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Notes on FurCon Thursday...


We're here.

There was a hotel snafu, but it got fixed. We almost had our sleeping rooms on the party floor and our party room on the executive level. That would have been bad.

We got our badges. We pre-reged at the "Sponsor" rate, and the extra $50 (besides getting us goodies, like the con shirt, when the con shoppe opens tomorrow), and it was worth it, because it got us in the quickie line. 2 badges, no waiting.

The sponsor badges (cool, printed plastic) are very pretty, but fail entirely at being a readable badge that makes it easy to identify people by name. I might just have to get a "fursona" badge made up so I can be more easily be identified.

My panel (Rennais-WHAT?) is on the schedule for 11:30 AM tomorrow. The description isn't in the conbook (I submitted way too late) but it follows "Introduction to Furry Fandom" and leads into "RenasScience" so we should have a good crowd.

Opening ceremonies were short. "Hi, we're the con-chairs. These are the guests. There's food at the back of the room. Go eat." Very nice.

More reports as more happens.


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 19th, 2006 07:35 pm (UTC)
How much is the evening rate? If Karisu has not died from making costumes (she's finally uncrippled enough to walk today), I may drag her tomorrow evening for a little bit of partying....
Jan. 19th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
Friday is $25

Furcon isn't that expensive of a con; at the door for the full con (thur-mon) is $50.
Jan. 19th, 2006 11:10 pm (UTC)
I plan to come down tomorrow evening, and probably Saturday. I couldn't have come tonight even if I'd wanted, as I'm completely out of cash until I get paid tomorrow.

I've been asked to write an article about name badges for a fanzine coming out later this year. I expect I'll ramble quite a bit, because it's something I can get really exercised about. OTOH, the short version is "Badges should be something that identify the members to each other first, and a ticket-to-attend second."
Jan. 19th, 2006 11:53 pm (UTC)
I'll show you the "sponsor" badge tomorrow. It would have been possible to avoid the readability problems.
Jan. 19th, 2006 11:20 pm (UTC)
You are six foot four, broad shouldered, have a shaved head and a goatee- how would a 2" x3" badge make you more easily identified?
Jan. 19th, 2006 11:54 pm (UTC)
Furry fandom is a venue where there are a lot of people who recognize me but don't know my name, or have heard my name but don't know what I look like.
Jan. 20th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
Of course, if one's at a furry con, one's 'normal' identity might well be obscured--.
Jan. 20th, 2006 08:22 am (UTC)
Ah. Wish I had known that you were there already. I swung by the con last night because they had the animitronics panel.
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