So much of the music played on SCIFI.radio is actually fan-made music, or “filk”. Now there’s a show on SCIFI.radio dedicated to this marvelous phenomenon, the music the fans make themselves about the fandoms they love. The show is created and produced by Eric Coleman.
FilkCast started when Coleman was driving back from OVFF (the Ohio Valley Filk Fest) a couple years ago. There wasn’t much in the way of sources for online filk, a couple of online stores, but not many places where you could listen to or find out about new filk music. Eric had the technology, and the beginnings of the library, so he ran a test.
He hoped for 20 to 25 downloads. A couple of days later, and with over 100 downloads, FilkCast became a thing. It ran for over a year coming out twice a week, but with the stay at home orders, and the massive amount of filk events going on around the net, it went weekly in April 2020.
- FilkCast Episode 146, May 18, 2022
- FilkCast Episode 145, May 11, 2022
- FilkCast Episode 144, May 4, 2022
- FilkCast Episode 143, April 27, 2022
- FilkCast Episode 142, April 20, 2022
He continues to play the best of filk, both new and old, with frequent plays of Wizard Rock, Nerd Core and other related genres. And hey, if you have stuff out there, point him at your music. He’s always looking for more!
You can hear FilkCast every Wednesday right here on SCIFI.radio, at 7 am ET / 4 am PT, and again at 10 pm ET / 7 pm PT.