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November 12, 2014

So OVFF came and went, and a good time was had by all. The bad news is that Toyboat did not win the Pegasus Award for Best Performer. But, overshadowing that, the good news is that we performed the song "Paper Worlds" by Talis Kimberley, joined onstage by Talis herself. The song tied for Best Filk Song, too! If you want to see what transpired (and you know you do), take a look at our Videos page - it was rather spectacular!

September 5, 2014

So it would seem that your esteemed webmaster is a bit behind in the news. Let's see if we can make up for that...

Toyboat will be at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival (OVFF) from October 24-26, 2014 as a Pegasus Nominee for Best Performer! The Pegasus Awards are presented annually at the OVFF Saturday evening banquet to recognize and honor excellence in filking. This is Toyboat's third nomination in the Best Performer category. Fans who are interested in voting (we presume you've attended at least one convention sometime in your life) for this year's awards can fill out an online ballot through midnight on Sunday, October 19th, or vote in person at OVFF no later than Friday, October 24th, at the close of the Nominees Concert in the evening. The full list of nominees is here, and the ballot is online here . Sound clips of all nominated songs, songwriters, and performers are also available on the OVFF website.

January 6, 2013

Also, we'd like to introduce our newest miscreant... er... member, Cathy McManamon!

December 30, 2012

We have more shows! See us at ConFusion (January 18-20, 2013) and Capricon (February 7-10, 2013)

September 7, 2012

Toyboat's second Guest of Honor appearance is March 29-31 at Marcon, in Columbus, Ohio. No, fandom didn't learn from the first GOH appearance, and decided to inflict Toyboat on itself a second time.

December 9, 2011

Capricon (February 9-12, 2012) will see the most frightening concert of all, Toyboat Unclogged! Yes, we will give up our electric guitars and spend a quiet, contemplative hour with acoustic guitars, basses, keyboards and real drums. Yeah, right, quiet and contemplative. We'll just find a way to be just as loud and aggressive acoustically!

September 12, 2011

In October, we are once again honored by the members of the filk community with a Pegasus Nomination. Along with Amy McNally, Playing Rapunzel, Stone Dragons and Tricky Pixie, we are nominated in the Best Performer category. If you consider yourself a member of the filk community (and you should), go take a look at this year's ballot.

Keep an eye here for more show information coming soon!

August 4, 2011

After a bit of time off this summer due to family (chosen and biological) illnesses, surgery (good thing Mike doesn't play guitar with his feet, although he may argue that point...), and just lots of other life (don't talk to me about life...), starting in the fall, Toyboat will be back louder than ever!

Here is what we have so far!

This year's Windycon (November 11-13, in Lombard, IL) marks the return of Tomboat.

We are also Filk Guests of Honor at SFContario in Toronto, November 18-20.