2021 Pegasus Award Nominees

The 2021 Pegasus Award finalists were announced on August 27. The Pegasus Award is presented by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF) for excellence in filking.

Anyone in the filk community can vote on the winners, and community is broadly defined — check out the rules here.

Whether or not you vote, enjoy the sound clips of the nominees here.

BEST FILK SONG

  • Courage Dear Heart – Summer Russell
  • Earth That Was – Cecilia Eng
  • Fighting the Black Thing – Erin & Rand Bellavia
  • Pure of Heart – Heather Estelme
  • Second-Hand Heaven – Lawrence Dean

BEST CLASSIC FILK SONG

  • Annie’s Luck – Cat Faber
  • Before the Dawn – Mike Whitaker
  • Crimson & Crystal – Cynthia McQuillin
  • Die Puppen (The Dolls) – Eva Van Daele-Hunt
  • Nessie, Come Up – Dr. Jane Robinson

BEST PERFORMER

  • Lauren Cox
  • Cecilia Eng
  • Rhiannon’s Lark
  • Madison “Metricula” Roberts
  • The Faithful Sidekicks

BEST WRITER/COMPOSER

  • Lawrence Dean
  • John McDaid
  • Ben Newman
  • Summer Russell
  • Batya Wittenberg

BEST MAD SCIENCE SONG

  • I Built A Time Machine – Eric Distad
  • Mad Science Café – Brooke Abbey
  • Mad Scientist’s Love Song – Gary McGath
  • Maybe It’s Crazy – Seanan McGuire
  • Watchmaker Hill – Eva Van Daele-Hunt


BEST CHEERY-OSE SONG

  • Chuck the Corpse – Fred Capp
  • Dear Seanan – Erin Bellavia / Merav Hoffman / Seanan McGuire
  • Everybody Dies – The PDX Broadsides
  • Not Everybody Dies – Erica Neely
  • Tiny Kraken — Rhiannon’s Lark

2020 Pegasus Awards

The winners of the 2020 Pegasus Awards for excellence in filking were announced on October 25 during the virtual Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF).

Enjoy the sound clips of all the nominees here.

Best Filk Song
[TIE] 
Child of the LibraryPiers & Gill Cawley
Mordred’s LullabyHeather Dale
Best Classic Filk Song
Somebody WillAda Palmer
Best Performer
Margaret & Kristoph
Best Writer/Composer
Andrew Ross
Best Media Song
Goodnight, Sarah JaneTalis Kimberley
Best Space Song
Following in Valentina’s FootstepsValerie Housden

2020 Pegasus Award Nominees

The 2020 Pegasus Award finalists were announced on August 27. The Pegasus Award is presented by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF) for excellence in filking. The convention has been cancelled due to the pandemic, but the awards will still be given.

Anyone in the filk community can vote on the winners, and community is broadly defined — check out the rules here.

Whether or not you vote, enjoy the sound clips of the nominees here.

Best Filk Song
ApologyBill & Gretchen Roper
Child of the LibraryPiers & Gill Cawley
Mordred’s LullabyHeather Dale
Nine hundred and ninety nineMich Sampson /Marilisa Valtazanou
WaterCathy McManamon
Best Classic Filk Song
Annie’s LuckCat Faber
Die Puppen (The Dolls)Eva Van Daele-Hunt
Small Mended CornersTalis Kimberley
Somebody WillAda Palmer
Storm DancingTom Smith
Best Performer
The Blibbering Humdingers
Lauren Cox
Margaret & Kristoph
Rhiannon’s Lark
Wreck the System
Best Writer/Composer
Cecilia Eng
Kari Maaren
John McDaid
Cathy McManamon
Andrew Ross
Best Media Song
Barrayaran RosesMaureen O’Brien
Cliffs of InsanityErin & Rand Bellavia
Do You Want to Build an Iron Man?Lawrence Dean
Goodnight, Sarah JaneTalis Kimberley
Han Solo for PresidentEric Distad
Best Space Song
ColinSteve Macdonald
The Face on MarsTom Jeffers / Dave Clement
Following in Valentina’s FootstepsValerie Housden
Not All Who Wander Are Lost in SpaceBen Newman
The Wreck of the Martian ObserverSunnie Larsen / Aron Wolf

2019 Pegasus Award Nominees

The 2019 Pegasus Award finalists were announced on August 24. The Pegasus Award is given by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF) for excellence in filking.

Anyone in the filk community can vote on the winners, and community is broadly defined — check out the rules here.

Whether or not you vote, enjoy the sound clips of the nominees here. The ballot is here.

The last full day to vote if you are not attending OVFF is October 21. Balloting will re-open on the evening of Friday, October 25 during and immediately after the Pegasus Nominees Concert, for those who are attending OVFF and wish to submit their ballot at the con.

Best Filk Song
I Am I Eva Van Daele-Hunt
Lucy on the Line Tim Griffin
Nine hundred and ninety nine Mich Sampson /Marilisa Valtazanou
Vor Bill Sutton
Water Cathy McManamon
Best Classic Filk Song
Arden Zander Nyrond / Chris O’Shea
The Dark Man Paul Kwinn
Regrets Andrew Eigel
Ship of Stone Don Simpson
Storm Dancing Tom Smith
Best Performer
The Blibbering Humdingers
The Faithful Sidekicks
Tim Griffin
Sunnie Larsen
Playing Rapunzel
Best Writer/Composer
Lauren Cox
W. Randy Hoffman
Andrew Ross
Eva Van Daele-Hunt
Batya Wittenberg
Best Sing-Along Song
Don’t Push That Button Duane Elms
Gone Filkin’ Tom Jeffers
I Had A Shoggoth Tom Smith
Somebody Will Ada Palmer
Teenage Popsicle Girl Bill Roper
Best Family Song
Give My Children Wings Kathy Mar
Golden Rule Sabine Kinder
Mommy, Can I Have A Spaceship? Joey Shoji
My Thousand Closest Friends Naomi Pardue
Welcome Home Mark Bernstein

2018 Pegasus Award Winners


The winners of the 2018 Pegasus Awards for excellence in filking were announced at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest on October 20.

Best Filk Song

  • Pageant Legend by Katy Dröge-Macdonald /Ju Honisch

Best Classic Filk Song

  • Creature of the Wood by Heather Alexander / Philip Obermarck

Best Performer

(tie)

  • Random Fractions
  • Twotonic

Best Writer/Composer

  • Leslie Hudson

Best Roadtrip Song

(tie)

  • Oregon Trail by Tim Griffin
  • Road to Santiago by Heather Dale

Best Song About Community

  • Many Hearts, One Voice by Steve Macdonald

There are six Pegasus award categories, two of them different each year (in 2018, the last two shown here).

2018 Pegasus Award Nominees

The 2018 Pegasus Award finalists have been announced. The Pegasus Award is given by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest (OVFF) for excellence in filking.

Anyone in the filk community can vote on the winners, and community is broadly defined — check out the rules here.

Whether or not you vote, enjoy the sound clips of the nominees here. The ballot is here.

The last full day to vote if you are not attending OVFF is October 14. Balloting will re-open on the evening of Friday, October 19 during and immediately after the Pegasus Nominees Concert, for those who are attending OVFF and wish to submit their ballot there.

Best Filk Song
Fight Like A Girl Erin & Rand Bellavia
Goodnight, Sarah-Jane Talis Kimberley
Han Solo for President Eric Distad
I Am I Eva Van Daele-Hunt
Pageant Legend Katy Dröge-Macdonald /Ju Honisch
Best Classic Filk Song
Arden Zander Nyrond / Chris O’Shea
Creature of the Wood Alexander James Adams
Legolas Dr. Mary Crowell
Mommy, Can I Have A Spaceship? Joey Shoji
Siren Song Michelle Dockrey / Tony Fabris
Best Performer
Faithful Sidekicks
Sunnie Larsen
Random Fractions
Stone Dragons
Twotonic
Best Writer/Composer
Lauren Cox
Leslie Hudson
Kari Maaren
Cathy McManamon
Eva Van Daele-Hunt
Best Roadtrip Song
The Alien Jellyfish Song Chris Conway
Cliffs of Insanity Erin & Rand Bellavia
Fellowship Going South Leslie Fish
Oregon Trail Tim Griffin
Road to Santiago Heather Dale
Best Song About Community
Home to FilKONtario Debbie Ridpath Ohi
Gone Filkin’ Tom Jeffers
Many Hearts, One Voice Steve Macdonald
Three Days Away Mike Whitaker
Welcome Home Mark Bernstein

2017 Pegasus Award Winners

The winners of the 2017 Pegasus Awards for excellence in filking were announced this weekend at the Ohio Valley Filk Fest.

Best Filk Song

Best Classic Filk Song

Best Performer

Best Writer/Composer

(tie)

Best Horror Song

Best Perky Song

2017 Pegasus Award Nominees

The 2017 Pegasus Award finalists have been announced.

The Pegasus Award is given by the Ohio Valley Filk Fest and for excellence in filking. Anyone in the filk community can vote on the winners, and community is broadly defined — check out the rules here.

Whether or not you vote, enjoy the sound clips of the nominees here. The ballot is here. The last full day to vote is October 15.

Best Filk Song
The Girl Who Couldn’t Even The PDX Broadsides
Nine hundred and ninety nine Mich Sampson / Marilisa Valtazanou
Pageant Legend Katy Dröge-Macdonald /Ju Honisch
Scarlet Town Cathy McManamon
We Are Who We Are Michelle Dockrey / Tony Fabris
Best Classic Filk Song
Alligator in the House Betsy Tinney / Cade Tinney / S. J. Tucker
The Evil Eyeball Sibylle Machat
Grief in Little Pieces Phil Allcock / Talis Kimberley
Small Designs Barry Childs-Helton
Vor Bill Sutton
Best Performer
Chris Conway
Tim Griffin
Leslie Hudson
Judi Miller
Vixy & Tony
Best Writer/Composer
Ju Honisch
Jordin Kare
Cathy McManamon
Benjamin Newman
Andrew Ross
Best Horror Song
The Dark Man Paul Kwinn
Dear Gina Seanan McGuire
Hello Stranger Erica Neely
Hellraiser Tom Smith
Mina’s Song Zander Nyrond
Best Perky Song
Chocolate Is A Vegetable Graham Leathers
Everybody Hates Elves Kari Maaren
Nathan Fillion (Please Take Off Your Pants) The PDX Broadsides
Perky Goth W. Randy Hoffman
What If Your Girlfriend Was Gone? Carla Ulbrich

 [Via SF Site News.]