Loads to cover in this smorgasbord of updates! Click through to read on!
FurCon will be at table i37 in the Indie Alley at GaymerX2! We’re stoked to be returning to this awesome local convention! Come by to say hi, register for FC 2015, grab some swag, or just get a hug from a fuzzy critter!
2. Hotel Updates
As a reminder, our hotels typically charge the deposit for new reservations during the first week of each month. Due to technical issues, the hotels are behind in charging the first batch of deposits. However, we’ve been told these charges should begin posting during the first week of July. If you have questions, as always, please feel free to email [email protected].
Double rooms are mostly sold out at the Marriott and Hilton, but single rooms are still available in both hotels. We still have Junior Suites available, as well as both room types at the Fairmont.
If your initial search doesn’t show any rooms, try searching for a narrower range of dates. Wednesday and Monday nights are mostly sold out!
3. Panel Submissions Open!
Got a topic you’re passionate about? Want to share your latest tricks for watercoloring, inking, or fursuit building? Want to discuss spirituality of furry, or just join a social species meetup? Panel submissions are open! We’ll be taking submissions through mid-November. Check out more details on our various panel tracks (including Puppetry, returning for 2015!) and submit your idea here!
4. FC: Unleashed Act Submissions Open!
Can you sing, dance, or just want to tell jokes while wearing a fursuit? Our annual talent and variety show is open for act submissions! Prizes are awarded by a panel of judges!
5. DJ Auditions Begin July 8th
HEY DJs! Auditions for FC 2015 will be open from July 8th at 5PM until August 31st at 11:59PM. More information coming soon!
Volunteer Spotlight: Fursuit Lounge supervisors
Fursuit Lounge supervisors ensure that our costumed guests are able to have a safe, comfortable experience at the con. While monitoring our fursuit lounges, they ensure that water, cups, straws, and towels are stocked and clean, and inform Programming staff of any issues. Becoming a fursuit lounge supervisor is a great, low-intensity way to help out at FC, and includes all the benefits of a Volunteer membership!
6. Registration is Open!
Attending memberships for FC 2015 are just $50 for the whole weekend! This price will remain in effect until December 31st, after which it will increase to the at-con rate of $60. As an added convenience this year, we will NOT be closing pre-registration on January 1st! You will still be be able to have your badge pre-printed as long as you register by approximately January 10th!
(If you’re interested in our Sponsor or Super-Sponsor levels, those will remain at $120 and $240, respectively.) See what perks come with each level of membership here!
7. Art Show Submissions Open July 1st!
UPDATE: Art Show registration is now open! Be sure to read through the rules listed here!
8. Marketplace Applications Open in August
While our Dealer’s Room is *full*, as is our waiting list, our 22-seat Marketplace will be opening for applications in August. Keep an eye on the Dealer page, OR sign up for our Dealer mailing list here!
Volunteer Spotlight: Dealer’s Room/Con Store Supervisors
New for 2015, we’re seeking multiple Dealer’s Room/Con Store supervisors! Folks who volunteer for these roles will be responsible for checking our Dealers in and out, ensuring that proper sales permit information is available, and assisting with any questions or information they may need. You’ll also be manning the Con Store, where we offer our convention T-shirts, fursuit water bottles, and possibly other items to be added later. No experience is required, though light cash-handling skills are a plus.
Volunteer Spotlight: Registration Volunteers & Shift Leads
In 2015, we aim to completely revamp our Registration process. We’re looking for folks who are friendly, energetic, and willing to help our attendees have a great Day 1. Fill out the form on our Volunteer page if you’re interested in helping out!
9. Conbook Submissions are Open!
Our 2015 Conbook is open for submissions of artwork and fiction! We’d love to see your take on our Victorian murder mystery theme. Review the image and literature guidelines here, and email [email protected] with your submission!
10. Volunteer at Further Confusion!
In addition to the spotlighted positions discussed above, there’s a ton of great ways to be a part of the behind-the-scenes crew at FC! We are always looking for a hand in various departments across the convention. Operations is looking for staff in Logistics and Con Ops, as well as GoFurs to lend a hand in all areas of the con. Fill out our Volunteer form if you’re interested!
11. July Open Meeting
Our July Open Volunteer meeting will be held on Saturday, July 12th, at 1PM (Room TBD). Get the first scoop about what’s going on behind the scenes, and learn how to take advantage of some great Volunteer perks! Hope to see you there!