Welcome to the Muggles Market Musical Performance Tent sponsored this year by SAGA – where will be showcasing musical performances throughout the day for your listening pleasure!
This intimate setting will feature stripped down and acoustical performances every hour by a variety of musical styles and fandoms – we are so excited!
We are so thankful to this year’s sponsor, SAGA, the professional development conference for genre fiction writers coming up on March 6-8, 2020 here in Charlotte – make sure to check out their website at SAGAconference.com.
Our 2019 Music Tent Schedule
- 10AM – David Musiclover Gibson
- 11AM – Nefarious Ferrets
- 12PM – Valentine Wolfe*
- 1PM – Mikey Mason*
- 2PM – You Win or Your Die
- 3PM – Hawthorn and Holly
About Our Performers
*For more information on our main Geek Gala performers Mikey Mason and Valentine Wolfe, click here.
David Musiclover Gibson
David MusicLover Gibson surrounds the Charlotte Metro area with his love and passion for playing, advocating, and listening to quality music.
Working professionally for over seven years on Percussion, he has recorded and played with multiple bands. David’s solo show includes looping and layering smooth rhythmatic sounds and his calm soothing voice. He accompanies and enhances his music with a strong presence of harmony and vivid imagery. You have to hear it!
You will often see David around town creating and supporting his community with culture and color.
Hawthorn & Holly
Hawthorn & Holly are a pop punk band that plays songs about Harry Potter. Started in 2007, these wizards hail from Charlotte, North Carolina. Leah Hamm and Christie Mowery weave gorgeous harmonies with Eddie Mowery on guitars, while Dave Beaucar of Baltimore, Maryland slaps his amazing bass.
They have established themselves as a fixture in the wizard rock community, performing as featured artists at Misti-Con, Wrockstock, New York Wrock Festival, and Camp 9 3/4. More recently they have expanded their reach to other fandom conventions on the east coast such as Dragon*Con, CONjuration, Stellar Con, ConCarolinas, Illogicon, and the Muggles Market.
The Nefarious Ferrets are Frank and Donna Parker of NC. Meeting and each other in 2006, at ConCarolinas, they realized they had many things in common: science fiction, a love of music and ferrets. A match made in fandom, they married at ConCarolinas 2007. At AtomaCon 2017, they “adopted” bass player D.J. McGuire from VA – “The second-best bass player in my own damn band,” ‘The Dimensional Riffs’. He makes a fantastic addition to the group.
Performing as the Nefarious Ferrets since 2009, they have performed at the Geek Gala, ConCarolinas Filk Circles, and the Georgia Filk Convention (GaFilk 2X10s). They were the 2017 Filk Guests at AtomaCon in Charleston, SC and returning performers at RavenCon 2009 and 2019, ConCarolinas 2018-2019, and played the Cantina at ConGregate 6. They also attend various house filks around the Carolinas.
You Win or You Die
You Win or You Die was started in early 2018 by Geoff Hodder, a bassist/vocalist who was a huge Game of Thrones fan. He recruited Manning Kimmel to play guitar and Yance Covington to play the drums and occasional bagpipes. Later on, Heather Stevens was added as vocalist.
Currently, the group is led by Manning with Heather and Yance performing when available. Their music catalog (written by Manning) focuses on various GoT characters including the Sons of the Harpy, Desnerys Targereyan, Ramsay Bolton, Balon Geryjoy, and more. With Westeros so rich with subject material, we predict that many more songs will continue to be written. Thanks for the support!