Furever West 2022 Laramine, WY

Honestly if I could nominate anyone for “Furry of the Year” I would give it to the Staff of Furever West.

Really they did not set any records, as this was there 1st full con. Or raised any unusual amount of cash.

It’s for surviving a bomb threat then going on to have a full con the following year after some major setbacks. But they survived and actually thrived. My highest praise to everyone, and hope next year’s is even better

My Evansville Trip #2: From Tired to Fun

Yesterday was my 1st day to go to a few places I missed on my last visit.

First up was Evansville Wartime Museum

What your looking at is a Sherman Tank, if you don’t know anything about them I suggest you do. They were the main tank of WW2, being among all this was wonderful for this History Buff. The museum itself is a but small but what they makes it well worth coming there. The P 47 another look up was simply WOW!

Walther’s Fur and Games on the other hand was pure fun. Played 36 holes of mini golf with a friend.

Frankly we both were so bad we could not help but laugh. Hopefully be back one more time before I return home on Sunday.

The Mesker Zoo today, more on that tomorrow

Nordic Fuzz Con Registration Open

You need to make an account for details LINK

Evansville Trip #1: What Could Go Wrong?

All I had to do Friday was head down to the Greyhound station and get on the bus. You think “What could go wrong?” For a while it was what didn’t do right. My bus was scheduled to leave at 10:20PM. At 10:10PM it vanished from what was going to depart. I wasn’t the only one wondering WTF, turn out the Driver didn’t show. Then as they told us this bus that will leave at 11:40PM will take up to Louisville, where I had to catch this connection. Didn’t know anything, they were apart of the regular route between Chicago to Indianapolis. Which is where I was dumped at 4:43AM with zero idea what was going to happen. Lucky there turned out to be a bus between Indianapolis and Evansville. Once I was able to talk to the Ticket Agent at 6AM it was set.

The rest was simple the driver took my ticket, I got on board and some 6 hours later Evansville.

El Patron Mexican Food; excellent food

GD Ritzy’s: OMG the flavors of ice cream

I also crash at 8PM I was so tried, more tomorrow

Arizona Fur Con Registration Open

The smaller cons give out the nicest things

You can find Registation Here but you must set up an account on their site to do so

Cozy Con 2023 Date Set

๐Ÿฆฅ SEPTEMBER 2022 RECAP

This is your last chance to get the @Sept 2022 Attendee role and get your free goodies at โœจfree-attendee-swag as the reaction to get the role will be removed tomorrow morning, ~10am PDT.

A big thank you to @everyone who came out to the event! We wouldn’t be able to run without interested folks coming to hang out. We hope you had a good time and we can’t wait to see you again on the 3rd weekend of May, 2023!

๐Ÿ”น If you missed opening/closing/bloopers etc https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM-8h8Qev6S5q2F_Q1EMGAQ 

๐Ÿ”ธ More videos will get uploaded as we’re able to edit out panels and get them up. Give us a follow for notifications & help us reach a unique channel URL!

Feedback form for everyone! Panelists/DJs, Vendors/Vendor Assistants, Attendees, Staff, etc. Please take a few moments to fill this out so we can improve the event in the future. https://form.jotform.com/222626401693252 

We wouldn’t have all the amazing content we have, if it weren’t for the Vendors, Panelists, and DJs! Be sure to check out their sites and social media.

๐Ÿ”น Panelists & DJ contacts can be found on their events listings at https://cozycononline.com/#events (Some were missing and have been added! All should be there.)

๐Ÿ”น Vendors can be found year round at https://cozycononline.com/#vendors or ๐ŸŽจvendor-map in our Discord.

We couldn’t have put this all on without our Volunteers! They do a lot more than you may see from the surface to make things run as smoothly as they can! Check them out at https://cozycononline.com/#volunteer 

๐Ÿ”น We can always use more help so if you’re interested, please fill out https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSed5LJdjPSbfUjfAzES5cUyZgTF4LsIe_2IOj7EY1DTPWzmxA/viewform (And forward any folks you know who might be interested! Even a few hours here and there is helpful.)

A big thank you to our Donors, 18+ tier and those who purchased from our con-store! You folks really make it possible for us to financially run our future events. There are a lot of overhead costs to upkeep things we need to run, so those $5 donations/badge purchases are a lot more helpful than you may think, so thank you~

๐Ÿ”น Personalized badges, Donations, 18+ role and Sponsor tier available until Sep 25th, at which time our reg will go down while we shuffle some things around. (We will also be making our sponsor clothing orders at this time.) https://cozycononline.com/#reg 

๐Ÿ”น Con Store themed items will remain up until after our next event but item stock can fluctuate in these trying times so grab what you want sooner rather than later. https://store.cozycononline.com/ 

๐Ÿ”น If you’d prefer not to use the reg system to donate, we have a Ko-fi! https://ko-fi.com/cozycononline 

๐Ÿ“Š DATA

๐Ÿ”น Peak Discord members: 956 (lots more unique users in/out over the weekend)

๐Ÿ”น Sept 2022 Attendee Swag pickup: 216

๐Ÿ”น VRC Cozy Island Visits: 1,515 (67 favs)

๐Ÿ”น VRC Vendor Hall Visits: 1,238 (65 favs)

๐Ÿ“ฆ PHYSICAL/DIGITAL MERCH

๐Ÿ”น Digital merch personalised badges and con store discount codes have all been sent via email. Be sure to check your junk mail.

๐Ÿ”น Physical merch will be organised and sent out as soon as we can. Some merch we have on hand already so those will get sent out ASAP. Sponsor tier items will be ordered ASAP but may take 4 weeks to arrive to us, then we have to package them before sending them out. Thank you for your patience!

๐Ÿ’– We’re so thankful to all of you for being a part of this community and event, and we hope to see you again on the 3rd weekend of May, 2023. 

The Alfurnative (Netherlands) Sold Out

From their Telegram

The Alfurnative is approaching fast, and the turnup is gonna be great! We’re happy to announce that all of our available tickets have been sold, and we have a confirmed total headcount of 195 people!

In addition for information: Breakfast for people with hotel tickets will be open from 08:00 until 11:00, with dinner being from 18:30. Our team is stoked to welcome all of you soon!