British Filk Convention

The series of British Filk Conventions don't have a unifying name, and each one is started with a new committee (though they are mostly drawn from a larger continuing group of people), but they have continued regularly each February since 1989.

The names of the conventions have, except for the first (Contabile), involved a play on words on the convention's ordinal number. The convention has retained contabile.org as its domain name in spite of the changing names.

The convention's main concert presents short performances by many different participants. There is a fund which is administered by a continuing group to bring an overseas filker to the British Filk Convention each year. The Sams Awards are issued at the convention, but are administered by a different group of people than either the convention committee or the overseas guest fund.

# Convention Dates Location
1 Contabile February 2-5, 1989 The Chequers Hotel, Newbury
2 Con2bile February 2-4, 1990 Great Northern Hotel in Peterborough
3 Treble February 1-3, 1991 Burlington Hotel in Eastbourne
4 FourPlay January 31-February 2, 1992 Victoria Park Hotel in Wolverhampton
5 Pentatonic February 5-7, 1993 Rozel Hotel in Weston-super-Mare
6 VIbraphone February 4-6, 1994 Oak Hotel in Brighton
7 Transept February 3-5, 1995 Royal Cambridge Hotel in Cambridge, UK
8 Obliter-8 February 2-4, 1996 Forte Crest Hotel in Milton Keynes
9 HarmonIX January 31-February 2, 1997 Rozel Hotel in Weston-super-Mare
10 Decadence February 6-8, 1998 Albany Trust Hotel, Eastbourne
11 XIlophone February 5-7, 1999 Hilton National Hotel, Basingstoke
12 Didgeri-Douze February 4-6, 2000 Forte Posthouse in Milton Keynes
13 Conthirteena February 2-4, 2001 Albany Hotel, Eastbourne
14 Contabile Fortean February 1-3, 2002 Hilton International Hotel, Basingstoke
15 Quinze Filk Festival February 7-9, 2003 Holiday Inn, Ipswich, Suffolk
16 Sixteen Tones February 6-8, 2004 Hanover International, Bromsgrove
17 Dixseption February 4-6, 2005 The Queens Hotel, Southsea, Portsmouth
18 1812Tone February 3-5, 2006 Grantham Marriot Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
19 D'Zenove Convention February 204, 2007 Hilton International Hotel, Basingstoke
20 2t0nic February 1-3, 2008 Grantham Ramada Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
21 aXXIdental February 6-8, 2009 Grantham Ramada Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
22 Van der Filk February 5-7, 2010 Grantham Ramada Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
23 Cre2c3ndo February 4-6, 2011 Grantham Ramada Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
24 Duple Time February 3-5, 2012 Grantham Ramada Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
25 Quarter Tone February 1-3, 2013 Ramada Grantham Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
26 Semibreve February 7-9, 2014 Ramada Grantham Hotel, Grantham, Lincolnshire
27 Con27ilkin February 6-8, 2015 Marks Tey Best Western Hotel, Colchester, Essex
28 Con2Bil8 February 5-6, 2016 Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey, Colchester
29 Quoi De Neuf February 3-5, 2017 Best Western Hotel, Marks Tey, Colchester

See the convention website: http://www.contabile.org.uk


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