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Convention Plans: Midwest Furfest

I have taken a leap of faith and registered for Midwest Furfest 2012, November 16-18 in Chicago. The leap of faith is that I’ll have vacation time again by then– various unanticipated personal crises have conspired to put me in the red on that score recently, but with 4-5 months to catch up and save up, hopefully I’ll be all right. I also went ahead and booked a hotel room.

The dealer room is full, which means I’ll have to try for the artist alley. The last time I was at MFF (two? three? venues ago), the dealer room always sucked and the artist alley was the place to be, anyhow. I’m told by various reputable sources that it’s much better these days, but that the artist alley is also just fine, so we’ll see how it goes.

Besides the fact that I haven’t been there in several years (which is itself reason enough to go), MFF will be filling in for both Dragon*Con and Further Confusion for me. With both of those officially not happening, I imagine that I’ll be kinda jonesing for a con by that point.

That also means there will be a biiiiig empty space between MFF and AC 2013 that will want filling. I’m not sure what will go there, yet.

-The Gneech

Originally published at gneech.com. You can comment here or there.

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kylet
Jun. 26th, 2012 05:33 pm (UTC)
Eeexcellent!

I think you're better off with the Artist Alley:
http://forum.furfest.org/index.php?topic=287.0
Simply put, there's really not many disadvantages to the AA, and it's free.

But it'll be another workingcon? I guess if it's for $ reasons you gotta do what you gotta do, but it means yer busy during the day!
the_gneech
Jun. 26th, 2012 05:51 pm (UTC)
Whether or not I'll be working depends on if I get into the AA in the mornings. ;) But I tend to like working cons better than wandering cons, at least during the day.

Nice thing about the AA is that if I want to knock off early, I can without leaving my stuff unattended. ;)

-TG

Edited at 2012-06-26 05:55 pm (UTC)
exatron
Jun. 26th, 2012 05:52 pm (UTC)
Neat. I'm going to try attending MFF this year. Hopefully, it will be easier to find people there than it was at AC.
radbaron
Jun. 26th, 2012 06:43 pm (UTC)
Speaking of previous cons (we weren't? nevermind) I tried to pick out your drawing on West Corner of the Park this weekend from AnthroCon. Is yours the one of RD saying "hooootttt"?
the_gneech
Jun. 26th, 2012 06:47 pm (UTC)
Nope, mine is Pinkie Pie saying "Ooo! Toys!"

-TG
radbaron
Jun. 26th, 2012 07:36 pm (UTC)
"Ya see, there's yer problem"

Just not used to seeing your drawings inverted! And did MBR really get kicked out of another 'con?
the_gneech
Jun. 26th, 2012 07:37 pm (UTC)
Duuuuuh... I don't know who MBR is, but didn't hear about anyone getting kicked out.

-TG
daemionfox
Jun. 26th, 2012 10:16 pm (UTC)
Max Black Rabbit, and that's the first I've heard of it too. (I did hear that he was being unfairly harassed by a commissioner, such to the point that the Rabbi has decided to blacklist said person)
the_mcp
Jun. 27th, 2012 02:50 pm (UTC)
I'm surprised "Bondage Bob" wasn't already on Groat's blacklist...

As I understand it, "Bob" blew a gasket when Max didn't have his commission finished in whatever "Bob" thought was the right amount of time, and tried to get Max thrown out of the Artists' Alley -- but as far as I know, nothing came of it other than the AA staff refunding "Bob's" money.
maxgoof
Jun. 26th, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
Dang.... I had almost decided to forgo MFF, but if you're going to be there, it might make it worth it.
kensterfox
Jun. 27th, 2012 01:49 am (UTC)
Rose and I are on the fence about going - we've never been to a con not called Further Confusion, but since we're now only a six-hour drive from Chicago, we're thinking about branching out. Depends on if we think we can make the trip with a six-month-old and keep our sanity.
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