Name

Day

Start

End

Duration

Room

Panelists

Long Description

General

Opening Ceremonies

Thursday

17h00

5:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

60

Emerald D/E/F

AlohaWolf

Come celebrate the start of RainFurrest 2013! Meet the Guests of Honor and enjoy a celebration of Song, Light, Motion, Joy... and Magic.

Meet the RAIn Board

Friday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

San Juan

Dragonfly Goodnight, AlohaWolf

Come meet the RainFurrest Board of Directors and find out what’s going on with the corporation that manages the con.

Scritch ’n Bitch

Sunday

15h30

3:30 PM

16h30

4:30 PM

60

Glacier

AlohaWolf

As RainFurrest comes to a close, we’d like to hear from you. What went well? What didn’t? This is your chance to let your voice be heard.

Closing Ceremonies

Sunday

17h00

5:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

60

Main Theater

AlohaWolf

Join us in a final farewell to RainFurrest 2013.

Art

Photo Shooting Action

Thursday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Alpine

Nikolai Pandamoyed

Whether they are of the dance, the fursuit parade, or whatever else may catch your eye, Niko will cover various techniques and means of expression for snapping that slick flick. Come on in and get some training.

Drawing 101: The Basics

Thursday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

This panel will attempt to cover all the basics you need to learn in order to blossom as a furry artist. Topics include basic anatomy, a few techniques, and finding quality art supplies. There will also be a few exercises to encourage creativity. If you have a pencil and a pad yet lack direction, this panel is for you.

Drawing 102: Massive Scale Compositions

Thursday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

In the historical tradition of great art, furry artist Rain will discuss the process of composing, executing and completing large scale pieces. Whether ten or fifty characters, he will provide sound advice and examples for your work.

How To Con Badge

Thursday

17h00

5:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

It’s important to present yourself accurately; you want people to see your fursona properly. This panel will discuss several key points which every con badge encompasses, from poses to lettering to color combination. Come by and draw your own badge.

Professional Illustration with Prawst

Thursday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Alpine

Prawst

It is very important to be taken seriously in this profession. Prawst will discuss what it means to be a professional artist, making money off of your work, taking commissions, and pricing yourself. Be sure to stop by.

Knotty Tails

Thursday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Alpine

Kincaid

Kincaid, writer for the furry comic Five Glasses of Absinthe, will discuss the many elements of scripting an adult comic: finding inspiration and influence, balancing sensuality and sexuality, designing the aesthetic of your setting, and working with artists.

Commissions 101: For the Buyer

Thursday

21h00

9:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

60

Alpine

MaxYote

Join MaxYote, an expert on commissioning furry artists, as he discusses the appropriate procedure for procuring art from your favorite artists. Topics covered includes common protocol, what information to have for the artists and how to complete commissions swiftly.

Art Jam #1: New Moon

Thursday

22h00

10:00 PM

02h00 +1

2:00 AM

240

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by and bring your sketchbook as well as ideas. Thematically this session will be based on change and new cycles. Supplies will be provided, as long as you provide yourself. Stick around with your blackbook and get it stuffed.

Prawst’s Quik Tips

Friday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Alpine

Prawst

Tune in as the master of awesome impresses you with his skills and prowess. That’s right folk, Prawst will provide you with sage advice on how to draw really murrific stuff. Drop by as he enlightens your mind on how to kick your art to the next level, quickly.

Razzy Lee’s Logo and Graphic Design

Friday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Alpine

Razzy Lee

At this furry panel graphic designer Razzy Lee will go over some of the essentials of logo design as well as design principles. She will guide you through some real life examples of design, explaining in detail the process for purrfection.

Scavenger Hunt Judging

Friday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Alpine

Razzy Lee

Bring your finds! This is the judging panel for the scavenger hunt. Be prepared to defend your goodies!

Dragon Anatomy

Friday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Alpine

Tojo the Thief

Professional artist Tojo will teach all you cubs the fine art of his specialty, dragons. Known for his prolific production of these mythical creatures, he will be sure to go over the ins and outs of basic dragon drawing.

Drawing Webcomics

Friday

17h00

5:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

60

Alpine

Dana Simpson, Egypt Urnash

Two snarky ladies talk about making webcomics happen.

Banned Cartoons 1

Friday

18h30

6:30 PM

19h30

7:30 PM

60

San Juan

Roy G. Biv, Gummi Pony

We think of cartoons as entertainment for children, but in the history of the medium, there have been a number of cartoons that were later banned or censored. We’ll discuss the history of these cartoons, and watch parts of them as part of the exercise. Part 1 covers material up to 1980.

Banned Cartoons 2

Friday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

San Juan

Roy G. Biv, Gummi Pony

See Banned Cartoons 1 for details. Part 2 covers material from 1980 to the present.

Life Drawing: Male Clothed

Friday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by as our Art Track Lead discusses the finer points of drawing people with their clothes on. The basics of drapery will be addressed, as well as more advanced discussion on anatomy and composition. All ages welcome.

Life Drawing: Male Nude

Friday

21h00

9:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by as our Art Track Lead discusses the finer points of drawing people with their clothes off. The basics of drapery will be addressed, as well as more advanced discussion on combining human with animal anatomy. Ages 18+ only.

Art Jam #2: Waxing

Friday

22h00

10:00 PM

02h00 +1

2:00 AM

240

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by and bring your sketchbook as well as ideas. Thematically this session will be based in change and new cycles. Supplies will be provided, as long as you provide yourself. Stick around with your blackbook and get it stuffed.

Life Drawing: Akido

Saturday

12h00

noon

14h00

2:00 PM

120

Alpine

Rhari, Fever Low

This special life drawing session will be taught by Rhari and Fever Low using real life models to demonstrate action technique. From stances to more advanced notions of movement, these furs will teach this to all ages.

Illustrator with Urnash

Saturday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Alpine

Egypt Urnash

Learn from Adobe Illustrator expert Egypt Urnash as she covers the finer points of this program. Watch while she showcases her skills and abilities, providing points and tips to those of you interested in expanding your digital skills.

GoH Demo: Temperance

Saturday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Alpine

Temperance

Our Guest of Honor Temperance will host this panel displaying her prowess in a number of ways. Throughout the hour she will provide insight on her artistic style and help you push your own, whether beginner or advanced.

Anatomy 101

Saturday

17h00

5:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

60

Alpine

Razzy Lee

Resident artist Razzy Lee will guide this class in the basics of figure drawing. Starting with perspective and anatomy, she will move onto gestural drawing as well as how to work a figure towards completion. Meant for the starter artist.

WereDoggyStyle

Saturday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

Alpine

WerePuppy

Prolific and professional artist WerePuppy will be stopping in to share some of his wisdom with us. He will highlight some of his techniques and process with us, showing us how a breakout artist gets work finished.

Dealing with Srs Art

Saturday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Alpine

Soulscape

Thea gets back to ground zero to show newbies and aspiring artists alike what subjects you need to cover for self studies, the mindset to climb the skill ladder, business tips, and the best books to have for your artistic arsenal to take it to the next level.

Life Drawing: Female Clothed

Saturday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by as our Art Track Lead discusses the finer points of drawing people with their clothes on. The basics of drapery will be addressed, as well as more advanced discussion on anatomy and composition. All ages welcome.

Life Drawing: Female Nude

Saturday

21h00

9:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by as our Art Track Lead discusses the finer points of drawing women with their clothes off. The basics of drapery will be addressed, as well as more advanced discussion on combining human with animal anatomy. 18+ Only.

Art Jam #3: Full Moon

Saturday

22h00

10:00 PM

02h00 +1

2:00 AM

240

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by and bring your sketchbook as well as ideas. Themematically this session will be based in change and new cycles. Supplies will be provided, as long as you provide yourself. Stick around with your blackbook and get it stuffed.

Neoclassical Anthropomorphism

Sunday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Alpine

Mikha

The fandom has several distinct styles of art, stop by as our Art Track Lead addresses and advises on one of the more recent development, Neoclassicism. Discussions in realistically rendering anatomy and drapery will ensue.

Drawing the Taur

Sunday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Alpine

Rhari

As our art track starts to wrap up, be sure to stop in and learn more on how to draw taurs from Rhari, an expert through practice on these four-legged anthromorphs. From chakats to centaurs, four-limbed creatures of all kinds will be discussed.

Apoxon’s Plushy Making

Sunday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Alpine

Apoxon

Join us for one of our last panels as Apoxon teaches all you eager murrs and purrs the ins and outs of sewing together your own plushy. If you’ve been wanting to learn how, or already know yet want to learn more, be sure to stop by.

Art Jam #4: Waning

Sunday

15h00

3:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

120

Alpine

Mikha

Stop by and bring your sketchbook as well as ideas. Themematically this session will be based on change and new cycles. Supplies will be provided, as long as you provide yourself. Stick around with your blackbook and get it stuffed.

Gaming

Neverwhen RPG Demo 1

Thursday

14h00

2:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

240

Columbia B

Dragondyne Publishing

Welcome to the world of Neverwhen. Neverwhen is a campaign setting (using Paizo’s popular Pathfinder roleplaying game) that allows players and gamemasters to take items and/or characters from any d20 setting and use them in their own campaign. In addition, a storyline is provided that allows the easy inclusion of your campaign into the Neverwhen universes. We are doing demos of this Pathfinder setting. Pre-generated characters are available. The demos consist of several different scenarios selected based on the player’s interest. All of the scenarios reflect the ability to combine different genres within the adventure. For those of you that have played in our demos before we have are introducing new demo adventures.

Demo: Sentinels of the Multiverse

Thursday

18h00

6:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

120

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Axiluvia

Oh no! Vice City is under attack by Plague Rat! Send in the super heroes to stop him and many other powerful villians in this collaborative superhero card game.

Demo: Smallworld

Thursday

20h00

8:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

120

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Axiluvia

Be careful how you plan to conquer a small world that everybody else wants to conquer! Rack up as much gold as you can while bumping off the other players as you play unusual races such as the Bivouacking Skeletons, Underworld Pixies, or Flying Dwarves.

Neverwhen RPG Demo 2

Friday

10h00

10:00 AM

14h00

2:00 PM

240

Columbia B

Dragondyne Publishing

See Neverwhen RPG Demo 1.

Nerf War!

Friday

11h00

11:00 AM

13h00

1:00 PM

120

Secondary Theater

Bob!

Get your war on! This has been one of RainFurrest’s longest-running events. Come work off some energy shooting your fellow congoers in a controlled environment! Cover will be provided, as will some basic weapons and ammo. Grab a gun and get shooting!

Demo: Phytocats

Friday

12h00

noon

14h00

2:00 PM

120

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Axiluvia

Ever wanted the cutest cat-plants around? Want to see what sprouts out when you give your eggs water, sun, and love? Come play Phytocats, a fun, cute card game where you grow your pets!

Tournament: Halo

Friday

13h00

1:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your shoot on.

Demo: Red Dragon Inn

Friday

14h00

2:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

120

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Axiluvia

The quest is over. Time to party! You and your fellow adventurers are relaxing in a tavern, drinking and gambling. Can you be the last one standing sober, and get all the gold? Spike other people’s drinks, cheat at cards for an extra advantage, or just beat the other players up.

Neverwhen RPG Demo 3

Friday

15h00

3:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

240

Columbia B

Dragondyne Publishing

See Neverwhen RPG Demo 1.

Tournament: Red Dragon Inn

Friday

16h00

4:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

120

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Axiluvia

Have what it takes to beat everybody else at the bar, gulp a few drinks, and still end up ahead with everybody else’s gold? Compete against other adventurers in small groups to win and for prizes!

Event: Friday Night Magic

Friday

18h00

6:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

240

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Diesel Dragon

Into Magic: the Gathering? Or just want to learn how to play? Come game with us with your own decks, or play with one of our 50+ prebuilt decks in a free-for-all fashion. Standard, Legacy, Commander and everything else is allowed.

Tournament: Gears of War 3

Friday

19h00

7:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your Omen on.

Demo: Furoticon

Friday

22h00

10:00 PM

00h00 +1

midnight

120

Columbia A

Callista Skip

In Furoticon, you control your own personal furry harem and compete for dominance over your opponent’s harem! Check out the How to Play panel to get your hands on some cards (demo decks available!) and compete in one of our Tournaments to win prizes! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio Dealer Table to sign up or get more information. (Tournament sign-up only accepted in the Dealer Room.) Ages 18+ only.

Tournament: Call of Duty

Friday

22h00

10:00 PM

00h00 +1

midnight

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your war on.

Neverwhen RPG Demo 4

Saturday

10h00

10:00 AM

14h00

2:00 PM

240

Columbia B

Dragondyne Publishing

See Neverwhen RPG Demo 1.

K-otic Studios Presents: Mercenary Rodent for Hire

Saturday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

San Juan

Conker

K-otic Studios is proud to present a playable demo of their latest video game offering, Mercenary Rodent for Hire. Afterwards, there will be a Q&A involving furries in the video game industry.

Event: Freeform Role-Playing

Saturday

12h00

noon

16h00

4:00 PM

240

Columbia A

Zolaerla

Sick of ridiculous rules, power levelling, die rolls spoiling everything, constant battles, or even just want to RP on the go? Then try out freeform role-playing, where role-playing and story telling reign supreme!

Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Melee 1

Saturday

14h00

2:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your fight on.

Neverwhen RPG Demo 5

Saturday

15h00

3:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

240

Columbia B

Dragondyne Publishing

See Neverwhen RPG Demo 1.

Demo: Betrayal at the House on the Hill

Saturday

16h00

4:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

120

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Axiluvia

You and your friends went to the House on the Hill, and the door has mysteriously shut behind you! You explore the house, building the board as you go, having nerve-wracking events and ominous omens happening, until one of you turns traitor against the others!

Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Saturday

18h00

6:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your smash on.

Tournament: Pre-built Magic

Saturday

18h00

6:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

240

Columbia A

Zolaerla, Diesel Dragon

Didn’t bring your Magic deck, or never really played before? This pre-constructed tournament will have several different types of decks, all Legacy style, and tested to be well balanced against each other and simple enough that beginning players can play most of them with little difficulty. Sign up early as we only have twenty-four slots available!

Tournament: Furoticon

Saturday

22h00

10:00 PM

00h00 +1

midnight

120

Columbia A

Callista Skip

In Furoticon, you control your own personal furry harem and compete for dominance over your opponent’s harem! Check out the How to Play panel to get your hands on some cards (demo decks available!) and compete in one of our tournaments to win prizes! Stop by the Tail Kiss Studio dealer table to sign up or get more information. (Tournament sign-up only accepted in the Dealer Room) Ages 18+ only.

Tournament: Super Smash Bros. Melee 2

Saturday

23h00

11:00 PM

01h00 +1

1:00 AM

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your fight on again.

Event: Graveyard Games

Saturday

24h00

midnight

02h00 +1

2:00 AM

120

Columbia A

Axiluvia

Full of undead fun! Stay up late and play games like Zombies!, Humans!, Zombie Fluxx, Zombie Dice, and Zombie Munchkin! This is strictly BYOB, though – bring your own brains.

Neverwhen RPG Demo 6

Sunday

10h00

10:00 AM

14h00

2:00 PM

240

Columbia B

Dragondyne Publishing

See Neverwhen RPG Demo 1.

Party Pictionary

Sunday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

Alpine

Prawst

A game where the crowd, split into two teams, competes to best each other in a gameshow style competition where audience members draw topics and the crowd has to wildly guess. An experience rife with laughter and good times.

Tournament: Rock Band 1

Sunday

11h00

11:00 AM

13h00

1:00 PM

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your rock on.

Tournament: Rock Band 2

Sunday

14h00

2:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

120

Emerald C

Little Bear

Come and get your rock on again.

Writing

Finding Furry in Literature

Thursday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Garret Biggerstaff, John Kurpierz, Jason Wodicka

Furry exists in a surprising amount of fantasy, science fiction, and modern fiction. Werewolves, talking horses, and sentient felines abound, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Come hear us talk about where you might have found furry, and didn’t know it.

Dialogue In Your Stories

Thursday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Phil Geusz, Ianus Wolf, Ryan Hickey

How people say something is just as important as what they say. Dialogue is more than just words; it’s accent, inflection, and cadence. Come listen to some of our panelists discuss how they include this into their work, and how you can too.

Children’s, Young Adult, and Adult Writing

Thursday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Fuzzwolf, Kyell Gold, Mary Lowd

Your audience often times determines your style of writing. Certain things you can do in older literature don’t always sit well with a younger audience. Come and listen as our Guest of Honor and two of RainFurrest’s veteran panelists discuss this topic.

A Reading and Q&A with Kyell Gold

Thursday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Kyell Gold

Kyell Gold has been one of RainFurrest’s friends from the beginning, and every year that he’s come, he’s always brought a new story to tell. Come sit and listen as he spins a tale for his audience from some of his current works, and perhaps get a question or two about your favorite characters or books answered at the same time!

Writing Competition: Thursday

Thursday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ryan Hickey, Phil Geusz, Garret Biggerstaff

Once more, RainFurrest is happy to host its yearly Writing Competition. We get a topic, and we give our writers two days to try and write a completed short story. Do you think you have what it takes to meet the challenge? Come and see! Even if you don’t, everyone needs support, beta readers, and proofers. Anyone is welcome!

Writing for Beginners 1

Thursday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Alflor, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Garrett Marco

Writing is an art. Art is talent honed with skill and experience. Come on by if you are just beginning as a writer, or even have had a few stories under your belt, and listen as our panelists give their words of wisdom for new writers, and feel free to ask for their advice.

World Building and Background Design

Thursday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Phil Geusz, Mitch de la Guardia, Ethan Gruner

Characters need to have a place to live in. And a character who exists in an environment that is just as vibrant and real as they are helps make a story dynamic and interesting. Our panelists will talk about the processes they go through to help design everything from simple fantasy towns to sprawling science fiction megaplexes.

Writing Exercises and Tools

Thursday

21h00

9:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Mary Lowd, John Kurpierz, Phil Geusz

Writing takes practice. Practice is more than just writing itself, but also doing exercises to take yourself outside of your comfort zone. In this panel, we talk about different little tricks and tools that an author can use to help get that engine going.

Intended for Mature Audiences

Thursday

22h00

10:00 PM

23h00

11:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Julanne Reyer, David Alan, Ethan Gruner

Erotic fiction can often times be a tricky topic to tackle. It’s not just about how you get into the market, but the differences in how you write towards that audience. Come and listen as our panelists talk about their experiences in getting into the business.

Furry Anatomy and Description

Friday

09h00

9:00 AM

10h00

10:00 AM

60

Elliott B

Ryan Hickey, Ethan Gruner, Mitch de la Guardia

Writing is about painting a picture inside the mind of the reader and trying to describe how a furry character is more than just their species. Our panelists will sit and talk about their techniques for ensuring the reader can see the furry character clearly on the page, and they’ll answer questions from the audience on how they can do the same.

Furry Characters in a Non-furry Setting

Friday

10h00

10:00 AM

11h00

11:00 AM

60

Elliott B

Mary Lowd, John Kurpierz, Ethan Gruner

Defining “furry” can be a tough thing to do in the context of a story that is not inherently furry. But often times writers do it in surprising ways. In everything from children’s stories to complex high fantasy, writers have given their animal characters an interesting life of their own. Come and listen as our panelists discuss how “furry” can exist in your fiction, even when it’s not considered furry.

A Reading and Q&A with Mary Lowd

Friday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

Elliott B

Mary Lowd

Mary Lowd has quicky become one of RainFurrest’s favorite local authors, and she brings to the table a wonderful sense of whimsy and delight as a writer for everything from children’s stories to science fiction. With more than fifty short stories under her belt, come and listen as Mary tells one of her tales to an audience, and then answers questions about her time as being both an author and mother.

Writing Competition: Friday

Friday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ryan Hickey, Phil Geusz, Garret Biggerstaff

With twenty-four hours under their belt, the writers in our competition get a day to get together and bounce ideas off of each other, find someone to proof- or beta-read their work, and even ask the panelists or our special guest judge, Phil Geusz, for assistance!

Guest of Honor Meet & Greet with Q&A

Friday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Fuzzwolf

This year’s RainFurrest Writer Guests of Honor are not just writers! Fuzzwolf, Tieran, and the rest of the FurPlanet team attend RainFurrest every year so that the latest in furry fiction, comics, and magazines are available for our attendees. Come and meet the faces behind the business that brings you some of your favorite literature in our furry world.

You Had Me At....

Friday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Alflor, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Garrett Marco

The “elevator pitch” is a term used in the media circles for the short presentation of your idea to try and capture the interest of a publisher or studio. You have from the time you get on until the time they get off to get their attention. In this panel, you can hear about how to get your work submitted to small and large publishing houses, and how to deal with everything that comes with it. Not just the successes, but also the pitfalls, the setbacks, and the rejection.

Self-Publishing: The Perils and Pitfalls

Friday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Fuzzwolf, Sam Ward, Julianne Reyer

With the creation of the Kindle, the ability to self-publish has become much easier now that the e-book format has become very popular for a reader on the go. But even before that, some authors were willing to take the risk and print their own work without the support of a publishing house. Along with FurPlanet, this year’s Guest of Honor, sit down with some authors who have made the jump into self-published fiction and how they did it.

Book Launch: SofaWolf

Friday

16h00

4:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

120

St. Helens

Kyell Gold, Ryan Campbell, Ashe

RainFurrest, the preeminent furry writing convention, would like to cordially invite you to join Ryan Campbell and the SofaWolf staff in celebration of the launch of Gods of Clay, Ryan Campbell’s newest novel and the latest SofaWolf release.

A Reading and Q&A with Ryan Campbell

Friday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ryan Campbell

Ryan Campbell brought us the book Smiley and The Hero and regularly adds his pen to New Fables. Now he’s begun a new trilogy called The Fire Bearers, and the first book, God of Clay, is set to release at RainFurrest! Come get a sneak peek into Ryan’s works as he reads from his newest work, and answers questions of new readers and fans alike.

Tell Me a Tale: Live Flash Fiction with Reading

Friday

19h00

7:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

120

Elliott B

Kyell Gold, Ianus Wolf, Garret Biggerstaff

Come and see the creative process at work! As the audience, you supply the characters, the setting, and the situation. The three authors who have volunteered their time will have one hour to write a story based on this, and then will get a chance to read them aloud. Can these three meet that challenge? There’s only one way to find out!

Writing for Beginners 2

Saturday

09h00

9:00 AM

10h00

10:00 AM

60

Elliott B

Mary Lowd, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Garrett Marco

Everyone writes. Even if it’s just bits in a blog on Facebook, to stories on a paper pad you think no one else is ever going to see. But it takes some talent and dedication to take those little ideas and bring them to the next level. Our panelists will come together to help you learn what it can take to be a writer.

Character Development

Saturday

10h00

10:00 AM

11h00

11:00 AM

60

Elliott B

Alflor, Mitch de lay Guardia, Ryan Campbell

Characters are who drive your story forwards, and because of this they need to be as varied and organic as the people who read about them. Building a good and believable character is often times as hard as crafting a good plot, and our panelists will help give you the tricks and tools to help give your readers that real edge.

A Reading and Q&A with Garrett Marco

Saturday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

Elliott B

Garrett Marco

As a part of Soul Mate Publishing, Garrett Marco is no stranger to either side of writing, being an author and a publisher. As a newcomer to RainFurrest, we would like to welcome him to our convention and fandom, and would like to invite you all to listen to some of his work, and answer your questions.

Writing Competition: Saturday

Saturday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ryan Hickey, Phil Geusz, Garret Biggerstaff

Today is the day when everyone will turn in their work, and the judges will begin to look over all the entries. As with every year, our first prize winner will receive not only a membership for next year’s convention, but they will also have their work printed in the 2014 conbook. The winner, and the second and third place prizes, will be announced at Closing Ceremonies.

Advanced Editing

Saturday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Kyell Gold, Ashe, Buck Turner

Join Buck Turner, Kyell Gold, and Ashe Valisca as they discuss both the science and the dark art of editing a story. They will discuss why you need a good editor, the right ways to work with your editor, and how to become a better editor of your own work.

Comedy, Tragedy, Action, Romance

Saturday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Mary Lowd, Alflor, Buni

Genre can sometimes be a hard thing to define. What does it really mean to be a comedy or tragedy, or a romance, or even an adventure story? Our panelists will help provide you with their insight into the differences that help you figure out where your stories might fall.

Oh, The Horror!

Saturday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Alflor, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Ianus Wolf

Horror can be one of the harder genres to get into, as the elements that help make up a good horror story are hard to master. During the panel, these writers will discuss how to write a horror story to grab the heart and the fear of the reader, and help keep them engaged all the way to the climax.

Sex, Drugs, and Rock ’n Roll!

Saturday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ianus Wolf, Julianne Reyer, David Alan

Some topics are hard to put into books... drugs and alcohol being one of them. Things like teenage rebellion are rife with booze, cigarettes, recreational drug use, and often times can lead to other things. During this panel, our writers will talk about how you can realistically include these kinds of things in your work.

Modifying and Retelling Historical Fiction

Saturday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Kyell Gold, Jason Wodicka, Ryan Hickey

What-ifs are a wonderful thing, taking something and then putting a new twist on it in order to try and find a new perspective. Re-telling history into historical fiction is often times an exercise in getting the reader to become interested in the truth of the events that lead to your story. These writers will sit down and talk about their favorite historical fiction works, and how to create your own fiction in truth.

Book Launch: FurPlanet

Saturday

18h00

6:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

120

St. Helens

Fuzzwolf, Ashe

RainFurrest, the preeminent furry writing convention, would like to cordially invite you to join Phil Geusz and the FurPlanet staff in celebration of the launch of Evolutionary Action, Phil Geusz’s newest novel and the latest FurPlanet release.

Crafting Mythology

Saturday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ianus Wolf, Jason Wodicka, Mitch de la Guardia

In the background of any fantasy world, there is usually a magic and mysticism that helps give a vibrancy and life all its own. From oppressive theocracy or enlightened religions, from demonic cults to ancient covens, listen as our writers discuss how to artfully craft the mystic and unseen into their worlds.

Fiction versus Fan-fiction

Saturday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Mary Lowd, John Kurpierz, Garret Biggerstaff

Sometimes there can be a thin wall between what you can consider your own work, and just an extension of someone else’s work. Fan fiction is an increasing viable medium for writers to cut their teeth and hone their talent, but eventually a writer needs to strike out on their own.

And Now... the Naughty Bits!

Saturday

21h00

9:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ethan Gruner, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, David Alan

There is a lot of adult furry fiction. A lot. Sometimes the fandom is a bit pigeonholed because of it. But despite this, it is still a viable writing medium. In this after-hours panel, you will get a chance to talk about the ins and outs of being an adult fiction writer, and ask some of the more uncomfortable questions you might not have been willing to ask otherwise about the topic.

Writing Kinky Stories

Saturday

22h00

10:00 PM

23h00

11:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Teiran, Ashe Valisca, Ianus J. Wolf

Everybody has a favorite kink they like to write about, be it macro, BDSM, muscles, or paws, but there are ways to make a kinky story into a really good story too. Come join Teiran, Ashe Valisca, and Ianus J. Wolf for tips and tricks to make your kinky writing better.

There’s a Line... and You’ve Crossed It.

Sunday

09h00

9:00 AM

10h00

10:00 AM

60

Elliott B

Phil Geusz, Mary Lowd, Garrett Marco

Fiction has its good, its bad, and its downright ugly. Some stories are so bad they’re good, but some of them are just plain horrid. But there can even be some diamonds in the worst offerings that you have either written, or have been passed by someone’s desk. Come in, sit, and listen to the discussion about bad writing.

The Mystical Magical Marvelous Magnificent Mary Sue!

Sunday

10h00

10:00 AM

11h00

11:00 AM

60

Elliott B

Ianus Wolf, Mary Lowd, Tarl “Voice” Hoch

Who are Mary Sue and her brother Gary Stu? They are characters of self-insertion – the people who are the author’s avatar inside their stories, and often times end up being empowered to do things within the plot that would make even the staunchest hero blanch. Mary Sues can be the death of a good piece of writing, and our panelists will help you figure out if she has either moved in, or is waiting in the bleachers.

And Suddenly... You’re Popular!

Sunday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

Elliott B

Fuzzwolf, Phil Geusz, Kyell Gold

Popularity is not something that everyone can handle. In many respects it’s more work than people think it is. There are book launches, signings, appearances, social media. Everyone wants to see you, and everyone wants to learn from you. Our Guests of Honor and one of our the most popular and profilic furry authors will sit down with you to talk about how to handle this as best possible.

Writer’s Blocks: Tools and Tricks

Sunday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ianus Wolf, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Sam Ward

Writer’s Block is something every writer has to eventually deal with. Our panelists will tell you about the things they’ve used in the past to help get past the block and get back to the craft. Come by to listen, learn something new, and perhaps ask a few questions too.

Collaboration in Writing

Sunday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Ethan Gruner, David Alan, Julianne Reyer

Teamwork in writing seems like an odd thing, but having another writer to bounce and carry the plot off of can help get life into a story you never expected to be there. Our writers will sit down and discuss the ins and outs of successfully working together to craft something that both they, and their readers will enjoy.

Finding and Forming a Writing Group

Sunday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Elliott B

Kyell Gold, Tarl “Voice” Hoch, Phil Geusz

A writing group is a great but often-times underused tool by writers. Bringing a group of aspiring writers together to bounce their ideas off one another, to read each other’s works, and to provide honest critique can improve everyone’s ability to write well. There are many writing groups out there, but sometimes if you’re not close to one, forming your own can also work. At this panel, our writers will talk about their experiences with writing groups, and what needs to be done to create and keep a successful one.

Fandom

Your First Furry Convention

Thursday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Horizon

WereMan

Each year, RainFurrest welcomes newcomers who have never been to a convention before. With so much to see and do, the experience can be overwhelming. How do I approach an artist in the dealer’s den? What do I need to know about fursuiters? What do I need to do each day? Who do I contact if I have an urgent question? Thankfully, we’ve got some advice for you on how to make the most of your convention experience, including how to make time for your friends! Come ready to make enough memories to last you until next year!

Staffing RF2014

Thursday

15h00

3:00 PM

15h30

3:30 PM

30

Horizon

Rex Wolf

Have you ever wondered what it takes to staff a convention, and how you could be a part? Come talk with the vice chair of RF2013 about plans for next year!

Furry Networking

Thursday

16h30

4:30 PM

17h30

5:30 PM

60

Horizon

WereMan

There are different ways to find a job, either by sending your resume, contact different companies or meet people who are in need of your skills. While familiar with resources to network, it is crucial to know how to use social media platforms such as Facebook or LinkedIn. In addition to tips and tricks to overcome your anxiety, you will receive an introduction how to network and talk to total strangers at an event where you don’t know anybody, which also applies to RainFurrest. With experience from New York, Seattle, and Vancouver, WereMan will share the challenges it can take and what to expect. You’ll also learn how to refer to your own group of friends and relatives for support and suggestions.

Furry Social Networking

Thursday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

Horizon

Fuzzy

Cons are a great place to meet new friends and socialize, but after the con, keeping in touch with your friends presents its own challenges. This panel is both a chance to meet other social media enthusiasts and also a chance to discuss etiquette and habits of effective social media use.

Animate Inanimates

Thursday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Secondary Theater

Jäger

A social time for plushes, pooltoys, and other “inanimates”.

Gender and Sexuality

Thursday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

San Juan

Faye

How do we define gender and sexuality in the furry community? What are some of the stereotypes people think of when they think of furries and sexuality? What is a “gender outlaw”? All of these questions will be answered, and more! Attendees will participate in activities designed to help them explore their views on gender and the gender binary, as well as sexuality in this comprehensive workshop on gender and sexuality.

My Little Pony Picnic

Friday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h30

12:30 PM

90

Grassy Knoll

Trapa

Don’t you know you’re all my very best friends? Come and meet other fans of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic!

Scavenger Hunt Intro

Friday

13h00

1:00 PM

13h30

1:30 PM

30

San Juan

Trapa

Every year, RainFurrest hosts a scavenger hunt. See what relics you can find scattered about the con!

Rainy’s High Tea

Friday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

St. Helens

Lenare, Ashe

High Tea has been a tradition around the world for hundreds of years, a chance to relax in the early afternoon with a cucumber sandwich and a cup of hot. Rainy would like to invite you to join her in remembrance and celebration of this classic tradition. Light refreshments to be provided.

Sixty-Second Meet and Greets

Friday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

San Juan

Gizmo

New to RainFurrest? Don’t know anyone? Come to Sixty-Second Meet and Greets! You’ll get a minute to meet the person next to you, before being introduced to the next! It’s a chance to meet a lot of folks in a very short time!

The 1st Annual RainFurrest Film Festival Intro

Friday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

San Juan

Gizmo

A curated and carefully selected highlight reel of past RainFurrests. Share in the memories of cons gone by.

Guest of Honor Dinner

Friday

17h00

5:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

120

Main Theater

Fox Amoore, Alexander James Adams, AlohaWolf, Fuzzwolf, Temperance

Join RainFurrest’s guests of honor – Fox Amoore, Alexander Adams, Temperence, and the FurPlanet crew – for a catered dinner! Note: Tickets are $15 for Standard and Sponsor registrations. Patrons attend free!

Fur What It’s Worth

Friday

19h00

7:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

120

Secondary Theater

Tugs Puppybear

The popular podcast Fur What It’s Worth will be talking to their audience live from RainFurrest! Come be part of the show!

Meet the Art Whores

Friday

21h00

9:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

60

San Juan

Sunwingedwolf, Arcana, MaxYote, MirringFox

Enjoy this refreshing Q&A with some of the fandom’s more renowned art whores. Hear as they regale you with anecdotes and funny stories of their experiences in the art buying world, and bring your own questions about the noble past time of art whoring.

Youtubaloo Renaissance: Can’t Corner the Dorner

Friday

22h00

10:00 PM

23h00

11:00 PM

60

San Juan

Prawst

A presentation with a special tailored intro video for RainFurrest 2013 and a collection of the best underground videos from the internet over the past year. Simply put, the TOP LEL.

Cereal and Toons

Saturday

08h00

8:00 AM

10h00

10:00 AM

120

Secondary Theater

Bob!

Wake up and get off to a great start to RainFurrest’s biggest day with (you guessed it!) some cartoons and cereal!

Babyfur.ME Social

Saturday

10h30

10:30 AM

12h00

noon

90

Secondary Theater

Fuzzy

Previously called “CubFur Social”. Social gathering event for cubfurs hosted and funded by BabyFur.ME.

Aquatics

Saturday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

San Juan

Frosty Orca, Wolphi

A social meet up for dolphins, orcas, sharks, otters, and all other aquatic species! Those merely interested are welcome! Come for a light-hearted discussion about our favorite species and the environment they live in.

Ice Cream Social

Saturday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h30

2:30 PM

90

Secondary Theater

AlohaWolf

Meet and greet – and eat! Ice cream smoothes all social interactions. Experience this truth and find some new friends, or just get together with the ones you already have. Note: Tickets are $4 for Standard and Sponsor registrations; Patrons attend free!

Furry Ham Radio

Saturday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

San Juan

Kyle Fox

For the shortwave enthusiast, regardless of experience level.

Furry RPGs

Saturday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

San Juan

Jason Wodicka

So you’ve heard of this “roleplaying” thing, and you’ve played a game or two. Our panel will introduce you to all sorts of games and systems you might not have heard of – from games ideal for a few hours at a con to games ripe for a multi-year campaign. We’ll focus on games that default to being furry, but we’ll also cover other furry-friendly games. If you’re a roleplayer – or you want to be! – come find your next favorite game!

AdventureCru Unleashed

Saturday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

San Juan

Prawst

An open seminar where topics regarding con etiquette and furry convention culture is discussed and celebrated. The audience is encouraged to share their own favourite con experiences pertaining to each mystery topic that is revealed throughout the panel.

Adult RPGs

Saturday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

San Juan

Jason Wodicka

A good role-playing experience can leave you with memories and stories that last for years. A bad experience can destroy trust and friendships. The easy way to keep away from the bad stuff is to never take risks – but that’s no fun! We’ll teach real, tested ways to expand the comfort zone, incorporating sex and other taboo subjects into your tabletop games without tearing your play-group apart.

Guided Meditation

Saturday

20h00

8:00 PM

22h00

10:00 PM

120

Grassy Knoll

Rhiannon Louve

Have you ever dreamed of being something else? Can you feel your wings or tail when you close your eyes? This is an exercise in finding your inner animal and making it manifest in sense and thought. The practice itself should take up to an hour, with an extended discussion afterwards.

Friendship is Magic!

Sunday

10h00

10:00 AM

12h00

noon

120

Secondary Theater

Gemini Star (Electric Keet), Line Monkey

A gathering of ponyfolk, griffons, dragons, and anypony else who enjoys My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic or is curious about this surprise hit. Fan-made videos will be screened, friends will be made, and stories of the show and our love of it will be shared. Note: Diamond Dogs must be leashed.

Meet the RF2013 Charity: The Clouded Leopard Project

Sunday

10h30

10:30 AM

11h30

11:30 AM

60

San Juan

Karen Povey (The Clouded Leopard Project), Sharako

Ever hear about clouded leopards? Think they’re the same as a snow leopard in the Himalayas, or a leopard in Africa or India? You would be wrong. Come learn about these elusive tropical tree cats of Southeast Asia and what is being done to preserve them.

Charity Auction / Art Auction

Sunday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Main Theater

Sharako

The annual charity auction, this year benefitting the Clouded Leopard Foundation. Any piece that went to auction from the art show will also be resolved here.

2014 Seattle Pride!

Sunday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

San Juan

Dragonfly Goodnight

Come and talk about getting furries back in the Pride Parade next year.

Spirit Guides, Totems, Familiars and Fursonas

Sunday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Glacier

Rhiannon Louve 

Why are you who you think you are? In this panel, we’ll discuss the formation of identities, paths to identifying spiritual companions, and the quest for communion.

The 1st Annual RainFurrest Film Festival Judging

Sunday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Horizon

Gizmo

We’ll be screening submissions for the first annualRainFurrest Film Festival. Cast your ballot for the best filmsof the con!

Animism for Contemporary Thinkers: Animals, Science, and Spirit

Sunday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Glacier

Rhiannon Louve 

Animism, the belief of spirit in all things, has been around as long as there have been questions about the gods. This panel will bring animism into the modern era.

SWOC Board Meeting

Sunday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

San Juan

Dragonfly Goodnight

The Seattle Westercon Organizing Committee will be hosting one of their board meetings at RainFurrest.

Dance: Sunday "Dead Dog"

Sunday

19h00

7:00 PM

03h15 +1

3:15 AM

495

Main Ballroom

Aphinity

Last chance to dance the night away! Check the webpage for the DJ schedule.

Dead Dog Party

Sunday

21h00

9:00 PM

03h00 +1

3:00 AM

360

Emerald C

Aphinity

The last hurrah. A final party for anyone still at the hotel.

Fursuiting

Fursuit GoH Meet

Thursday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Sit down with our fursuiter Guest of Honor for a questions-and-answers session.

Fursuiting on a Budget

Thursday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

DragonManMike

So you want to build a fursuit but don’t have much money? Learn how to build a fursuit on a limited budget, as well as a few pointers on what you can’t manage without some real cash.

Basic Fursuit Construction & Sewing

Thursday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Come learn the basics of fursuit construction. Topics will include sewing, creating hand paws, foot paws and tails. The GoH will show you how!

So You Wanna Build a Fursuit?

Thursday

17h00

5:00 PM

18h00

6:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Apoxon

Building a fursuit for the first time can be a daunting task. Where can you buy foam? Where should I buy fur? How much fur should I buy? How do I make a pattern? What can I use for eyes? And so forth. We will discuss these questions and more, relating to the “getting started” process of fursuit making. Please note: actual fursuit construction will not be discussed in this panel.

Prosthetics 101

Thursday

18h00

6:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Jovial King

Fursuits are awesome, no doubt, but they are hot and bulky. Is there a way to achieve that more natural look, closer to human form and proportions? Yes! Prosthetics! Find out what it takes to make muzzles and claws and where to find the materials.

Animatronics

Thursday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

BlueMountainFox

Curious how to make those fursuit ears move, eyes blink, or jaw move? Learn how animatronics can make a fursuit head come alive!

First Time Fursuiting for Newbs

Thursday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Kijani, Nicodemus, Aphinity

What newcomers can expect about fursuiting, from how much they cost, dealing with glasses, heat, clothing, the importance of spotters, and the many other things fursuiters have to deal with.

Using the Right Glue

Friday

10h00

10:00 AM

11h00

11:00 AM

60

Orcas A/B

Trapa

There are many glues on the market. It’s important to use the right one for your project. Learn how to select the right adhesives to construct your own fursuit.

Tails Building Workshop

Friday

11h00

11:00 AM

13h00

1:00 PM

120

Orcas A/B

DragonManMike

Build your own tail to wear around that con, and learn how to do it yourself in the process! Note: A $10 entry fee will be required to cover the cost of materials, which will be provided. A limited selection of fur colors will be available. Maximum of thirty guests.

Designing a Fursuit Character

Friday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

ScribbleFox, Lace Aurora

How to come up with an attractive and practical design for your fursuit. Learn from OneFurAll Studios what to include and what to adapt when planning a suit that will work well on you.

Fursuit Head Construction

Friday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Perhaps the trickiest part of a costume. There are many ways to build a fursuit head. Learn from our GoH Temperance the techniques to build one for yourself.

Building a Duct Tape Dummy

Friday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Razzy Lee

Razzy will display the correct supplies and show the proper method of making a duct tape dummy in a live demonstration. Q&A during the demo.

Fursuit Refurbishing and Critique

Friday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Matrices, JillCostumes

Got something you’d like to improve on your fursuit head but aren’t sure how? Enjoy some polite tailored advice on refurbishing fursuit heads, to improve comfort, increase ventilation or vision, or just to update the looks. Bring your fursuit head (unworn) to a friendly critique to guide you on improving those areas you wish to change. Self-made or purchased fursuits are welcome!

Fursuit Tech and Lighting

Friday

20h00

8:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

GroggyFox

Light up your suit! Learn how to use LEDs, EL wire, fluorescent and glow in the dark materials, et cetera, and ideas on using them with fursuits.

Fursuit Care and Maintenance

Saturday

10h00

10:00 AM

11h00

11:00 AM

60

Orcas A/B

Twinky Arts, Drahck

An introduction in fursuit care, repair, and storage. A brief how-to on keeping your fursuit looking like new!

Fursuiter’s Best Friend

Saturday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Fursuiting at a furry convention is relatively easy, but elsewhere it’s usually best to have someone watching out for you. Whether you call them helpers, spotters or furless lackeys, learn how pick or be a great fursuit helper.

Fursuiting Inspirations

Saturday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Thumper

So many people ask, “Where do you get your ideas for a costume?” Well, here’s your chance to find out!

Advanced Fursuit Construction

Saturday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Learn from our GoH Temperance! More advanced construction techniques covering fursuit heads tips and tricks, patterns, and body construction.

Acquiring a Fursuit: Info For Beginners

Saturday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Twinky Arts, Drahck

New to the fandom? Looking for a fursuit? These are some things you need to know ahead of time to make the process run smoothly.

Ears Building Workshop

Saturday

17h00

5:00 PM

19h00

7:00 PM

120

Orcas A/B

DragonManMike

Build your own ears to wear around the con, and learn how to do it yourself in the process! Note: A $10 entry fee will be required to cover the cost of materials, which will be provided. A limited selection of fur colors will be available. Maximum of thirty guests.

Fursuits and Photography

Sunday

10h00

10:00 AM

11h00

11:00 AM

60

Orcas A/B

GroggyFox

Photography at a convention can be both a fun and challenging experience. Come and find out what that mysterious “M” setting on your camera does! We’ll cover the very basics of photography, go over some advanced topics, and talk a bit about how it all applies to shooting at a convention. Everyone is encouraged to bring their cameras along! Fursuits welcome too if you want to be photographed!

Fursuit Performance

Sunday

11h00

11:00 AM

12h00

noon

60

Orcas A/B

Kijani, Nicodemus, Aphinity

Bring your character to life! Learn the tips and tricks to fursuit performance and how to make your character stand out.

Fursuit Meet and Greet

Sunday

12h00

noon

13h00

1:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Aphinity, DragonManMike

General round table discussion where fursuiters talk about who they are, what costumes they have, and what they enjoy about suiting. Come meet your favorite suiter and ask them questions you have always wondered about, or bring your own work to show off.

Fursuit Building as a Business

Sunday

13h00

1:00 PM

14h00

2:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Learn the business of making fursuits including ordering materials, customer service and demand, advertising, overhead, supply, shipping.

Fursuit Games

Sunday

14h00

2:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

120

Main Theater

KodiPup, Thumper

Come cheer on your favorite fursuiters as they run, jump, flail, and battle for the title of RainFurrest 2013 Fursuit Games Champion!

Cats Costuming

Sunday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

Temperance

Have you ever wondered... what’s a Jellicle cat? Not all costumes need to be furry, come learn about the fun art of Catsplay. This panel will include information about make-up, wigs and warmers, and the skillful art of wearing spandex while hiding those pesky underwear lines. There will also be some instruction on how to act like a cat through body movement and expression; No singing or dancing required.

Performance

Dance: Thursday "Fur-ocity"

Thursday

21h00

9:00 PM

03h15 +1

3:15 AM

375

Main Theater

Tigon

Be ready to dance the night away! Check the webpage for the DJ schedule.

Variety Show Rehearsal 1

Friday

12h00

noon

15h00

3:00 PM

180

Main Theater

Tigon

This is your chance to practice your skit for the variety show! Come and make sure your routine is down pat!

Partner Dancing 101

Friday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h00

3:00 PM

60

Secondary Theater

Mia Lutra

This will be a class introducing partner dancing – how to move with another person to the music. Steps and cool moves will be taught. Elements of blues and swing will be included.

Fursuiting Beyond the Con

Friday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Orcas A/B

KodiPup

Fursuiting does not have to be just at conventions. Hear some ideas of where and how to extend your performance skills to a public audience and properly go about doing so.

MFD Dance Panel and Cypher

Friday

16h00

4:00 PM

17h00

5:00 PM

60

Secondary Theater

MFD Crew

Do you start moving whenever you hear music? Want to learn some dance basics so you can really bust some moves? Straight from the depths of dance competitions and cons around the US, ReyRey (MFD), Ikato (MFD), and Flinch (MFD) will be teaching the very basics of dance, groove, rhythm, and any steps you may need to bust some moves on the dance floor. This will be followed by a small dance cypher. The panel welcomes all skill levels and all ages. So please, come down, have some fun, and shake some tail regardless of your ability!

Guest of Honor Concert

Friday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

Main Theater

Fox Amoore, Alexander James Adams

Join Fox Amoore, Alexander James Adams, and a paw-picked band for an unforgettable hour of live music!

Dance: Friday "Feral Bass"

Friday

21h00

9:00 PM

04h00 +1

4:00 AM

420

Main Theater

Tigon

Be ready to dance the night away! Check the webpage for the DJ schedule.

Voice Acting Workshop

Friday

21h30

9:30 PM

23h30

11:30 PM

120

Elliott B

Buck Hopper

As a veteran of video games, television, film, and the internet, Buck Hopper has done a bit of everything when it comes to voice acting. Now he would like to give you the chance to learn how to do it too. With equipment set up to record, Buck will take you through the basics of the industry, including letting you read some live for the audience.

Unsheathed

Friday

22h00

10:00 PM

00h00 +1

midnight

120

Secondary Theater

Kyell Gold

Every year, Kyell Gold and K.M. Hirosaki have hosted the Unsheathed podcast at RainFurrest. This year, we are inviting them back with more space for all the people who love to come and hear Kyell Gold and potential Guests discuss whatever what may come.

Variety Show Rehearsal 2

Saturday

10h00

10:00 AM

13h00

1:00 PM

180

Main Theater

Tigon

This is your chance to practice your skit for the variety show! Come and make sure your routine is down pat!

Fursuit Parade

Saturday

14h00

2:00 PM

15h30

3:30 PM

90

Main Theater

Aphinity

Come see those fursuits that you’ve seen wandering around – all at once! Parade will follow the route marked on your Pocket Guide. Note: Fursuiters should begin gathering for the parade at 2:00 PM; parade will begin at 2:30 PM!

Variety Show

Saturday

16h30

4:30 PM

18h30

6:30 PM

120

Main Theater

Tigon

Got a song, a skit, or just a cool costume you want to show off? Then participate in our Variety Show! And here’s where you show the RainFurrest staff what you have in mind, work out how you’ll be introduced to the crowd and your music cues, and so on. Attendance is mandatory if you intend to be in the Furry Variety Show. Note: All acts must be suitable for all ages.

Hackers, Locks, and Cheese

Saturday

19h00

7:00 PM

20h00

8:00 PM

60

San Juan

Kyle Fox

No actual cheese involved.

Furry Karaoke!

Saturday

19h00

7:00 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

120

Secondary Theater

Saphy

Raise your voices! Sing along with your favorite tracks as Saphy hosts karaoke. From trained professionals to enthusiastic amateurs, everyone is welcome to participate!

Fursuit Dance Competition

Saturday

19h30

7:30 PM

21h00

9:00 PM

90

Main Theater

Tigon

Think you got moves? Think you can pull ’em off in suit? Come and show us.

Dance: Saturday "Animal House"

Saturday

21h00

9:00 PM

04h15 +1

4:15 AM

435

Main Theater

Tigon

Be ready to dance the night away! Check the webpage for the DJ schedule.

Drum Circle

Saturday

22h00

10:00 PM

00h00 +1

midnight

120

San Juan

Yarek Mooncat

Hello, are you into drumming? Maybe you’re interested but don’t know how to play, or maybe you’re just looking for a unique experience. Well, we have all that for you right here at Thump In The Night, a freestyle drum jam in the dark. You’ll be provided with instruments if you don’t have your own, as well as a dazzling array of colorful LEDs to light up the dark. So come check it out and have yourselves a great time!

Whose Lion Is It, Anyway?

Saturday

22h00

10:00 PM

00h00 +1

midnight

120

Secondary Theater

Semjay

The famous improv show... with a furry twist! Enjoy the contestants’ hilarious antics – but be careful. They may make you join in! Ages 18+ only.

How to Break into Film: For Crews

Sunday

15h00

3:00 PM

16h00

4:00 PM

60

Horizon

Gizmo

Ever wondered how to get into film? Gizmo talks through aspects of getting into the business.