Fur Con News: WPAFW COVID Policy, LIFC Goes Virtual

WPAFW announces COVID Policy

Little Island Fur Con (Singapore) Goes Virtual

Woohoo!

LIFC Online is the very first online furcon that will be held on Discord on the 13th of November! Attendee registration begins 18 September! More details on our website! Link

Fur Con News: WPAFW, Fur Squared Make Both Vaccines and Mask Mandatory

A little warning if you plan on using a fake vaccine card. This is now illegal and you can go to REAL jail over this. So always us a legit one.

As much as some of us find masks annoying, and I include myself in that group. If you want to go to a con YOU MUST WEAR ONE. Many a con have set policies that you let that mask slip and you will get booted from the con.

My only advice to those who don’t want to go that route. Stay home.

Fur Con News: WPAFW, Anthrocon

So what do you get:

Attending:

An attending membership allows a member access to the event for its duration (Friday, Saturday, Sunday), food and drink at the event, and any publications at the event.

You also get 2 free seed tickets for the charity auction!

Sponsor:

Generosity is appreciated! Sponsors help us provide even more services and activities for our membership. A sponsor gets the full privileges of an attending membership, as well as the following:

  • An awesome Sponsor ribbon
  • A special, collectible WPAFW cup
  • Expedited badge pickup on site
  • An extra 2 seed tickets!
  • Access to our Beer and Cider Bar on site (must be over 21)

Super Sponsor

You are incredibly generous! We will lavish you with gifts, praise, and thanks! A Super Sponsor(!) gets the full privileges of a Sponsor membership as well as the following:

  • An extra special and customized WPAFW gift!
  • ANOTHER extra 2 seed tickets!
  • A craft brewed cider flight including a paddle branded by a Das creation!
  • AND a special event (and keepsake) just for Super-Sponsors with the Guests of Honor!

Anthrocon

A few weeks ago Uncle Kage warned of crooked dealers and of how Anthrocon was looking for solutions. The sad fact is that cons have always had their issues with crooks. There are a few that happened at MFF I know about. This is why it is so important when a commission goes wrong, report it to the con ASAP

Fur Con News: Both WPAFW, Megaplex Set Limits

At this time Megaplex 2021 is still expected to happen in person and registration will be opening May 1st at Noon EDT. The Megaplex Executive Leadership and the Florida United Furry Fandom Inc., Megaplex’s parent company, Board of Directors continue to closely monitor the pandemic. As the situation changes Megaplex will continue to update safety policies and procedures as well as attendee safety requirements.

First and foremost, We strongly recommend all staff and attendees be vaccinated against Covid-19 if posssible. If you do not feel comfortable attending in person please stay home. It is up to each individual to make the decision for themselves. Please stay informed.

Above all else, regardless of vaccination status, if you feel sick before arriving at the convention DO NOT ATTEND. Badges originally purchased for 2020 or for 2021 will be automatically transferred to 2022 if not picked up. Should you begin showing any symptoms common with Covid-19 while at the convention we ask that you DO NOT enter con space. Please immediately quarantine and seek medical attention.

In order to provide as safe of an environment to meet in person as we can Megaplex will be:

  • Limiting attendance to 2500 attendees. This is less than 1/2 of originally planned at contract signing.
  • Limiting registration to online Pre-Registration only.
  • Enforcing Social Distancing.
  • Spacing chairs in main events into pods of 4-6 chairs separated by 6ft. Chairs will also be spaced back from the stage to allow performers to perform without a mask.
  • Seating will be reduced and spaced in panel rooms in accordance with local, state and federal requirements.
  • Those dancing at the nightly dances will be permitted to dance in pods of up to 4 people which must be separated by at least 6 ft.
  • Requiring all attendees to wear a CDC approved mask unless actively eating or drinking in approved areas. Fursuiters will be required to have their mouth and nose covered while in fursuit. At minimum this must be a balaclava, which is something already commonly worn by fursuiters.
  • Staff, in conjunction with the hotel, will be conducting enhanced cleaning efforts.
  • Hand sanitizer will be available throughout convention space.
  • Head trees and dryers will be removed from the headless lounge. The fans will remain in the room for circulation purposes only and may not be used to dry heads on. Sanitizing products will be made available for fursuiters to sanitize their heads/suits while in this room. Face covering must be worn at all times while not actively drinking water.

Additionally, some common programming may be modified or removed to increase the safety of our attendees. Attendees should expect that there will be no in person Game Room or Furshoot space. There will also be no fursuit photo however we are still working the details on conducting the fursuit parade and dessert social safely.

Attendees should note that the safety policies and procedures listed are based off the current restrictions and guidelines from the hotel as well as local and federal agencies. As guidance changes Megaplex’s policies may change as well. We will do our best to keep attendees informed of these changes as they occur.

WPAFW Announces Schedule for Online Con

2 Upcoming Virtual Cons

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COVID-19 Report: WPAFW

Western PA Furry Weekend, which takes place in Pittsburgh, PA, is to take place on Oct 9-11 2020, but has been postponed to next year.