Rainfurrest 2012 - Warehouse Furteen. September 27-30 2012

Schedule of Events

Preliminary Schedule Online!

RainFurrest now has its Schedule online!, below we have provided links to our system showing the grid, bear in mind, everything is subject to change until we publish the Pocket Program (and even then maybe after). Once the pocket program is ready to go we will try to post a PDF of it right here on the events page!

Thursday, September 27th, 2012
Friday, September 28th, 2012
Saturday, September 29th, 2012
Sunday, September 30th, 2012

Digital Calendar

RainFurrest has worked out a unique system using Google Calendar to deliver schedule information directly to your Smartphone or Slate, for information on how to set this up, please visit the Digital Calendar section of our webpage.

RainFurrest Dance Competition

  • Register: You can register pre- convention by emailing dancecomp@furtherecord.net There also will be sign up sheets posted around the convention as well as outside of the main ballroom.
  • Please include both your stage name and whether you are a single, duo or group entry
  • Song delivery : All song media must be delivered no later than 15 minutes before the start of the competition preferred media is MP3 on a USB Flash Drive or CD
  • Attendance: All contestants must arrive no later than 15 minutes before the contest to finalize their entry position. Once all contestants have been accounted for order of performances will be announced.
  • Acceptable song guidelines: Songs must be no longer than 90 seconds. Any songs longer than 90 seconds will be faded out. Songs must not exceed a PG-13 rating any song that violates this may be subject to disqualification. (the same goes for dance moves as well)
  • Competition Style: Single round- contestants will perform on a arena style, this is a fursuit dance; competition partial and fullsuits are accepted
  • Judging: Judging will be decided in a classic style (difficulty, originality, execution, and crowd involvement) contestants will be scored 1-5 on each category and the scores will be added to produce the final score. Tie breaking- in the result of a tie a song will be picked for a head to head dance off in the "Floor wars" format (one dancer at a time dances until the next dancer is cued) to determine the winner.

    Variety Show Signup!

    Want to entertain your fellow furs at Rainfurrest and show 'em your talent? Of course you do! Sign up now to be in the Rainfurrest Variety Show. E-mail North with the title of your act, a short description of what it is and who is in it, roughly how long it will be, and what audio/visual support you might need to make it work.

    There's a mandatory audition/rehearsal on Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. All the approved acts will meet at 6:00 p.m. on Saturday night in the headless lounge to take the stage. Show begins at 7:00p sharp and ends at 9:00p.

    Opening Ceremonies

    Come witness the opening of the fabled Warehouse Furteen. See the Chairman reveal the powerful artifacts that will out there to find amongst the warehouses collection. Join the agents of Warehouse Furteen in their search to find and catalog the worlds powerful objects and protect them from evil.

    The Opening Ceremonies are our way of kicking off the convention. Come met this year's staff and get all the details on the weekend's events and activities before you head off to explore all that Rainfurrest has to offer.

    Guest Of Honor Dinner

    Join the Rainfurrest staff and board as they honor our guests at the annual Guest of Honor Dinner. Held every Rainfurrest this event is our way of making our guests feel special.

    This year our menu will offer a choice of Fish, Beef, Chicken or Vegetarian meals and tickets can be purchased through our registration kiosk.

    We are looking forward to seeing you all there. But buy your tickets fast! As there are limited tickets available.

    Guest of Honor Dinner Menu

    Fish

    House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Seared Salmon with Northwest Spice Rub
    Saffron Rice
    Fresh Seasonal Steamed Vegetable Medley
    New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
    Assorted Beverarges included.

    Beef

    House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Flat Iron Steak Cabernet Sauce
    Polenta Cake Blue Cheese
    Fresh Seasonal Steamed Vegetable Medley
    New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
    Assorted Beverarges included.

    Chicken

    House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Grilled Chicken with Lemon Thyme Jus
    Sun Dried Tomato Risotto
    Fresh Seasonal Steamed Vegetable Medley
    New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
    Assorted Beverarges included.

    Vegetarian

    House Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
    Sweet Pea and Tarragon Ravioli, Tarragon Citrus Sauce, Mixed
    Baby Tomatoes, Grilled Vegetables
    New York Style Cheesecake with Fresh Berries
    Assorted Beverarges included.

    Rainfurrest Variety Show

    Do you like to perform? Do you have that favortie Monty Python sketch you would like to do in fursuit, or that musical number you have been practicing for months? Well here is your chance to show off your performing skills in Rainfurrest's annual variety show.

    Performing is open to all registered members of the convention with performances big and small. Bring your sketches, your musical numbers, your comedic or dramatic stylings and give everyone a night to remember.

    Full details on act submission rules and rehearsal times will be posted here soon

    Sunday Brunch in Honor of Waarhorse

    Come join the convention chair for a memorial brunch on Sunday. We will be celebrating the life of our friend and family member Waarhorse. Waarhorse was one of the people who exemplified all the good things you could find in the furry He was a great man who served both Rainfurrest from its first days, and served the entire furry community. We invite you to join us as we remember our dear friend.

    Please contact us and know if you want to come so we can arrange to get the private dinning room.

    Please note, that you will be responsible for the cost of your own meal. At this time the cost for the Sunday buffet at the Hilton is $18.00.

    The Brunch will start at 10:00am Sunday


    2012 Events Highlights!

    Chalk Drawing

    Last year at RainFurrest we had an unofficial chalk drawing area at the rear of the hotel near the back parking lot.

    As it seemed to be a very popular event, RainFurrest decided to make this an official creative space, however to keep the hotel from washing it away, and to insure we can do it in the future, we had to add some rules:

    1. G rated art only - In other words, no adult drawings. Should less than appropriate drawings show up we will lose this creative space.
    2. Leave the area as you found it - No modifications to Hotel or Parking signs and no drawing on the walls.

    So that's about it. RainFurrest will supply the chalk for folks to use and so long as it doesn.t rain, it will run all day Friday and Saturday.

    Tails and Ears Workshop

    Back by popular demand, the Tails and Ears Workshop returns for another year. For just a small fee to cover the cost of materials, you can learn it by doing it. Best of all, by the end of the workshop you'll have a set to wear.

    Book Launches

    RainFurrest is one of the fandom's greatest writing conventions, and this year we're proving it with no less than TWO book launches! We're premiering the release of a new book from Kyell Gold, as well as RainFurrest's newest anthology!

    Introducing the Music Track

    Looking to refine technique? Want to learn what is out there in music? We have a programming line-up dedicated to just this!

    Participatory Events

    Bring your instruments with you this year! We are, as always, accepting acts for our variety show, and have also added an open mic night and a number of jam sessions, including a return of our drum circle.

    Ceremonies and Awards

    RainFurrest is proud to announce the first annual Coyotl Awards ceremony, sponsored by the Furry Writers' Guild! In addition, there will be an induction ceremony for the longstanding Ursa Major Awards! Come and show your support for all those writers and artists who make furry fandom so fun!

    Games!

    Lots and lots of games, electronic and otherwise! There will be tournaments and demos every day, or you can just stop by for some open play - so you'll always have lots to do, even when you don't have lots to do.

    Live Modeling

    Also this year, we will have some new live modeling panels. Like last year there will still be two nighttime nude live model panels, but now we will also have two during the day this time with clothing. Several artists asked for this as to get a better idea how clothing fits on the models form as well as the added benefit of how better draw clothing. Just another thing RainFurrest is doing to offer a better experience to the attendee.


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