Capital City Fur Con Update

I swear of late when you check out social media and CCFC the news just gets worse and worse. You hate to see a con crash and burn…but this is ridiculous. To fill you in it seems Nitro the Chair of the LATE CCFC has not paid a dime to anyone including Venders, the hotel, staff and ALS with all that important donations. In fact according to social media Nitro has not been seen since the last day of CCFC. I tend to believe those reports because why would someone lie about that? So where is he? Why hasn’t he taken care of those bills? I am sorry to say it’s all a matter of GREED. It appears that Nitro literally took the money and ran. I wonder is he in a place the US can’t extradite them from.

Lets me remind you of something: Taking Money on False Pretenses is illegal you can face actual time in a Federal Prison for that. Not to mention a good case of possible Wire Fraud for faking donations to ALS who during all of this has insisted that they did not receive a single penny from either Nitro or CCFC.

Why hasn’t the Attorney General gotten involved that the matter is criminal?

The Chicago Riots

I know some expected me to do as others do a day of Blackout or post BLM…so why didn’t I? It all comes down to this past weekend’s Looting and Rioting. Some might even say these rich companies deserve it…but not me because that isn’t what got hit. A majority of them were small companies because of this pandemic are on the verge of bankruptcy. Worse yet the insurance companies are going to pay the claims because to them this is an act of terrorism. So those same companies are in an even worse spot, take what happened to a friend. Whose place of work was not only looted, but burned. Right now his boss is trying to get a loan which as you can imagine is very tough these days. To pay for everything, right now it’s no loan, he is out of work. Thanks looters!!!

Also could someone explain to me why Black Owned Businesses were looted and burned? Think I am lying Google it yourself, more than 60 were by one account.

Then a friend sent me something which I will not post here. It was a direct threat to my neighborhood. Threatening to burn it to the ground, so these terrorists wanted to make 1,000s homeless.

That is why you won’t see anything BLM here. I think what happened to George Floyd was murder and those former cops should get hit with a tougher charge but that is it. I cannot condone violence in any shape or form, the only protest I ever was apart of recently was one I was apart of during my recent trip to Washington, DC back in September.

Non-violent and made an excellent point.

RIP George Floyd

Normally I would not cover incidents outside the furry fandom. But what happened to George Floyd was outright murder and it took place on camera. It has also got those in charge of calling for more violence or peace. It’s also got the various law enforcement agencies on the defensive. Speaking as someone who wishes to live in peace and does not want their workplace or their building burned to the ground…I am scared. On the one hand I agree we should protest, but on the other hand setting buildings on fire is a crime and it’s called arson. Some might think me wrong for saying this, but it’s the truth.

I have been often criticized for saying All Lives Matter, but it does. I have seen a lot of tragedies in my life and last year I attended a funeral for a 23-year-old friend. I will not mention their race but 23 is way too young to die. Let alone if you have family and children like my friend has a daughter that they will never see grow up and experience life as it comes. Their death came too quick and the hospital could do nothing, by then it was too late.

I mourn George Floyd as I do others who do not have to die. Punish the guilty, elect those who will actually do something. It might sound political, but what happened in Minnesota is a prime example of what happens when you let the rich decide who is going to be in charge. We NEED to VOTE, if you don’t like who is in charge…VOTE, get them out of office. Some might even say why bother. If enough of us turns out, real change will happen. If we don’t this will happen again and again.


Brian Swords AKA Biohazard and John Oliver

In all honesty this whole Brain Swords AKA Biohazard matter is one of the strangest things I have ever seen in the furry fandom.

First of all you get John Oliver wanting out of the blue a work by an artist most of us in the furry fandom have never heard of before.

Offering no less than $1,000 to the current owner and $20,000 to their local food bank. Left me speechless.

The circumstances of how the original art sold on a TV Art Auction back in the 1990s is just plain weird

On Biohard’s page on Wikifur they had a link to his old site. But since has been taken down within the past 2 weeks by it’s host

It seems the only interview this artist has ever had was one on Dogpatch Press, and since all of this came up won’t even acknowledge what has hit social media recently.

2 weeks past and John Oliver has his art.

Just plain weird

Is Sheltering At Home Driving You Crazy?!!!

I found the above meme and all I will say I am somewhere between 2 and 4. Yes, this staying at home crap is driving me crazy. Sometimes I go to the grocery store just to see what they don’t have. Don’t get me wrong there has been times in the past I would of paid for actual time off. But now…where I can’t even go for a walk in the park, because it’s closed and all the places I normally go to relax are also closed. I walk my dog, watch something streaming, write or play video games. Literally that is it, I talk to friends…but literally you run out of things to say and I am alone most of the time. Seriously folks I am scared out of my mind, I really don’t want to get sick, on average I wash my hands for a full 20 seconds 10 times between when I wake up to when I have breakfast.

So despite what you might see online or on TV why aren’t you coping better? Frankly there is no simple solution, for example 1 friend sleeps most of the day while another has there apartment so clear you could actually preform an operation there. That might be a bit of a lie but I assume you get my point. People have so much nervous energy they just don’t know what to do, that is where I am. I do what I know I have to do, but then what? I try and find something else, but more often or not I usually wind up taking a nap.

They tell us the worse is going to happen within the next 10 days, and frankly everyone I am scared, and I know I am not the only one.

I see a lot of people who are short tempered, irritable, and according the cops there has been more assaults committed during this Stay At Home than there usually is. There has been at least 5 stabbings in my neighborhood in the last 2 weeks. Normally I am a calm furry, I have even found I have gotten irritable at times.

I really wish I could tell you that there is a quick and simple way to feeling better, but frankly there isn’t one.

Weird Things on Social Media

I should have labeled this piece as WTF?!!! as none of this makes any sense to me.

First up last night Paru Itagaki (creator of Beastars) posted on Twitter last night A supposed link to an interview they had a JMOF 2019 on coming out a furry. That turned out to be a link to an old music video. Now today according to Twitter, their account has been suspended. Yes, I am very well aware this absolutely makes no sense.

Second is this other thing which I really don’t understand. There seems to be some that are labeling German Shepherd furs as either fake or real cops and NAZIs all at the same time. Which really makes no sense. I have a good friend who has a German Shepherd fursona he is neither a cop or a nazi but is in to IT. This is what is wrong about labeling someone, you making so many assumptions that they are pain making themselves look stupid.

22 Days Until MFF

Current circumstances will make my annual coverage of MFF tough…but not impossible. It will be reporting on what I see and hear from reliable sources. My video coverage will be different this year and it does not involve my current problems. It’s just a matter of numbers, it seems most of you like to read what I like, rather than watch me in a video…and frankly I can’t blame you. Besides I get nervous in front of a camera, even when it’s my own.

To me, usually Panels are my main focus, but this year seems to be the worse. If I do go to any, it will be the fewest in my 7 trips to MFF. Even on Friday, the day I usually pick up my badge. I am totally unsure if I will even be there that day because there is so little to do.

But it will be covered, in a way, I won’t be able to explain until after MFF. Given certain circumstances, that is beyond my control. Speaking of which Milo Y. beyond that, I won’t mention his name. But it is easily found on Google and why he is even mentioned. Is because social media is all a buzz, over some sort of demonstration, by him or his followers or both. Then there is what a Police officer told me privately, that MFF will have increased security this year. So I advise everyone, don’t cause problems. Security will be monitoring the Fire Alarms during the entire convention.

No wonder some have decided to skip MFF 2019.

No one is 100% positive everything will go smoothly, we will have our fingers crossed and that’s it. That is the best we do give the rumored hate groups that claim they will be there, and will they be able to do anything? Your guess is a good as mine.

Cameras will be at the ready and I advise everyone to keep your handy, you might need it.

Furry Fanzine Collecting

Collecting Furry Fanzine is difficult, even more so posting them online because some believe it’s a copyright violation. They are hard to find period, the last few I added came from Furbid and that was over a year ago, that I saw anything that I would be interested in.

Then came this email out of the blue from this guy saying he is willing to help. Something I will not turn down, but their offer of cash, I did and mainly because I can’t guarantee I find anything. Next thing I know I get another email from them locating 3 of them on eBay; 2 for $100 each and the 3rd for $50. Look I would get them if the price was cheaper and the way this was handled I am very positive that they were the Seller and tried to get me to spend $250 on just 3 issues.

I can’t tell you how much to spend for any of these fanzines…but I know what I am willing to spend and it isn’t $250 for just 3 pieces. Maybe $50 tops but no more.

Collecting fanzines are like any other sort of collecting, you know what your willing to spend.

Countdown to MFF 2019

In just over a month MFF starts, you may think you all set. You got your room, your fursuit is nice and clean and you know more or less what you are going to bring.

I hate to spoil it for you but that is only the beginning. There is still a lot of things you still need to figure out.

1 The Panels

Yes, I am very aware some go to MFF and party. I have a friend who has made that point very clear to me. But if you do go to any of the Panels maybe I might be making a bigger point than most but since the schedule is up you need to check it out.

2 Food and or Booze

Unless you have a lot of money to spare both can be expensive at the hotels. Last year I spent $24 with the convention discount for just 1 meal. The convention last 4 days and some are there for 5. Yes, there are some options and what works best for you can be found on Google Maps and MFF is promoting some nearby restaurants that are less than a 10-minute walk away. Plus you should know that there is a Mariano’s (A local grocery store chain) have a store just north of the Cumberland stop at 1900 S Cumberland Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068. They serve hot food, and it’s pretty good and you can get a good amount of food for under $10. You can either drive or take the local subway, there is a stop located just north of the Hyatt Regency. Cumberland is one stop to the east.

3 Keep it Clean

I am on social media too and I see the complaints about fursuiters who smell worse than their real-life counterparts. Bring soap, shampoo, and products like Febreze that kills odors in fabrics. Also a change of clothes…PLEASE

4 Artist Alley and The Dealers Den

Before you say it I will, you are going to spend your paycheck for the next month on getting what you want. Look I am guilty as the rest of you. I spent $300 on one MFF and I am cheap. But really think about what you are going to buy, and will you use it past this one furcon?

5 Don’t Cause Problems

If you haven’t heard that MFF expects problems this year, you should know this by now. There has been a couple of threats made, I can even say some have decided to postpone their MFF experience until next year because of this. Either way, everyone is going to be on their toes. Also, know that both the hotel and convention center is home to over 1,000 security cameras. Security at Anime Midwest informed me that even during MFF. That it will take no longer than 90 seconds before security or the staff to arrive at the trouble spots anywhere in both the hotel and convention center. There are also Security Alarm Call Buttons scattered throughout both. I know where all of them are located and they are not that difficult to spot. So DON’T.

This applies to the Hyatt Regency’s famous Balconies. Don’t toss anything off period. You may think tossing cash would be harmless.

You could be permanently banned and made to see a judge. Be aware hotels talk to each other, it could mean sleeping in your car vs a nice room. So think about it…PLEASE

Boo At The Zoo Follow UP: Chicago Furry Drama

Ever since I posted my honest opinion on the recent Boo at The Zoo that took place at the Lincoln Park Zoo. I have been getting a lot of complaints from the Chicago Area Furry Fandom. Keep in mind this is the same group that banned me from 3 groups on FB after my own bowling meet was stolen. I was also banned from every local furmeet for speaking out. This is the same group that told everyone I was dead when people wondered what had happened to me.

I have also found at least 6 videos on YouTube that have lashed out at me for the harsh crime of speaking out against the wrongs that were done to me. All made by local furries.

If it wasn’t for me being active on both this blog and on Twitter, those lies would have gone unchecked. I told my side when no one wanted to listen. I still consider myself an Outcast to the local fandom. Only reinforced by the direct threats made against me on FB and I am sorry to say on Twitter. When someone you don’t know threatens to spray MACE someone on sight. You tend to get defensive.

Here I was getting my health back from my near-death illness in 2018, took most of 2019 to recover. I decided to once again make friends (if possible) with the local furries. What did I get in return…labeled a troublemaker and accused of sex offenses which I will not repeat here? Once again they label me a troublemaker. The last local furry meet I ever been to was my own and before that, I was at Boo at the Zoo in Brookfield after the photo was taken and that was in 2017. I had pulled back from the local scene during all of this. It isn’t me causing this drama to look towards your own people. This will stop, when they stop making false allegations.

For the record, you can not ban someone from a public place, or ask security to remove someone who has not caused any problems.

Also attacking someone on sight will only lead to the attackers, arrest, and conviction. Not to mention getting sued for damages.