With Anthrocon 2012 around the corner, and the news that we have 3697 pre-registered attendees (WHERE ARE YOU ALL COMING FROM?!?!), we have to give some basic information about the fursuit parade.
I cannot stress this information enough, so PLEASE....tell anyone who may be entering the parade to come read this information. It's VERY VERY important.
First: The photo is being taken BEFORE the parade starts. We start the lineup in Hall A..that is the big exhibit hall on the opposite side of the convention center walkway..at 1pm. The parade starts at 2pm. I know a lot of people think that is enough time to get to the photo...IT REALLY IS NOT. Remember that the elevators are going to be running almost non stop starting about 12:45 with folks trying to get up to their rooms to change, and back down to the DLCC for the parade. They are going to be BUSY. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE...try to get to Exhibit Hall A no later than 1:15pm. I know it seems like a long time to hang out for it to start...but we really do need that time so that everyone can make it in. If you wait until 1:30 to get to the elevators..you stand a VERY good chance of missing the photo op. I cannot stress this enough....you MUST plan on being at Exhibit Hall A...by 1:15pm to ensure that you will be in the parade photo op. Just hang out and talk to people for a while.
* There are shorter and faster-moving lines for all pre-registered attendees. You'll be on your way in, on average, a third of the time.
* It's $10 cheaper for Attending and Sponsor members- $50 versus $60, and $100 verus $110!
*Only Pre-registered Supersponsors get an invitation to the Supersponsor luncheon, with our Guests of Honor!
* One less purchase to worry about at the convention- you'll get to relax and know it's taken care of!
http://www.anthrocon.org/registration is the direct URL, and it's definitely time to get your registration in. Read the standards of conduct, ready your Mastercard, Visa, or Discover card, and register today! Do tell your friends- especially those first-time attendees who may not know how long the lines will get. There are over 3500 people that have Pre-registered already- join them!
Remember, that's http://www.anthrocon.org/registration !
Also follow @AnthroconReg on Twitter for Registration updates!
The Anthrocon 2012 schedule is pretty much done! We have SO many fun things on the grid, it's really going to be a SUPER FUN weekend. I am posting this initial link to the schedule grid and the descriptions...so that all of you can take a look and start thinking about those fun events that you want to attend!
There may be *slight* tweaks to the schedule, but this should be pretty close to the final product that you will see in the con program.
You can view the schedule here.
Take a look. and remember...the convention is only a few weeks away. Wait a minute...THE CONVENTION IS ONLY A FEW WEEKS AWAY!!?!?!?!?!?!?
*runs around with arms flailing*
The Anthrocon Programming Puppy
AC! Last week of registration
Anthrocon is getting oh so near
Come on now
All right everyone. I know that this has been a big question for a lot of people: "When is that blasted schedule going to be posted?!?!?"
Fear not. The schedule is almost ready for release, and I have to tell you...it's AMAZING. In the many years that I have been programming director, I have not had such a problem in finding main ballroom space as we did this year. It's busy ALL weekend with only a few small breaks. And the main stage events are pretty darn impressive!
Right now the schedule is being tweaked, and I am having it reviewed for conflicts, errors, and things to smooth it out even more.
There will be some really fun new events, special guests, performances, and all kinds of other things that will make Anthrocon 2012 a true mid summer night's dream!
So sit tight just a little bit longer...you'll have that schedule soon. But to whet your appetite, here are some of this year's MAIN STAGE events:
* Sardyuon on Stage - A Performance by one of Japan's great fursuiters and acrobats!
* Bitter Lake - the East Coast Premiere - A full screening of the film Bitter Lake, with an intro and Q/A bu the director, Shay Graywolf
* Look Left in Concert
* Matthew Ebel in Concert
* Bucktown Tiger in Concert
* Screening of "The Great Space Coaster" with a special guest host
* Charades Impossible! - The new fursuit driven game show designed to make you laugh, and drive the fursuit performers BONKERS
* Anthrocon's Fursuiter Dance Competition
* The Masquerade
* 2's Rant
* Uncle Kage's Story Hour
I'd like to announce the release of the rules for the Anthrocon 2012 Fursuit Dance Competition. Please see the document below from dropbox:
Do it. Do it now.
Entry errors are made. Names get misspelled. First names are put in as last names and vice-versa. It's rare, but it does happen, and chances are it will happen to YOU. Better to get things sorted out ahead of time than to arrive at the hotel and be told, "we can't find your reservation."
Hey, everyone! I've got this list right here and it's got all the DJs on it. Let me preface this by saying holy crap this has been the toughest year by far. I got way too many good auditions. Way too many. This whole process has been utterly excruciating - there is simply not enough time in the dances to fit in everyone I wanted to fit.
Without further ado, the DJs are:
I have the order pretty much sorted, with a few more minor tweaks, that'll be coming in a day or two.
Thanks to everyone who sent in auditions; I'm sorry if you didn't make it, and don't take it personally. There were a ridiculous number of good demos. I'm going to be tweaking this process a lot next year to make it easier for me and to keep it from being dragged out this long - this year has been a learning experience after all is said and done.
This year's gonna be epic, guys. Looking forward to it.
The Anthrocon Artists' Alley Lottery is now taking signups! As we announced at AC 2011, there will be no lottery at the 2012 convention! It's all on-line now. Woot!
Go read http://anthrocon.org/alley/lottery and learn all about it. There you'll find a link to the on-line form, and some detail on the process you'll want to follow once you're at the convention.
Signups are only open until May 28th. We'll post results to the forums, and email winners.
Any questions, just drop me a note or email alley-2012 AT anthrocon.org -- but please, read the Alley rules first, and if it's lottery specific, read the lottery details. They have lots of answers in them!
Looking forward to another fun year serving you all. Hope you can make it!
PS - Got Twitter? Follow the Alley: @anthrocon_alley
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