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postheadericon Furry Picnic cancelled for 2017, and a word from us – it’s us, not you!

Folks, awesome folks, we need to talk.

First off, I need to thank every single last one of the great people who have attended and supported and believed in Furry Picnic from its start in 2013.  It’s still amazing how far this event has come, and I can safely say it isn’t over yet; I’ll explain in a moment.

All of you who have helped the event become a huge success, either by lending a hand, or attending all the years, or any year, well, you’re amazing.  I had never expected so much excitement and enjoyment would have come from hosting this event, and making it real for all of us, but I can safely say, it has been a very personally rewarding experience.  From your smiles, your laughter, your energy, and you fondest memories and moments that we all shared in at the Furry Picnic, the spirit of coming together in the name of what you enjoy and love, you have ensured an amazing legacy of living passionately, in being a part of the Furry community – and most of all, being you.

So why is something so awesome being cancelled?

In short, life got real.

Okay, to be specific, the current organizers, my spouse and I, are sacked with a few noteworthy burdens that make hosting event this year impossible.  One is her immigration to the US, and keeping her here.  There’s an notable number of tasks, like organizing paperwork, presenting evidence, and filing applications, and paying fees and expenses that a family needs to pull together, to ensure an immigrant can continue lawful permanent resident of the United States.  The concern of submitting this”football” of paperwork as we’ve nicknamed it, and the expenses associated with this process, in a timely and complete fashion, must take priority for us.  This is a task we had anticipated allocating for before planning this year’s event, but we did not anticipate how the current administration has made many changes and how it has impacted entirety of immigration recently, and the unpredictable nature of how it will be shaped in the future.  Regardless of political opinion, the fact remains that changes have been made, and we do not wish to risk our family being separated by any reasonable, controllable factors that we can be responsible for, namely paperwork, evidence, documentation, and how we much more we will have to prepare and pay for this, in so many ways.

Don’t worry, we’re not paying for it with *your* money – your registration fees will be refunded back to your PayPal accounts over the weekend, as well as making revisions to website and Twitter that will formally announce the cancellation of the event, but you do deserve to know the reasons why we’re forced to cancel.

Additionally, my spouse and I caregivers to an elderly family member, and this task has also kept our family busy – very busy.  In late 2015, we both needed to step down from our roles at other fandom conventions to focus on our dependent family member’s needs.  Since then, her health has deteriorated more.  We anticipated this, but what anyone who is caring for anyone who is a caregiver for a dependent elderly person is how sometimes this happens fast, or suddenly.  Her needs have increased, and the time and effort that is required of us to ensure her health, happiness, and well-being has also increased, again, leaving us just a wee bit tired, and a tad bit occupied.  Still, for the love of family, it’s worth it.

So, is it too late?  Is the Furry Picnic doomed?  Can anyone save this splendid event???

Well, not this year, but yeah, you can 🙂

We expect the Furry Picnic to return in the summer of 2018, and host smaller gathers in Connecticut until then.  The first of these was Christmas day, and we hope to have at least 1 or 2 before next year, and at least Christmas.

The best way to help is just keep being you, the amazing folks, and support the Picnic when it come back.

That, and always have fun – everywhere, all the time.  Be yourself, and don’t let life stop you.  Seriously.

Also, don’t sweat when you have to make a few changes now and then, it’ll ensure that you can keep making change forever.

Let’s do this again soon, it’s been a blast – and we look forward to Furry Picnic again soon.

 

Sincerely,

Kasi Frost, Tiffany Fox

Organizers. Furry Picnic

 

 

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2017 – Revenge of The Fifth! Date confirmed!

Yes folks, it’s back!  We’re locked in at the Wickham Pavillion for the 5th installment of the Furry Picnic on Saturday, June 3rd, 2017!

More details, including hotel and registration, coming in late January/Early Feb!

– FP

postheadericon 2016 Pre-reg – Custom badges, color print, and our thanks!

We always have encouraged everyone to per-register, and why wouldn’t you! Pre-reg makes it faster to get into the picnic and have fun, gets you a custom badge, and a custom art print exclusive by Foxy! The Tigress is back for her 4th appearance!  Your early registration helps us with head counts for food, and we really appreciate that, so much, we will hook you up!  It’s another way we can say thank you for being a part of the fun!

We now have an online form to submit your request for a custom badge – click here! (https://goo.gl/kUQsWg)

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postheadericon The 2016 Furry Picnic Mug – Double-Side Excitement!

They’re here! The new mugs for Furry Picnic 2016! 🙂 Double sided, and intensely pink, with purple, and huskies!!! As always, our mugs feature the artwork of Tod Wills!

Everyone gets a mug!  It’s yours when you register or pay at the door!  Woo-hoo!

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Our mugs also change from pink to purple in ice, it’s so chillingly good!

postheadericon More prereg swag, 2015 Furry Picnic print teaser!

We always have encouraged everyone to per-register, and why wouldn’t you! Pre-reg makes it faster to get into the picnic and have fun, gets you a custom badge, and a custom art print exclusive by Foxy!  The Tigress is back, and we hope you are too!  Join us for Furry Picnic!

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postheadericon Registration & Rooms Open for Furry Picnic 2015

We’re back and we’re ready for The Third!  Furry Picnic 2015 is back to Wickham Park and the Baymont Inns & Suites, Manchester, CT for 2105!

The date this year is Saturday, June 6, 2015, Wickham Park, Manchester, CT – back to back with the CT Diner Meet in Rocky Hill, on Friday night!

Non-stop fooding and fun times to ensue – only $10!

Visit our Registration page here, and if you’d like to stay the weekend, check out out Hotel page here our legendary amazing deals on rooms and FULL Suites is still going on, but whether you make Furry Picnic a day trip or party all weekend long, Furry Picnic is ready to rock!

postheadericon One Day Registration Sale – $5 Dollar “Cinco De Mayo” Furry Picnic Celebration

One day only!  Cinco De Mayo sale – Registration is $5!

 

Get yourself in that fiesta spirit, because Furry Picnic registration is $5 for today only!  Prices roll back to $10 at midnight! Tell your friends!

Digan tus amigos!  Furry picnic cuesta cinco dólares hoy en día sólo!

¡Regístrese ahora!

Register now!

postheadericon Nexus 7 32GB Tablet door prize announced!

Furry Picnic is giving away a Nexus 7 tablet at the event!

Wow!  We are amazed to announce  the addition of a door prize that we can’t believe ourselves!  A generous fur, and Furry Picnic attendee had donated a Nexus 7 32GB Tablet, New in box, to Furry Picnic, to give away!  The details are simple, Sign up for the picnic, come to the picnic, get a raffle ticket when you sign in, stay until 4:00 pm for the drawing, and you could go home with a full tummy and a new tablet!

 

* Rules and disclaimers.  Staff of the Furry Picnic are ineligible to enter the door prize raffle.  One ticket/entry per person.  Entries must be paid, registered attendees of the picnic, and present at the event to participate in the door prize raffle. Not responsible for lost or missing entries.  Tickets/entries have no cash value. No prizes will be held for those not in attendance for the drawing on 4:00 pm, Saturday, May 24th, 2014 at the picnic – you must be present and registered to win.

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2014 Registration is now open!

We’re back!  Join us for another year at Wickham Park!  Furry picnic registration is now live!

Registration for Furry Picnic is $10.00 – and gets you all the great food, the commemorative 2014 mug, and the badge!

All the details are on our Membership & Registration page!

As we said last year, we really hope folks take advantage of pre-registration, it helps us plan, and makes it way easier for you once you arrive at Furry Picnic, but we know that some folks are spontaneous, last minute, lazy, or just like to take care of their business in person – no problem.  With this being on Memorial Day weekend, we expect more folks to get involved!

  1. What you’ll need: Government Photo ID for age verification (Furry Picnic is an all-ages event, but this is required for liability and because alcohol is allowed in the picnic area) – no exceptions.
  2. $10.00 – Cash, credit card, or your PayPal ID – no checks.
  3. $5.00 for parking – Bring friends, carpool, and split it!

If you need to, pre-reg by email, and pay at the door, or do it all with PayPal.  But whatever works – bottom line, please come join us at the Furry Picnic!

Coming soon… Pre-reg perks (Such as the Furry Picnic 2014 prints, available only to those who preregister!)

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2014 date announced!

Hey!

We’re back!  Here’s the date!

Memorial Day Weekend – Saturday, May 24, 2014 – Wickham Park, Manchester, CT – Confirmed!

Pre-reg info to follow!

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