Furry Down Under
5th - 7th May 2017
Surfers Paradise, QLD Australia
I am a 30 year old Katoomba local. My favourite drink is coffee. I enjoy Asian, Italian and India cuisine. I enjoy eating out, chilling in a cafe on the internet and seeing the sights. I'm non-smoker but I do enjoy to drink occasionally. When I do drink I enjoy cocktails such as Espresso Martini's, Beer and Red Wine. As far as spirituality goes I am an atheist. My political beliefs fall to the left of centre on the political compass. I have worked for Dan Murphy's as a customer assistant. I am currently a carer for my schizophrenic, diabetic father Graeme.
I have been in the furry fandom for a number of years but have only recently become more active attending Furry Down Under an Australian furry convention in 2016.
I am a hobbyist photographer who likes to share my convention photos online. When I am not attending furmeets or conventions I can be found enjoying the walking tracks of the Blue Mountains.
WHAT WILL YOU FIND IN MY GALLERIES
What I do the most is photography so you will find my photos from furry conventions, local furry events and sometimes even one on one photo shoots. I don't do photography commissions but I am willing to help out friends. If you find yourself in one of my photos you are free to repost as long as you give me credit as the photographer. Being from Australia don't expect any photos from Anthrocon or Midwest Furfest (Yet) but I have photos from the Australian furry scene.
Next is artwork I don't have good art skills so expect scribbles and stick figures from me. The art I post are pieces that I have commissioned from artists and I make that clear in the titles and / or description. Sometimes I am lucky to win an art raffle or get gift art but most of the time it's commissioned work. My art mainly features my fursona Silver Sheep. As far as content ratings for art I post I tend to keep it clean and SFW the highest I go currently is mature like on the tank commander piece.
Last but not least is my writing. I occasionally write short stories. These tend to be furry homosexual themed erotica they are pretty out there too. If you don't like that sort of stuff don't click on it simple.
I based my character Silver Sheep of the sheep in the Wicked! story series by Paul Jennings and Morris Gleitzman. I read Wicked as a teen and the cover art and story of the steel sheep was something that fascinated me.
Silver Sheep is an anthro Suffolk sheep. I went with the Suffolk breed because Silver isn't a jock archetype like that is often represented by the American big horn sheep for example. He has the ability to turn his fleece into steel wool like that of a steel wool scourer. He works as a Zoid pilot. Zoids are large robot animals from the anime of the same name. Silver Sheep lives and works in a Communist dictatorship with other anthro Sheep.
Sheep have a collective nature so I thought of what a society of anthropomorphic sheep would be like. It would be a communist nation or something along the lines of the Japanese philosophy of valuing the group over the individual. A communist dictatorship setting offers great artistic ideas and also fits in with a militaristic pilot of animal robots so I went with that.
Katoomba, New South Wales, Australia
FURRY CONVENTIONS ATTENDED
Furry Down Under 2016
Where are you staying?
Chateau Beachside Resort. (The hotel next door to the Mantra.)
What day are you getting there?
Thursday 4th of May.
Who will you be rooming with?
Who will you hang out with during the convention?
How can I find you?
I'll be one of the people with a DSLR camera with a giant round flash diffuser on it. Otherwise my telegram is SilverSheep
Are there any panels you might be attending?
I will be at the raves for sure. Other panels I'll see how I go. I should go to the sponsors cocktail party.
Are you attending any stage or public performances?
Opening words and maybe fursuit dance comp. Other then that I'll see how I'll go.
Will you be suiting?
Darius wants me to wear his Regis Wolf suit but it's only if I can fit inside.
Which suit(s) are you bringing?
None. I don't own one.
Do you draw?
No but if you want your photo taken I can do that.
How old are you?
How tall are you?
I have never measured myself I'd say average hight.
Can I talk to you?
Sure I can come off as shy but do say hello and have a chat.
Can I touch you?
Yes but in a socially accepted way.
Can I visit your room?
If you ask first and I agree yes.
Can I buy you drinks?
Can I give you stuff?
Can I hug or snuggle with you?
Hugs: Yes I love them. Snuggles: Yeah but who would want to.
What’s your goal for the con this year?
Take more photos then I did at ConFurgence (1000). Create some great moments with friends. Get another photo of Faux. Getting art commissions of Silver Sheep.
Are you nice?
Yes. I'm a reserved guy when it comes to meeting people so don't expect me to make the first move.
How long are you going?
The full convention leaving The Gold Coast on Monday.
If I see you, how should I get your attention?
Come up and say hello.
Where will you be most of the time during the days?
Taking photos everywhere hunting fursuiters who love their picture taken.
What/where will you be eating?
I will try to organise eating out with my friends depends on where they go otherwise Cavill Avenue restaurants and bars.
Can I come with you for food/fun etc?
Just ask me that's how people make friends.
Can I take your picture?
Yes but I will be taking the pictures with my DSLR camera most of the time.
Joined 24 July 2015