About the Author
Shawna Jacques has been filking longer than she knew that there was a word for what she did, but she first learned the word “filk” in 2007. She is now the Vice-Chair and Programming Director of Conflikt, and much like that convention, she was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest by smart, geeky, creative people. By day, she is a software test engineer in the media industry. By night, she is a bibliophile, punster, social justice witch, musician, rock opera performer, artist, nerd of many science things (especially horrible diseases, food allergies, dinosaurs, and geology) grower of succulent plants, cat person, and fox fan. Since 2007, she’s been to several filk cons and met a whole bunch of amazing people. She can’t imagine her life without the filk community now, and has recently learned to play the mandola.
You can find Shawna’s visual art at Unorthofox.
The photo at the top of this blog was taken by Emmanuel Pleshe on 09-19-2011, and is used with permission.