Allison Lonsdale


Geeky music for geeky people.

I am a singer-songwriter guitarist. I've been doing this since I was twelve, and doing it competently since I was sixteen. I performed with San Diego Celtic folk band The Wild Oats (not to be confused with the Wild Oats band from the UK) during the 1990s and started performing solo in 1999. I play my original songs about sex, science and God, full of metaphors from math, physics, biology, the supernatural, comic books, Tibetan Buddhism, and role-playing games, at coffeehouses and science fiction conventions.

Here is my Facebook page.

Live at Lestat's 2-CD set released!

Live at Lestat's lyrics

Purchase at CD Baby -- CDs ($17) and mp3s (99c).

Pick up the album at one of my shows for $15.

Upcoming Appearances

Coffeehouse Shows

I perform with Eben Brooks at Lestat's Coffeehouse in San Diego on the third Saturday of every month at 6 PM. No cover.

  • February 16, 2013 (cancelled due to RADcon)
  • March 16, 2013
  • April 20, 2013
  • May 18, 2013
  • June 15, 2013
  • July 20, 2013 (cancelled due to Gam3rcon)
  • August 17, 2013
  • September 21, 2013
  • October 19, 2013 (cancelled due to Conjecture/ConChord)
  • November 16, 2013
  • December 21, 2013

Convention Shows

Concert Footage

I have a YouTube channel. So does Eben Brooks.



The song "Grandmother's Place", one of my most popular works, is about Coyote taking me down to Spider Grandmother's lodge to play my songs for a bunch of different divinities who are partying their asses off. It's on Live at Lestat's. The lyrics are here. You can download an mp3 of it here. It's on YouTube here.


Eben Brooks and I wrote a lolcat parody of the Beatles' "Come Together". (When I realized that "walrus gumboot" could become "lolrus bukkit", the rest was inevitable.)

Mark Englehart of Sun, Moon & Stars Productions shot footage of us performing it at Lestat's Coffeehouse on March 15, 2008. The video is now on YouTube, as well as embedded below for your ROFLtainment.

The "LOL Together" lyrics.

An annotated version of the lyrics.

The "LOL Together" mp3 for your downloading pleasure!

Explicitly erotic weird fiction.

I write science fiction, fantasy, horror, and otherwise strange erotica. Sometimes it sells.

  • "The Symbol for Intensity" is in the anthology From Porn to Poetry, a "best of" collection for the webzine CleanSheets. Strangely, it's not SF, fantasy or horror. It's just weird.
  • "Tangaroa", an SF story in a world with ubiquitous nanotech, is in the anthology Best Transgender Erotica. Its post-nation-state future was inspired by Neal Stephenson's Diamond Age and Ian MacDonald's Terminal Cafe.
  • "Fragment from the Diary of Arabella B.", a pulp Victorian romp (which originated as a character diary in a Castle Falkenstein campaign), is in the Scarlet Letters archives, which one needs a subscription to access.
  • "Little Predator" is in Blood Surrender, a collection of vampire erotica. 'Cause you know there's a national shortage of that.
  • "Vaster Than Empires" is in Best Erotic Fantasy & Science Fiction from Circlet Press.

Doing the fandom thing.

I organize the San Diego Sci-Fi/Fantasy Meetup Group. We have monthly dinner meetings and maintain a calendar of San Diego-area SF&F events. Three times a year we have an enormous book swap; the next one will be on March 12, 2013.

I run programming for Conjecture/ConChord, October 18-20, 2013, San Diego, CA.

I volunteer for the San Diego Speculative Fiction Society, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational corporation, to help cross-pollinate San Diego fandom. Our city now has seven conventions outside of Comic-Con:

I am a massive tabletop role-playing geek, currently playing in the campaigns:

  • Nowhere Fast (set in Charles Stross' Laundry universe) in Call of Cthulhu, Laundry edition
  • Rokugan Legends in Legend of the Five Rings
  • La Machine Diabolique (fin-de-siecle Parisian steampunk) in the Castle Falkenstein universe using the Over the Edge system
  • ...and running the campaign Ottobre Solitario (occultists in Lovecraftian 18th-century Venice) in the Over the Edge system.

I was a playtester on William H. Stoddard's GURPS: Steampunk and GURPS: Supers (4th edition) and one of my claims to fame is that my name is on the credits page of both books. Way down at the bottom. In teeny weeny eye-strain-o-vision. You'll need a magnifying glass.

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