The Pegasus Awards

Rob Balder



Pegasus Awards

Award Year Category Collaboration Song
2007 Best Filk Song w/ Tom Smith Rich Fantasy Lives

Pegasus Nominations

Year Category Collaboration Song
2006 Best Filk Song w/ Tom Smith Rich Fantasy Lives

Rob Balder is a self-described "renaissance geek," who spreads his creative energies across the fields of comics, game design, small press publishing, writing, poetry, and filk.

He writes and sings filk songs, mostly comedy and parody, and has recorded two CDs. The title track from Rob's first filk CD, "Rich Fantasy Lives" was co-written with Filk Hall of Famer Tom Smith, and was nominated for a Pegasus Award for Best Filk Song in 2006. Rob's songs have also been heard on the syndicated Doctor Demento Show.

In January 2007, he and six other comedy music performers founded The Funny Music Project, where they present two free songs a week.

Rob is also the creator of the clip-art comic strip PartiallyClips, which is widely read online and has appeared in more than two dozen newspapers and magazines. A book collection of the strip, "Suffering for my Clip Art: the Best of PartiallyClips, volume 1" was published in 2005. In 2006, PartiallyClips was nominated for a Webcomics Creators Choice Award for Outstanding Short Form Comic.

He is the Associate Editor of Nth Degree, a popular fanzine covering genre fiction, gaming, comics, fandom and more.

He writes science fiction and fantasy, including one unpublished novel and many short stories and poems.

Rob also teamed up with Pete Abrams of Sluggy Freelance to create "Get Nifty," a stand-alone card game themed around Pete's comic. Get Nifty debuted in stores in early 2006, through Blood & Cardstock Games.

His current project is a full-color Fantasy webcomic called Erfworld, co-created with illustrator Jamie Noguchi. Erfworld began in December 2006 and updates twice weekly at, home of the popular RPG-based comic, "The Order of the Stick," by Rich Burlew.


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