EAST

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EAST
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration September 8, 2011
Organizer(s) Sachsen Furs e.V.
Subject Convention
Resources Photos, videos, reports: EAST resources

EAST, or EAST-CON, is a convention in Eastern Germany, organized by the Sachsen Furs e.V..

With the permanent closure of Tropicon (due to changing land use rules for the nature preserve where that event occurred), a consensus was arrived at to collect several other events in East Germany together into a singular convention.

The name of the convention is an acronym for "Episches Abfeiern Streunender Tiere" which translates into English language as "Epic Partying of Straying Animals".

Programming and accommodations[edit]

The convention offers accomodation for at least to 460 guests in the Ringberg Hotel. More info HERE

Events at the first EAST include a dance, karaoke, Iron Artist, and game show panel. [1] Meanwhile more events were added, like a volleyball tournament, a paper chase, art auction, a fursuit walk and many more.

History[edit]

2011[edit]

EAST 1 occurred over the weekend of September 8-11, 2011.[2][3]

2012[edit]

EAST 2 was scheduled for September 27-30, 2012, and took place in Falkenstein in the Harz Mountains.[4]

2013[edit]

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In 2013, EAST 3 took place in the same location, from September 19-22.[5] The convention theme was fairytales and stories, with a tagline of "the kingdom far far away".[5]

2014[edit]

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EAST 4 took place over July 24-27, 2014, at the Hostel Dessau-Rosslau (a change of venue after EAST 2013 was completely booked out).[6] The theme was "Furs in Space".

2015[edit]

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EAST 5 was held over July 22-26, 2015,[7] at the Hostel Dessau-Rosslau.[8]

2016[edit]

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EAST 6 was held over July 13-17, 2016,[9] at the Hostel Dessau-Rosslau.[10] The event was themed around pirates.[9]

The Guest of Honor was the 3D animator H0rs3.[10]

2017[edit]

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EAST 7 took place July 12-16, 2017 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl,[11] which happens to be the same hotel that Eurofurence 13 was held at.

The theme was "The lucky number 7" and was a reference to EF13's theme "The unlucky 13".

2018[edit]

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EAST 8 took place July 4-8, 2018 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.[12]

Fittingly for the 8th EAST the theme "8-Bit" was chosen.

The Guest of Honor was Sethaa.

2019[edit]

EAST 9 "The Fellowship of the Ringberg" is to take place July 24-28, 2019 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.[13]

References[edit]

  1. Announcement post to forums, Retrieved July 1, 2011
  2. Pictures of the first EAST on The Fursuit Archive
  3. Forum post about the first EAST instance
  4. EAST 2 convention website. Retrieved May 26, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 EAST 3 convention website. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  6. EAST 4 website. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  7. EAST 5 website. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  8. EAST 5 hostel information. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 EAST 6 website. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 EAST 6 details on furcon.eu. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  11. EAST 7 website (archived December 6, 2016)
  12. EAST 8 website (archived May 5, 2018)
  13. EAST 9 English website (archived January 30, 2019)

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