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Fur Con News: Motor City Fur Con

Which is scheduled for…

That’s right – we’re currently a go for our new dates: October 8 – 10, 2021. The summer heat is gone. The leaves on the trees starting to change. Pumpkin spice. And MCFC right there in the middle of it all in the fall!

And along with that, we have a new home: The Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. We’ll have some more information on that soon. Also see some important information about it below, especially in relation to Sponsors.

It’s COVID Policy

Vaccination Against COVID-19 Will Be Required to Attend MCFC 2021

Previously we’d announced that anyone unable to show proof of vaccination would be allowed in, under provision of remaining masked the entire time. With the rising COVID-19 rates we’re seeing right now, especially with the delta, lambda, and who knows what other variants we might see popping up, we could not see a path forward to holding a convention at this time without changing that. So in the interest of the safety of all our attendees (♥ you all) and your families, COVID-19 vaccination will be required this year.

We’ve been figuring out everything we’ll need to do to make this happen, but at the moment we don’t anticipate allowing any exceptions to the rule. And as always, our policies may be updated in accordance with any changes to state and local guidelines.

Now on to the specifics:

Receive Your Vaccination by Thursday, September 23

Remember, you’re considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving a single-dose vaccine (such as the Johnson & Johnson Jannsen vaccine,) or two weeks after receiving the second dose of a 2-dose series vaccine (such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines.) As such, you must receive all doses of the vaccine by September 23, 2021. If you’ve not yet received your vaccine, they’re available free of charge, and probably at a location close to you!

COVID-19 Vaccination Proof

The types of proof we will accept is at this time still the same as before. The list includes but may not be limited to:

  • An original, or digital picture of an authentic United States CDC COVID-19 vaccination card. This is most likely what you’ll have.
  • An official original document, or digital screen showing an official Canadian province vaccine record, an EU vaccination certificate, or similar record issued by the healthcare provider in your region that administered your vaccination.
  • A digital screen of a patient portal showing COVID-19 vaccination dates, such as UofM’s MyChart.
  • A verifiable letter from a licensed healthcare professional attesting that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Show Us At the Con

When you get to the con, be prepared to show your documentation to registration staff in order to receive your badge. Don’t forget it at home — add it to your con packing list!

We will not retain any of the documentation, or record any of the information. Just, no proof, no badge. And please don’t send it to us ahead of time.

They also advise that there is always MCFC 2022