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I Made A New Video! [Apr. 20th, 2018|08:41 pm]
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This was such a fun video to make!

Featured Cosplays in order of appearance:
Gryffindor Student from Harry Potter
Snow White from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Pikachu from Pokemon
Generic anime school girl
A random Safari outfit
And Umaru-chan from Himouto! Umaru-chan

Make your own version and link it in the video comments!
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Tiny Paws Con in Danbury, CT - September 8-10, 2017! [Feb. 6th, 2017|11:40 am]
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Dealer registration is currently open until 11:59pm on February 14th. Dealers will have 2 weeks to complete their registration and reserve their hotel rooms. The hotel room block will open to the public on March 1st.
So what is Tiny Paws Con? Most of you have probably sussed we're a convention of some sort. And you would be correct! (Anything I say from here on out is not the strict gospel and may expand and morph as we proceed, but for now...) We will have dealers and tabletop gaming. Our focus (not to the exclusion of other topics) will be creativity. Does that mean this is a convention just for artists? Heavens no! Creativity comes in many forms—drawing/painting, writing, jewelry making, crafts, music, computer programming, sculpting, dancing, woodworking, acting, singing, cooking, and the list is almost endless--and we want to celebrate all of it, everything from Dark Natasha-level of detailed artwork on down to pipe cleaner animals. If you were a child prodigy of the bongos when you were three, if you managed to not eat ALL the glue in kindergarten, we want to celebrate the infinite imagination we are all capable of. We intend that most of our programming will revolve around hands-on creating for all artistic levels and all ages, as well as instruction and tips on all things furry. We also want social events involving creativity, including knitting/crocheting/sewing for charity—hats, mittens, scarves, blankets, and the like—or Stitch ‘n’ Kvetch as we’ve been referring to it.

And who are we? Tiny Paws Con is founded by the former co-founder and co-conchair of FurFright, K'gra Leopard, and Slidewolf, who served as her Assistant in the Dealers' Dungeon. Tabletop gaming is run by Spotweld, who ran the Gaming Department at FurFright for 10 years. The Expo with our spectacular dealers will be run by Tabbiewolf, using FurFright's template of great customer service and special treats for our hard-working dealers. Our Charity room will be run by Riismo, who held the same position for 10 years with FurFright. Our Programming Department will be run by Johnny Not-So-Sane, who served as a vital staffperson with FurFright for many years. Our Registration Department will be run by Inazuma, who is new to our crew but brings years of experience working with the public and for local charities.
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Breaking September News! (FurFright) [Sep. 4th, 2013|06:03 pm]
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We're VERY excited to announce an appearance by a member of TAPS: The Atlantic Paranormal Society (the paranormal investigation group featured on the television show "Ghost Hunters" and "Ghost Hunters International") at this year's FurFright! Omar Sanchez, an investigator with TAPS West Coast and founder of Night Dwellers Paranormal Research Society (NDPRS), will be giving a Paranormal 101 presentation in the Main Ballroom Saturday at 4:30pm! Halloween + Ghosts + TAPS = Freakin' awesome!

We're also proud to welcome The Animal Haven to FurFright! The Animal Haven is a wonderful no-kill, non-profit shelter right here in Connecticut that does phenomenal work caring for abandoned dogs and cats and placing them in loving homes. They've been rescuing pets and serving their community since 1948, and work to fight animal cruelty though education and their spay/neuter program. We wanted to give some much-needed aid to our local shelters, so we're welcoming The Animal Haven to the FurFright Family!

This year we'll be working for The United States War Dogs Association, The Animal Haven, and The Connecticut Children's Medical Center (through our Friends Remembered Toy Drive). So please give generously!

And lookout for these events!

-- Our traditional Rocky Horror pool party (Sat @ 11pm)!
-- The return of our Fursuit Dance Competition!
-- Get ready for our Costume Competition!
-- The FurFright Photoshoot (get free high-quality photos taken of your and your friends)
-- Dances! (A great, diverse mix of dances to shake your tail)
-- The Draw Or Die! Art Jam!
-- Improv Jams!
-- The FHL Fursuit Hockey Tournament!
-- Our catered Sponsor/Dealer Dinner
-- The FurFright Trivia Challenge and Titanium Tea/Dessert Social!
-- 2 Fursuit Parades!
-- Karaoke!
-- 80+ hours of programming EVERY DAY!

And so much more!

A full schedule of events coming soon!

***PRE-REG NOW!!!*** Make sure you Pre-Register for the con before badges sell out! It's quick, easy, you save money, and you're guaranteed a badge. Don't wait and risk getting turned away at the door!

Register here: http://www.furfright.org/attendee.html **Deadline to pre-register is September 17th**

In This Issue:
1) TAPS Paranormal Investigator to appear @ FurFright!
2) Fursuit Dance Competition
3) Fursuit Massacre (Fursuit Games)
4) The Furry Car Show/Block Party!
5) FurFright & Halloween Means COSTUMES!
6) Our Charities Need Your Help!
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October 25-27, 2013
Cromwell, CT USA
Guests Of Honor: Tygurstar & Wallaby
Honored Speaker: Omar Sanchez (TAPS & Night Dwellers Investigator)
The United States War Dogs Association
The Animal Haven
The Connecticut Children's Medical Center
Email Newsletter: Sign-up on the www.furfright.org homepage!
Twitter: https://twitter.com/FurFright
Live Journal: http://furfright.livejournal.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/FurFright/396948207011416
Google+: https://plus.google.com/u/0/115424357827728324123/posts
Weasyl: https://www.weasyl.com/profile/furfright
SoFurry: http://www.sofurry.com/groups/view?id=2980
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FurFright hockey jerseys - deadline August 15th! .....plus a couple other deadlines... [Aug. 2nd, 2013|06:24 pm]
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Everyone loved the FurFright Hockey Jerseys last year, and told us they wanted another chance to order one, so here they are!


These are game-quality jerseys with double reinforced shoulders and elbows, customized with your name and number on the back! They look great on anyone (even you)! And studies (we made up) show they make fursuits 75% more attractive!

And this year we're offering 2 (TWO) styles of jersey! Home black, and away white! Collect them all!

They're dirt cheap, and this is your LAST CHANCE to get one! You CANNOT get these jerseys after the deadline, at the con, or ever again! You can only order them at the FurFright Constore...NOW!

***The deadline to order your jersey is August 15th***

Custom hockey jerseys like these must be made in bulk, so we'll be taking orders until ***August 15th*** and then sending the entire order to the manufacturer. Jerseys will be shipped to you in late September/early October.

Jerseys are PRE-ORDER ONLY and will be shipped to your door. They will NOT be available at the con! So join Team FurFright and order now!

Order HERE: http://www.furfright.org/constore.html


Conbook, badge, and t-shirt art submissions!

Have your work printed/published in/on conbooks, t-shirts, badges, con-exclusive merchandise, etc and seen by the horde at this year’s FurFright!


We’re looking for Halloween and War Dogs-themed artwork and writing to be featured in all areas of the convention. We’re going to be selecting many different pieces, so feel free to submit as many designs as you like.

It's a great way to have your work seen by the masses! And if we select your design, you’ll get a shout in the conbook and a nifty gifty!

For more info visit:
(art) - http://www.furfright.org/art.html
(written work) - http://www.furfright.org/written.html


Pre-register NOW Before Badges Sell Out!

For the love of all that is holy, Pre-reg for the con to guarantee admission! We host a maximum of 1500 attendees, so register now before badges sell out!

That, and pre-registering saves you cash monies! So why wait?!

Register here: http://www.furfright.org/attendee.html

**Deadline to pre-register is September 17th**

If you have any questions, please respond to the original post, found here:

Advice needed: Art and Fallen Friendships [Feb. 6th, 2013|12:45 pm]
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Here's the deal in a nutshell. I had a friend (and ex) who liked to do art. On occasion said friend would do art for me (like for my birthday or something).

The friend and I have since had a falling out, and looking at the art pieces reminds me of bittersweet things. But it IS good art. So I've kept it so far.

However, at the moment, I'm trying to clean my room and cut down on the amount of just general stuff I own (running out of storage space, trying to avoid a hoarder situation xD).

So my question is... what to do with said friend's art? Do I return it somehow? Keep it? It seems such a shame to trash it...

For that matter, how many people here keep their old art? Do you keep it? What about when it tends to build up? All the sketches and line art and such.
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Hey, new fur here, and just wondering... [Dec. 10th, 2012|02:31 am]
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[Current Mood |confusedconfused]
[Current Music |Paralyzed - Rock Kills Kid]

I'm wondering if I should jump in and make a fursuit first thing? I'm talented in the arts, but I'm totally new to this. Can anyone tell me how their experience was, or if I should buy a fursuit? I'm in school and don't have much money. I believe that my friends also won't approve of my decision.
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(no subject) [Dec. 7th, 2012|07:56 am]
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[Current Mood |tiredtired]

Hello Everyone, New fur here on Livejournal.
My FA is: https://www.furaffinity.net/user/coffincadaver/

Just joined, and I'm hoping to make some friends while here!
how is everyone's holidays going so far?
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Furvert shot glass - trying to track one down [Nov. 13th, 2012|10:30 pm]
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My mate got one at an MFM and treasured it greatly, and my clumsy paws just broke it. I feel awful about it, and I am desperately trying to find the dealer and get him a replacement. If the dealer doesn't exist any more, I'll pay pretty much whatever it takes to anyone who has one and is willing to sell it to me.

I don't use LJ much, but I can always be reached at savagefeline at gmail. My thanks to anyone who can at least help point me in the right direction. There's a picture of the item here http://s5.beta.photobucket.com/user/jagdfox/media/AC06/96234d18.jpg.html
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Art Advice? [Nov. 8th, 2012|11:45 am]
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I'm not sure, exactly, where all I can post this. Doesn't seem to really belong in places like artist_beware or art_sales or anything like that....

So, umm.... sorry if this is misplaced?

Furry Art. I'm stuck.

I know i'm not terrible, but I know there's tons of room for improvement as well. The problem is, I can't seem to reach that next step of improvement. So... if anyone out there would be willing to take a gander at my gallery and offer some advice/critique?

I've tried studying photos and such, but it just seems there's something screwing up between my eye's interpretation of images and my hand's translation of that to drawings x.x

Where am I missing things? This goes for coloration too, btw.

any critique/advice/observations would be welcome! I promise I won't pitch a fit about it, or say 'well this piece is finished, so your critique is INVALID' or anything like that xD

Here's my FA gallery:
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hey :p [Nov. 3rd, 2012|12:56 am]
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[Current Mood |chipperchipper]
[Current Music |Skyrim]

Hey I wanted to post these in places I'd get good critique. Lolita( the tiger)  is my Fursona, the bat is a for a friend Nathan, the for is also for a good friend, and the last is a fox something I did on my own, but will also try and give to another friend Issa :3

1Lolita Me



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