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Thursday, August 23rd, 2012
10:42 am
Night Of The Living Deadline! (August News)

***9 DAYS*** until the August 31st Deadline! Only 9 DAYS left to...

-- Order your Official FurFright Hockey Jersey and join Team FurFright! This jersey is one of a kind and bad-ass! You can personalize it with your own name and number, and it's only available if you pre-order! It will NOT be sold at the con!

To see and order your jersey visit: http://www.furfright.org/constore.html

-- Submit your artwork & writing and have it showcased in the conbook, on badges, t-shirts, etc! And if we use your work you get a free gift!

For more info visit:
(art) - http://www.furfright.org/art.html
(written work) - http://www.furfright.org/written.html

-- For the love of all that is holy, do NOT wait to register at the door! Because our attendees value the intimate, family feel of FurFright, we host a maximum of 1500 attendees. Once the badges are gone there are no more, so we STRONGLY suggest you register ahead of time! Once you pre-register you're guaranteed admission, so why wait?

Register here: http://www.furfright.org/attendee.html

**Deadline to pre-register is September 17th**
In Other News:
1) Pub Trivia @ FurFright!
2) Masquerade Acts Wanted!
3) Halloween Costume Competition!
4) PLEASE Donate Art & Merchandise To Help The War Dogs!
5) Friday Movie Vote Results!

To read the full newsletter and ask questions, please go to our original posts located here:

Thank you!
Friday, August 3rd, 2012
7:08 am
Beware the **August 31st** Deadline!
(Please ask any questions or leave comments here: http://furfright.livejournal.com/460380.html )

Panic and wet yourselves! God knows we are!

-- We Need Programming!: We need skilled, knowledgable furs like you to run panels, socials, and events!

**Submission deadline is AUGUST 31st**

To register your class/panel/social visit: http://www.furfright.org/panel.html

-- Last Call For FurFright Hockey Jerseys!: Want an official Team FurFright custom/personalized hockey jersey?

**Submit your order by AUGUST 31st**

This is a one-time offer only! These will NOT be sold at the con, so order now!

To see and order your jersey, visit: http://www.furfright.org/constore.html

-- Artwork & Stories Needed!: If you'd like your artwork or writing featured in our conbook, or on badges, t-shirts, etc please...

**Submit your work by AUGUST 31st**

For more info visit:
(art) - http://www.furfright.org/art.html
(written work) - http://www.furfright.org/written.html

-- Pre-register Before Badges Sell Out!: For the love of all that is holy, pre-register for the con to guarantee admission! We host a maximum of 1500 attendees, so register now before badges sell out!

Register here: http://www.furfright.org/attendee.html

**Deadline to pre-register is September 17th**

Don't wait! Don't be sad! All it takes is a quick click and you're in like a wolf--... Uh, never mind.

FurFright X
October 26-28, 2012
Cromwell, CT USA

**Only 84 Days Left!**
Monday, July 9th, 2012
3:11 pm
Horror @ Party Beach! (FurFright July News)
FurFright X
October 26-28, 2012
Cromwell, CT USA
There's only 3 months and change (108 days) until FurFright's big 10th anniversary Halloween bash!

We've got all kinds of new and improved events like... a Costume Competition, Dance Competition, Car Show, Official Custom/Personalized Hockey Jerseys, new faster registration, bigger/cooler fursuit lounge, kick-ass 10th anniversary goodies, Panels/classes, Masquerade, Fursuit Games, and a lot more! Not to mention some nifty surprises that will surprise you with their unexpected surprisingness!

Like every year, we're working hard to make sure you furs have a great time, and so we can all help our War Dogs Charity!


-- Pre-register NOW!: For the love of all that is holy, Pre-reg for the con to guarantee admission! We host a maximum of 1500 attendees, so register now before badges sell out! Register here: http://www.furfright.org/attendee.html **Deadline to pre-register is September 17th**

-- Showcase Your Art/Writing!: If you'd like your artwork or stories to be featured in our conbook, or on con badges, please submit them before August 31st! If we use your work you'll receive a free gift!

For more info visit:
(art) - http://www.furfright.org/art.html
(written work) - http://www.furfright.org/written.html

-- Run A Panel/Class/Event!: We need furs to run panels, classes, and events! Have a skill or area of expertise, then share the love! Register your panel/class here: http://www.furfright.org/panel.html And everyone who runs a panel gets a free gift!

-- Get An Official FurFright Hockey Jersey!: If you want to join Team FurFright and don our official customized/personalized Hockey Jersey, get your orders in before August 31st! You can NOT get these jerseys at the con! This is a one-time offer only! So if you want a bad-ass jersey, grab one here: http://www.furfright.org/constore.html
In This Issue:
1) Help The War Dogs!
2) Artists/Writers: Have Your Work Showcased @ FurFright!
3) We Need YOU To Run Panels & Events!
4) Join Our Costume Competition!
5) Blow A Gasket @ The FurFright Car Show!

To view this newsletter in its entirety, please visit:

If you have any questions, please contact the con staff directly or comment on one of the original journal entries listed above.
Wednesday, May 16th, 2012
8:16 pm
What's That In The Road, A Head? (May News)
Come on, be part of FurFright's 10th Anniversary Celebration! 162 Days until the furry horde crawls from the grave and roams the halls of FurFright!

DO NOT wait until the last minute to plan! Pre-register cheap (before May 31st), grab a hotel room, submit artwork and stories to get your work seen by the masses, help with programming by submitting your panels and events, get ready to take part in our Costume Competition and Masquerade, order your official FurFright Hockey Jersey, etc

There's only 2 weeks left to pre-register at our lowest discounted rate for FurFright 2012! Save money, and guarantee yourself admission to this year's con!

In This Issue:
1) Register Before Price Increase (May 31st)
2) Costume Competition
3) We Need YOU To Run Panels & Events!
4) Artists/Writers: Have Your Work Showcased @ FurFright!
5) Get Your FurFright Hockey Jersey!
To view the entire newsletter, please read on here:

If you have any questions, please comment directly on either of these original posts or email the proper department (http://www.furfright.org/contact.html).

Thank you!
Friday, April 20th, 2012
5:50 pm
FurFright X (April News)
We're already hard at work gearing up for FurFright X! We've got some new and exciting stuff planned, and we're updating/improving your old favorites! We've never been a con that phones it in or rests on its luscious (yet sweaty) pasty-white laurels. We work hard and try new things so we can give you the best con we can every single year!

News Briefs:
-- NEW HOTEL CONTRACT: FurFright has signed a new contract with the Crowne Plaza Cromwell through 2015! So we'll be haunting our beloved labyrinth for years to come! Whoop de freakin' DOO!
-- SIGN UP FOR OUR NEWSLETTER: Don't miss vital con info and updates! Sign-up for the Official FurFright newsletter and have it delivered right to your inbox! Sign up form is on the www.furfright.org homepage.
-- PRE-REGISTER OR CRY!: Pre-register for the con NOW so you can save money and guarantee yourself admission! Register here: http://www.furfright.org/attendee.html
-- IMPROVEMENTS FOR 2013?: Yes! We're already working on implementing improved systems for reserving hotel rooms and dealer tables!

Coming In 2012!
-- Special 10th anniversary events and rememberies! (Mock the past as only FurFright can!)
-- Retro 10th anniversary FurFright shirts & merchandise! (The past is here...today!)
-- New Atrium movies and events (And don't miss our Rocky Horror Picture Show Saturday night)!
-- The FurFright Car Show Is Back! (Yo, check out my ride!)
-- Costume Competition (be part of our Masquerade halftime show and win prizes)
-- Karaoke! (Grab the mic and howl like you think you can sing!)
-- New Fursuit Massacre! (New games, more guts, more glory!)
-- Dead Dog Party & Parade (Pizza and parades! What's not to love?)
-- New Improved Registration! (We've updated our system so you wait less and frolic more!)
-- We're Going To Help The War Dogs Like Never Before!

And so much more!

In This Issue:
1) Don't Wait To Pre-Register!
2) We Need YOU To Run Panels & Events!
3) /Writers: Have Your Work Showcased @ FurFright!
4) FurFright Car Show!
5) Get Your FurFright Hockey Jersey!

To see the full newsletter, please visit either of these journals:

If you have any questions, please comment on the original post(s) so everyone can see. Thank you!
Monday, March 26th, 2012
4:52 pm
FurFright Dealer Registration opens in FIVE days!
Just one last reminder that dealer registration for FurFright 2012 will be opening at 11:59pm Eastern on Saturday, March 31, 2012!

See our posts and dealer reg page for more information!

If you have any questions, NOW is the time to ask!

Please leave your comments/questions on the following LJ post so everyone can see!
Sunday, September 27th, 2009
9:25 pm
Public Service Announcement: You run a con? We know who you are.
If you run a charity or other tax-exempt organization in the USA - say, a large furry convention - don't be surprised when we know your real name . . . or where you live.

By law, most such non-profit organizations must annually file some variation of Form 990. These are open to public inspection; organizations are required to make copies available on request at pain of significant penalties, and (more practically) they are freely available on the web.

These documents contain an overview of the organization's financial activities for the year, including sources of revenue, expenses, and asset levels. Some organizations choose to provide more detailed budgetary information; others do not. They also contain a list of directors and key organization members - often the chair and vice-chair - including their real names and addresses.

This information is public. If you do not like the idea of your real name and address being available on the web, do not become a director or key member of a tax-exempt organization. If you do, you are working for us; we have a right to know who you are, and what you're doing with our money.

This does not apply to those normally termed "volunteers" by conventions, or even most "staff", only those with a direct hand in running the event's organizational body.
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
11:57 am
Scream, Dracula, Scream! (FurFright News August '09)
October 16-18, 2009
Waterbury, CT USA

Guests Of Honor: Tilt Longtail & Tod Wills

FurFright is a Halloween-themed Anthropomorphic convention that’s 7 years old and nearly 1000 attendees strong. Every year we work our tails off to give you a fun, unique con that doesn’t suck. No whorish, flashing neon ads on bloated websites promising the Second Coming just to get attendance numbers up. Just a con created by Attendees and Staff who actually give a crap.

57 Days until FurFright. Start screaming. God knows we are…

In This Issue:
1) War Dogs: Forgotten Heroes (2009 Charity)
2) We Need Programming (Run A Panel, Class, or Discussion Group)!
3) Artwork & Writing Submission Deadline (August 31st)!
4) Masquerade Acts Wanted!
5) Registration Deadline (September 19th)


To read the complete newsletter, visit the FurFright LJ community:


Monday, June 15th, 2009
7:05 pm
Furry Hurt In Car Accident! ***PLEASE HELP!!!***
PLEASE… I would never ask for this kind of help unless it was a dire emergency...

A member of our Furry Family has been hurt and needs our help.Collapse )
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009
11:23 am
Passing the torch on...
If anyone would like to step up and run this place, please feel free to let me know.   I have not been the most responsible person in its operation and continued success.    As this place still sees some use I won't close it down, so I'd like to pass it on to someone else.

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009
10:59 pm
Rocket City Round-Up -- February 2009 Edition
The Rocket City Furmeet Roundup
February 2009 Edition

Rocket City FurMeet: Magnificent 7
May 22-24, 2009

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Sunday, November 16th, 2008
10:59 am
Moderator/creator type person checking in. *chclick!*
Okie everyone please post your updates for your convention webpages and new dates.
I'd like to update this account's profile with correct dates and good links.
I know I've been lax in my duties and I am jumping back in with all claws engaged.

Carraig Bobcat
10:42 am
Wildabout Camping Adventure
There's plans underway for a new furry event coming to the North Central Washington area, In particular With all luck. It will be in somewhere in late June to August (still getting dates down) at the Deception Pass Campgrounds. This is a small gather event not large convention scale, but there will be a variety of events and adventures available at the camp.

Mountain Biking, Hiking, Geocaching/how two, maybe even some basic fursuit classes. Music is still in debate due to this being on public campgrounds. stories by the campfire... maybe even a good old fashioned snow ball fight... :)


Good to see people still use this place, I had thoughts on shutting it down, but since I see people actually using it, I won't ;)

Tuesday, August 19th, 2008
3:41 pm
Badge Types
Other than Anthrocon, what other furry conventions use the credit card style badges for attendees?
Monday, August 18th, 2008
3:21 pm
We’re Gonna Need A Bigger Boat… (FurFright News August ’08)
Only 60 days (2 months) until FurFright! The hotel is almost sold out, so if you haven’t reserved your room do it now! Also, if you want to save money and spend less time waiting in line, pre-register at http://www.furfright.org/attendee_registration.htm! And the biggest bit of breaking news is… FurFright’s Indoor Water Park WILL be open this year! So on top of all FurFright’s outstanding programming and events you’ll have even MORE options for fun!

In this issue:
1) FurFright’s Water Park WILL Be Open!
2) Pre-Registration Perks
3) Attention Artists & Writers (August 31st Deadline)!
4) Run A Panel/Class At FurFright
5) Acts Wanted For The FurFright Masquerade!

TO VIEW ENTIRE NEWSLETTER CLICK HERE: http://community.livejournal.com/furfright/202299.html

October 17-19, 2008
Waterbury, CT

'The World’s Largest Halloween-themed Furry Convention In Connecticut!'
Saturday, June 28th, 2008
2:55 pm
"Mommy, I wanna change my past!"

I've helped run a small convention not that recently, and one of the attenders came back to us and told us to remove all pictures that included him, and digitally remove him from the group pictures. He was a bit agressive and insistent about it, although he didn't include a sue threat (yet).

I have no problem removing some of the pictures from the set, but requesting to be removed from group photos is just too abusive. Add that to the fact that he had a great time, declared back then how much he enjoyed it, and months later he decides (yet again) to leave the fandom. Like I'd never heard that before...

So my questions are...
1) Anyone got experience with that kind of request?
2) Can he sue?


Current Mood: annoyed
Wednesday, June 4th, 2008
6:14 pm
FA:United - Less than 60 days away! Aug 1st-3rd 2008, NJ
FA:United! 40 days left to Pre-Register!
57 days left until the convention!

FA: United
Aug 1-3, 2008
Marriott Newark Airport Hotel
Furry Convention in Newark, NJ

In the June News Letter
2007 Ursa Major Awards Winners: Blotch and Fluke
We Need you!.. No.. We really need you!! - Come Volunteer!
Calling all Furry Thespians!
Rock Band Tourney - With Prizes
Rapid T Rabbit Celebrates 25 Years at FAU!
Hall of Memories - A blast from the past! 2007!

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x-posted! :)
Friday, May 2nd, 2008
4:26 pm
FA:United! Is just 90 days away!
FA:United! 75 days left to Pre-Register!
90 days left until the convention!

FA: United
Aug 1-3, 2008
Marriott Newark Airport Hotel
Furry Convention in Newark, NJ

In the May News Letter

Online Registration - Ends July 15th!
Hotel Reservations - Reserve by July 15th for only $99 a night, rates good 7/31-8/4/2008!
Dealer Registration - Act now!
Call for Panelists - Want to host a panel?
Convention Charity - New Charity for 2008!
Website updates - Hall of Memories!
Room OM NOM! - For you and me!
Community - FA, Google Mailing list, LiveJournal, Forums, MySpace, YouTube!
Volunteering - Learn how to get a backstage pass!
Video - A blast from the past, something from our masquerade!

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VIDEO (http://www.youtube.com/faunited)
A blast from the Past! FAU2007! A Masquerade skit
Sox Pup hosts as Dex (AcesWild) makes some magic with the help of Durango Dingo! Tig "Crash" Wolf, Shortwave P. Husky, and JD Puppy also appear.

FA: United
Aug 1-3, 2008
Marriott Newark Airport Hotel
Newark, NJ


Current Mood: ecstatic
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
11:08 pm
Looking for help starting a furmeet in Southeast Iowa
What I have in mind so far:
This is what I have on my tristatefurries LJ Community for my plans for "Tri-State Furmeet" (tentative name)
Opening Ceremonies: 5pm US Central Time on Friday, November 14th
Event end: TBA on Sunday, November 16th
Location: Geode State Park Campground, near Danville, IA
Age Requirements: 18 or older (21 or older to drink)
What to bring: Tent or camper, sleeping bag, warm clothing, fursuits are welcome and I will do what I can to have a headless lounge, and most importantly, common sense.
Activities planned (more may come): Fishing (Iowa license required), Hiking, Cracker Barrel, Storytelling, Capture the Flag, Pot Luck banquet, "Beer Pong" Tournament
Possible other activities: Furry variety show (the campground has an ampitheatre), fursuit parade through the park
I will NOT charge an entry fee myself, however Iowa DNR has set the following fees for camping:
Electric site: $13 per night
Non-Electric site: $8 per night
Shower and Water Hook-up: Add $3 per Night
NOTE: these fees are per lot of the campground so if you have others sharing the camper or tent with you, this would be considerably less expensive. I will also attempt to obtain some extra tents, and possibly a bunkhouse so others may be accomodated too.
It is recommended that you please RSVP by Tuesday, November 11th
To RSVP, please e-mail the following information to bassman_sts@hotmail.com (copy, paste, and answer please)
Name (as it appears on your legal ID):
Fursona (as it will appear on your badge):
Means of travel:
Tent, Camper, or buddying up with someone else?:
e-mail address:
AIM/Yahoo/MSN (optional):
Wearing fursuit?:
Food allergies? (if any):
Free shuttle provided for the following means of travel (please call my cell phone at (815)236-9949 to be picked up)
Greyhound/Trailways - Burlington, IA depot
Amtrak - Burlington, IA and Ft. Madison, IA depots
Airplane (American Connection) - Southeast Iowa Regional Airport (Burlington)
Truck drivers - 34 Fast Break Truck Stop, West Burlington, IA; BP Travel Plaza, Wever, IA; Kum & Go Newport Junction Truck Stop, Morning Sun, IA.
If parking at campground is full, please follow signs to the beach and park in that lot, I can also run shuttles from there.
If you wish to help volunteer, please call my cell phone at (815)236-9949
Volunteers needed for shuttles, setting up, tearing down, cleanup, security, and supervising activities.
1. Chances are we will not be the only ones using the campground facilities so please be respectful of the non-furry neighbors as well as the park and Iowa DNR regulations.
2. If you wish to start a campfire, please use your common sense
3. Everyone will be carded before they recieve their badge of entry. If you are under 21, your badge will be vertical instead of horizontal
4. Please do your best to keep the area clean. Remember I do not own this place, the Iowa Department of Natural Resources does!

What I mainly need to pull this off are some volunteers, and enough interest in such an event, please feel free to contact me if you can help me. Also I am well aware that this is the weekend before MFF, however it is the only weekend I can pull something like this off in Iowa without resorting to going indoors to a hotel.
Saturday, April 5th, 2008
1:51 am
FA:United 2008 April Newsletter!
FA: United
Aug 1-3, 2008
Marriott Newark Airport Hotel
Furry Convention in Newark, NJ

In the April News Letter
Online Registration - Only 100 Days left!
Hotel Reservations - Rooms are selling fast, they are still only $99 a night!
Convention T-Shirt - Fluke has designed an Awesome Con T-Shirt!
ConSuite - Can't afford food? We got you covered ;)
Community - Google groups, Mailing lists, faunited, and more! We got it all!
Volunteering - Learn how to get a backstage pass!
Video - A blast from the past, something from our masquerade!

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Current Mood: ecstatic
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