What is The WorlDream?
For the new Millennium; I wanted to see all my
friends and family. And there's only one way I knew of doing
that- by going to every filk convention
that was held in 2001. Well, ok. Every filk convention, in order.
Which meant that I went to Contata in 2002, and will be attending
ConCertino in 2003 (since they weren't held in 2001).
Big whoop. This doesn't mean much. And I wanted
this to mean something- something that can be given back to
the community that has given me so much...(yeah, cliche;
I know. But if you know me, you'll know I'm a sap... and filk
and related communities have given me almost everything I value
in my life outside of my children. So, deal. *grin*).
I didn't want anything big- just one song.
The only caveat is that I wanted
every filker on the planet singing on it.
So, I wrote a song, to be played at every Filk
con in 2001. And I found other songs like it; and I tried
to spread 'em around far and wide as well.
We recorded this song
at every con- as sung by (on average) two thirds of the
attendees of each convention. After OVFF 17, we'll take the
recordings done at each convention; and cut and splice them
together so that every filker on the planet who wants to
is participating on the same song
at the same time.
In other words, the purpose and focus of this
project was to bring as many of everyone together as possible,
a statement of community at the beginning of the new Millennium.
We'll have a CD that even the folks who will never produce a
recording can say "Hey- I'm on that!"
Each concom has selected a short list of songs
to represent their convention on this project. Something written
and indicative of their area.
We anticipate that the CD to be generated from
this project will be available in mid to late 2003. The wholesale
profits from CD sales will go back into the community. InterFilk
will receive all profits from the project in the US; the British
and German Fan Funds will get the wholesale profits in their
It was quite a ride! Pick up the CD when it comes
out- you'll see what we mean!