Last night was the first time I attended the New Year's Furry Ball
. And I had a blast
Things that separated this from a typical New Year's Eve party:
- A dinner that was catered by the hotel, for all attendees
- A dance DJed by protocollie
- A lovely atrium that served as a great hangout spot, with a game of Rockband going on in one corner
- Getting to see some friends from the region that I had not seen in awhile
- Hearing the song Shots ft. Lil Jon
for the first time. Great party song! :-)
Even though it was more of a party and less of a con, we did end up having to have small registration table, which is where I got to work. I was the guy with the shaved head checking IDs and taking money. The total turnout was somewhere around 150, and from the IDs I saw, we had people from places like Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and at least one person from Massachusetts!
While working at registration, several people asked me, "What does a sponsorship get?" My answer was: "Our undying gratitude".
5 people bought sponsorships on the spot for this reason alone. A 6th came back later and gave us another $15 to upgrade.
So, what was the takeaway from last night? protocollie
know how to throw one hell
of a party!
For the eBay crowd, this translates to: "Excellent seller - I would totally back this person up in a knife fight"
(Want to see the rest of the pics? They're at http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmuth/sets/72157625599053775/with/5314593510/
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and Pennsylvania Furries