FurTheMore / Arlington, VA / 06-08MAR2020 //
-Basic Convention Info-
-Where are you staying?
Main hotel. First time attending FTM! Have heard a lot about this con from friends, and they’ve all had good things to say about it. I’m excited to finally be able to check it out myself!
-What day are you getting there?
-How are you traveling?
-How long are you going?
Thursday afternoon through Sunday evening!
-What is the best way to find you?
Keep an eye out for one of these critters: Sniper the Dutch Angel Dragon, Raze the Dinodog, Kona the Red Merle Aussie, Ajax the Jackal, and Sniper in Quadsuit form! I’ll be wearing badges for whichever suit I’m in at the time.
If nothing else works and you need to get a hold of me for something, (such as picking up a Badge Commission or a Print,) please note me here or send me a Direct Message on Twitter! ( https://twitter.com/Twilight_Saint ) Twitter is the best and quickest way of contact for me as I will receive mobile notifications.
-If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Shout out any combination of ‘TwilightSaint, Twilight, Saint,’ or the name of the fursuit I’m wearing at the time!
If I’m in suit, please get in front of me and into my field of vision so I can see you! While in suit and really performing in character, I tend to move very quickly and may not see you if you’re standing to the side or behind me. This is simply due to my sight limitations through the fursuit. You can also tap me on the shoulder!
In addition, and if I’m busy at the moment or if you’re simply shy, feel free to approach my friend and handler with me! If you’re looking for a photograph or simply to say hi, my handlers are always amazing, dedicated folks, and will definitely get my attention for you, even if I’m in full raptor mode and killing somebody on the floor, hehe!
-What is your gender?
-How tall are you?
Lean mean ‘avada kadavra’ing machine.
-Can I talk to you?
Yes! Spoiler warning – I have a bad case of sailor’s mouth. Sorry not sorry.
Friendly reminder that I don’t talk in suit while acting in character, and I prefer not to hold long conversations while in suit due to it being hard to hear you, and I also don’t want to lose my voice by yelling so that you can hear me. Please do not anticipate me to speak much while in fursuit, and do not take it personally, as I assure you, it isn’t!
-Can I touch you?
Please ASK before doing so! I happily will give hugs and interact while in fursuit! <3 But please only touch/hug me after you’ve gotten my attention and asked and I’ve said yes! I move a lot and quickly while in suit, so it’s easiest to just get in front of or slightly off to the side of wherever my fursuit snout is pointing as that’s the most likely angle from which I’ll be able to see ya!
-Can I buy you drinks?
Yep! Only if it’s sealed or if I’m present while it’s being served. This also applies to water in the fursuit lounge or backstage at dance auditions/events.
-Can I give you food?
Sure, I always appreciate a snack especially after I’ve been fursuiting for a while! (Just protein and/or carbs – the more nutritious and less sugar, the better!) But please be sure it is sealed or I’m present while it’s being served. If I’m in fursuit, please keep messy foods away from me! And that goes for almost all fursuiters, as well.
-Can I give you stuff?
Sure, if you’d like! I appreciate art and trinkets and the like.
-Can I hug or snuggle with you?
Please ASK before doing so! Hugs in fursuit are fine, yes! Please make sure I’ve seen you, though! While in suit, I may not see you since my peripheral vision is blocked. Just move in front of me and wait for me to acknowledge that I see ya.
If others are currently interacting with me and you would like a hug/photo/also to interact, please be patient! While fully performing in character and interacting with another person, more than likely I simply won’t see you due to my moving around so much and so quickly, and also due to my focus being on the person I’m playing with at the time! :) If you need my attention, please approach my handler or tap me on the shoulder. Please do not step in and interrupt others, or worse, physically shove them away, ESPECIALLY younger furs and children.
Also please note, (and this goes for almost any fursuiter, really,) if you are hanging onto me or standing up against me and I move to step back, please give me space! This isn’t because you’ve offended me or otherwise, it’s simply because I am VERY HOT and need some space to get air circulating around my body and face while in suit! In cramped quarters next to lots of similarly warm people, the temperature in my fursuit rises very quickly, and the best way for me personally to cool down is to have ample space where I can get airflow around and through my fursuit.
-Are you nice?
I stopped trying to be nice. It’s not worth it at this point, haha.
-Can I come with you for food/fun/etc?
If there’s a group going somewhere, then sure! Please be advised, however, that my schedule at conventions is very dynamic and centered around Dance events! And while I am fursuiting, I have zero access to my phone and thus messages if you’re trying to reach me. While I sure do my best to meet up with folks, sometimes my schedule is very hectic and plans are made last-minute.
Again, I must reiterate – while in suit, I have ZERO access to my phone! Yes, that means Telegram, Twitter, and any other sort of social media or messages. If you happen to message me while I’m suiting, (which I do A LOT at conventions,) I will not reply because I don’t have my phone on me! I will see it when I get out of suit. Please be patient! :>
-Can I take your picture?
In suit, yes please! I loooove looking through con pictures and videos after conventions – such great memories! If you happen to take any, please link them to me or tag me on social media!
ALSO, please post any and all photos of other suiters and myself on Furtrack.com!!! It is a fantastic photo hosting site where you can tag fursuiters, events, makers, photographers, and more. No more endless scrolling through Twitter and Instagram trying to find where alllllll those photos from alllllll those cameras and phones went…FurTrack is there to help photographers and fursuiters alike find each other and share great memories!
-Are there any panels you might be attending?
I’ll be at Dance Comp Auditions, the Fursuit Group Photo, Fursuit Parade, Floor Wars, and talons crossed, hopefully the Dance Comp Finals! (Again, I’ll do my best to post online which critter so that folks can keep an eye out!) Also, generally I’ll be roaming about and checking out the Artist Alley, Dealer’s Den, and common areas in fursuit! This is my first time attending ANE, so exploring the spaces and checking out the con in general is high on my priority list!
-Will you be suiting?
Literally all the time.
-What suit(s) is/are you bringing?
Sniper the Dutch Angel Dragon, Sniper Quadsuit form, Ajax the Jackal, Kona the Aussie, and Raze the Dinodog!
-Do you have an artist table?
No. And I never will. I seriously do not want one.
-Where will you be most of the time during the day/s?
Running between panels and dance events, and suiting absolutely everywhere! Evenings will be reserved for chilling, chow, and then the raves. I will do my best to put out a report of my intended movements and fursuit I’ll be running around in prior to going full beast mode! This is so folks know which fursuit to keep an eye out for if they’d like a photo or to say hi!
-Will you be performing?
Hell yeah, a lot! Other than typical fursuiting absolutely everywhere all the time, (haha,) I’ll be attending the dance-centered events, and the nightly raves as well!
-What/where will you be eating?
Anywhere nearby. I like to stay in the immediate vicinity of the con to ensure I don’t miss events, so I usually prefer to grab ‘n go MREs and snacks in my room or while on the fly!
-Will you be going to parties?
Nah, I’m not huge into partying! But if I’m invited, I always try and stop by to say hi and visit with folks!
-What's your goal(s) for the con this year?
To check out this cool con and see a bunch of folks I’ve been missing! I hope everyone has a good, safe convention and remembers to be health-conscious in their travels!!! I don’t want your #coronavirus with a side of #lymedisease no thanks.