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When does AnthroCon 2013 pre-registration start and does a college idea work if one doesn't have a driver's license or ID? What about birthday? My college ID doesn't show my birth date, so what should I do?? Thanks for the help :3 Can't wait for AC13 I have a written monologue that I wrote and planned to perform at the Masquerade at AnthroCon 2013:

The Origin of the Fish Taco

So, one night while I was out I just saw the movie Paranorman, which was pretty good, I got in my car and my stomach growled, luckily, there was a Taco Bell nearby. I drove to the drive through part of the parking lot, I was asked for my order, so I asked if they have any fish tacos, the voice replied, “Sorry sir, we don’t serve fish tacos.” My world sank into complete silence, it was like a moment in a movie where the background zooms out and zooms in on the actor or actress. I know you’re not suppose to leave the drive through, but I did. I parked my car and calmly walked into the restaurant. I asked for the manager, he came and said, “What can I do for you?” I replied, “Why don’t you serve fish tacos?” The manager stared back at me for a very long time, then he spoke, “Why, because who would eat a fish taco??” I was speechless, apparently he didn’t know who he was talking to. I calmly asked and said, “Really? Well, I’m an otter and my favorite food is fish and I’ve had tacos before, but there’s always something missing.” The manager knew what I was talking about, but he replied, “We aren’t going to make fish tacos, sir. I’m sorry to make you feel bad, but we serve humans here.” I wasn’t sure what to do and then I remembered the movie Bolt, so I got down on one knee and slowly looked up at them and said, “Please, oh please sir, make me a fish taco.” The girl at the cash register was moved by my cuteness, but the manager wasn’t and you can guess what his answer was, yep, a big fat N.O. So I left in defeat, as I got in my car and closed the door, the girl came out to my car and tapped on the window, I rolled it down and she handed me a piece of paper and left without a word. I looked at the paper and read what it said, it said: 1) Go to WalMart 2) Go to the seafood section, get fish (any kind, doesn’t matter) 3) Go to where the tortillas are at - You’re welcome and a very cute/adorable otter Laughing out loud. My heart felt warm and a smile came to my face, I drove to WalMart and did what the paper said. I was a happy otter when I left WalMart and drove home listening to some good music. I got home and fixed myself a fish taco and the taste made me dance the night away and I dreamt of nothing but fish and tacos. So when you can’t get a fish taco at Taco Bell, just make your own.

I hope it fits the time range for the Masquerade :3

 

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its gonna be fun :3

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From the photos and videos, yeah :3

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A State ID is not very expensive to get, usually $20-30 at your local Department of Motor Vehicles. It's like a Driver's license, only without the driving ability, and the minimum age is often 13. We highly recommend you get one of those, or a Passport.

We will usually accept a College/School ID with photo, in combination with a Birth Certificate; but these require extra scrutiny and slow things down for yourself and others. Please look into a State ID- it will benefit yourself for more than just Anthrocon.

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Okay thanks, I'll be sure to do that in time for AnthroCon 2013, hope I can make it to this one and make new furry friends and get to know people like me and be able to see fursuits with my own eyes :3 Will there be a time schedule for things like the parade, photoshoot, masquerade, etc. Because I'm going to have a fursuit with me and I don't want to miss out on those events Smiling Oh and is it possible to do my idea for the masquerade by having two voluenteers help me with the performance, I plan on having a charades game full of random acts, I didn't know what else to do and that was the first thing that popped into my head. Thankies.

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There will be plenty of schedule infor available. http://anthrocon2012.sched.org/ and http://www.anthrocon.org/schedule have examples form 2012.

 

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Oh thank you so much :3 I want to know if my idea for the Masquerade would work? Thanks again Smiling

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IIRC, they'd like acts to be kept to around 3 minutes (I should probably let the staff answer that); if so, there's not much you can do along the lines of charades in that amount of time, plus past years (don't remember 2012 and don't feel like checking the schedule) have had separate fursuit charades panels - you might want to look into them.

Plus some of us don't really care for charades Sticking out tongue

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Oh okay :3 I might just not do the Masquerade this year, I can't think of anything else to do, I'm new to this and don't really have talent like Sardyuon and I can't do flips, I can act and dance, but I just don't know. Any suggestions like acting out a monolouge? If not that's cool.

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It might be good for you to attend Anthrocon in 2013, see how the Masquerade goes and what sort of acts make it through the rehearsal/audition process, and then work towards an act in 2014.

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Well, I might do a group performance, not sure, but there is still time, right? I mean AnthroCon 2013 isn't until June/July?

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Yes, I believe it's the 4th of July weekend next year, so you should have ample time to set up a group act if that's what you want.

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YAY :3 I might be doing a group act Eye-wink

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We are coming for our first Anthrocon next year, but I noticed that this year "So its your first Anthrocon" clashes with "Fursuit games". Next year it may be an idea to seperate the two so there is no clash. "Fursuit games" look awesome and we will be there, "so its your first Anthrocon" would probarly be a good idea to attend as, its our first Anthrocon. Even though we may have an alter ego sadly it is still not possible to be in two places at once.

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There will be overlaps in schedule.. they are unavoidable, when you have the sheer amount of programming Anthrocon has. We've got multiple panels and events going on at just about any given time. However, I'm sure our programming staff will keep this request in mind.

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I took a quick look on Youtube to see whether anybody uploaded an entire "first AC" panel, but all I could find was this 10-minute clip on how to deal with fursuiters; that, plus the 6-2-1 rule are arguably 90% of what you need to know...

At least the Opening Ceremonies were uploaded, so I was able to see what I'd missed since I went to the DocRat/Endtown panel instead (along with half a dozen others) - was there really no other slot for them that required them to be scheduled against OC? Annoyed

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Oh

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Thanks chiaroscuro & Ron
I can see how there is only so much you can get into just three and a bit days. Great idea Ron, just watch the guide that would be pretty much the same every year on You Tube and do the fun stuff !

One other little suggestion, you have sponsor then super sponsor tix, just from my experience ( with other events ) slot in one extra level above it call it a platinum pass / platinum sponsor or something like that with a few extra benifits. Charge about 5 times more than the top tier you current have. Great way to really add a few extra dollars to any charity or special project you wish to fund. For people flying across the world, CEO's taking a week off work etc the cost of the con really is irrelevant.

Can't wait to see you all next year.

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Me 2 :3

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On a purely practical level, I don't know what the con could offer at a Platinum level of membership.  (I've been a Supersponsor every year I attended.)

Allowing them to 'jump the line' and be the first into any event will cause hard feelings in those who've been waiting an hour to be the first into an event.  First shot at elevators would cause the same.  (And this would only work at boarding in the Westin on the ground floor.  There aren't suffiicient Security staff to do that at every floor.)  Supersponsors already get reserved seating at the 'big' events.  Their choice of hotels?  This wouldn't matter much: someone with that much 'spare' cash could rent a suite at the hotel's normal room rate (AKA rack rate).   Also, it's much more likely that this kind of person would spend their money to go to an additional convention at another time or place as opposed to spending it at Anthrocon.  Finally, the number of Supersponsors has been dropping slightly over the past few years, IIRC.  This implies that the numbers of people with that much money to burn are uncommon in the fandom... and possibly getting rarer.

I hope this didn't sound too nasty: I'd like for Anthrocon to get tons of money as well.  I just don't think it could work.

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Indeed, it would be better for people who can afford it to spend the money with the dealers, at the Art Show and Artist's Alley, and donating to the charity, as well as patronizing the restaurants and other businesses in the area, because that helps support the convention indirectly -- dealers and artists will return again if they do well, and we build goodwill with local merchants. Of course, for those who are so inclined, we always accept outright donations!

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For faster answers to any Art Show question, please e-mail artshow (at) anthrocon.org. I visit the message boards here only a couple of times a week.

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Hi Charleig & Petercat

Good point, having not been to a con before I did not realise how non commercial they are. Just bumped into a person I knew that is going who is a CEO of a leading Australian company and just could not believe that he is a furrie. Like many he loves the anonymity of furdom and made me wonder how me wonder how many others were out there like that.

As for the hotels there there is a Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) platinum card that exists and guarantees a room, upgrade etc many gentlemen & furries of means have them. They are the ones that those "spare" rooms are set aside for that seem to appear even when the hotel is fully booked. Great for NYE etc.

Funny thing is that when I first heard of Anthrocon it looked like a fancy dress party for grown ups, over the past few years I have really learned that it's so much more and after joining a few groups both here and in your country I wish I found this community so many years ago.

Can't wait to be there and finally recieve our fursuite commissions.

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I've never been to one either

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Friendly suggestion: even though the system lets you edit your original post, IMHO this is yet another example of "just because you can doesn't mean you should", as we can't tell what the changes were, unless you add an "Edit: (details)" note.

I'm guessing that your modifications include that your college ID doesn't show your birthdate; I'll let the reg. staff confirm this, but I suspect they need both a picture ID and a way to verify your age; a birth certificate should suffice for the latter, but it seems like the "state ID" mentioned elsewhere in the thread should be easier to get...

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I'm new to this site and thanks :3 I thought there was a way to delete/remove posts

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