Fur Fair is a new concept for Furry Conventions. We, as the Derby City Furs would like to offer the furry community a new experience.
The basic concept and long term goal is to have a convention that is successful and attractive to the furry community and furry families. We plan to have this convention at an amusement park and nearby hotel. There would be a one day trip to the amusement park where the fursuit parade would take place at. We will have to have permission from the Amusement park staff to allow fursuits to even enter the park. We plan to introduce this in the second year of the official convention by having special fursuiter badges with a name and face picture of the suitter inside. Suits would have to register with Con Ops also. This is all if the park would consider the mascot costumes being worn.
The plan for the placement of the Convention is in Southern Indiana at Holiday World and Splashin Safari (http://www.holidayworld.com/
). Holiday World is a family owned and operated amusement park. They have many world famous roller coasters, and have the slogan "#1 for Family Fun!". The park also offers free sunscreen and free Pepsi products to all park visitors.
The nearby Santa's Lodge with 170 guestrooms and suites would be the convention hotel (http://santaslodge.com/
). Secondary hotel if convention was to outgrow would be Jasper Inn with 198-200 guestrooms and conference rooms (http://www.jasperinncc.com/
). Other nearby hotels are available for overflow, see Holiday World's website for further information.
Themes and Processes:
The convention themes would center around holiday themes early on, since the convention is being held at Holiday World.
Plans for Dealers Den and other con functions would start small and be in full in the second year of the convention.
We also plan to have Fair themed events, possibilities are 'ugly lampshade contest', art show (gallery style) with judges, and other assorted State Fair style theme events.
Famlies with children:
We also plan to have a childrens/family track that will offer arts and crafts, movies, games, and other fun things for furries with children to participate in. This will not be a day care of any means, at least one parent must stay with their child during these events.
Children in attendance with their parents at the convention must have Child ID Badges (provided by con) that will have the parent's full name and contact information on them. This will help in the event of a child being lost, running around unsupervised, or occurance of injury. These badges must be on the child at all times while outside of parent's hotel room. These badges may be wristband style to help prevent children from removing them, but it is still undecided on the 'official' badge style.
Parental Waiver for solitary con attendance will be at age 16.
The beta test for this will be May 10th.
Please contact me if you are interested in attending to help us make this con a reality!
We need a group of at least 15 to get the discount Group rate. 23.95 is the current price for each ticket on the group sales. If you would like to carpool we need to know in advance.