An update on Fursuit programming for 2009
Good day all!
Anthrocon is about 5 months away. There are lots of preparations to be made for the convention itself, but I wanted to give everyone some updates on AC's fursuit programming for 2009.
* We have a real treat in store for those who are interested in quality fursuit construction techniques. Whether you are a beginner or a very advanced fursuit builder, we have a speaker joining Anthrocon this year who is certain to help you get lots of good information! We are pleased to announce that Chad Laubach, a.k.a. Wildwolf, will be returning home to Anthrocon to have some discussions on beginning and professional costume and fursuit construction. What makes this such a special occassion? Wildwolf has spent the last number of years working as a costume
technician for Universal Studios! He's worked on many costumes of well known cartoon characters and the costumes for many film related characters. He was also a major contributor for many costumes and thematic elements for Universal's "Halloween Horror Nights" events. If you want to learn about basic head construction techniques, or fiberglass contruction methods, this ingenious costume technician will be able to give lots of wonderful tips and techniques! Anthrocon is delighted to welcome Chad as a presenter this year.
* We have begun preparations for the 13th annual Anthrocon Fursuit parade. Always a convention highlight, this year will be special in that the parade will happen on the 4th of July. As such, we encourage fursuiters to bring an American flag or a flag of their home state to display in the parade. If you are from outside the United States, we welcome you to bring the flag of your home country to wave in the parade! We'll be
celebrating life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness in our own unique way...by fursuiting together!
* As Anthrocon has done in the past, we will have two headless lounges available. The headless lounge in the Westin will once again be located in the Washington room on the second floor. The headless lounge in the convention center is tentatively located in rooms 301-302. (Directly across from the main ballroom.) These locations might adjust as the convention draws nearer, so please keep checking in the Anthrocon forums
* FURSUIT DANCES - You read that right...due to popular demand, Anthrocon will once again be offering fursuit dances on both Friday and Saturday night in addition to the dances being held in the main ballroom. These dances will be held in the Pennsylvania Room on the second floor of the Westin. You will have a choice of going to a lights up dance in the hotel or a more club/rave style dance in the main ballroom at the convention center. Whichever style you prefer, we hope that this choice will
give you the opportunity to enjoy an evening of great music and fun dancing.
Anthrocon has lots more planned, so keep an eye on our forums or LJ community for updates.
Anthrocon Programming Director