Lawrence Dean first encountered filk at the Brighton Worldcon in 1979. He wrote his first sci-fi song, “The Ballad of Arthur Dent,” in 1980 and is active in UK filk. Lawrence has written over 135 songs, nearly half of which are filk or filk-related. The rest are a mix of folk, country, and contemporary. His music has been performed and recorded by professional folksingers and fellow filkers across America, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Lawrence is the winner of the 2021 Pegasus Awards for Best Filk Song and Best Writer/Composer.