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FC 2016 [Jan. 23rd, 2016|02:41 pm]
Kit and I flew down to FC. The flight was an inauspicious start to the trip...


SF was stacked up due to weather. We actually took off at 11:15 or so. Didn't get to Trey's house (and thus to a bed) until around 2am. Since I had gotten up at 6am for work that morning it made for a long day and a grumpy rat.

But we did finally manage to get to FC, showing up Friday. Things improved from there, at least for me. Trey was feeling ill and unfortunately needed to rest at home a bit. Fortunately he was able to join us for the tail end of the con.

RC Mouse (and bonus background husky)

Midori (in her new colorful gator suit!) and Weichund. Cool folks and glad I got to see 'em.

We got to check out Reveille and the Swingin' Tails doing their jazz concert. (In case you're wondering about the menu, the con theme was "American Diner".)

I hadn't expected to get to hear a jazz concert but it was really great! Lot of fun and they really had some fun with those tunes.

More hanging around and seeing the fursuits around the hotel...

...plus attending panels on fursuit construction and writing. That kinda sums up my con experience. :)

This was the props panel by Matrices (foreground), Alexis Rudd / Redstorm (middle), and Lance Ikegawa (rear). All folks I know, as it happens. I don't tend to do much with props for my suits so this was an interesting one. If you can see the ice cream cone lying there behind the orange popsicle ("paw-sicle"), I ended up purchasing that. :)

A wild Raver Saber appears! Such a pretty suit. :)

Speaking of pretty suits, got to hang with my friend Twig Mouse and his partner Weasely. They were nice enough to invite us up to the room for some cheese and chat. Rodential relaxation!

Around the con, people had stepped up to provide services for the attendees.
Here is our fursuit greeter in requisite blue vest showing all the energy and enthusiasm of a genuine WalMart greeter. (Brilliant performance idea.)

Wolever, a regular appearance in the evening hours, helped ensure everyone got their dose of sugar.

Sugar-glazed free-for-all!

I also met a fellow I hadn't seen before. He was nice but a little hungry... Fortunately this badger carried snacks with him. :)

Badger badger badger... Snake!
It's a snake! Dia (aka Bree) had some of her reptilian pets along so Kit got a chance for some python petting.

So that's a quick visual recap of the con. Hope everyone else who went had a good time too. Squeaks!

[User Picture]From: schnee
2016-01-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
That's a cute snake.

I think I've heard a recording of a Reveille & the Swinging Tails concert before, but I've not seen them live. Do you know if there is a recording of this one?

Did you get a chance to chat with Lex or Lance, BTW? I don't know Matrices, but those two are both very cool folks.
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2016-01-24 02:50 am (UTC)
FC TV was covering the event. Might be a recording but I don't immediately see one on YouTube yet.

I've talked with both Lex and Lance before but didn't get much chance this con because our schedules never seemed to line up. Matrices is a local fursuiter. She's terrific. You may know her suit Beef Jerky.
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[User Picture]From: tilt_longtail
2016-01-25 04:10 am (UTC)
great old fashioned con report !
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2016-01-27 05:04 am (UTC)
This is still the best place for me to post writeup+photos. None of the furry sites are really well-suited to it. :P

Glad you liked it, though. :)
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[User Picture]From: karpour
2016-01-25 05:01 pm (UTC)
Nice report! I sure hope next year it'll work out for me to go to FC again :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2016-01-27 05:05 am (UTC)
Thanks! Definitely LMK if you're headed to FC. Would love to get a chance to meet up.
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From: avon_deer
2016-01-26 09:38 pm (UTC)
I really need to get back to FC at some point. :)
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[User Picture]From: nicodemusrat
2016-01-27 05:05 am (UTC)
I know I met you at one a while back... Don't recall if I've bumped into you since. When was your last FC?
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From: avon_deer
2016-01-31 12:40 pm (UTC)
2012 :( too long ago :(
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[User Picture]From: twigmouse
2016-01-30 07:43 pm (UTC)
Squeak! Was good to see you at the con! Glad you enjoyed yourself. Weasel and I had a pretty good time as well :-)
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