I don't think I wrote about MidWest FurFest
in too much detail yet, so I'll do that here.
I got to work in the Art Show for aureth
this year. My responsibilities this time were mostly technical. I got to setup MySQL on their new server, and ended up dragging my laptop down to the art show so I could write code to generate reports on the Art Show sales. That was rather fun.
Otherwise, I spent a fair bit of time socializing and having fun with a number of folks at the con. The new hotel with its indoor atrium and nice big lobby lent itself well to that. I stopped by a some room parties that were generously hosted by seven001
, Kasi Frost, and others.
Something unexpected happened at the con: I fursuited again! While foxlord
was on the phone, I thought I would be silly and put on his fursuit paws. When he returned from his phonecall, he suggested I put on the head as well. And then this happened:
I ended up wearing the partial (named "Patch") a few nights at the con, and am very grateful to Foxlord for the loaner. I'm not sure if I'm up to wearing a full fursuit yet, but I think it's definitely worth putting on my list of "things to do".
Other things of note that happened at the con was my involvement with the Fursuit Parade. I was milling around in con space waiting for it to start when takaza
ran up to me and asked, "Are you working right now?" I replied in the negative, and he stated, "You are now! Come with me!" I ended up being stationed next to a set of double doors, and counted fursuits with a counting device as they came through. It was a great idea, because only 1-2 fursuiters could make it through the doorway at a time, and only in one direction. The total number of fursuiters was 413
, by the way. Quite a turnout!
Somewhere in there I ended up giving an interview for a video called Furries - An Inside Look
. Since it's over half an hour long, I have yet to sit down and watch it. I'm hoping I didn't come off looking too dorky, since I don't have much experience speaking on camera. (Any tips would be appreciated!)
If there's one thing I'd do differently at next year's MWFF, I would try to attend more convention programming. I didn't get to do that much this year, between working and socializing with people.
Overall, MidWest FurFest was another successful convention. I have many good memories from that con, and can't wait to go back next year.
(The full set of my pictures are over here