Midwest Furfest (MFF) / 03-05DEC2021 / Chicago, IL //
-Basic Convention Info
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-Where are you staying?
For the first time...the Hilton! Yeah, roomies’ and my luck finally ran out and we’re among all the other plebes who got shafted in the lottery. But that notwithstanding! Super happy to be back at MFF, no matter where I’m at! I’ll def be busting my ass and running to the events I’m trying to catch, lmao, who am I kidding. But still not a huge deal, since MOST of the actual events I’ll be going to are on the convention side anyway. Still a hike, but not as far as it would be otherwise, haha.
-What day are you getting there?
Thursday BALLS early.
-How are you traveling?
Wiiiiiiings. Not my own, sadly, haha. Taking y’all’s civvies’ bigguns as usual. (God, I wish I could take my own bird...but then again, I’d have zero room for much for the weekend, not to mention the fursuits, lol!)
-How long are you going?
Thursday through Monday! Headed out Monday evening to give myself the full Dead Dog Dance on Sunday night, then the following morning to pack and heh, recover...
-What is the best way to find you?
YOU’LL NEVER TAKE ME ALIVE, MUGGLES-- brick’d
But anyway, just keep an eye out for whatever fursuit I’m in at the time! I WILL BE ANNOUNCING on Twitter, Instagram, and FaceBook at the VERY least (likely also Amino, FN, YouTube, and TikTok if I have time) what suit I’m headed out as and any pertinent info such as where specifically I’ll be, what events I’m hitting up, so on and so forth.
If nothing else works and you need to get a hold of me for something, (such as picking up a Badge Commission/Print/Merch,) please note me here or send me a Direct Message on Twitter! ( twitter.com/Twilight_Saint ) Twitter is the best and quickest way of contact for me as I will receive mobile notifications. Please note though that I am REALLY busy at cons, and there’s a chance I may not see your message/be able to reply right away. I do prioritize time-sensitive communications, especially Badge/Print/Merch deliveries. All other correspondence will be a little lower on my get-to-right-now list.
-If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Give me a shout! I’ll answer to Twilight/TwilightSaint and/or the name of the fursuit I’m in at the time. If I seem busy/distracted, you can also get the attention of my handler.
Friendly reminder that I have GOOD HEARING in suit and can hear side comments… Yeah, I can hear you talking shit when I walk by. You’re not /that/ sneaky, you ass.
What gets me is vision, haha. So if I’m busy interacting with a suiter in front of me, and you’re standing off to the side - I may hear you and be aware of you, but can’t see you. So if you’re trying to talk to me, please get in front of me and give a wave or something so I know you want to interact. Also if I don’t notice you/get distracted/walk away, it’s NOT personal! My handler and/or myself probably didn’t even see you. So again, please be sure to get their or my attention before I scurry off.
-What is your gender?
I’m a dude, get it right, goddamnit. Stop misgendering myself and others because you hate-follow people and have a boner for disrespect. There’s never an excuse to intentionally misgender folks - especially when they have it publicly available what their gender/pronouns are - that’s way more a reflection on the kind of asshole YOU are then whatever bullshit you believe/actively make up about the person you ‘ owo hate them so much meanie problematic meanie poopoo pee pee head.’ Deal with it and go fuck yourself.
-How tall are you?
Person-sized pile of snakes in a human costume. Hiss hiss, bitch.
-Can I talk to you?
Sure, but I am a silent suiter. Please be respectful of that.
I will only speak in suit if absolutely necessary, and still, 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 IF AT ALL while in fursuit, and do not take it personally, as I assure you, it isn’t!
Also weirdly specifically enough. If I HAD spoken to you, then go silent, that’s just me getting back into character and picking up silent suiting again! So if I seem suddenly quiet/cold, again, trust me, it’s NOT personal. I’m just getting back into the insert big dumb animal name here headspace, haha.
-Can I touch you?
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! If needed to get my attention, ofc you may also tap me on the back/shoulder.
Friendly reminder that fursuiting does NOT equal consent. If you touch me/others without consent, you will be reported to con security.
-Can I buy you drinks?
Sure! 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. (Why? Because I’ve been at cons before where some asshole decided to sPiKe the water..) Due to the ongoing health crisis, I will likely be bringing my own water and not partaking in public hydration areas.
-Can I give you food?
Sure, I always appreciate a snack especially after I’ve been fursuiting for a while! (Just protein and/or healthy fats – 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 other fursuiters, as well.
-Can I give you stuff?
Yeah, 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, 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?
-Can I come with you for food/fun/etc?
Nope! Haha. But for real, please be advised 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.
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!
But please, I swear to god. STOP TAKING PHOTOS BACKSTAGE AT DANCE EVENTS AND IN THE HEADLESS LOUNGE.
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 for sure and hopefully Dance Comp Finals! And also the Floor Wars prelims, woof. Basically Friday will be a solid day of dance event tryouts, heh. (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! If any of my friends are hosting a panel, however, I’ll do my best to come and support! (And destroy any props/furniture/infrastructure, create a general distraction, and hopefully bring on the heat death of the universe early.)
-Will you be suiting?
ALL THE TIME. I know, crazy, right??? But yeah imma be suiting a lot...there’s really not a whole lot I do at cons that would like, require/be better with me being out of suit? Except y’know basic shit like showers/eating/sleeping - I feel I need to specify, because I know, on this internet, there’s insane sick f’cks who would read that, and seriously believe I /live/ in fursuit, lmaooooo.
-What suit(s) is/are you bringing?
Sniper, the Kestrel Dutch Angel Dragon / Raze, the Dinodog / Glitch, the Blue Jay Dutch Angel Dragon / Ramiel, the Weredog //
-Do you have an artist table?
Oh hell no. You couldn’t pay me enough to spend my convention behind a table. Bless y’all dealers/artists who do so, damn, but not me man, lol.
-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! I’ll be cross-posting...basically everywhere - Twitter, Instagram, and FaceBook for sure at the VERY least.
Uuuuuuusually, the majority of my time at least Friday-Saturday will be at the dance events - so dance comp auditions, floor wars, and FINGERS CROSSED mebbe the dance comp finals on Sunday if I make it in. These events - esp at larger cons - can go for HOURS. So don’t be surprised if I end up kinda disappearing for a while - just means I’m waiting for an audition or event to begin! But after these events, always, I make an effort to suit around a little bit so I can be a big dumb animal after sitting on a chair for a hot minute, and so folks can get photos! (Seeeeeeee how easy that is??? Yes, again, I DO make time if you want a photo after an event. Please no creeper photos - I know y’all are excited, but it really can cross a line and makes me and others uncomfortable sometimes, especially when the context isn’t, uh, positive or kind in nature.)
-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! Though the raves are less of a ‘performance,’ I guess and more of a ‘let’s drink too many margaritas then GO BURN ‘EM OFF AND GO FERAL.’
-What/where will you be eating?
I have NO IDEA. Usually to MFF, I bring MREs and room noodles and snacks. MFF is very, like, difficult for me to go out and about to restaurants. Also maybe food delivery if there’s time? Idk! Don’t make me make plans right now, I don’t know what the fuck is going on! 8D
-Will you be going to parties?
No thanks! Not into it, and have never been into the party scene. Maybe, MAYBE one if it’s a pile of friends I haven’t seen in forever and wanna vibe with. But I don’t go outta my way to schedule my con/evenings around parties, etc. Just the nature of cons for me.
-What's your goal(s) for the con this year?
Sweet, sweet death.