Fur Con News: Furry Migration Update, Barktober is Coming

Furry Migration for it’s 2021 con is Requiring Attendees to be fully VACCINATED

Due to a few factors we have elected to change our requirement on vaccinations. To attend FM21 you will be required to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative test. For full info please see our updated covid safety page at https://www.furrymigration.org/fm2021-covid-safety/

Barktober is coming and those in the Seattle, WA USA are especially lucky as this is happening in their area.

Location of event Union Lake

Fur Con News: Furry Migration is Back!!!

We are proud to announce Furry Migration 2021’s Road Trip is moving forward with an in-person convention at our regular dates September 10th to 12th 2021!

To register you can click on the link here: Furry Migration 2021 Registration

To book you room you can click on the link here: Furry Migration Hotel Booking Site

Links to other forms for Dealers, Programming, Artist Alley, DJ etc… can be found along the top banner.

For questions about Covid-19 Safety at Furry Migration 2021 you can visit the page here: Furry Migration 2021 Covid-19 Safety

For other questions you can contact us here: Contact Us Form

Interested in lending a paw, claw or other hand-like appendage as staff?  You can fill out the form here: Staff Application

Looking to volunteer?  You can fill out the form here: Volunteer Application

We hope to see you at Furry Migration 2021!

Convention Chairs:

Kevin “Legonnare” McCarty

Keith “Vulan” Ellis

From their official site

They have also reopened there Discord

Fur Con News: Confuzzled,

Virtual Confuzzled confirms scheduled

Which can be found HERE

Furry Migration is ON for an In Person Convention!!!

FURRY MIGRATION ROAD TRIP IS ON!

 Wednesday, May 19, 2021


We are proud to announce Furry Migration 2021’s Road Trip is moving forward with an in-person convention at our regular dates September 10th to 12th 2021!

To register you can click on the link here: Furry Migration 2021 Registration

To book you room you can click on the link here: Furry Migration Hotel Booking Site

Links to other forms for Dealers, Programming, Artist Alley, DJ etc… can be found along the top banner.

For questions about Covid-19 Safety at Furry Migration 2021 you can visit the page here: Furry Migration 2021 Covid-19 Safety

For other questions you can contact us here: Contact Us Form

Interested in lending a paw, claw or other hand-like appendage as staff?  You can fill out the form here: Staff Application

Looking to volunteer?  You can fill out the form here: Volunteer Application

We hope to see you at Furry Migration 2021!

Convention Chairs:

Kevin “Legonnare” McCarty

Keith “Vulan” Ellis


JOIN US FOR NEW YEARS!

as announced on their official site

3 New Years VCs

If your stuck inside with nothing to do you have 3 VCs you can check on

Online Fur Con Wrap Up

Furry Migration Online Date Set

COVID-19 Report: Furry Migration

As things begin to reopen, others close Furry Migration, which takes place in Minneapolis, Minnesota in September, has been postponed to 2021.

In an official press release

FURRY MIGRATION 2020 POSTPONED TO 2021

 Sunday, June 21, 2020


WHY HAS THE 2020 FURRY MIGRATION CONVENTION BEEN POSTPONED?

This was by far the most crucial and heart wrenching decision that our Convention Chairmen have had to make in Furry Migration’s history. We have spent the last few months looking at the situation and have determined to keep our attendees and our staff safe during Covid-19.

Furry Migration brings people from all over the United States and beyond to one location.  We can’t take the risk of one individual spreading any illness to others, thereby spreading it further once they are home with their loved ones.  It is with these thoughts in mind Furry Migration 2020 has been postponed to 2021.  The dates for 2021 will be: Sept. 10th to 12th 2021

WHY COULDN’T WE WAIT TO DECIDE?

In a typical year, preparing for an event the scale and scope of the Furry Migration is a year-round operation and a large undertaking by all of the staff, dealers, panelists, attendees and volunteers. While many of us have been able to pause some things over the past two months, we can’t hold off any longer. We are getting to the time where equipment rentals, publishing expenses and other convention expenses and contracts are needing to be finalized.

While we don’t know what the future holds, we have to make some tough decisions with the information we have today.  It is our intention to have a great many more years for Furry Migration to grow and flourish.  If we move forward with contracts and decisions that we are unable to undo it very well could put the financial ability to have future conventions in jeopardy.  In the same view we can not make promises we cannot uphold to our vendors, dealers and attendees.

DID YOU CONSIDER MODIFYING THE CONVENTION BY LIMITING ATTENDANCE OR INSTITUTING SOCIAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES?

Furry Migration Convention Chairmen explored countless potential scenarios that would not impact the convention.  We determined that first, these were not feasible and, second, a convention under these severe restrictions is not the type of experience we want to provide.

Here are some of the things we had trouble imagining: social distancing in the registration line, panel attendance capped based on the room size and amount of chairs, the local restaurants and entertainment establishments unable to serve the influx of attendees, limiting people inside the dealers den, managing lines for the dance competition, dances, opening and closing ceremonies, social distancing in social spaces and in the hallways.

As for limiting attendance this is something we can not financially do.  The convention does have financial obligations (bills) to pay and costs to cover to pull off a convention.  It would be an unwise move to limit the attendance, thereby needing to raise our rates to cover the deficit.

WHO MADE THE DECISION TO POSTPONE THE CONVENTION THIS YEAR?

This decision was made by a unanimous decision by the current Convention Chairmen of 2020.  It was a decision that we would never have dreamed of making, but feel it is the best decision to have a 2021, 2022 and beyond.

We initially announced we would be on track for 2020 earlier on in the year.  With the facts related to Covid-19 earlier in the year it appeared we could make 2020 a realaility.  As time went on, the outcome looked bleaker and bleaker until we came to the very difficult decision to postpone 2020.

HOW WILL FURRY MIGRATION SURVIVE WITHOUT 2020 CONVENTION REVENUE?

We will have ongoing costs throughout the year but we have looked at our finances and will be able to weather a year without Furry Migration.  There is no doubt that we will face challenges, like every business and organization enduring this crisis.  We could not do it without the help of our 100% volunteer staff.  That alone is the biggest help we have.  The Chairmen can not thank everyone enough for their hard work and dedication to Furry Migration.

I ALREADY PURCHASED A MEMBERSHIP FOR 2020. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

There are multiple options available to you if you have already purchased a membership for 2020.  You can pick from one of the options below:

  1. Donate your membership for 2020 – If you are able to financially donate your membership to Furry Migration we would be grateful for your support.  Please send us your legal name and email address used to register to registration@furrymigration.org with your intent to donate your membership.  Thank you!
  2. Roll-Over to 2021 – You can let your membership for 2020 roll over to 2021.  If this is your choice no additional work is needed to be done.
  3. Refund – We understand people are facing some tough times during Covid-19.  You can request a full refund for your 2020 membership by emailing your legal name and email address used to register to registration@furrymigration.org.  We will work with you to get your refund as quickly as possible.

I HAVE A RESERVATION IN THE FURRY MIGRATION ROOM BLOCK. WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?

Due to hotel policy the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis is unable to transfer your room to the 2021 room block for Furry Migration.  The current plan is to have the hotel cancel room reservations in the Furry Migration room block.  No action is required from the person who reserved the room.  You will receive a cancellation notice from the Hyatt in the coming weeks.

If you have reserved a room outside of the room block you will need to contact the hotel to cancel your reservation.  There will be no fees or penalties for canceling your reservation.

If you wish to keep your reservation you can contact the hotel and re-book at the standard room rate.  We plan on opening the Furry Migration 2021 room block late 2020 or early 2021.  Keep an eye on our social media accounts later on in the year.

Hyatt Reservations phone number: 1 (888) 591-1234

Please have your reservation confirmation number ready when calling.

HOW CAN I STILL SUPPORT FURRY MIGRATION?

A year without a convention will present challenges. If you’d like to support Furry Migration with a financial donation, you can do so at the following link: https://www.furrymigration.org/donations/  Thank you for your generosity!

IN CONCLUSION

We understand this is a tough decision to be made under tough times.  From the Chairmen of Furry Migration we wish everyone to stay safe and healthy for now and in the future!

Kevin “Legonnare” McCarty

Matt “Aerak” Hibbard

Keith “Vulan” Ellis

Chairmen of Furry Migration

STATEMENT ABOUT FURRY MIGRATION 2020 CONVENTION CHAIR

Originally posted on their official site

“When you go on a road trip, sometimes you see some amazing things, but sometimes on the way you get a flat tire.We got a flat tire.”

This is unexpected.

When you go on a road trip, sometimes you see some amazing things, but sometimes on the way you get a flat tire.

We got a flat tire.

Because of personal and well-being reasons, Mouring has resigned from his role of Furry Migration convention chairman. The Minnesota Furs Board of Directors have reluctantly accepted Mouring’s resignation and as of this moment he is no longer convention chairman for Furry Migration 2020.

Going forward, the chairman role for Furry Migration 2020 will be handled by Kurst Hyperyote until a new chairman is chosen. After a new chairman is chosen, it is planned for Kurst to stay on board as a co-convention chairman for 2020 to help the transition to our new incoming convention chairman. This should minimize the disruption to the convention and continue building Furry Migration for the future.

We will not be changing our Guests of Honor, location, dates, or any additional plans that were announced at the closing ceremonies.

Again, the road has bumps but we will continue to drive towards a great big beautiful tomorrow at Furry Migration 2020 and beyond!

Kurst Hyperyote
Convention Chairman for 2019 and Co-Chairman for 2020

P.S. We value your feedback! Please fill out the survey for Furry Migration 2019 located here.
P.P.S. I am still going to Disney World!

Furry Migration 2018 News

Taken from their Twitter feed @FurryMigration

Total Attendance 1107

Congrats to our #MnFM2018 winners!

Iron Pen
1st: Edgar Allen Poe’s “The Tortoise and the Hare” by Snow
2nd: The Spirit of Harmony by Riot
3rd: Head East by Plong

Iron Artist
1st: Rabbit Runner by Onix Angel
2nd: Geese Racing by Chromomancer
3rd: Blue Ox beats loon by Nikki

Here is our fursuit parade photo for #MnFM2018! A total count of 261 suiters + 1 “Tank” the dog from our charity @LeechLakeLegacy !

They raised 310 dollars for our charity at the Dreamworld concert! A huge thanks to all you generous fuzzies!