(as posted first on the filker group in facebook; should be here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/179207275435854/530143950342183/?notif_t=group_comment
So, there are filkers who game. A lot of us do, really.
For that matter, Lisa Padol and I do--quite a lot, really. We got to sf cons and filk in the evening (and sometimes do some gaming during the day; I more usually as the games I like are more suited to sf cons); we go to filking cons and filk a lot (and sometimes do some gaming), and we go to gaming cons and...well, not filk, as there's no filking at gaming cons.
Only, we've been working on an Upcoming Project with Double Exposure, the team that runs cool gaming cons in New Jersey (and which, unlike many gaming con-runners, came out of SF fandom; in fact, one of the distinguishers of their cons is that they feature a con suite, albeit a junk food laden one). And while they were putting the schedule together for Dreamation, the con that ran last weekend, they decided it would be cool to hold a filk in the con suite on Saturday night, and asked if Lisa and I would run it (we said yes, of course). Naturally, given that there was basically no prep time (and one of the filkers who regularly attends the con, Merav, skipped due to having her Interfilk slot next weekend), it was small--four performers swapping songs, plus a few random walk-ins/listeners, but entertaining for all that.
However, Vinnie wants to try it again, this time at the bigger con, Dexcon, running over July 4th weekend.
Which begs the question: Are people interested in going to a con specifically to game during the day and filk during at least one evening? I'll admit, I'm kinda looking jealously over at the occasional HarmUni here (which is a filking con in Cambridge, England, when it runs, sandwitched around a gaming con), and thinking that
things developed well over a few years, we could have something similar, only with better space than one gets from a college campus.