Special Events Planned for OVFF
Mad Hatter's Tea Party
Where other conventions have opening ceremonies, OVFF has the Mad Hatter's Tea Party. It's the official opening of OVFF and begins at 7PM on Friday evening. At the tea party, you will be able to enjoy tea, along with a number of other beverages and pastries.
Hats are compulsory. If you don't have one, you will select one at the door from the stable of chapeaus maintained by the convention, or one will be assigned to you.
Don't make us choose your hat. You may not like it.
Pegasus Awards Banquet
Every year, the Ohio Valley Filk Fest presents the Pegasus Award for Excellence in Filking at a banquet the on Saturday evening. Many people treat the Pegasus Awards banquet as a semi-formal (or even formal) occasion, and it affords you the chance to see many filkers in their most elegant finery. Others come dressed in dungarees and sneakers. There is no dress code enforced or suggested.
You may pre-register for the Banquet at $28 per person (Tickets bought
at the con are $35). If you have special dietary needs please
let us know by September 30.
Every year, OVFF holds a silent auction of items donated by people within the Filk community in support of Interfilk. Items that have had a lot of bidding activity, along with special items withheld from the silent auction, are then offered for bid in a voice auction on Saturday evening.
It is difficult to describe the Interfilk voice auction at OVFF; for one, where do you start? With the Interfilk Wenches? With the chocolate (there's always chocolate)? With the professional auctioneer? With the one-of-a-kind items offered at this event, and this event only? With the running jokes?
If you've never been to an Interfilk voice auction at OVFF, you should attend, even if you're not intending to bid on anything (though it is for a very good cause), as it is a unique experience. Even if you have attended previous Interfilk voice auctions at OVFF, you should attend this one as well, as it's always different, and you don't want to miss out on any of the fun.
Dead Dog Dinner Run
On Sunday afternoon/evening, after the convention is officially
over, many convention attendees head off, en-mass, to a local restaurant
for one last meal with the friends that they only see at these conventions
(including those that they just met).
It has become the traditional annual post-con dining experience for OVFF.
There will be a sign-up sheet at the Registration table on Sunday for those who wish to make this pilgrimage; please sign up if you plan to attend so that we can give the restaurant fair warning of the size of the horde about to descend on them.
After dinner, you may return to the convention hotel for the Dead Dog Filk!