- July, 1998
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dragon! Not lizard...
ConFurence carries on as we kiss El
Nino goodbye! Look ahead and find out more about preparations for
our first big springtime furry gathering here in California. But first,
heres the newts...
Disney Pictures latest animated feature, Mulan, premiered
on June 19th after receiving (for the most part) very rave
reviews all around. The film was #2 at the box office its premier
weekend, bringing in about $23 million domestically. (#1 was the X-Files
movie.) The directors of Mulan are Barry Cook and Tony
Bancroft the latter of whom would be best known to furry
fans as the animator of Pumbaa in The Lion King. Tonys
twin brother Tom Bancroft is the lead animator of Mushu, the
snappy-tongued miniature dragon in Mulan with the voice of
Eddie Murphy. Speaking of Mr. Murphy, his non-musical
remake of the classic 1960s talking animal film Dr. Doolittle
is also doing quite well at the box office.
intended summer blockbuster Godzilla, written by Roland
Emmerich and Dean Devlin and directed by Emmerich, disappointed
many in that it did not take over the world. True, its $55
million take over its opening weekend places it among the top ten
of all time. But it had been hoped by many (and even expected by
a few) that it would top the all-time record of $90 million over
Memorial Day weekend a record set last year by The Lost
World Jurassic Park.
soon are two new original video animation sequel-productions from
Disney: Pocahontas Journey to a New World and the
long-awaited The Lion King -- Simbas Pride. PJTANW
finds the famous native American and her animal friends Meeko, Flit,
and Percy on a trip to England in search of John Smith. It comes
to video on August 25th. Simbas Pride follows
the adventures and growing pains of Kiara, Simba and Nalas
daughter; and Kovu, Scars lost son by way of a lioness named
Vitani. TLKSP will be available October 27th.
An excerpt from TLKSP featuring the new song "We Are
One" has already been shown on ABC, and is also on the current
Disney sing-along video tape (which also features songs from Mulan).
Special limited-edition prints will be available exclusively at
your local Disney Store for pre-ordering copies of PJTANW
Two from the out-of-nowhere
The Mighty Kong is an animated musical
version of King Kong, featuring the voice talents of Jodi
Benson (from Disneys The Little Mermaid) and Dudley
Moore. After a very brief run in the theaters, it went straight
to video tape you can find it on Warner Home Video. Currently
still in the theaters (as of this writing) is the live-action film
Passion in the Desert, from Fine Line Features. Based on
a short story by Honore De Balzac, this film features
British actor Ben Daniels as a soldier in Napoleons
army who becomes lost in the Sahara, until he is lead to an oasis
by a female leopard. There, the two of them develop a strong bond
possibly, a very strong bond. Look for it coming to a local
art-house theater near you.
New out on video is
a feature-length compilation of three episodes of Ninja
Turtles: The Next Mutation. This recent TV series features the
boys, their Ninja master Splinter, and a newly discovered female
turtle in battle against a dragon lord and his reptilian minions.
From Fox Home Video.
League, one of the more
unusual anime sports shows ever made, is coming to home
video finally. Imagine a magical world populated with humans, furries,
and sentient dinosaurs, where soccer (football) is treated almost
as a religion. (Its been called Narnia meets Dinotopia
meets the World Cup.) The TV series follows the adventures of young
Tokio (a human) as he tries to whip a second-rate team into shape,
and save his father from a strange curse. Episodes 1 and 2 are available
now on one tape, in Japanese with English subtitles.
More furry anime,
or anime with furries
Night Warriors from Viz Video,
based on a popular video game, is a fast-paced adventure featuring
vampires, ghosts, demons
and a cat-girl named Felicia. In
Volume 3, Darkstalkers Revenge, Felicia even befriends
a werewolf. Available in both subtitled and English-dubbed versions.
more new animation-oriented cable/satellite TV channels are coming
your way soon. Sony Pictures will launch a 24-hour satellite channel
called ANIMAX, dedicated to Japanese animation. Created with the
cooperation of Toei Animation, Sunrise, Kyokuichi Corporation and
Nippon Animation, ANIMAX will be available soon as part of the SkyPerfect
TV! digital platform. Also, Hallmark Entertainment and The Jim Henson
Company have joined forces to launch a new global pay-TV channel,
The Kermit Channel, in September of this year.
from Image Comics is The Mechanic by Joe Chiodo and
Johnathan Peterson. (Released under the Homage Comics imprint.)
A robot, a caveman, and a small raptor are captured by a far-future
scientist, and special powers and abilities are bestowed upon them
to help them survive in the strange new world they find.
Coming soon from Anti-Ballistic
Pixelations is the first Gremlin Trouble trade paperback,
collecting issues 1 through 6 of E.T. and Elizabeth Bryans
anime/fantasy/humour/adventure comic. Over 200 pages in black &
Also collected for
the first time in trade paperback (three volumes to be exact) is
Teri S. Woods acclaimed science-fiction black &
white comic Wandering Star. Each volume will also feature
never-before-seen artwork from this series, which follows a young
human womans coming of age as she and her alien companions
struggle through an intergalactic war.
From Basement Comics
comes Jungle Tales: Mature Version #1. This 40 page black
& white comic collects material of women and dinosaurs deemed
too explicit for the regular Cavewoman comic
series. It also includes a full-color poster.
MU Press presents
the long-awaited black & white 3-issue mini-series CyberKitties,
written by Paul Kidd. This wild cyperpunk furry adventure/comedy
features a large roster of furry artists in every issue, including
Eric Blumrich, Adrian Kleinbergen, Chuck Melville, Tom Milliorn,
Justin Norman, Mike Raabe, Toivo Rovainen, and Pete Stoller.
MU informs us that the comic series has already been optioned to
be a new animated series in Japan.
is a new horror anthology series from ACG Comics, featuring stories
about werewolves. Issue #1 features black & white stories by
Steve Ditka, Pete Morisi, and others.
Hand of Doom Publications
bring us Peter Pan and the Warlords of Oz, written and illustrated
by Rob Hand. Peter and the Lost Boys (and the crocodile,
named Tick-Tock) journey into the legendary land of Oz, and stumble
across a war about to break out.
Two new full-color
comic books from Nature Publishing House, intended as science teaching
tools. In Rain Forest Adventure by James Passmore,
a young girl is hit with a mysterious transformative chemical in
a blow-gun dart, and her family must embark upon a journey through
a dense rainforest to find a cure. In Wildlife Adventure
by Stu Duval, an American ranger and his family help an African
friend, Colonel Rhino, fight off poachers in an African preserve.
New from Vision Comics
is the new edition of Jose Calderon and Daphne Lages
furry fantasy series, Tall Tales, in a new story arc called
"Fire Quest". Each issue is available with both a regular
cover or a special nude variant cover, featuring a pin-up
type drawing of one of the story characters.
New black & white
comic releases from Shanda Fantasy Arts include Charles Ettingers
Furtual Reality (an SFA Spotlight presentation), a
fast-paced science fiction adventure. Also look for SFA International,
featuring Frenchie Doudou by Diane Sasse, which follows
the story of centaurs and other horse-people in war-torn old Europe.
(Similar to Stinz by Donna Barr) Also featured in
SFAI are Beans and Hay by Rob Stone and Ken
Asche, and Looking Further, a new column of furry comic
book reviews by your humble In-Fur-Nation editor.
50th anniversary edition of George Orwells
seminal novel of political allegory, Animal Farm, has been
released by Harcourt Brace. This special hardcover edition features
over 100 full-color and half-tone illustrations by Ralph Steadman,
famous for his designs used in the album and feature film of Pink
Floyds The Wall.
New from Overlook
Press is The Book of Sea Monsters by Nigel Suckling.
A historical study of creatures as diverse as the Midgard serpent
and the Loch Ness Monster, this paperback features numerous full-color
illustrations by Hugo-Award winning artist Bob Eggleton (cover
artist for Robert J. Sawyers Quintaglio Ascension series).
computerized art form created by Robert Silvers where he
creates images by carefully blended selected smaller images together
enters a new realm with the release of Disneys Photomosaics.
Mr. Silvers turns his art to the creation of several well-known
Disney animated characters.
From Warner Books
comes Sesame Street Unpaved by David Borgenicht and
others. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of this world-famous
educational TV show, the book features not only backgrounds on the
production team and the major players (both human and Muppet), but
also actual scripts, cast interviews, celebrity visits, and lots
and lots of behind-the-scenes color photos. In Hardcover.
sister, Alice Borchardt, has written a much-anticipated book
called The Silver Wolf (hardcover, from Del Ray/Ballantine)
which is reported to do for werewolves what her sisters work
did for vampires. In the days of turmoil following the fall of Imperial
Rome, a young lady werewolf struggles to survive threats both political
and personal in strife-torn Europe.
by fantasy author Charles DeLint, we have a different sort
of conflict: What if a gang of mobsters went head-to-head with the
land of fey? What sounds like a violent blow-up is actually a lyrical
tale of a young teenage girl named Ali, whose gift is magick. She
and her friends, such as The Stag and a fox-faced girl named Mally,
must use their wits to face the mobsters threat. From Tor/St.Martins
Speaking of magick,
the hero of Tanya Huffs novel Summon the Keeper
has her own problems. The ancient house that she has been placed
in charge of is just brimming with magick and spirits, to say nothing
of the human forces fighting for control of it. Oh well, at least
she has her talking cat, Austin, to provide her with advice. In
paperback, from DAW Books.
A Request to Our
Readers: Hey, got a favorite
comic or book store that carries your favorite furry titles, or
that you wish would carry more? Give us their address! We'll send
them a copy of In-Fur-Nation each quarter, and keep them abreast
of the kind of comics and media that you would like to see
on their shelves! Remember, they can't order it if they don't know
it's out there! As an alternate: Know of any good comic review
zines or web sites that might be looking to trade issues?
what? In-Fur-Nation wants Reporters!
as a new feature, were going
to present profiles of furry creators and furry-oriented companies
that are helping to promote products and media of interest to funny
animal fans all over. So, like to help out? Know a comic book creator,
animator, publisher, or other such person in the field whod
like to discuss what furries mean to them, or to the world? Talk
to them, write down what they say
then give us a write-up,
about 300-500 words, and well include it as a blurb in an
upcoming INF, and give you credit for it. [We do maintain
the right to edit for clarity and length, mind you.] Send hard copies
to the ConFurence address, or, you can e-mail your submission to
ed-otter Rod ORiley at email@example.com
From the CF Mailbox
Advertising in In-Fur-Nation: As
before, ads in In-Fur-Nation come in two sizes: 1/8-page "business
card" size for $5.00 per issue, and 1/4-page size (4 1/2"
tall by 3 1/4" wide) for $10.00 per issue. Check should be made
out to ConFurence. Send camera-ready art and text to P.O. Box 1958,
Garden Grove, CA 92642-1958. Write to us for information about full-page
ads and inclusions. Getting just a mention in In-Fur-Nation
is easy: Send us information, and we'll reprint it in our blurbs section
verbatim, with minor corrections for spelling and grammar.
(Thanks again to Previews magazine, and to all the folks on Internet,
who contributed some of the information used in this issue!)
original Furry Convention is proud to present the ConFurence General
Store. Two of our popular T-Shirt designs are still available for
a limited time: "Furries in Force" (black on honey-color)
by Eric Schwartz from CF7, and "Furries in Love"
(black and pink on grey) by Rachael Cawley from CF9. Plus,
we still offer ConFurence Seven Highlights Video, and coming
soon is ConFurence Eight Music and Mirth. (Watch this
space for an announcement!) Not to mention many cool prints and
extra Souvenir Books! Look for the order form from The General Store
attached to the back of this very issue of In-Fur-Nation.
dont do that tongue thang!
[Mushu, dragon, from Mulan]
Conventions All Around!
Seems like furry cons are starting
to sprout all over the place! Hers a quick look at the ones
we know about
hopefully, well meet YOU at some of them
And here's a look at Coming Attractions...
4-6, 1998, Clarion Hotel by the Sea-Tac Airport
room rate; call (206) 242-0200 or 1-800-CLARION and be sure
to mention Conifur Northwest.
Northwest's goal in our first year is to be a relatively small
and relaxed con, yet with all the usual amenities: Dealer's
room (Mel. White, Michele Light, Terrie Smith, and many
others have already confirmed that they will attend!), art show,
artist's alley, video room, and programming with a twist. As
much as possible, the programming will consist of interactive
workshops and "how-to's" on subjects such as drawing,
short-story writing, and publishing -- although Mel. White and
Glen Wooten will be reprising their excellent panel on copyrights.
$25 until the con, and $30 at the door.
address is firstname.lastname@example.org, but the best way to find
out about Conifur Northwest at our web page, http://www.picarefy.com/conifur
. We also have a mailing list for announcements; to subscribe,
send email to email@example.com with "SUBSCRIBE conifur"
in the body.
The Mephit Furmeet
Inn Memphis East, Memphis, Tennessee
Guest: Bill Holbrook, creator of Kevin & Kell
is $25.00 for attending and $15.00 for supporting. Dealer tables
are only $10.00 but supplies are limited!
rates are $75.00 for 1-4 furs. Call (800) Holiday, ask for the
Memphis HI, and mention Mephit Furmeet.
information on events and other stuff, check out their web page:
The head tiger in charge can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Further Confusion, 1999
January 14 17,
1999, The Westin Santa Clara, California
A brand new furry convention
for California, right in the heart of Silicon Valley. Designed
to promote a sense of community within Furry Fandom.
Guests of Honor include
animator/artist Ken Mitchroney, and furry costumer/prop
designer/artist Ed Kline. Plus more to be announced coming
Rooms at the Westin Santa
Clara will be available for $85.00 per night for singles
or doubles, if you register before December 21st,
1998. Call (408) 986-0700, or 1-800-WESTIN1 outside the local
area, for reservations.
for membership is $30.00 until December 1st,
1998, then $35.00 at the door. For more information (including
the art show, dealers room, and programming) write to:
Further Confusion, P.O. Box 1299, Cupertino, CA 95015-1299,
or e-mail them at email@example.com
. And be sure to check out their home web site at http://www.furtherconfusion.org
We Go Again With The Winning Words!
At ConFurence Nine, Kay Shapero became only the second person
ever to win the Furry Filk Contest for a second time! Here then
are the lyrics to her winning song, as chosen by the fans themselves.
- Hollow Hills
Words and music c. 1998 by
They are tall and very
fragile, yet they seem to live forever
And they come out of the
places where our people do not dare
They bring music out of
nowhere and a light into the shadow
For theres magic
in the places that they fare.
The bring gifts to those
they favor, and bring death to the unwary
Or, capriciously they steal
away our kind.
Fearsome hunters, joyous
singers, folk of terror, folk of wonder
Form a puzzle with a key
we cannot find.
Who are these dwellers
in the Hollow Hills?
We are but your distant
cousins, though our ways were split asunder
When you sought the forest
and we took the plain
Call us lludi, call us
humans, or a thousand other words that
Mean the creature with
the ever-searching brain.
Past our needs of pure
survival lies a never-ending hunger
All the secrets of the
universe to know.
And from you, our gentle
neighbors do we seek an understanding
Of the path we left behind
so long ago.
We are the dwellers in
the Hollow Hills.
- And then, again, we welcome
you back where you started
Ten A Look Back at Ten Furry Years!
Weve been at this for
a while, and after ten years of gathering furry fandom together,
we thought wed step back and take a look at where weve
been and where were going! Wed love you to come
along and help us.
To Be Done?
Heres where you come in
wed like your input on
how we can go about making our celebration of the past ten years
as fun and interesting as it can be. What things happened for you
at ConFurences Zero through Nine that you think we should re-visit,
or salute with special programming? What new things should we try
now to begin our second decade? We want you to tell us! Write us
or e-mail us at the ConFurence address today, wont you?
Last time around we told you
about our first two Guest of Honor for ConFurence Ten, filksinger
Cynthia McQuillin and artist/illustrator Mary Hanson-Roberts.
Now, were glad as anything to tell you weve added three
more to the list! From that so-furry town of Minneapolis (oh all
right, NEAR there!) we welcome our literary Guest of Honor, Patricia
C. Wrede. Patricia has written several ingenious and humorous
at times, down right hilarious fantasy novels and
short stories. But shes likely best known for her Enchanted
Forest Chronicles. These unusual fantasy novels (Dealing
with Dragons is the first, followed by three more) are chock
full of brave and resourceful princesses, silly princes, melting
wizards, clever witches
and lots and lots of noble talking
dragons, talking cats, talking lizards, and what have you! Were
happy as anything to welcome Ms. Wrede to ConFurence as our Guest
now you, run out and pick up her latest short story collection,
The Book of Enchantments.
Also from the mid-west,
ConFurence Ten is proud to welcome as our Special Guests the Ozfoxes,
Robert and Margaret Carspecken. Youve seen their stories
and illustrations in fanzines and comics all over the place (Ever-Changing
Palace, the fanzine for Vicky Wymans Xanadu
comic has featured them frequently). But were you aware that they
also are involved in numerous real-animal welfare efforts? And,
were you aware that Margaret has published Sweet Treats
which has to be the first furry-oriented cookbook ever? Now you
do! Hey, make sure to check out the Carspeckens Web site at
and, make sure to come and see them at ConFurence Ten!
And who else is joining us
at Ten? Folks you know like Larry and Onci Adams, Steve
Addlesee, Mitchell Biero, E.T. and Elizabeth Bryan, John
and Rachel Cawley, Jimmy Chin, Mike and Carole Curtis,
Steve Gallacci, Roz Gibson, Jim Groat, James Hardiman, Arlene Harris,
Daphne Lage, Michele Light, Michael-Scot McMurry, Lex Nakashima,
John Nunnemacher, Joe and Trish Ny, Fred Patten, Dusty Rhodes,
Ted Sheppard, Terrie Smith, Jefferson Swycaffer, Mel. White, Elin
Winkler, Tommy Yune, and numerous well-known artists and writers
from YARF!, MU Press, Vision, and Radio Comix! And many more!
But remember, the face we always most want to see there most is
yours! So drop on in and join the celebration!
Gotta See Our New Hotel
Weve told you about
the Town & Country Resort, part of San Diegos Hotel Circle
in Mission Valley. We continue to work with them to help ensure
that theyre ready for us, and were ready for them! Just
about got our lay-out for the convention worked out, with the Den
of Dealers and the Lecture Hall/Cabaret on one side; the Art Show,
Video, and Filk stuff along the other side, and the various Lounges
and things spread about the middle. (This means something if you
know the hotel, believe us!)
Weve even had
a chance to try out the nearby Trolley service, just north of the
hotel/resort. Know what? Its really neat having several malls
and mini-malls only a few steps and a couple dollars away! It opens
up so many possibilities of places to eat.
Room rates for ConFurence
Ten at the Town & Country are $85.00 per night, single
or double; and $95.00 per night, triple or quad. For reservations,
call (800) 854-2608, or the local number (619) 291-7131. Important
As Ever: Make sure to call during business hours (M-F
9 am - 5 pm, pacific time), and make sure to mention ConFurence.
And if you need it, well soon have information on the smaller
hotels just across the freeway from our main hotel. Stay tuned!
Den of Dealers
As of this writing, the Den
of Dealers for ConFurence Ten is nearly Sold Out! If youre
looking for a place to sell your furry wares in the Den of Dealers
1999, please write us or e-mail us soon for more information. If
youve already reserved a Den of Dealers table, keep your eyes
on the mail -- Your information packet, asking you questions about
your specific needs at your table(s), will be coming around soon.
The Artists' Alley remains
one of the most popular (and populated!) features of any ConFurence,
and the Alley at ConFurence Ten will be just plain huge! These tables
in the pre-convene area (near the Den of Dealers) are available
free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis at the
con itself, and need to be signed up for each morning. Trust us
theres a lot of room, but they will fill up!
Write to Rod O'Riley at the ConFurence address (or e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information about table space.
ConFurences art show
is, simply put, one of the largest SF/fantasy art displays in the
western United States. Believe us, if you do art of funny animals,
furries, monsters, aliens, toons, or even real animals, you want
to be in this art show! But our show will fill up -- so get
in your reservations as soon as you can! Your first art show space
(4 ft. by 4 ft., horizontal or vertical) is still available free
with your paid supporting or attending membership -- all you have
to do is claim it in writing. Additional art show spaces
are available for a low $5.00 each. We also have an extensive
Print Shop available for selling copies of your work. So get your
reservations in today! What, you can't make it to ConFurence? No
problem! Reserve your space, and mail us your art before the con
-- we'll set it up, send you back what may not sell, and get you
off a check for your sold items! Important Stuff -- We have
an extensive Art Show Registration 'instruction sheet' available
that explains all the ins and outs of displaying and selling art,
sculpture, prints, or whatever at ConFurence Ten. Its vital
that you know these things and fill out the paperwork completely
to help our Art Show Department keep track of everything! Write
to Donald Poe at the ConFurence address (or e-mail him at
the ConFurence web page, www.confurence.com
) and we'll send the packet off to you right away! Don't delay!
1999, we take stock of where weve been... and bring our Traditions
The Cabaret Fur le Dance
Once again, at our new home
in San Diego, we plan to bring you another truly magical evening
of furry entertainment at our famous charity stage show. The kind
of entertainment you take with you when you go! Dancers, singers,
costumes, comedians, magicians -- we've seen them all, and we want
to see more! Maybe you have an idea for an act yourself? Why not
try it out on the ConFurence staff -- you just might find yourself
on stage in front of a few hundred screaming friends! Write to Michael
Underwood at the ConFurence address for all the de-tails! (Remember,
all performers in the Cabaret must be able to first attend
a special pre-planning meeting on Friday night, April 2, at ConFurence!)
A Look at the Past, an
Ear to the Future, and a Party in San Diego!
ConFurence Ten! What's happening?
More of what we're famous for, that's what: Meetings, discussions,
how-to workshops and round-tables on dozens of furry topics, from
art and writing to animation, computers, games, and even meeting
other fans of your favorite animal species. The Saturday afternoon
Costume Presentation, with everyone voting for the best costumes
-- and more helpful how-to sessions with the costume makers and
designers. Plus, the return of the FurSuit Lounge and the
popular Furry Dance outside on Saturday night! Food,
including our Ice Cream Social and Saturday Night Furry Feed, right
next to the pool! Computer networking, art, and animation
on display, plus the return of the Internet Room. Games,
both paper and electronic, cards and role-playing, and everywhere
in-between. Dances, no less than three of them! Filking
through the night, including our popular Furry Filksong Contest,
and another special filk/folk concert. Sketching by literally
dozens of artists of every size, shape, and style. And thats
just the stuff we normally have. Keep your eye out for special presentations
in honor of our tenth anniversary furry convention. Plus, given
our new location in time and space, were planning some special
events (like Easter and Passover services at the con)
and special offers (like discounted tickets to Sea World
and the San Diego Zoo) that we think youll find very
So Whats The Price?
Registration to ConFurence
Ten works like this: All memberships are $25.00 for a full
three-days Attending, from now until January 1st, 1999.
From January 2nd, 1999 until March 15th, 1999, three-day
Attending memberships are available for $30.00, and
after that, at-the-door for $35.00. Plus, a full year of
In-Fur-Nation, and our special annual ConFurence Souvenir Collection
Book, are all included in the price of your membership! A single
art show display space is also included free with your membership
-- if you write us and claim it!
And remember, we'd love to
have you join us, but if you cannot make it out to our nest, please
feel free to join ConFurence as a Supporting member! Supporting
members get a full year's subscription to In-Fur-Nation, the Souvenir
Collection Book, and one free art show display space for the taking,
all for the low price of just $15.00! And, if your fortunes
change, you can convert your supporting to a full attending membership
at the door for only $15.00 more. Such a deal, amigos!
We heartily recommend that
you get your memberships now. That provides us with the best
means to keep you in touch with ConFurence over the whole year --
and remember, in the extra months between now and the next ConFurence,
we'll have a lot of exciting stuff to tell you!
Sponsors are the excellent
people who help keep ConFurence going by giving just a little extra
bit (or a lot extra bit!) of financial help. This is money for transporting,
lodging, and feeding our special guests, as well as off-setting
complimentary memberships and hotel rooms. To become a sponsor,
contribute a minimum of $50.00 (up to $99.00), which
includes your initial membership fee. Remember: Indicate which of
our special guests this money is to help toward, or just mark it
"general fund" -- we'll split it among all of them. And
what do you get for being a sponsor? Sponsors are the only folks
(besides staff and guests) allowed in the Guest Lounge, a special
place set aside where folks can relax away from the hubbub of the
con. Guests and sponsors can attend special food events too, and
get special seating at some of our shows (with purchase of a ticket,
in some cases). And, sponsors get -- our unending gratitude! (Not
to mention recognition by name in the souvenir book!) Heres
a note for starters Dusty Rhodes (comic artist and
quite a dancer too!) has let us know that hed like to attend
ConFurence 10, but hes going to need sponsorship help to do
any takers out there? Write us!
Our Super Sponsors!
Super Sponsors are the awesomely
special furry folk who really want to help out ConFurence
-- and who think they deserve something special in return. Super
Sponsors are people willing to contribute $100.00 or more
(which includes their initial memberships) toward a special guest
of their choice, or just toward the guests in general. Super Sponsors
get all the same neat stuff as other Sponsors, plus an added bonus
of a special VIP Lounge at ConFurence, preferred seating at several
events (with ticket purchase), and other special perks including
some special gifts direct from our Guests of Honor. Don't have $100.00
sitting around handy? Make installments! That's right, we'll take
two payments of $50.00, or four payments of $25.00
-- it still counts you as a Super Sponsor, as long as it totals
$100.00 by the time of the con itself.
... to join our staff and
help put on one of the fastest growing fannish conventions on the
West Coast! Join our team! We need volunteers to help out with all
areas of the convention, from registration to art show to helping
keep the fans well-fed! No experience necessary -- we will train!
For as little as 16 hours of work over the length of CF8 (though
we won't stop you from helping more!), you can get access to our
exclusive Staff and Sponsor Lounge, as well as use of our available
crash space -- plus, some other special goodies, and the knowledge
that you've helped us pull this thing off for another year! We especially
need motivated, competent furs to help us out on the Art Show Staff
its one of the biggest parts of the con, and work on
it carries on through much of the year! Write to Volunteers
care of the ConFurence address, or send e-mail to Rod O'Riley
, and we'll send you our staff sign-up sheet and information right
away! If you go to our Web site, you can even sign up for volunteer
services right then and there!
For those who haven't heard
yet, ConFurence has its own official travel agency, Ladera Travel
of Southern California. They've specialized for years in getting
good rates for travel to and from SF cons all over the world, including
ours! Contact Rick Foss at (800) 624-6679 from outside California,
or (310) 640-0527 inside California.
Note Regarding Your Mailing Label
Well admit it, we had
some database troubles during the last two mailings. Do us a big
favor wont you? Take a look at the mailing label on this issue
of In-Fur-Nation. If the name or address is mis-spelled or
mis-numbered in any way, please write us or e-mail us with the correct
version. Thanks for helping us clean house!
Don't be left with the
herd! Keep in touch with the world of Anthropomorphics! Join ConFurence
Today! Now lets go kick some hun-eybuns!