Furnal Equinox 2010
|Furnal Equinox 2010|
|Furnal Equinox staff|
|Furnal Equinox guests of honor|
Furnal Equinox 2010, the first Furnal Equinox, was held March 6-7 at the Doubletree by Hilton Toronto Airport in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The theme, in recognition of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver, was Furry Fun & Games.
At the Closing Ceremonies, attendance at the inaugural FE was announced as 330 people, with an estimated 40 fursuits present at the convention.  In doing so, the convention set a record for attendance at a Canadian furry event, previously held by C-ACE 2005.
A conbook signed by the Guests of Honour and the members of the Furnal Equinox convention committee was also auctioned off at the convention. The auction raised CA$200 (~US$194) for the Mississauga Humane Society.
 Guests of Honor
Heather Bruton and BushyCat were present as artist guests of honor. Heather created a sponsor print in addition to the conbook cover image, while Bushy contributed to the back cover of the conbook in addition to the artwork on attendees' conbadges.
Registration opened on 27 August 2009 for rooms, panels and dealer's tables. Memberships cost $25 to $35 Canadian, depending on the time of registration. Sponsors paying $25 received a t-shirt by Arrowroot.
Dealer tables were sold out prior to the beginning of the convention.
Notable panels included:
- Animal Drawing and Creating Comics by Kent Burles, professor at Max the Mutt Animation School in Toronto
- Furries from A to Z by Kathy Gerbasi, professor and social psychologist
- Your First Furry Con by Linnaeus, former chairman of Midwest Furfest
- Furry Literature Q&A by Phil Geusz, furry author and contributor to Anthro magazine
- History of Furry by Pyat, role-playing game author and "fandom historian"
In keeping with the Fun and Games theme of the convention, a number of GMs offered gaming sessions and signout of tabletop games for the duration of the convention. The Zoo was also open overnight on Saturday.
 2010 Committee
- Chairmen: Pakesh De and blindsight
- Security: Arctic
- Artists, Dealers, Merchandising: Arrowroot
- Dance, Hotel Liaison, Gaming: Crassadon
- Fursuiting and Panels: Michael Bard aka Morgan
- Volunteers, Registration, Gaming: Shane
- PR, Financial, Legal, Website: Scani
- ↑ THANK YOU!, Scani/Furnal Equinox committee (9 March 2010)
- ↑ History, Furnal Equinox (accessed May 19, 2010)
- ↑ Trillium, Heather Bruton (accessed February 25, 2010)
- ↑ Furnal Equinox 2010, Arrowroot (8 March 2010)