2021 Announcement

These are unprecedented times that we find ourselves in, and we are still very much in the grips of the global pandemic. We have made the difficult decision to cancel Furry Weekend Atlanta 2021. The decision was not made lightly, and we have factored in concerns over the health and safety of our attendees, staff, and our local community, 

We want to reassure everyone that Furry Weekend Atlanta as an organization is still viable, and we are already planning for a return with Furry Weekend Atlanta 2022. Planning for FWA 2022 is still in the early stages, and a date has not been finalized yet. Once more information becomes available, we will of course, share it with you as soon as possible.

What does this mean for me?

Attendees:
If you are an attendee who elected to have your membership roll over to FWA 2021, your registration will automatically roll over to our event for FWA 2022. No additional action will be needed on your part.

Dealers:
Dealers who have elected to roll over their table purchases to FWA 2021 will receive an email in the coming days with more details on what actions can be taken. 

What does this mean for Furry Weekend Atlanta? 

We want to take this time to thank the furry community for your incredible love and support through these difficult times. Thanks to your financial support, Furry Weekend Atlanta will be able to regroup and plan for a return in 2022. That being said, it shouldn’t be a surprise to hear that going two years without an event is financially challenging for a non-profit organization.

Furry Weekend Atlanta is continuing to look for ways to reduce our expenses and raise funds to help us survive through these lean times. As the global pandemic unfolded, we made the difficult decision to close our community space and halt all work in our offices. Many of you have joined us for streaming events such as Furry Weekend At-Home, and we thank you for all of the continued support online. If you have fundraising ideas, we would love to hear from you!

If you'd like to help support Furry Weekend Atlanta and help our event in 2022 be one to remember; you can make a donation at https://reg.myfwa.com/donate. When you make purchases from our Con Store, you are helping support FWA directly. The Con Store has a wide range of products and furry-themed swag from previous FWAs. You can check out what’s available at https://constore.furryweekend.com.

We know that this announcement comes as a disappointment to some of you. We appreciate all of our attendees’ support and ask that you give us just a few more weeks to work out further details. We remain focused on putting on an event in 2022 that will be both safe and fun.

- Furry Weekend Atlanta

 

An FAQ has been created that goes over some of the common questions that you may have. You can view the FAQ below: 

What will happen to my registration for FWA 2021?

All memberships that have been elected to be rolled over through MyFWA will automatically be rolled over to FWA 2022. No action will be needed on your part for this to happen.

What happens if I can’t attend FWA in 2022 with my rollover registration?

We understand that 2022 is still some ways off and it can be difficult to know whether you will be able to attend. Once pre-registration is open for FWA 2022 and you learn that you are unable to attend the event, you may request to roll over your registration to FWA 2023. The option to do this will be available until the end of the Early Bird registration period (date forthcoming). Unfortunately, rollover registrations cannot be transferred or moved beyond 2023.

Can I request a refund for my FWA 2021 rollover registration?

Unfortunately, we are not able to do that. However, your registration will automatically be transferred to FWA 2022.

What happens to Dealers who opted to have their table rolled over to FWA 2021?

Dealers who have elected to roll over their table purchases to FWA 2021 have received an email in with more details on what actions can be taken. Approved with Dealers can email [email protected] with any additional questions.

Do I need to apply again for any panel or DJ related position for FWA 2022?

We are asking all of our DJ applicants and Panel applicants from FWA 2020 to please apply again when the respective applications are open. DJs who applied for Livestream DJ sessions should also apply for FWA 2022 if they are interested in doing so.

Will there be an online/virtual component since FWA 2021 cannot occur?

Our team is currently looking at further online/virtual events. Stay tuned and follow us on Twitter (@furryweekend) as all announcements will be made there.

I donated to Furry Weekend Atlanta, what happened to my donation?

Thank you so much for your donation! Your donations are helping support FWA through these extremely difficult times. Once the operational expenses are covered, additional donations will go towards directly supporting FWA 2022.

What are the dates for FWA 2022?

An exact date for FWA 2022 has not been finalized yet. Our intent though, will be to schedule the convention (circumstances allowing) some time during May in 2022. Once more information becomes available, we will of course, share it with you as soon as possible.

Where will FWA 2022 take place?

FWA will be taking place in the same hotel as in previous years, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

When will FWA 2022 be accepting registration?

Thank you for your interest! We aren’t open for registration yet, but when we are ready to share that information, it will be announced on our website and Twitter account, @furryweekend.

When will the hotel room block be open?

When we are ready to share that information, it will be announced on our website and Twitter account, @furryweekend.

When will suite requests be open?

When the room block opens for FWA 2022, there will be more information about how you can apply for a suite.

I won a registration prize for FWA 2020/FWA 2021, what’s happening to that?

Congratulations to you! All registrations, including those that were given as part of our live streams will automatically be rolled over to FWA 2022.

What are the deadlines for panel submissions, Dealer’s Den, Artist’s Alley, DJ application, etc. in 2022?

Thank you for your interest in contributing to FWA 2022. We’re not ready to accept applications for panels, Dealer’s Den, Artist’s Alley, DJ applications, etc. at this time. When we are ready to share that information, it will be announced on our website and Twitter account, @furryweekend.