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What are 'one shots'?

"One-shots" are opportunities for filkers to perform one song of their choosing in a concert setting. Some conventions also offer "two-shots" or even "three-shots".

"One-shots" are meant to be a showcase for those who do not have concerts at that particular convention. They are also a great opportunity for those who want to strengthen their performance skills.

It's generally bad form for guests to do one-shots since they already have their own concert and do not need a showcase.

You usually sign up for one-shots at the convention (though in rare cases, you can sign up before). If the con offers one-shots, there is a sign-up sheet at the registration table. Some cons offer "two-shots" or "two-fers".

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At British filkcons this is called, for historical reasons, the "Main Concert". Don't be put off by the term 'concert', this is indeed open to anyone to sing a song or two during the main programme, not limited to the BNFs.

May 1, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterKeris

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