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Subject:Convention planning!
Time:07:07 pm
Brief as-you-know recap of situation to date: normally my friends and I do FurFright/Furpocalypse every year, but this year I can't because my sister is getting married that exact day so I'll need to be there for that instead. We've been looking for where else we could go based on the best-available balance of geographic/time-of-year/etc. availability with the most people, because flying out to the middle of nowhere to go to a convention by myself is no fun.

Update: Geographic location isn't as big a concern for Zoey and me since we can fly, but time of year is since she won't be in the country until maybe September if we can arrange it (and we are trying as hard as we can to arrange it), October if that falls through. The only real conventions (as in, attendance more than like 150 people) that don't come too early for that are Rainfurrest (September 24-27 in Seattle, WA) and Midwest Furfest (December 4-6 in Rosemont, IL). To all my followers, both the usual FF/FP crew and newcomers who haven't come with us before but were maybe considering it someday: how do either of those sound to you?

My personal preference if it can be arranged is Rainfurrest. I've never personally been to either, but reputation leads me to assume that RF is probably a nicer venue in a nicer city. Plus, Rechan (the chief editor of the upcoming Will of the Alpha 2 WHICH MY STORY IS IN) once told me that RF is unofficially "the writer's con," with much more of a writing-inclined audience and panel selection and such. I have no idea if that's true, but it's definitely a way to get me interested in checking it out!

Of course, at the end of the day, it comes down to everyone else's availability. I can have whatever personal preferences I want, but if Zoey can't make it into the country in time for RF, then we're doing MFF. Likewise, whichever ones you can or cannot make may end up influencing this decision, as well.

So, let's figure out where we're going this year!

Also, FurPlanet will be at RF and MFF both, and will be selling WotA2. One of my compensation perks for having contributed to it is that I get a free copy, which I can pick up from the table when I see them at either con. Everyone else should buy a copy to see my story! (EXCEPT YOU birdlooke THIS IS THE KIND OF STORY YOU SHOULDN'T SEE)

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crassadon
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Time:2015-03-25 07:37 am (UTC)
I would definitely show up to Rainfurrest, because it's close to where I live, so that's nice for me.

I'm hoping not to travel too far after all the money I spent on renovations.
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davidn
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Time:2015-03-25 04:18 pm (UTC)
Nice :) If the choice were exclusive between the two of them, MFF would be it for me, but if RF is better then I can get there too.
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xaq
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Time:2015-03-25 05:42 pm (UTC)
The fact that Rainfurrest is in Seattle piques my interest and really makes me want to go because it's so blasted close. :D

...The fact that it's happening right around the middle of the fall semester makes me fearful that it would happen right around midterms and thus make going problematic. D:
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kjorteo
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Time:2015-03-25 05:48 pm (UTC)
You'll have to let us know how the semester schedule looks and if there's any way at all you can make it, because we'd definitely love to have you! :D
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crassadon
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Time:2015-03-25 09:23 pm (UTC)
It is in September, so. . .
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lupineangel
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Time:2015-03-25 09:34 pm (UTC)
Since I usually head over to the States to visit Susi in Ohio, MFF would be easier; RF is a possible, though, and would be interesting, as I've never visited WA.

D.F.
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kjorteo
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Time:2015-03-25 10:08 pm (UTC)
I'd certainly love to hang out with you again either way! :D

The more people I talk to, the more it looks like most of us are slowly starting to lean toward RF (though if that falls through, most of us would be willing/able to switch to MFF relatively painlessly.) To me, it's all going to come down to Zoey: I'd rather do RF if she'll be here early enough, but if she won't, then MFF it is.

I've never visited WA, either, nor have I actually visited IL for real (I've been in the Chicago airport for about a half an hour at a time during a transfer on my way to FF/FP.)
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raptorianone
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Time:2015-03-26 02:08 am (UTC)
I've been to RF, it's fun. And the con chairman is a good friend of mine XD But alas, I probably won't be there this year.

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