Dissecting Dragons

Episode 331: Every Act of Creation is an Act of Parody - Filk Music & Fandom in Speculative Fiction

June 24, 2022

No, that is not a typo! If you're not familiar with the term 'filk' it refers to the multi-genre music produced by fans of science fiction, fantasy and horror. The dragons have said before that a mark of great art is that it inspires others, both amateur and professional, to create art of their own. This week, Jules and Madeleine take a look at the witty, acerbic, poignant and humorous fan music inspired by speculative fiction. Where does the boundary between filk and mainstream come in? Where did the term come from? And what is it about filk that draws us in? Find out in this fun, light hearted episode. 

 

Title Music: Ecstasy by Smiling Cynic

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