InFurNation (01-1994)

We’re Zany To The Max…

Getting down to the heart-go-pitter-pat time for ConFurence Five, folks! In this issue of you’ll find a lot of important information regarding what to do and when and where to do it, later in the ConFurence Progress Report. But first, here’s some stuff you’d love to know:

Warner Brothers has announced that sales of children’s clothing related to the Warner Brothers/Amblimation TV hit Animaniacs have been brisk enough that a line of t-shirts, sweaters, and other such items will be released in adult sizes in late January, 1994. They should be appearing in Warner Brothers Studio Stores in malls across the country, as well as in the Warner Brothers Studio Mail-Order Catalog.

Other Warner Brothers news: Tiny Toons Adventures picked up its second Daytime Emmy Award in three years for Best Animated Program of 1993.

Currently searching for a TV market: He-Hog, The Atomic Pig from Spumco, the nuts who brought you Ren & Stimpy.

Disney Studios has been running a ten-minute opening section from their next animated feature film, The Lion King, in front of the current release of The Three Musketeers. The full animated feature is scheduled for release in June of 1994.

The first three episodes of Marvel TV’s Saturday morning show Biker Mice From Mars have been released on video tape, and should be available at a video or comic shop near you.

A rare 1961 Japanese animated feature entitled Panda and the Magic Serpent has been released on video tape. This film features the adventures of a young man and his companions (a panda and a raccoon) in a land of magic, wizards, dragons, beautiful damsels, death, reincarnation, and more.

New and upcoming anthropomorphic titles to looks for from Antarctic Press include Tank Vixens by Paul Kidd and Mike Sagara (a re-do of the previously planned Lesbian Foxes In Hovertanks ), Command Review #4 (a compilation of Erma Felna, EDF stories from Albedo Anthropomorphics by Steve Gallacci), Aztec Anthropomorphic Amazons by Kurt Wilken and Shon Howell, as well as ongoing titles like Furrlough, Gold Digger, Katmandu, Fantastic Panic, Wild Life, Genus, and Albedo (the latter soon to be in full color).

Over at MU Press, titles to watch out for include The Xanadu Collection (comprising the original 5-issue miniseries) as well as Xanadu: Across the Diamond Seas, both by Vicky Wyman (with help from Monika Livingstone); Rhudiprrt, Prince of Fur #8 by Dwight Decker, Will Faust, and Marci Doerkson; and the Mad Raccoons Pack, which compiles the first three issues released by creator Cathy Hill. In what might be called the anti-fur category, MU is also releasing Skunk, a one-shot in which several artists from within and without the genre poke fun at furry fandom.

In a tail of advertising come to life, so to speak, Dark Horse Comics has released Godzilla Vs. Barkley, based on the popular TV commercial. Who can save humanity from the rampage of a giant reptile? No one but the basketball star of the Phoenix Suns, Charles Barkley. Brought to you by a chuckling Mike Baron, Jeff Butler, and Keith Aiken.

Currently hitting the shelves is The Collegiate Hepcats, a 160-page collection of Martin Wagner’s college newspaper strips, culminating in the first issue of the comic book itself, which is also included. Available from Double Diamond Press.

New titles in the ever-growing field of dinosaur-mania include Messozoic by Doug Potter, released through Kitchen Sink Press. This rather humorous black-and-white title chronicles the adventures of several young dinosaurs in a dangerous time — it must be; the T-Rex smokes a cigar!

The Studio-G imprint of Revolutionary Comics brings you Mythfits by Steffenhagen and Morales, in which a minotaur, a satyr, a centaur, and other mythical beasties turn up in modern New York and — what else — form a heavy metal band!

Joshua Quagmire’s popular Cutey Bunny and her friends return in The Cutey Bunny Summer Fun Special #1, available now from Rip Off Press.

A new anthology title to look out for is Quad Depot from Labyrinth Comics, a science fiction/adventure title. Among the continuing stories, set in a common universe, is Starsend by Larry Jarrell and Anthony Cannonere, which features the adventures of ‘a menagerie of hyper-evolved animals trying to establish a fragile peace on the vestiges of a galactic war’.

Another new black-and-white comic title is Rana 7 from NGNG Studios, scheduled for bi-monthly release starting in January. This adventure title by Glen Sica chronicles the adventures of seven anthropomorphic heros grafted from poison-dart frogs, now on a mission of saving earth’s more fragile ecosystems. Speaking of frogs, Hall of Heroes Comics is releasing Hall of Heroes #7, which features the premiere adventures of Cyberfrog by contest winner Ethan Van Sciver.

Yet more funny-animal superhero adventures come you way in Venturat #1 by animator Manuel Carrasco (with a little help from the well-known Scott Shaw!). Coming in March from Miracle Studios.

A new dark-fantasy manga to look for is Lycanthrope Leo by Kengo Kaji and Kenji Okamura, translated by Viz Comics and also coming in March.

A new science fiction anthology book from Ace/Berkley is Animal Brigade 3000, which features short stories of humans and animals fighting the wars of tomorrow. Featured authors include Anne McCaffery, Harry Harrison, and Murray Leinster.

ConFurence Four guests of honor Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon have co-written The Black Gryphon, recently published by Daw Books with a cover by Jodi Lee and internal illustrations by Larry. This massive fantasy adventure follows the story of Skandranon, the first gryphon and a hero of ancient Valdemar (Mercedes’ most well-known fantasy realm).

Also coming soon from Daw Books is Outworld Cats by Jack Lovejoy, in which a pair of alien cats are captured by a ruthless industrialist — who underestimates the power of the feline E.T.’s.

Two unusual books of photography of interest to furry fans: Like Us — Primate Portraits by Robin Schwartz (W.W. Norton and Company) features pet monkeys and apes photographed candidly in households — many of them in startling human-like poses, expressions, or situations. Primates are also featured in Anima by wildlife photographer James Balog (self-published), who poses his chimps with nude human models in unusual poses designed to call into question our relationships with the natural world.

Sales of The American Journal of Anthropomorphics premiere issue have been good, and the second issue should be appearing in March of 1994. Negotiations are under way to get the Journal carried by such noted book store chains as Barnes & Noble, Waldenbooks, and W.H. Smith. Copies of issue #1 are available for $10.00 (plus $1.50 for postage) from Med Systems Company, P.O. Box 580009, Flushing, NY 11358.
From furBall magazine — submissions wanted:

We are putting together a new furry ‘zine called furBall which will be ‘R’ to ‘XXX’ rated and will be a step beyond anything currently out there both in quality AND explicitness. The first issue will be 32 pages at $5.00 and will be out this fall, ’93, with possibly a second issue before the end of the year. We are looking for talented furry artists and writers to contribute to the ‘zine. WE DO PAY for material we use. [Send for issues or a submission guidelines to furBall, c/o Pleasant Valley Video, 8141 Pleasant Valley Road, Camden, OH 45311]
News from Shayna Rhane Productions

Shayna Rhane Productions will have a table at ConFurence Five with three new folios for sale. One folio is Warrior Maidens Cheesecake with art by Tony Newell and Dan Kellaway — 10 plates for $10.00. Also two folios by Dennis Clark, with price and type TBA at the convention. Artists attending will be Ed Garcia and Dennis Clark. Both will be taking commissions! See ya there!

Erotic Portfolios: Two sets of provocative black-and-white pin-up art are available from Mercy Von Vlack: Wild Life and Chocolate Bunnies; the latter featuring a bondage theme. Both sets include 10 prints each, and are available for $20.00 (including postage) from Mercy Von Vlack, P.O. Box 1028, New York, NY 10028. Mercy, it should be noted, is also the first-ever Furry Guest of Honor at this year’s I-Con, also in New York.
18″ Furries in Fabric and Fake Fur

*New Prices* $20.00 and up — You saw them at previous ConFurence art shows, now meet the artist who made them. Julie Ann Bowman/Mythical Creations will be coming to ConFurence this year and will be set up in the Dealer’s Room to make furries to order. New anthros this year: Red Shetland, a crow, eagle, hawk, owl, Phoenix (for the art show), more from Xanadu (including a gryphon), and others. Also available — simple to complex costumes for your furries, or patterns for you to make costumes for them yourself. She is also bringing some hand puppets, finger puppets, ‘star-taurs’, Pern dragons, cats with wings, ferrets, and other wildlife. You can also call or writhe her with suggestions on what you would like her to make/bring. [Julie Bowman/Mythical Creations, 3460 Wooddale Ave. S, St. Louis Park, MN 55416-2368 (612) 925-5106.

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. 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.

Department of Corrections Department (Mistakes from our October 1993 Issue): Being on the staff of a convention does not necessarily improve one’s spelling. To wit: It’s comics great Phil Foglio who will be joining us at ConFurence Five. And the Antarctic Press title Katmandu (another misspelling) is in fact written by Carole Curtis, and not by her husband Mike. Personal apologies to everyone from this writer!

(Information in this issue provided by Mark Merlino, Rod O’Riley. Thanks again to our intrepid ‘field reporter’, Jed Martinez; all the folks in Rowrbrazzle; and the folks who sent in ads)

… There’s Baloney In Our Slacks!

ConFurence Five Progress Report

ConFurence Five — Furries In Space! Here now we’ll tell you more about our guests, our show, our presentations, and lots of other reasons why you should be a part of ConFurence Five — Again, or for the very first time!

The Guests You’ll See!

As our Guests of Honor for ConFurence Five we’re happy to welcome authors A.C. Crispin and Michael Capobianco, and artists Alicia Austin and Terrie Smith. But that’s not all! We’re also welcoming back several of our previous guests-of-honor (just wait and see!) for another visit, as well as several current names in furry, science fiction, fantasy, and comic genres! And even a few up-and-coming names that you don’t know yet — but you should! You’ll have ample opportunity to meet and speak with our guests at the Autograph Table in Artists’ Alley, as well as at the Meet The Guests gathering on Friday afternoon. Each of our Guests of Honor will have their own special session to discuss what they’re up to, and numerous guests and well-known people will be on hand at various SIGs and events throughout the con — listings will be posted in the main convention area. Be on the lookout for them!

Writer’s Workshop!

There’s still time to get involved! Our Guest of Honor A.C. Crispin will conduct a three-hour workshop on creating saleable fiction in science fiction, fantasy, and horror on Saturday morning. Admission to this intensive hands-on workshop is a separate fee from your ConFurence membership — $20.00 at the door. Here’s your opportunity to get publishing tips from a real author! As a bonus, Ms. Crispin has offered to provide a detailed critique of a maximum of 12 manuscripts post-marked before January 10, 1994. (Note: Do not send manuscripts to ConFurence — write for more information first!) The cost of the critique is $20.00, which also includes your admission to the Writer’s Workshop. That means you can get a professional’s advice on improving your story for only $5.00! So get typing!

The Hotel

Renovations at the Airporter Garden Hotel in are complete, and the place looks great! We have our huge Art Show, Dealer’s Den, and Video Theater on one floor, a nice large meeting room for the SIGs, and the Gazebo next to the pool for our small-track program. Accommodations can still be yours for only $55.00 a night for up to four furries in a room! Call them toll-free at (800) 854-3012, or write them for prices on suites or other information at the Airporter Garden Hotel, 18700 MacArthur Blvd., Irvine, CA 92715. Be sure to mention ConFurence 94! And hurry — rooms are filling up fast!

Getting TO The Hotel

The Airporter Garden Hotel is located in Irvine, California, across MacArthur Boulevard from John Wayne/Orange County International Airport. (No, bell hops cannot meet you at your gate, but there is a shuttle bus available from JWOC Airport.) By car, coming from either north or south on the 405/San Diego Freeway, exit at MacArthur Boulevard (just south of the interchange with the 55/Costa Mesa Freeway). Make a left from the off-ramp onto MacArthur Boulevard, and go south about 1/4 mile. Turn left onto Wade Street (a small access road) immediately prior to the Chevron Gas Station on your left. Go past the station, and make a right into the Airporter Inn’s parking lot — turn right past the station again if you want to go right to hotel registration. Note: You can’t make a left turn onto Wade from 4 pm til 6 pm on Friday, so if you’re coming then, go further south to the next light, make a u-turn, and make a right into the Airporter parking lot. Confused?? Just use the handy-dandy maps included in this issue!

Let’s Den Up!

If you’re coming to ConFurence on a tight budget, why not split the room costs? (And meet some nice people in the bargain!) If you are interested in sharing a room, please give us a call at the ConFurence phone number. We’ll ask you some pertinent questions, and pass along the information to other interested furries.

A Furry’s Gotta Eat!

Of course the Airporter Garden Hotel comes equipped with it’s own deluxe coffee shop, but there’s plenty of other places to satisfy the hungry animals in the neighborhood of ConFurence! Immediately to the north of our hotel are an I-HOP, a Mexican restaurant, and a fancy steak house. A Coco’s coffee shop is available less than one mile to the south of ConFurence Five. If you’re looking more for fast food, a fast food center (featuring Carl’s Jr. and several smaller eateries) is located about one mile to the north, and food is also available at the Food Court in the main terminal at John Wayne Airport. Maps will be available at ConFurence Registration, or else, look to any hotel staff person with that hungry look in your eyes!

The Dealers’ Den

As of this time, the Den of Dealer’s is sold out for ConFurence Five. If you’ve called us and you’re on our waiting list, please, bring your stuff! We’ll find room for you in our Artists’ Alley, or perhaps in the Den of Dealers itself — cancellations do happen, sometimes at the last minute!

The Artists’ Alley remains one of the most popular features of any ConFurence! Tables in the pre-convene area are available free of charge on a first-come, first-served basis, with sign-ups each morning. Other tables along Publisher’s Row are assigned through previous arrangements with ConFurence, and currently, they’re all filled up!

Important Information for Dealers: There are two elevators available for getting your materials up to the second floor, where the main convention area is located. The main hotel elevator is located at the back right corner of the main lobby. However, we recommend you use the freight elevator located in the main hotel kitchen — see the parking map in this issue for the location. Park in the short-term delivery slot, and bring your material or carts into the kitchen about 100 feet (we’ll let the hotel know you’re coming). The freight elevator is on the right, and ConFurence staff will be on hand to run it. Once on the second floor, the back door of the Dealer’s Den is straight across the banquet support hall. Check this issue — a Dealer’s Den Map should be included in all copies sent to registered dealers/publishers.

The Art Show

Guess what? We’ve done it! We’ve filled up our huge ConFurence Five Art Show to the very walls — and we are sold out of panels as of this writing! From this point, at-the-door sales of art show panels will be allowed only if there are last-minute cancellations, and only on Friday the 21st if that. Our thanks to the many artists, print-makers and sculptors who are participating in our show this year. If you’ve registered and you’re bringing art to hang/display/sell, please note that Art Show set-up will be taking place on Friday morning, with the show to open later in the day. When you come to the top of the stairs to the Convention Area, the Art Show is located immediately ahead to you left. New this year! The ConFurence Five art show will feature two voice-auctions, with one Saturday evening (in addition to the traditional Sunday afternoon voice auction) for those piece which have already received enough bids for auction. We want everyone who wants art to have a chance to get in on the bidding! Further information will be available at the con.

And Here’s A Look At Some Of The Events We’ll Be Bringing You…

There’s something for everyfurry at ConFurence Five! They’re be plenty of our popular round-robin SIGs, covering such topics as computers, animation, drawing, writing, publishing, animal rights and ecology, role-playing games, furry anime, and much much more! Out in the Gazebo by the pool will be our half-track programming, featuring the ever-popular species meetings (come talk to folks who likewise favor your favorite animal type!), as well as some other unusual topics. It’s all in your handy dandy pocket program, available at Con Registration!

By the day, Friday will start off with the Meet The Guests reception/meeting for our GOH’s and other guests, as well as a Life Drawing Workshop for artists who’d like to learn a bit more about drawing furries based on, like, reality! Friday night it’s time for the Ice Cream Social (included in the price of your admission to the con!) and a brand new production — the Nitrocoon Radio Play adventures, presented live in front of a studio audience, with professional voice talent! Also on Friday night will be a special retrospective of Rowrbrazzle, the oldest and largest currently-in-print furry A.P.A., where many current furry artists and writers met one another and got their start. Saturday morning brings the Writer’s Workshop (a separate admission item — see above) with our guest A.C. Crispin, and a new feature to ConFurence: The Dog and Pony Show, where furry publishers and producers can have a chance to parade out some of the neat things they’ll be coming up with in the near future — folks like Antarctic, MU, Streamline, and Disney TV (featuring Darkwing Duck producer Tad Stones!) as well as others. Saturday afternoon it’s time for our famous Costume SIG/Presentation, while Saturday night things just go nuts: The Pizza Feed (a separate ticket item), the first art auction, the Furry Filk Contest, the Cabaret Fur le Dance (also a separate ticket item — for adults!) and Fur Rave ’94! Come Sunday it’s time for some rest, but only so you can get up for the second art auction, and something new and different: The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Bidding winners, where three of you can bid to ‘be’ Mike and the ‘bots — and trash a truly terrible furry movie, before a live audience! See The ConFurence Store at Con Registration for information on prices and availability of separate ticket items, and for any additional information on all of our fabulous events!

More Information On Special Events

— The Costume SIG

Your opportunity to show off what you can do with costumery for your own furry creation — not to mention the creation itself — comes on Saturday afternoon at our Costume SIG, where the ninety-minute program starts off with a presentation of the handiwork of costumers and furry constructors from throughout furridom (with photo opportunities), followed immediately by a popular vote for the two best costumes. After the presentation, costumers from around the country will be on hand and available to discuss the materials and methods they use to bring us their creations! Sign-ups for the presentation portion of the Costume SIG will be available at the ConFurence Store.

— The Saturday Night Pizza Feed

Another ConFurence tradition — stuffing yourself on Saturday! The Pizza feed will feature lots of pizza to fit all tastes and needs (including meatless pizzas and cheeseless pizzas) available by-the-slice. Tickets are available from the ConFurence Store, and include two slices of pizza (any kind) and a drink for only $5.00 per person, with additional slices for additional charge. Eating times are staggered to keep the crowd down — so make sure and check your ticket! As a special bone to Dealers, who are often stuck in one place — Deliveries of pizza to the Dealers’ Den will be available!

— The Cabaret Fur le Dance and Fur Rave ’94

Fast becoming a ConFurence tradition, the Saturday night Cabaret show features lively music and hot dancing by skillful male and female dancers, plus costumes and skits — yes, there’s adult-oriented material here, so the show is for over-18’s, sorry! Proceeds from the Cabaret benefit the Deal Whitley Memorial Fund for cartooning scholarships at the DuCret School of the Arts. Tickets can again be purchased at the ConFurence Store for $10.00, and that gets you admission to both the Cabaret and Fur Rave ’94, a high-energy dance-a-thon following the show. A $5.00 ticket for just the Rave can be bought at the door — and hey, it’s open to all ages!

— Filking

ConFurence strives to be a filk-friendly con. A room will be set aside on Friday and Saturday night for fans who want to get together and sing about their favorite furries. Saturday night it’s time for the annual furry filk lyric contest, with the winner picked by a popular vote. What? You don’t sing or play? Why, just bring your lyrics along — we’ll have someone perform them for you! And hey, do you play a guitar or other instrument? Bring it along! We need accompanists! This year as an added bonus, the filk sessions will be recorded for the possible creation of a live furry-filk tape…

— Gaming

Always a popular pastime with a lot of furries, whether the game is Albedo, Other Suns, TMNT, Werewolf, or Sonic the Hedgehog! Gaming space will be available at ConFurence — just follow the signs! Sign-ups for games and game masters will be kept right outside the gaming room.

— The Mystery Science Theater 3000 Bid

A completely new concept for ConFurence, we cop a bit from cable’s most popular program to benefit the Deal Whitley Fund! The idea is simple — interested persons place bids at the ConFurence Store, through the con until bidding closes Sunday Morning. At that time, the three highest bidders are award the ‘honorary’ positions of Mike and the ‘bots, Tom and Crow. They’re then given a tape of a truly hideous furry film (judge’s choice), given a short period to improvise they’re lines, and then they present what they’ve come up with before a live audience! So, get your brain oiled and your pockets loosened — and remember, you can’t start bidding until the opening of the con!

The Price

Registration to ConFurence Five is on a sliding scale. From now until January 15th, 1994, three-day Attending memberships are available for $25.00. After that, three-day memberships will sell at the door for $30.00. Previous ConFurence members get a special deal — three-day memberships are available for $20.00 right up to January 15th, 1994. And a full year of In-Fur-Nation, plus our special annual ConFurence Souvenir Collection Book, are all included in the price of your membership!

And remember, if you cannot migrate to this part of the world at that time, 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 $10.00! Got it? 🙂

Planning on buying your membership at ConFurence? The prices at-the-door will be: $15.00 for Friday, $20.00 for Saturday, $15.00 for Sunday, $25.00 for Saturday and Sunday, and $30.00 for all three days.

Registering for the Con

ConFurence Registration will be divided into three parts: Pre-registered members with last names between A-L, Pre-registered members with last names between M-Z, and new At-The-Door registration. For Pre-Registred Members, sign your name next to the name and address in the Reg Book, and check your name spelling and address for correctness. (If anything is not correct, please fill out a Correction Card and hand it in!) For At The Door Registration, fill out a new member card, hand over your money (cash, check, or money order only, please), and make sure to get your receipt! At Registration you’ll be handed a packet with your con badge, your souvenir book, your pocket program, your video schedule, and other neat stuff! Remember, special membership badges are handed out to furries who’re under 18 years of age — so be prepared to show ID at Registration if you fur isn’t quite dragging the ground yet!

ConFurence’s Little Helpers…

Our Sponsors

Sponsors are the special furries who help keep ConFurence going by giving a little bit (or a lot bit!) of extra financial help. That’s money for transporting, lodging, and feeding our special guests, as well as off-setting complimentary memberships. To become a sponsor, just contribute a minimum of $20.00 over and above your membership fee. 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 a free sandwich-feast on Sunday evening, after the con. And, sponsors get some special prices on materials from the ConFurence store. And, sponsors get — our unending gratitude! (Not to mention, their name in the souvenir book!)

Soo-per Sponsors!

Super Sponsors are people who really want to help out the convention — and think they deserve something special in return. Supers sponsors are those crazy, er, wonderful people willing to contribute $100.00 or more toward our special guests. Super Sponsors get all the same neat stuff as other Sponsors, plus an added bonus of a chance to obtain a personalized commission from a famous furry artist! (We’ll send you a flyer with all of the details if you become a Super Sponsor) Other neat perks include free admission and special seating at the Fur le Dance Cabaret! What, you don’t have $100.00 sitting around? Why, 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!

Furries on the Wing — It’s for the Birds!

ConFurence now 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, and now that includes ours! Contact Rick Foss or Robin (his trusty assistant) at (800) 624-6679 from outside California, or (310) 640-0527 inside California.

The Great Furry Migration

Looking for adventure? And a way to get to ConFurence Five, too? How about a carpool or caravan! Get to spend some ‘quality time’ with some old or brand new friends! ConFurence will assist furries interested in ride-sharing to CF5. Give us a call on the ConFurence phone and give us some pertinent information about what you need or what you’re offering. We’ll pass the info along to others in your area (or path) who’d like to ride share.

— The Ride Share Bulletin Board

One furry need a ride down from Burbank on Friday, and back on (presumably) Sunday afternoon. Also, there are several furries who are worried they can’t afford the roughly $25.00 for a shuttle from the Los Angeles Airport to the Orange County Airport, and are looking for furries to hitch rides with on Friday. If you think you can help any of these folks, give us a call on the ConFurence phone!

The Times, They Are A’Here Now…

ConFurence Five opens officially at 10:00 am each morning — that is, Registration, the Dealers’ Den, and the Artists’ Alley. Dealers can get access to the Dealers’ Den starting at 9:00 am each morning. Con Registration will close at 6:00 pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 1:00 pm on Sunday (to make way for Registration for ConFurence Six!). The Dealers’ Den will close Friday and Saturday at 8:00 pm. At the request of many Dealers, the Dealers’ Den will be shut down 3:00 pm for a one-half hour ‘lunch break’ on Friday and Saturday. Information regarding viewing and bidding times for the Art Show, the auctions, and other such information will be posted on the door of the Art Show. The whole shebang closes down at 5:00 pm on Sunday.

Happy New Year, everyone! Don’t be left in the burrow! Keep in touch with the world of Anthropomorphics! Join ConFurence Five Today! Chirp!