COVID-19 Report: Brasil FurFest

Brasil FurFest moved to 2021

Brasil FurFest 2020 to be postponed to 2021

It is with great sadness that we announce the postponement of Brasil FurFest 2020 to 2021. The change is due to the current situation imposed by the Novel Coronavirus pandemic.
It is a very difficult decision, since all planning made by us and many attendees will have to be changed and this will cause discomfort for all of us. However, we need to take into account the safety and health of everyone involved in the event, and given the current situation we have no choice but to postpone Brasil FurFest.

When and where will Brasil FurFest 2021 be held?
The event will take place from July 16th to 18th at the Mercure Hotel, in Santos, SP, Brazil.

Will the theme A Haunted Hotel be kept?
Yes, the theme will be the same.

And is Uncle Kage still a guest of honor?
Yes, his coming is confirmed for 2021.

What happens now?
We are working on a system for our website so that attendees have the option to keep their registration for 2021 or request a full refund of the amount paid. The information will be released in the coming weeks.
We ask all attendees to consider keeping the registration for 2021, given that BFF has already spent part of the budget and a wave of requests for reimbursement can affect the event finances gravely.

When will I be able to choose to keep enrollment or refund?
In the coming weeks we will bring you more information about keeping your registrations or requesting a refund.
Always stay tuned on our website (brasilfurfest.com.br/en), social networks or the telegram ad channel (t.me/brasilfurfest).

How will the refund work?
Refund rules will also be announced in the coming weeks. We ask atendees NOT to open a dispute or request chargebacks through PayPal. Refunds will be made, but the request made directly to PayPal harms Brasil FurFest relationship with the payment methods and can lead to the permanent closure of our accounts on their sites.
Once again we ask you to consider keeping tickets for 2021 as a way to help BFF both in financial terms and in the joy of receiving all the furries for yet another big party!

I still hadn’t bought the ticket.
The sale of tickets for BFF will resume in January 3rd, 2021. The values are already available on our website.

Should I cancel my reservation or can I keep it for 2021? What should I do?
You must cancel your reservations as the event has been postponed.
If your reservation is at Mercure Hotel, you must cancel or transfer your reservation to 2021 (with the same rates from 2020*) through the email h6314-re@accor.com.br .
If your reservation is at Ibis Hotel, you must cancel or transfer your reservation to 2021 by e-mail h5530-re@accor.com.br .
*The special convention rate is only valid at the Mercure for 2 or 3 guests rooms.

Why not postpone Brasil FurFest to a date still in 2020?
We prefer to take the event to 2021 avoid another postponement.
We also believe that the post-pandemic economic situation may be difficult for everyone.
By postponing the event in a year we will have more time and we hope everything has returned to normal.

Too bad we won’t have BFF this year. I want to help in some way…
You can help by posting photos and videos about BFF on social media with #brasilfurfest.
Let’s keep the memories of the moments we shared in previous years alive!

Okay, but I still miss BFF!
Come and find furries from all corners of Brazil and abroad in our Telegram chat and Discord server.
t.me/brasilfurfest
discord.gg/6vtAMuD

Also, don’t forget to follow our social networks.
facebook.com/brasilfurfest
twitter.com/brasilfurfest
youtube.com/brasilfurfest
instagram.com/brasilfurfest

In case of any doubts, we are available in all the addresses above, in addition to the email bff@brasilfurfest.com.br.

We hope that all this will pass soon and that we can be together again shortly.

Best regards,
Brasil FurFest Staff

COVID-19 Report: ArFF


Argentina FurFiesta 2020 has been postponed it now will be held at the Hotel Castelar on September 25th, 26th and 27th, 2020. All tickets issued for ArFF 2020 are fully valid for the new date.

Full statement can be found here

Brasil FurFest recently made a statement on their Telegram group over COVID-19 concerns but has not yet made any plans for either cancellation or postponement

BRASIL FURFEST NOTICE – COVID-19

The Brasil FurFest staff continues to closely monitor the evolution of the New Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its developments, including the cancellation and postponement of other furry co-brothers events in Brazil and abroad – something we regret to know about. work of the organizers and the expectations of the participants.

We would like to clarify that, for now, the Brasil FurFest staff intends to hold the event on the previously announced dates: from July 31 to August 2, at the Mercure Hotel, in Santos, SP.

We are aware of all the temporary restrictive measures taken by the city of Santos and the state of São Paulo to combat the spread of the disease, including the closing of hotels in all the cities of Baixada Santista, which prevents us from being in contact with Mercure at the moment.

An eventual decision on postponing or canceling Brasil FurFest 2020 will possibly be made between the end of May and the beginning of June, when we will have a clearer picture about the quarantine and restrictions regarding isolation and agglomerations.

Due to the moment of uncertainty, calls for drawings for the BFF 2020 material and for the Furry Bazaar are suspended for the time being.

The cancellation or postponement of Brasil FurFest 2020 will only occur if there are still legal restrictions for the event, according to the recommendations of doctors, the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and observing local laws and regulations on the subject.

If the postponement or cancellation of Brasil FurFest 2020 actually happens, information on refunds and / or rescheduling of tickets will be announced in due course.

We remind you that all communications from BFF will be made only on our page http://www.brasilfurfest.com.br, on our Telegram ad channel (t.me/bffanuncios) and also on our social media.

The time is now to contain the virus and we recommend that all furries STAY AT HOME if possible and do social isolation. We will all take the necessary precautions, such as avoiding being less than a meter from other people, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, using 70% alcohol gel, coughing using your arm to cover your mouth, in addition to seeking updates and other information about the disease through Dial Health 136 or on the Ministry of Health website:
https://www.saude.gov.br/coronavirus

Following medical recommendations is necessary to avoid contagion or spread the disease, especially for the elderly and people with respiratory problems.

Kind regards,
Brasil FurFest Staff
#stay at home

EDITOR: I can only repeat what other cons who hold their gatherings later in the year have stated. They are monitoring the situation closely.

COVID-19 Report

MCFC 2020 Not Cancelled but Postponed

Brasil FurFest Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

The following is a translation of what was posted HERE on their official site

Brasil FurFest staff continues to monitor the situation of the New Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and its developments.

We are aware of all the temporary restrictive measures taken by the city of Santos and the state of São Paulo to combat the spread of the disease.

We would like to clarify that, at the moment, the Brasil FurFest staff continues with the intention of holding the event on the previously announced dates: from July 31 to August 2, at the Mercure Hotel, in Santos, SP.

All decisions about Brasil FurFest 2020 in relation to the New Coronavirus will be taken calmly, always aiming at the health of the participants, staff and others involved in the event.
An eventual postponement or cancellation of Brasil FurFest 2020 will be decided at a future time if the legal restrictions for the event still exist, according to the recommendations of doctors, the guidelines of the Ministry of Health and observing local laws and determinations regarding the theme.

If the postponement or cancellation of Brasil FurFest 2020 actually happens, information on refunds and / or rescheduling of tickets will be announced in due course.

We remind you that all communications from BFF will be made only on our page http://www.brasilfurfest.com.br, on our Telegram ad channel (t.me/bffanuncios) and also on our social media.

The time is now to contain the virus and we recommend that all furries STAY AT HOME if possible and do social isolation. We will all take the necessary precautions, such as avoiding being less than a meter from other people, washing your hands for at least 20 seconds, using 70% alcohol gel, coughing using your arm to cover your mouth, in addition to seeking updates and other information about the disease through Dial Health 136 or on the Ministry of Health website:
https://www.saude.gov.br/coronavirus

Being attentive and following the government’s recommendations and determinations is necessary to avoid contagion or spread the disease, especially for the elderly and people with respiratory problems.

Sincerely,
Brasil FurFest Staff
#stay at home

Brasil FurFest: 3 Questions

When I initially contacted BFF to ask about their recent sponsorship agreement I thought that was it. Then Rosca Santigria sent 3 questions:

1: What is your response/feelings about the Brazil Amazon Rainforest fire? There is a lot of public outrage about it in Mexico, USA, and Canada.

2: Are there any efforts or attempts made to rectify the situation? From what I’ve seen, the politiians and rural farmers are defending the burns.

3: How was your experience with parterning with Converse? And do you think its beneficial for furry conventions internationally to use partnerships more often to help bring more positive awareness to the fandom?

What I got back was nothing short of amazing…

BFF: 1. Brasil FurFest is a furry convention and does not comment political issues and we are surely hoping Amazon Forest be protected. 2. Read 1 3. The experience was good, but we think every country is different and what we got in Brazil would be very different if it was in Argentina, for instance, since their market about brands, sponsors and how to show brands is totally different. There is not a single answer. We think our partnership deal with Converse was beneficial for both side since many Furries in Brazil were already fans of the brand and for us it helped setting a better Main Event Room for the event. We are aware next year we might have no partners and now we need to keep the qualify with the event with ticket sales only. We love challenges and we will work hard to make it happen. Keep the quality*

AW: Excellent they will make a great follow up

Now for the Insiders View:

This is the video we shown during the Closing Ceremony (it’s not long) and you will see where Converse brand was shown and also a little about our con(extra: Pepper Coyote really drunk after some caipirinhas – lol)

AW: Cons are best when they give us happy memories. Every Midwest FurFest is like that for me

We had two banners near the elevator like this (this fursuiter even made a Converse sneakers for her fursuit)

We had Converse logo on staff badges (attendees badges doesn’t have Converse logo)

We had the logo during the dance competition at the LED screen they helped us to rent

And during certain moments our logo appeared – not all. So, we didn’t sell our convention to Converse

Oh, the “screensaver” had the logo too

I forgot, we had their logo at the announcements or Dance Competition So, this is all we had of Converse🙂You have a full picture of the subject 🙂

AW: Absolutely

Brasil FurFest on Converse Sponsorship

I know a lot has been said about Brasil FurFest and it’s deal with Converse, but the following it directly from Brasil FurFest and 100% Official.

It all started with a single question, “Let’s start at the beginning how did Converse approach you?”

They are doing this year a campaign about groups of people having fun in different ways around the globe (the campaign continues now featuring dancers, basketball teams, motorcycle crews…) and the crew they choose for Brazil was “Furries playing bowling” at our furry bowling event Furboliche

They contacted us and asked if they could take pictures of fursuiters playing bowling for their campaign and if they could tell our story as group

We thought it would be great to show to general audicence Furries doing things for fun, plus, we would get some sneakers and get a nice photo session.

We accepted and we sent the agency several pictures of several fursuiters, so they could pick the models for the campaign

We got payment for the pics plus the sneakers and also the chance to make our event know around.

The campaign was hit here in Brazil, specially with Furries. They never got as many interactions in Instagram like they did with Furboliche campaign… Some posts had more than 1,000 comments (usually they have 8, 10 comments). The marketing agency for the Brazilian industry who got brand rights of Converse here (Converse sneakers in Brazil are made in Brazil) approached us and asked if they could give us “apoio” (there is no direct translation, but it could be called partnership) to improve something in the event in charge of placing their brand inside the event. We accepted since apoio grants US all decisions on where to place the logos. So we had two banners of Converse at the con space, their logo was present during Dance Competition in the LED screen they helped us to rent and all the staff got beautiful Converse sneakers (and all of us were very happy about it)

If you read twitter, you can see almost 100% approval from Furries in Latin America about this partnership. The economic situation of the countries here are very very different from the United States, indeed, because the laws here are more restrictive also for corporates. They can’t do whatever they want like in the USA. Not to mention, as I told before, Converse is just a brand represented by a Brazilian industry here. All Converse shoes we have here are made in Brazil due to the restrictive laws of our country. It’s another world. And it must be said: we would never allow any company dictate our con.

In 2018, an app approached us offering full sponsorship deal, but they wanted all the mailing list of BFF attendees – we said NO. We would never share it with a company.

This said, Brasil FurFest 2019 was a huge success, we had 571 attendees (in 2018 it was 431). The atmosphere was great and we got absolutely 0 complaints from our attendees about Converse, pretty much otherwise, many bought Converse sneakers to support the company who believes and helps the only hotel-based furry convention in the country.