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Events Schedule updated!
July 22, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the tentative grid has been updated now with over 100 hours of action packed programming. Please keep in mind that this grid is subject to change. To find out all this great information please visit our events page.

Events Schedule updated!
July 22, 2009

We are pleased to announce that the tentative grid has been updated now with over 100 hours of action packed programming. Please keep in mind that this grid is subject to change. To find out all this great information please visit our events page.

Marriott management reverses decision and expands room block.
July 18, 2009

Our hotel representative has relayed to us that there are now more rooms available in the room block at the Marriott. We have a limited number of rooms available in the room block. See our Hotel page to reserve your room.

Fursuit Floor is Full
July 11, 2009

We are out of double rooms on the fursuit floor, there are a limited number of king rooms still available. If you would like to check availability please use the contact form on the About Rainfurrest page and select "Hotel".

Charity Auction!
July 11, 2009

Rainfurrest will not be doing a Pet Auction this year, but we are doing a charity auction. As usual, all of the proceeds from this auction will go to the charity. Our charity this year is Critter Care Wildlife Society.

Critter Care Wildlife Society receives, rehabilitates and releases back to the wild injured and orphaned mammals native to British Columbia. These include deer, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, flying squirrels, Douglas squirrels, gray squirrels, opossums, beavers, rabbits, marmots and bears.

We are going to send out our own little raccoons to start collecting stuff to sell at the charity auction. If you have something you would like to donate, please contact our Events Director, by using the contact us form on the About Rainfurrest page and selecting Director of Events, with a subject of Charity Auction .

Rainfurrest Announces Charity and Two Special Guests.
July 11, 2009

Alexander James Adams - Coming from Neverland with a possible cure for the zombie plague, Alexander James Adams is going to try to fight the zombies with the magic of music and his wonderful voice. Alexander James Adams is a friend of furries all over the world and the proclaimed “Minstrel of the Rainfurrest Nature Preserve”.

Kyell Gold - Kyell Gold is a writer in California who began writing furry fiction a long time ago. In the early days of the 21st century, he got the courage to write some explicit gay furry romance, first publishing his story "The Prisoner's Release" in Sofawolf Press's adult magazine Heat. That led to a novel, Volle, and a sequel, Pendant of Fortune, both of which won the Ursa Major award for Best Anthropomorphic Novel (2005 and 2006). Kyell continues to write with the goal of releasing one novel-length work every year, in addition to various short stories that appear on websites such as FurAffinity and Yiffstar. He was not born in California, but now considers it his home. His age is somewhere between “well out of college” and “retired,” as he works full time in the high tech industry. He loves to travel and dine out with his partner of many years, Kit Silver, and can often be seen at furry conventions in California, around the country, and abroad. You can purchase Volle and Pendant of Fortune from Kyell Gold’s website.

Critter Care Wildlife Society - From its humble beginnings in 1984 when a few caring people banded together to provide some protection for our urban wildlife, Critter Care Wildlife Society grew into a registered non-profit volunteer-based agency in 1993.

Critter Care Wildlife Society is now nestled in five acres of natural woodland in the southeast corner of Campbell Valley Regional Park in South Langley, British Columbia.

Critter Care Wildlife Society receives, rehabilitates and releases back to the wild injured and orphaned mammals native to British Columbia. These include deer, raccoons, coyotes, skunks, flying squirrels, Douglas squirrels, gray squirrels, opossums, beavers, rabbits, marmots and bears. They also have a resident, non-releasable bobcat.

As encroaching urbanization displaces more and more native wildlife from their natural habitat, there are an increasing number of incidents where animals are accidentally or maliciously injured, or where babies become permanently separated from their mothers. Human intervention and automobiles account for the vast majority of these incidents. Unless rescued, these animals suffer a cruel death.

Critter Care Wildlife Society believes these injured and orphaned native mammals deserve a second chance for survival. Animals that arrive at the rehabilitation center are provided with veterinary care and are nursed back to health by their dedicated volunteers for subsequent relocation. The orphaned babies are housed at the center or placed in the homes of their trained caregivers for up to one year, prior to their release into remote woodland areas. Critter Care Wildlife Society has successfully rehabilitated and released over 6000 native mammals back into their natural habitat since 1992.

Critter Care Wildlife Society is the only organization in British Columbia's lower mainland able to accommodate the large number of mammals. Their specialized services are held in high regard by peer organizations, such as the SPCA (Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals), OWL (Outdoors Without Limits) and Wildlife Rescue, all of whom refer the vast majority of mammals they receive directly to the Society.

They have a vigorous internship program. Every year, they receive university students or graduates from around the world who spend six weeks or more in a hands-on learning environment. Many other volunteers spend countless hours applying for grants and working on various fundraising activities to keep the Society financially viable.

Critter Care Wildlife Society is not government funded in any way, but must rely solely on the generosity of the general public. Even though the majority of their workers are volunteers, raising mammals is a very expensive and time-consuming endeavor.

For more information you can visit Critter Care Wildlife Society Website.

The Rainfurrest 2009 Dealers Den is now sold out!
June 23, 2009

If you are a vendor, don't fret! We have established a waiting list. Please continue to follow the normal registration procedure to get a table. However, please do not send in any money until your request is approved and are asked to send in payment.

Guest of Honor Dinner!
April 5, 2009

The Rainfurrest House and Events staff is proud to announce the tentative Guest of Honor dinner menu! Please check out the registration page to find this delectable information.

In addition, we are also proud to announce that we will have another special guest coming to Rainfurrest this year... "2 The Ranting Gryphon"!

 Furry Artwork, Stories, and Ads Wanted!
March 2, 2009

Calling all artists, writers, and furry business owners! We are looking for contributions to our conbook. We are looking for content for our conbook. We only have a few rules. If you would like to contribute or advertise in our conbook please check out this page for additional details. You can also use the contact us page to reach our conbook staff.

Join the Rainfurrest Staff
November 24, 2008

RainFurrest is looking for a few good furs who are dying to help us raise the dead at Rainfurrest 2009. If you'd like to become involved in planning for and working at Rainfurrest 2009 as a regular staff member, just go to the Staff Kiosk to sign up. You'll be asked a few questions to help us place you in the right job that suits your interests while applying your best skills to serving the furry community.

If you've never attended or staffed a Rainfurrest event before, e-mail the Chairfur using this link with your intentions.

Rainfurrest Room Block - Expanded
February 23, 2009

We have seen a large number of bookings on Thursday, and are expanding our room block to accommodate the demand. If you experience any difficulty booking a hotel room or getting the con rate. Please contact us using the Contact Us form, to send us an email, in this email, you need to enclose your Legal Name and Reservation Number(if you have one.), and a note indicating the problem you encountered.

Rainfurrest Room Block
December 07, 2008

Great News! Our hotel room block is now open. You are encouraged to book early. We have a limited number of pool side rooms and a fursuit floor is available. Same rules apply as last year, if you want a pool side or fursuit room book a regular room, and then then use the Contact Us form, to send us an email, in this email, you need to enclose your Legal Name and Reservation Number, and a note indicating that you want a fursuit floor room or a pool side room.

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You can book your reservation online or by calling Phone: 1-206-241-2000 or Toll-free: 1-800-314-0925. Our Group Code is rfrrfra. More information available on the Hotel & Travel Pages.


Rainfurrest 2008 was a huge success. The convention nearly doubled in attendance from 2007 to 2008, with 599 paid registrations and 89 fursuits in the fursuit parade. Rainfurrest was able to donate more than $1,000 to our charity, the Ferret Rescue Society. Moreover, the entire membership experienced a first class convention with a well themed and laid out hotel, amenities like The Hangar, the Rainfurrest Cafe, a top-of-the line Headless Lounge, and great little touches such as furry pilot's wings for everyone with their registration.

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