly parodies, hilarious shtick, dark fantasies, poignant romances, and mind-shattering puns with equal ease.
Today, this musical style even has its own festivals, the most important being the Ohio Valley Filk Fest where the Pegasus Awards (like the Grammys for filkers) are given out.
an SF convention listing, in Asimov's
Added to the OED in March 2002. Earliest cite in the OED: 1989.
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