The Pegasus Awards

Kathy Mar HoF



Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Collaboration Song
2004 Best Writer/Composer    
1996 Best Filk Song   When Giants Walked
1994 Best Filk Song   Drink Up The River
1993 Best Writer/Composer    
1991 Best Love Song   Velveteen
1989 Best Filk Song w/ Mercedes Lackey Arafel's Song (Tree of Swords & Jewels)
1989 Best Writer/Composer    

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Song
2019 Best Family Song Give My Children Wings
2013 Best Classic Filk Song Starship & Haiku
2009 Best Classic Filk Song Starship & Haiku
2001 Best Performer  
1998 Best Filk Song Edward
1996 Best Writer/Composer  
1995 Best Military Song Man of War
1994 Best Performer  
1993 Best Filk Song Heartwarming
1993 Best Performer  
1991 Best Writer/Composer  
1991 Best Filk Song Drink Up The River
1990 Best Literature Song Flowers for Algernon
1990 Best Filk Song Velveteen
1990 Best Performer  
1988 Best Filk Song Doppleganger
1988 Best Performer  
1987 Best Performer  
1986 Best Humorous Filksong Calm Down
1986 Best Filk Song Starship & Haiku
1986 Best Filksinger, Female  

Kathy Mar worked as a professional folksinger and streetsinger in Denver for many years before she discovered filk and filkers discovered her. Her first recordings were for Off-Centaur Productions (Songbird, On a Bright Wind, Bamboo Wind) and she went on to do two albums with Thor Records (Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est Les Meme Chose) which have recently been re-released as a CD double. She also did an album for Dandelion Digital (Made by Magic) with British songwriter Zander Nyrond which was one of the first filk CDs ever produced. Her cover album of her favorite filk and folk songs on Prometheus (My Favorite Sings) has been her most successful to date. Most recently (together with Love Song Productions) a 2CD/DVD project titled Kathy Mar Live. This recording is from her GoH apparance at Denvention 3 (the 2008 Worldcon); and includes extras (including a book with 53 of her songs). She was inducted into the Filk Hall of Fame in only the second year of its existence and, with Lindy Sears, instigated the Dandelion Conspiracy to promote filk to general SF conventions.

Kathy lives in San Leandro, CA in a commune and is the mother of Michael (1970-1982), Melanie (1972) and twins Nicolas and Cassandra (1985). Her primary life partner Dean Dierschow (familiar as her most devoted roadie) lives there with her in a wonderful ongoing courtship. She was very involved in the antiwar movement in the sixties and sang in Kansas City for the first Moratorium. She has appeared as filk GOH at almost every filk convention and many regular SF conventions as well. You can send her email at (Aztec word for chocolate). Plus Ca Change, Plus C'est Les Meme Chose, and My Favorite Sings are available through links on her website:



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