Category: Registration

Frequently asked questions about registering for Furry Weekend Atlanta.

I’d like to purchase multiple memberships for friends/family/dealers assistants, etc. or provide a membership as a gift. How do I do that?

If you would like to purchase a membership for someone else, select the membership level on, add it to your cart, and finalize your purchase. Once you’ve bought all your memberships, you can then go to your Wallet to view them. To assign the membership to another person, click on “Set Will Call” on the membership you want to give, and enter their legal name in the “Name For Will-Call” box and hit save. Make sure the name matches their name exactly as it appears on their government issued ID!

You can now give them a printed copy or screenshot of the membership and the barcode that accompanies it. They can take this to registration with their ID and redeem their gift pass! Remember, all attendees must have their own account to redeem memberships!

Do I need to buy a registration?

Yes! Your registration to the convention is what pays for the convention to happen. It is our primary source of income and allows Furry Weekend Atlanta to exist.

You’re a 501(c)3, right? Can I deduct my membership from my taxes?

Furry Weekend Atlanta cannot offer you tax advice, and we recommend you consult a tax specialist or financial planner. Any advice given is for informational purposes only, and should not be construed as representing any factual or qualified financial advice.

That said, payments made to a 501(c)(3) organization are deductible as a charitable contribution for taxpayers who are itemizing their deductions on their U.S. federal income tax return, but only to the extent that the amount paid exceeds the fair market value of the benefits received in exchange for the payment. We have already subtracted the value of the benefits received at each membership level from the respective prices to arrive at the tax deductible amounts. These amounts are noted on the registration page.

Why did the prices go up?

Because it is an unfortunate economic reality that, over time, the expenses that we incur to operate the convention increase, and in order to continue to provide the level of service you have come to expect from Furry Weekend Atlanta, we must occasionally make an adjustment to the membership prices so that we can continue to operate as a business.

I want to volunteer with registration. How do I help?

We’d love to have you volunteer with Registration! Furry Weekend Atlanta policy prohibits volunteers from working in any position where they handle money. However, there are many jobs in registration – such as checking in people who've already paid, controlling lines, or helping in the convention store – that do not involve handling money. Please contact our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] for more info on lending a paw.

Can I upgrade my membership at the door?

SURE! We will gladly allow upgrades for pre-registered members. However, please be aware that upgrades from pre-registered memberships occur at at-the-door prices. Please note that it may not be possible to upgrade to a Gold Level membership at the door.