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Furry Convention anyone?

Posted by Wolfie on November 22, 2012 at 5:20 PM Comments comments (1)

http://www.anthrocon.org/


I came across this website on youtube, looking at the biggest furry gathering ever. I was telling my dad about it when he said, if you get some friends to go with than you can go. So I need furry friends :D Please! to go to Pittsburgh, PA. :3

Here are some behavior around fursuiters

While this is information many fursuiters know...those without a suit may be somewhat oblivous to the obvious. So I thought I'd put together a few items that will make many of our suiter friends happier to be around you.

 

1. Be careful around suiters, they have limited visibility!

Most fursuiters cannot turn their costume heads. In most cases, suiters are looking through "tunnel vision" eyes that only let them see a range of about 10% of what you can see. If you start running up to a fursuiter from the back or the side...they may not have ANY idea you are there, and you can potentially hurt them badly. Always try to approach a fursuiter from the front, and be polite. Remember...they're still a person inside and can react the same way that anyone else does if you startle them or do something they don't want or like.

2. Fursuiters can overheat easily!

These costumes typically enclose the body and the head. This traps all their body heat and usually causes profuse sweating. (The temperature inside the head of a fursuit can easily reach 110 degrees in a matter of minutes! So suiters need water and cooling facilities frequently. If you see a suiter and they motion that they need to leave...don't stop them. They could be really uncomfortable or badly in need of water


 

 

3. Elevator ettiquette

Anthrocon respects a particular form of elevator etiquette when it comes to fursuiters. They will normally be pushed to the front of an elevator line immediately. Please respect this and if you see a fursuiter waiting to get into an elevator, allow them to move to the front of the line. The Dorsai will be facilitating this..please don't argue with them on this point.

4. Respect the work and money put into these costumes!

Some individuals have spent many thousands of dollars on their fursuits. Others have constructed their fursuits over the span of years. Some suits may have special technical components or animatronics in them. Whatever the case is, a fursuit is the private property of the owner. Don't hit, strike, touch, or roughhouse with a suit unless the owner has given you specific permission to do so. If they say stop, they really mean stop!

5. On the subject of touching fursuits

...many people think that "scritching" a suit is a nice thing to do. Please do not do this unless the owner tells you it's ok! Here's why: Many suits are now being constructed with more expensive and finer furs. If you "scritch" a suit, it may feel nice to you, but the owner won't feel the same thing. The worse part is, scritching or scratching a suit can RUIN the fur. It can get matted, pulled out, knotted, or otherwise damaged. Petting the fur of a suit is usually fine, so long as you've been given permission to do so. And if you are going to touch a fursuit..for goodness' sake...make certain your hands are CLEAN! Lightly colored fur will show any mark or blemish.

6. Finally, remember that not all suiters are the same.

Some have higher staminas than others. Some are very shy while others are outgoing. Some may give hugs or other attention freely to anyone, while others may only reserve that for people that they know. Don't be offended if a suiter doesn't respond to you the way you want them to.


IKKicon Hotel

Posted by Dark Rose on September 12, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (3)

Good news everyone. We have the main hotel for IKKicon booked. I'm glad to bring you this information because the last con we attended was a ways away and took a toll on some of our members. Hope everyone finds this good news and again let me know if you are going.

IKKICON News

Posted by Dark Rose on August 13, 2012 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

IKKICON Badge prices:

**IKKiCON VII Weekend Membership $35.00

IKKiCON VII Platinum VIP Weekend Membership $115.00

IKKiCON VII Weekend Membership Gold VIP $70.00

IKKICON VII Weekend Membership Silver VIP $60.00**

IKKICON Hotel Rate:

$125 for Standard King or Standard Double Queens***

News about the Hotel & Badges

Posted by Wolfie on June 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Grand Hyatt is now (Mostly) Sold Out! Overflow Hotel now open.



"We have sold out all available rooms at our official hotel at the San Antonio Grand Hyatt for Thursday & Saturday night. Don’t panic! We have made arrangements with the Marriott Riverwalk hotel located directly across from the Grand Hyatt hotel and the HBG Convention Center. The Marriott Riverwalk has hotel rooms at a special convention rate starting at $109/night & up."  By San Japan



Registrations!!!

Purchase your pre-registration passes at Ooples.

Located at 7460 Callaghan Road Suite 410, San Antonio, TX 78229

San Japan: Mach 5 / 2012 Pre-registration for three-day weekend passes will be at these pricing tiers (AGES 13 & UP) to purchase (up until 11:59pm of that day):

$45 – April 11th, 2012 to July 13th, 2012

If you plan to pay by check, money order or cashiers check, click on the pre-registration link. Once you’ve filled out the information, a link will appear at the bottom to either pay online or mail-in payment. Choose mail-in payment then follow the on-screen instructions to print out your pre-registration and mail-in payment.

 

We do offer a group discount. It is $5 off per badge if 10 or more passes are purchased at the same time. It is $10 off per badge if 25 passed are purchased at the same time. The discount is applied at checkout. The group discount will only apply to pre-registration passes. After July 13th, the group discount will no longer apply.

 

San Japan Mach 5 / 2012 AT-CONVENTION/DAY-OF Badge Price / Cost:

$50 – 3-Day Weekend Pass – Ages 13 & Up

$30 – Friday One-Day Pass – Ages 13 & Up

$35 – Saturday One-Day Pass – Ages 13 & Up

$20 – Sunday One-Day Pass – Ages 13 & Up

One FREE Child Pass (Age 6-12) for each Regular At-Door 1-Day Or 3-Day Pass Price (No FREE Child Pass For Pre-Registrations) – Child must be PRESENT for visual verification.

Additional Child Passes (Age 6 to 12): 3-Day Pass: $20 – Friday/Saturday 1-Day Pass: $15 – Sunday 1-Day Pass: $10

Parent or Guardian 18 & up MUST accompany child at all times if 12 or under.

Age 5 And Under – FREE

Military Discount – $5 Off 3-Day Pass/Day Pass (Active Duty Only – No Discount For Military Family/Relatives)

LOST BADGE FEE – $25

Passes will be sold at the Registration Section of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center [Room 101A]

1-Day and regular 3-Day passes will be available online starting July 16th, 2012.

We offer a $5 Military Discount for all Active Duty Military (proof must be shown, no Military Discount for family or retired). It will be applied At-Door of the convention. Military Discount can not be applied to Pre-Registration. We will be accepting credit cards at the convention.

 

The Gold Pass costs $100. Gold Passes are SOLD OUT as of Jan. 9th, 2012 and we will not be releasing any additional Gold Passes.

 

We have discontinued Silver Passes.

 

If you purchase a Gold Pass, you do not have to purchase a regular 3-day pass. Gold Passes are only offered online. They will not be available at the convention. No military discount is offered for Gold Passes.


Hey Everyone Updates Once More

Posted by Ichigo on May 2, 2012 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (4)

All right guys, it's that time of year again. I need everyone going to a con to inform me asap and let me know where your going. I'll be going to San Japan. If anyone plans to go please let me know.

IKKicon

Posted by Dark Rose on Comments comments (0)

Good news everyone. We have the main hotel for IKKicon booked. I'm glad to bring you this information because the last con we attended was a ways away and took a toll on some of our members. Hope everyone finds this good news and again let me know if you are going.

IKKicon Hotel

Posted by Dark Rose on Comments comments (0)

Good news everyone. We have the main hotel for IKKicon booked. I'm glad to bring you this information because the last con we attended was a ways away and took a toll on some of our members. Hope everyone finds this good news and again let me know if you are going.