|First iteration||September 8, 2011|
|Organizer(s)||Sachsen Furs e.V.|
|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
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.  Meanwhile more events were added, like a volleyball tournament, a paper chase, art auction, a fursuit walk and many more.
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). The theme was "Furs in Space".
The theme was "The lucky number 7" and was a reference to EF13's theme "The unlucky 13".
EAST 8 took place July 4-8, 2018 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.
Fittingly for the 8th EAST the theme "8-Bit" was chosen.
The Guest of Honor was Sethaa.
EAST 9 "The Fellowship of the Ringberg" is to take place July 24-28, 2019 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.
- Announcement post to forums, Retrieved July 1, 2011
- Pictures of the first EAST on The Fursuit Archive
- Forum post about the first EAST instance
- EAST 2 convention website. Retrieved May 26, 2012
- EAST 3 convention website. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- EAST 4 website. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
- EAST 5 website. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
- EAST 5 hostel information. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
- EAST 6 website. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
- EAST 6 details on furcon.eu. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
- EAST 7 website (archived December 6, 2016)
- EAST 8 website (archived May 5, 2018)
- EAST 9 English website (archived January 30, 2019)
- Official convention website (in English)
- Forums with EAST convention subforms available for discussions (down as of January 2019)
- Videos about EAST