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Cool Things!

We just got back from FilkOntario in Toronto where we had an absolute blast!

A couple very cool things happened there that I think count as News:

We are honored to say that we won First Place in the annual FKO Songwriting Competition with our new song We Come In Peace!  All the songs in the competition were excellent!  We will record a version (either a demo or a video) of We Come In Peace soon.

We also had some of our friends from Germany present us with a gift – a certificate!  In 2017 FilkContinental had it’s 20th Anniversary and for this event they compiled their Top 10 songs from the last 20 years of the convention...

Overdue Thank Yous

We’ve been busy on lots of things, but I wanted to take a moment to say thank you to a lot of folks!

A big Thank You to MarsCon and the MarsCon Dementia track for letting us bring our musical fun and to all the great folks who made music with us.

A big Thank You to MiniCon as well and to all the great conversations and music.

Both cons were fantastic and we hope to do them both again next year!

Jaipur Review

Jaipur

Game Review:

When we aren’t making music, most of our board gaming time is spent with just the two of us.  In addition, as we’ve been to conventions and other gatherings, we’ve heard over and over “well, if we play games, it’s just two of us – so how does it play two player.”  This tells us we are not alone in wanting good two player games.

We are always on the lookout for great two player games!

Enter Jaipur – a two player trading game.  Eh?  What?  How do you have a trading game with only two players?

Gameplay:

In Jaipur, players are attempting collect and turn in sets of particular goods, such as Silver, Gold, Cloth, etc…   The larger the set that is turned in, the more points.

The game is comprised of a deck of cards, which has six kinds of goods cards – Ruby, ...

NEW CD – ACHIEVEMENT UNLOCKED

It is here! New for 2018, The Faithful Sidekicks second CD – Achievement Unlocked!

12 new tracks featuring a lot of great guest musicians including John Argentiero, Dr. Mary Crowell, The Bedford Level Experiment, Justin Hartley, Beth Kinderman, Sunnie Larsen, and Cathy McMannamon.

We have tracks on everything from MMOs to Ice Cream, from movies like Iron Giant, Hot Fuzz, and Mystery Men, from a Help Desk sea shanty to a Wizard Rock song about Neville. It’s a big smorgasbord of Geeky goodness!

Thank You GAFilk

We want to give a very heartfelt thanks to everyone at GAFilk who made our time there amazing. A special thank you to InterFilk for sending us to the con! And another huge thank you to the GAFilk Con Com for all their hard work! THANK YOU!!!

Thank You OVFF and WindyCon

We want to say thank you to everyone who came to our concerts at OVFF and WindyCon!  We had a great time and hope you did as well.  We also had a blast with all the folk who were in the Filk circles at both cons, playing and listening to music!  We can’t wait to do it again!

A special thank you to the Con Coms and Programming folks at OVFF and at WindyCon for having us and for putting on such great conventions!

OVFF Goodness

If you are going to be at the Ohio Valley Filk Festival (which I highly recommend you check out!), We will be playing a 30 minute concert on Sunday 10/22 at 2:20 PM.  There will be great concerts all weekend from some amazing performers!  We will be around the whole weekend hanging out, playing a bunch of new tunes, including several slated for the new album, and generally geeking out on awesome music!  Hope to see you there!

Fringe, GeekDad, and Upcoming Shows

Lots of good things have been happening for the Sidekicks lately.

The great Geek Music Podcast – Radio Free Hipster – featured Han Solo For President in their latest episode. This Podcast is produced by GeekDad, which is a fantastic website for all things Geeky. Definitely check it out!

We also have a new track for the upcoming album finished, called One With The Force. If you are at the MN Fringe Festival, you can hear it being played before this awesome funny new play – The Tragedy Of Obi Wan Kenobi. It’s written by our friend Dave Stagner of The Feng Shui Ninjas and Beth Kinderman and the Player Characters and is definitely something you should get to if you can.

Finally we have a couple new shows to announce...