Being a history buff and a fan of animation, your very well aware of the historical inaccuracies many films. Even though I do love the animated Mulan, it doesn’t even come close to the way things really were.
With that said, the live action Mulan is more accurate, although at times it looked more like many of those Kung Fu action films that come out of Hong Kong for the most part.
All I can say it is watchable and I actually enjoyed it. Which is something to say since I had originally planned on watching it in the theater. Although not as good as the animated version, there is nothing wrong with the film, but it does not compare with the 2009 Chinese production. If you get a chance to see this I highly recommend doing so…if you want to see a terrific live action version. I think Disney would have done better if they used the 2009 writers.
Once again it’s watchable, and you might even like it.
But in the meantime check out the trailer for the 2009 film
MFF very 1st stand alone convention took place November 17th-19th, 2000, not the 1st weekend in December. Which will happen later, and would take place at The Arlington Park Hilton in Arlington Heights, Illinois,
Yes it had a website even then you can find it here at archive dot org
Which does contain a Press Release
The Press Release
For six years, Chicago’s Duckon has been proud to host a strong, vibrant furry programming track. Duckon’s Furry Track has grown considerably over the past several years, and we’ve had a fun time organizing it. There comes a time for change, though, and this is it. It’s time we moved on…
To our own, full-fledged convention!
Yes, you read that right. 1999 will be the last year that Duckon features a full furry track. In 2000, Duckon’s furry track will ‘hatch’ into Midwest FurFest! Featuring all the fun, excitement, and high-quality programming you’ve come to expect from Duckon’s Furry Track, this new format will allow us to do EVEN MORE of all that good stuff.
Midwest FurFest will be held over the weekend of November 17th through the 19th in the year of 2000. Our hotel is the elegant and spacious Arlington Park Hilton, in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and we’re excited to be able to offer rooms at only $66 a night! More money to spend on Cool Stuff!
Organized by many of the same faces you’ve come to know from Duckon’s Furry Track, we’ve also recruited a number of new folk, all with fresh and exciting ideas. We’re still working on all those little details, but rest assured, we have a committed constaff dedicated to putting on a fantastic convention. If you’re an artist, a writer, a fursuiter, or just a fan in general, there’ll be something for you at MFF.
We’d also like to assure the fandom that Furry’s split from Duckon was amicable in every way. Duckon was an excellent nest for us, but Furry has grown up. We simply needed more room in order to continue to host a wide variety of quality furry programming, and Duckon was beginning to get too confining. While we are going our separate ways as conventions, many FurFest staffers will remain involved with Duckon, and Duckon itself is working with us to make the transition smooth and painless.
So, just to sum up:
Midwest FurFest, November 17-19, 2000. Mark your calendars now!
Hope to see you all at Midwest FurFest!
Last updated: Tuesday, September 14, 1999 11:53 AM
Also information as well as photos are few I discovered a small archive but 1st the very first con book. At least what I was able to find.
All photos are from the Blue Heel archive LINK
Please keep in mind these photos are 20 years old.
Now for the stats
Attendance was 473 that would fit in just 1 ballroom at the Hyatt in comparison
Weekend repost! The whole 3 comic story introducing Grampaw Cat! 1/3
The script was written by hubby @GhostHause and if you like his style of writing he's got something cooking that you're going to LOVE! More on that in the coming weeks… 😉