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Furries at DragonCon – Sept 2nd-5th

A lot of people who attend FWA, also attend DragonCon in Atlanta. As one of the largest popular culture and Sci-Fi conventions, DC is based in the same hotel as FWA, the Marriott Marquis.  We have some exciting events planned for this year and the con is fast fast approaching.

Saturday Sept 3rd 8:30pm – 9:30pm Furry Fandom Panel Hilton 303 (3rd floor) . This is a panel format introduction to the furry fandom and the room is always packed. Although this is mainly aimed at attendees interested in getting involved in the furry fandom, everyone is welcome to attend. Get there early if you want a seat.

Sunday Sept 4th  – 6:00pm – 7:00pm Furry Meetup. Meetup on the 10th floor of the Marriott and then we’ll go grab some dinner.

Fri/Sat/Sun Sept 2nd-4th 7pm-11pm Hilton 308 – Headless Lounge. The costuming tack has graciously provided us with a room for cooling off and getting some water during prime time on the main nights. Come chill out, cool off and socialize.

Dealers Den Sold Out in Record Time – Waitlist Open

A button for the waitlist form will be added to the main page of myfwa.com. Until then, the link is here!

Dealers Den Opening August 20th

Attention Dealers Den hopefuls! Dealers Den will open for table purchases on August 20th at 10am. They will close as soon as they fill, and a wait list form will be posted at this point. Purchases are made through myfwa.com so make sure you have an active account ready to go! We predict fast sales this year! Tables are first come, first served. For more information, please see the Dealers Den and Artist Alley page and the Dealers Den policies page.

Website update in progress…

Please bear with us  as we retool our site, CSS and themeing for next year. Many graphics and pages may still not be updated and there will be some errors until we have had time to recover from the con and get back up to speed. I know everyone had an had an amazing time at Camp Furry Weekend and is excited about next year’s FWA April 6-9th 2017….GAME ON !!!

PreCon happenings Wednesday

Getting to the con early or live in town but have to work Wednesday? We have a couple of things going on where you can help and socialize.
 
6am Workout – Skip the Gym before work or class and come help us set up the con. We start unloading the trucks at 6am sharp by the loading dock of the Marriott on the North East corner. All levels of fitness are welcome. We have small boxes, large boxes and things on wheels. Time unloading counts double for volunteering. Be sure to sign in and out.
 
7pm Drinks at Trader Vic’s – under the Hilton hotel. Take the skybridge to the Hilton and then the elevator to the basement for a tropical paradise. They have great drinks and tasty food.

Fursuit Photo Opportunities

Following the fursuit photo on Saturday there will be an opportunity prior to the mingle for fursuit makers and special interest groups to gather together for group photos on the Marquis level of the hotel (the same level as the main events room where the picture will be taken). If you are a fursuit maker, a representative of a fursuit maker who will be absent, or are interested in organizing an “All *insert species/color/etc* Fursuits” group photo please fill out this form. For those of you that have made your own fursuit, FWA will be organizing a “self-made” group photo so everyone can be included.

By filling out the form we will include your group’s information in our online schedule and provide you with signage to allow the members of your group to more easily convene . Please note that all communication, photography and location planning must be prepared by the group leader. We are simply providing a time and general location to make the efforts slightly easier. If you are so inclined, please email a copy of your photoshoot to socialmedia@furryweekend.com so we can include your group in our photo reel for 2016. If your group has a sizable showing we will even establish your very own meet up space at the next convention to ease your organizational needs!

Here’s our plan for the photoshoots on Saturday

Saturday, April 2nd 2016

11:30AM – lining up for the group photo in the Main Events Room

  • At this time suiters will collect their special giveaway item
  • Photoshoot organizers will collect their signage

12PM – Group photo is taken

  • Suiters should split up into their groups

12:15PM – Fursuit Maker specific photoshoots

12:30PM – Special Interest/Open Photo Opportunities

 

 

Post-Con Meetup & Dinner

Join us Monday, April 4 in a final bid to fight off the onset of PCD, with a meetup at The Georgia Aquarium, followed by dinner and games across the street at downtown Atlanta’s premier gamebar, Game-X!

Meetup Details:
Georgia Aquarium

  • Address: 225 Baker Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Site: georgiaaquarium.org
  • Cost: $38.95 at the door, $31.95 if you purchase online via this link.

Meet up in the Marriott atrium by 2:00; location will be in the small seating area between the front entrance & exit. We will then walk to the aquarium (approximately a 10-minute walk).

Game-X

  • Address: 275 Baker Street, Atlanta, GA 30313
  • Site: gamexatl.com
  • Cost: $12-15 for food, menu available here.

We’ll walk over here from the Aquarium at around 6:30 – it’s literally across the street. If leaving from the hotel (or if you need to return to the hotel beforehand), we’ll be meeting again in the Marriott atrium, in the small seating area between the front entrance & exit.

Fursuit Photo and Mingle

As our convention grows and the number of fursuiters increases, we’d like to expand our events to accommodate everyone in a way that’s enjoyable for all! In order to do so, we have chosen to move away from the parade format we have used in the past, and instead invite all fursuiters to participate in an open mingle on our main ballroom floor.

Following the group fursuit photo in the Main Events Ballroom, we will welcome all suiters to gather in the main area where the elevator banks and fountains are. Attendees will have great opportunities to get photos of their favorite suits! This will also allow groups of suiters and makers to meet and arrange photos together as well!

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we work to bring you the most enjoyable con experience possible! The times for the photo and mingle will be announced on the upcoming schedule.

2016 Dance Comp Sign-up

For those looking for the dance comp audition form, it can be found here!

Art Gallery Panels Now Available!

Art Gallery is officially open for panel purchases! Please be sure to review all rules and policies available on the main Art Gallery Page and on the policies page. Purchase your panels through myfwa.com!

Any questions about our transition from Art Show to Art Gallery may be directed to artgallery@furryweekend.com!