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Yep, that's a new version of the Raptor Red fursuit making its debut.

More pictures to come, sometime next week.
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I don't think I wrote about MidWest FurFest in too much detail yet, so I'll do that here.

I got to work in the Art Show for [livejournal.com profile] aureth this year. My responsibilities this time were mostly technical. I got to setup MySQL on their new server, and ended up dragging my laptop down to the art show so I could write code to generate reports on the Art Show sales. That was rather fun.

Fursuit Parade Wag Cheetah's Party

Otherwise, I spent a fair bit of time socializing and having fun with a number of folks at the con. The new hotel with its indoor atrium and nice big lobby lent itself well to that. I stopped by a some room parties that were generously hosted by [livejournal.com profile] seven001, [livejournal.com profile] justincheetah, Kasi Frost, and others.

Seven's Party At Duncan's Party Roadkill Hyena

Something unexpected happened at the con: I fursuited again! While [livejournal.com profile] foxlord was on the phone, I thought I would be silly and put on his fursuit paws. When he returned from his phonecall, he suggested I put on the head as well. And then this happened:

Grand Theft Fursuit

I ended up wearing the partial (named "Patch") a few nights at the con, and am very grateful to Foxlord for the loaner. I'm not sure if I'm up to wearing a full fursuit yet, but I think it's definitely worth putting on my list of "things to do".

Midwest FurFest Board Meeting Ford Shephard Fizz's mowhawk, now with LEDs

Other things of note that happened at the con was my involvement with the Fursuit Parade. I was milling around in con space waiting for it to start when [livejournal.com profile] takaza ran up to me and asked, "Are you working right now?" I replied in the negative, and he stated, "You are now! Come with me!" I ended up being stationed next to a set of double doors, and counted fursuits with a counting device as they came through. It was a great idea, because only 1-2 fursuiters could make it through the doorway at a time, and only in one direction. The total number of fursuiters was 413, by the way. Quite a turnout!

Fursuit Parade Fursuit Parade Single Speed Cheetah

Somewhere in there I ended up giving an interview for a video called Furries - An Inside Look. Since it's over half an hour long, I have yet to sit down and watch it. I'm hoping I didn't come off looking too dorky, since I don't have much experience speaking on camera. (Any tips would be appreciated!)

The Interviewers Seven bartends Uncle Kage gets interviewed

If there's one thing I'd do differently at next year's MWFF, I would try to attend more convention programming. I didn't get to do that much this year, between working and socializing with people.

Overall, MidWest FurFest was another successful convention. I have many good memories from that con, and can't wait to go back next year.

(The full set of my pictures are over here)
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- Yes. That's me.

- No. That's not my fursuit. I borrowed it from [livejournal.com profile] foxlord. (Tail's mine, though)

- Yes. That's a bottle of absynthe.

- No. I did not drink that particular bottle of absynthe.

- Yes. I had fun suiting around the con.

- No. That's not a cheetah.

I hope to have the rest of my pictures uploaded and a con report written in a few days.
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I'm attending, and I'll be working in the Art Show again, and my hours are as follows:

Friday: 11 AM to 1 PM
Saturday: 7 PM to 11 PM
Sunday: 11 AM to 6 PM

Feel free to stop by and say hello while I'm working, but I may be a little busy, especially on Sunday afternoon.

Otherwise, I'm arriving Thursday afternoon and departing late Monday morning. I'd be up for any food/drinks/etc. when I'm not working.

The con's new hotel is the same one that I worked Anime Central at last year, and I'm looking forward to returning there.

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