March 1-3, 2013
Meet Ookla The Mok, Guests of Honor
But first, some announcements.
The complete Program Book has been posted on the website.
The program lists the breakfast buffet as being from 10-Noon on Saturday and Sunday. It will actually be opening at 8am. It will also be operating on Friday and Monday with shorter hours. Hours will be posted at the info desk.
If you are not staying in the hotel, you can also purchase the buffet. Price will be posted at the info desk.
If you don't plan on using your breakfast vouchers, please drop them in the jar in the consuite. They will be given to our GOHs or your fellow fans in need.
Now on to meeting Ookla the Mok
You notice an antique nickelodeon near the door. Having a nickel to spare, you deposit your five cents and turn the crank.
Tick. Tick. Tick tick-tick-tick-tiktiktiktiktiktik...
A flickering image of a strange creature appears. Body of a man, but the furry head is fringed by a striped mane and fangs protrude from the mouth. A raccoon-like mask of dark fur surrounds the eyes. He opens his mouth and tilts his head back, evidently roaring, and a title appears below the picture:
OOKLA THE MOK!
The name seems familiar somehow.
The creature’s image cross-fades to a picture of a three-piece band. Two guitarists with artistically-trimmed beards flank a handsome fellow seated at a drum kit. The sub title remains, however, and adds another exclamation point. Then a second line appears:
Rock Music for Nerds.
The band goes into action, playing furiously while various images flicker in, animate a bit, then fade out, in the background: flying saucer, several super-heroes, a cowboy, the starship Enterprise, an astronaut, the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a pirate, mathematical equations, a tandem bicycle, and monkeys, oh my dear Lord, so many monkeys. The only thing out-numbering the monkeys is the parting couples, usually featuring a pratfall during their separation.
Consonance marks the release of the BRAND NEW CD: Vs.Evil!”
Ookla the Mok, has been getting filk audiences on their feet for over 20 years, and shows no reduction in energy yet. Since they’re from Buffalo, the Bay Area is about as far from home as they perform, yet they've played more concerts at Consonance than at any other single con. This is their fourth appearance at Consonance, and -- after an unreasonable amount of time off from the con circuit -- they couldn't be happier to make their return appearance here.
Thanks to Paul Kwinn for Ookla's bio.
Read the full version in the program book.
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