Archive for May, 2013

postheadericon Furry Picnic 2013 – The Big Thank You

Thank You!

You, the guests of our first Furry Picnic, you have helped create furry history and ensured that this event will happen again. Because of your turn out in numbers, your thanks, your smiles, and your respect, from our hearts, we sincerely thank you!

Thank you EVERYONE that made Furry Picnic a success!  Let’s drop some names, TigerFoxx and Solarion in the kitchen and donating food and time, Arthemys on Registration, Darkcougarkat’s Bro on the deep-fryer (What’s up, bro! *fistpump*) Barker Jr. dropping a few bucks to  help out, Iron Chef donating loot, Logarth and Pyrophin and Val and Fray and Fire Fox and Spots cooking and helping…  Molten lending a hand here and there, EVERYONE lending a hand now and then, EVERYONE for coming, EVERYONE that ate our food, EVERYONE that brought food, EVERYONE for having fun and proving that when furs come together, we make it real.

Props to Tarucat and Xiris – the kitties that make FA state and region groups like connecticutfurs and newenglandfurs rock.

Put your names in the comments if you wanted to say you helped, donated, or made things awesome, brag – go for it 🙂

Darkcougar and I (FrostElf) were talking, and we’re totally blown away by how awesome everyone was and we will do this again.  We think it went ‘very good’ and next time we’ll tune the little things we think we can do better, but seriously, no drama, all fun, we are glad we could treat you, and that you all had such a great time!

If you think just being one person coming to the event and just ‘being there’ isn’t amazing, try 1+1+1… repeat it 100 times, meet other furs… local furs, new friends, chilling, eating, having fun, saying “Yes, I’ll go”…  seriously, that’s magic that makes it happen – thank you so much!

That’s about it, don’t want to TL:DR it – final count on attendance, 101.  Event created on April 19th – one month, 100 furs.  Pretty neat, huh 🙂

And  if you want to talk to us, ask what you can do to make your own furry event as fun and cheap as this, or have ideas for our event, we’d love to hear from you at info@furrypicnic.com

See you at the NEXT Furry Picnic!

– FrostElf & Darkcougarkat

postheadericon Pre-regged and missed the Picnic – contact us for swag!

11 people missed the event, and that happens, but you will get your mug, badge and prints!  Email info@furrypicnic.com with your name and address, we’ll check the PayPal reg, and we will ship your stuff for FREE on May 31st, or if you want, tell us that you’ll pick it up at the next CT Furry Diner Meet, June 7th at Rocky, Hill, CT.

Thank you for supporting us, we’ll see you next Furry Picnic!

 

– FrostElf & Darkcougarkat

postheadericon Furry Picnic Pre-Registration extended one more day!

Because we’re nice, and it’s not much of a fuss, we’ll be keeping pre-reg open until tomorrow at midnight. But once it is Furry Picnic Sunday, we’ll just see you there for At-The-Door registration!

Oh, don’t forget your ID – for everyone, all reg types, 100%!  Seriously, we just need to check those ages, and then you can stick it back in your wallet.  We say this a lot, we mean this a lot – it is all ages, but have to keep it smart!

– FrostElf

postheadericon The mugs just arrived…

…and they are awesome.

2013_furry_picnic_mug

Again, thanks to Tod Wills for the arts! Woo, this is the first time I have felt drunk before I drink what inside.  Valid reasons for not coming to Furry Picnic just decreased…  see you tomorrow maybe, but Sunday, for sure!

 

– FrostElf

postheadericon Unofficial Pre-Picnic Saturday Late Dinner Meet

Hello again!

We know a few folks are arriving early, and after a day of chopping veggies, washing and checking equipment, and shopping, Dark & I will be heading out to eat.  We would love for you all to join us!

 

Saturday Night, May 18th – Late Dinner at the 99 Restaurant

295 Hartford Turnpike  Vernon, CT 06066

Meeting outside at 8:30 pm – 8:45 pm, sitting down to eat at 9:00 pm

Casual Dress – *NO EARS, TAILS, FURSUITS, etc, INSIDE! … just be cool. 🙂

Open seating, but we will try to sit together. Show up late and it’s seating wherever.

 

That’s about it, it’s not the diner meet, so we won’t be hanging around, save the fursuiting and silliness for the picnic, but please join us for some eats and a beverage – no RSVP, again, just show early.

– FrostElf & Darkcougarkat

postheadericon Another reason to pre-register for Furry Picnic – more *ahem* …swag! #YO-*facslap* (ow!)

furrypicnic1_proof_teaserOk,

You’re still thinking about At-The-Door registration…  well, how can we persuade such nice folks who have not pregistered, and reward those who have?  What do we have to do? After all, to preregister, just send an email! Cash a concern? Heck, even reg now – but pay there, zero commitment on the financial bit, right?

Fine… Bribes.

Swag. Tchotchke… stuff!  Well, okay, we can do that!  Act now, and get exclusive prints of the proofs of Tod Wills’ Furry Picnic 2013 art, also get a print by Foxy! of Lazy Fox Studios – Long-time con book contributor and publisher of AnthropoMORPHINE.  Just think, one email and you get prints and a mug, and a badge, and food – that’s a great deal for 5 bucks!  More stuff, more fun, more furry awesomeness! See you at the Furry Picnic!

– FrostElf & Darkcougarkat

 

postheadericon Furry Picnic Origins

How it all started….

The First Picnic http://www.flayrah.com/222/new-england-furs-host-pre-anthrocon-picnic

The Second Picnic http://www.flayrah.com/887/new-england-furs-pre-anthrocon-picnic-june-22

postheadericon At-The-Door Registration Announced!

Registration just got easier!

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.  Furry Picnic officially announces At-The-Door registration!

  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. $5.00 – Cash, credit card, or your PayPal ID – no checks.
  3. $5.00 for parking – Bring friends, carpool, and split it!

If you can,  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!

-FrostElf & Darkcougarkat

 

postheadericon More pavilion photos!

Went up to the site to grab some photos… here you go!

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postheadericon More fun than a mug full of drink, and foxes!

A tall frosty mug of fox!

So the prospect of food, and a great day at the park wasn’t the only part of the deal, but a mug was promised as well.  With that being said, we introduce the Official Furry Picnic 2013 14 Oz. Mood Stein! this awesome mug goes from frosted white to purple when cold, dishwasher safe, and featuring the fun foxy art of Tod Wills, former FurFright guest of honor, and most amazing of illustrators.   Another one of our gifts to you, we hope everyone will enjoy!

Behold…

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