April 26: This year's convention is over, but you can relive the celebration in story and picture from the warmth and comfort of our FKO 23 Reviews page. Send an email to the webmistress if you see something we've missed! The rest of the site will be updated soon for FKO24.
April 8: We have the Program Grid, and although this is the version going to print, and we've checked it against the program book several times, it is still subject to change.
March 18, 2013: Debs and Errol, who will be doing a concert for us on Saturday, have provided us with a promo video on YouTube! We think this is cool, and invite everyone else to send us one, too! (This is about as serious as they ever get, folks!)
One of the best reviews of FKO was written by our friend Errol Elumir. Read it here!
January 17, 2013: Here is our Progress Report!
January 14, 2013: Neighbour to Neighbour: Feeding Bodies and Minds
Concom member Dave Hayman, as you may recall, is a regular volunteer at Neighbour 2 Neighbour, a Hamilton food bank. http://www.n2ncentre.com/. It also has a used book store, and distributes some books free to both kids and adults. So we're looking for either non-perishable food or used, even damaged books, especially books intended for children or youth. Should they happen to be SF&F, even better. Convert them when they're young!
At the last concom meeting, we decided we would produce a SONGBOOK! Since we hadn't planned for this in the budget, we'll be selling them at the convention for a small sum. If anyone would like to contribute a song or two, we'd be delighted! Proceeds will go to support FKO.
January 7, 2013: We have had numerous issues with our email addresses for FilKONtario. We are changing the info on the whole site, but please use fkoconcom AT gmail DOT com to communicate with us about the con or the web site, and fkohof AT gmail DOT com to communicate directly with the Hall of Fame. Sorry for any inconvenience!
November 18, 2012: Urban Tapestry will be performing at FKO on Friday night! This will be their twentieth anniversary as a group, and we wanted to help them celebrate. We are so lucky to have Debbie, Jodi and Allison in our community; they are fun loving, entertaining, positive and have done more for FKO than some of the concom (no, that's not a snide remark, they've been around longer!). We love them, everyone loves them, come and hear them Friday April 19.
More good news! Debs and Errol are giving us a concert on Saturday. If you haven't seen them, check their web site, listen to them on Bandcamp (and buy their CD), and come visit them at the con.
Here's a pdf of our black and white flyer.
Room block closes March 19, 2013 and the pre-registrations must be received by April 14. After that, you'll pay the full at-the-door price.
Hall of Fame nominations must reach Dave by January 8th 2014 to be considered for next year's FKO - email: fkohof AT gmail DOT com.
Due to privacy concerns, we only display the first letter of the surname, plus given name, province or state or country, and whether or not you have reserved a banquet ticket. Here's the list of people who are preregistered for FKO23. The date in the header of the file is the last time it was updated.
Wait, why is this on the news page? We have interesting weather, and it can't be predicted this far ahead. You can always check the forecast from The Weather Network in metric. And here it is from The Weather Channel not in metric. We are hoping that moving the con a few weeks later will give us better weather. But, after all, this is Canada.