NEWhere 2020 Song Contest: Vote Now!

The contest entries are in, and voting is open!

1) Go to to see (and in some cases hear) the entries. At the bottom of that document you will find a link to the ballot form.

2) Votes must be entered using the ballot form by 12:00 Noon EDT on Friday, July 24. We will announce the results no later than the morning of Sunday, July 26.

(If you would like to vote but do not want to submit an email address, please email and ask for assistance.)

Many thanks to all our contestants!

NEWhere 2020: That’s (Not Quite) All, Folks …

Many thanks to everyone who attended our virtual convention! But wait, there’s more …!

Since we didn’t have a song contest at the convention, we’re going to have a post-con contest! Our theme is: “No Contest.”
1) Deadline for submission is 11:59 EDT July 20.
2) Submissions should be sent to Each submission must include a lyrics sheet and may be accompanied by a video or audio recording. If a recording is included, it does not need to be performed by the same person who wrote the lyrics.
3) To be submitted for this contest, a song must be newly written (i.e., completed since Friday, July 3, 2020), and must be either written or co-written by an NEWhere 2020 attendee. (Partial attendance counts.)
4) Only one submission per person is permitted.
5) Winners will be determined by popular vote. Links to all submissions and the method of voting will be posted on the NEfilk Discord server and here on this website. If you have any questions, please email them to the address above.

NEWhere 2020 links (saved for posterity)

The final schedule is live! See this page for access links to the Zoom rooms where the events will be happening, and take a look at the Program page for descriptions.

There is now a Discord server for NEWhere 2020!

Check out this informational slideshow for other important links and details!

And last but not least, if you run into any technical difficulties with any of these, you can email us at (If you run into any of the Technical Difficulties, tell them we said hi!)

Keep safe, and keep singing!

This year online — Next year in person!

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we are regretfully altering our original plans to hold a relaxacon in July 2020. Instead, we intend to hold an online event July 3-5, 2020 as part of the ongoing Festival of Living Rooms, and (with the agreement of our hotel) the in-person NEFilk Relaxacon has been rescheduled to June 18-20, 2021.

And it’s official: NEFilk 2020 is happening!!

ConCertino, Conterpoint, and Contata have joined forces to bring you a filk relaxacon at the Crowne Plaza Danbury, CT, on July 3-5, 2020! Our Guest of Honor will be none other than “Gorgeous Gary” Ehrlich!

Rooms at the convention rate are now available at the hotel website. Registration information will be available here on the NEFilk website shortly. There will be singing, a con suite, discussions, and did we mention singing?

Come join us! And please spread the word!