Anthrocon is ALMOST HERE! I'm so excited I can barely contain myself!
In lieu of reading off the questions and answers in the AC meme like I usually do, I figured I'd mix it up! Fret not, the questions are below if you prefer to skim through those.
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Q: Where are you staying?
A: The Westin again!
Q: What day are you getting there and how long are you staying?
A: I'm arriving Wednesday evening and leaving early Monday morning!
Q: Who will you be rooming with?
A: My boyfriend Mike! We couldn't get any other roommates this year.
Q: How are you traveling?
Q: What is your gender?
A: Female (she/her/hers)
Q: How tall are you?
Q: What do you look like?
A: Here's my suit, and out of suit I'll be wearing a king cheetah hoodie!
Q: Are there any panels you might be attending?
A: Yeah, a couple! I'll be at the fursuiter meet & greet and the Instagram meetup. I missed the Felines panel last year but I'll be doing my best to make it this time. I'll just be winging it for the rest of the con. To be honest, there weren't that many panels that caught my interest this year.
Q: What about meetups or other events?
A: I will be going to the Furry Femme Photoshoot again! It's an unofficial photoshoot for everyone with a female character fursuit held on Friday night every year - always good fun and a great chance to get some free professional photos of your fursuit! Us cheetahs are also trying to hash out details for a cheetah meetup at some point. I also might've somehow managed to put myself in charge of planning a MagpieBones photoshoot??? I have no idea what I'm doing but I REALLY wanna make that happen. Sadly I haven't heard about a single fursuit music video being planned, which is a real bummer! Maybe next year!
Q: Any other activities?
A: Thursday is gonna be a big day for us this year, I've planned a ton of extracurriculars! First of all, we're gonna get breakfast at a cat cafe that just opened right next to the convention center! Anthrocon has also chartered two fursuit friendly cruises down the Allegheny River, and we got tickets for the sunset one! I'm gonna dress up fancy and hopefully get a lot of nice photos taken. I also scheduled us time to FINALLY be able to visit the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium, which we've not had a chance to do yet! I'M GONNA SEE THE CHEETAHS.
Q: Where will you be most of the time during the day?
A: Most likely the Dealer's Den/Artist's Alley, or at those panels/meets I mentioned earlier.
Q: What/where will you be eating?
A: We eat at Winghart's and Emporio every year. Fernando's is cool to eat at during your first Anthrocon trip for the novelty, but the food is sub-par (no pun intended) in my opinion. Might try some new places too, if time permits.
Q: Can I come with you for food/fun/etc.?
A: You're more than welcome to! I may decline if I'm busy, but a lot of the best things at Anthrocon happen spur-of-the-moment.
Q: Will you be suiting?
A: Of course! I'll be in the fursuit parade on Saturday and the fursuit meet & greet on Friday, as well as suiting around randomly.
Q: If I see you, how should I get your attention?
A: Yell "Shetani!", tap me on the shoulder, or get my handler's attention.
Q: What is the best way to find you?
A: Contact me on Twitter (@ShetaniCheetah) or Telegram! I don't give my Telegram out, but you can ask for it, or if you're in the Anthrocon chat you've probably seen me in there.
Q: Do you do free art, trades, or badges? Do you have an artist table?
A: No, sorry! I can't draw. :(
Q: Can I talk to you?
A: Absolutely! I love making new friends!
Q: Can I take your picture?
A: I love having photos taken of my suit! Just let me know first so I can strike a pose for ya, and be sure to show me when you post them online!
Q: Can I buy you drinks?
A: You can buy me a non-alcoholic beverage in a closed container! I like fruit-flavored drinks, tea, and water.
Q: Can I give you stuff?
A: Sure! I love presents!
Q: Can I hug or snuggle with you?
A: I'll hardly ever say no to a hug when asked! Snuggles are probably not gonna happen.
Q: Are you nice?
A: Of course!
Q: Will you be going to parties?
A: I went to a room party last year and it was pretty great! The same people might be hosting one again, in which case I'll totally go, but I don't usually seek out parties (or get invited to them).
Q: Will you be performing?
A: No, I'm not talented! I'll be in the fursuit parade, though.
Q: What's your goal for the con this year?
A: See new places and try new things, buy a bunch of cool stuff, and have an awesome time!