Furry Fiesta

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Furry Fiesta
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Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration February 20-22, 2009 (as Furry Fiesta)
Organizer(s) Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Association, Inc.
Charity The Center for Animal Research and Education
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furry Fiesta resources
Furry Fiesta
Furry Fiesta 2009
Furry Fiesta 2010
Furry Fiesta 2011
Furry Fiesta 2012
Furry Fiesta 2013
Furry Fiesta 2014
Furry Fiesta 2015
Furry Siesta
Furry Fiesta 2016
Furry Fiesta 2017

Furry Fiesta staff
Furry Fiesta guests of honor

Furry Fiesta is a furry convention that is held in Dallas, Texas, USA and is, as of 2016, the only such convention in Texas. It occurs each February or March at the InterContinental Dallas. Dedicated to the advancement of the furry fandom as a whole and the enjoyment of its attendees, it includes a variety of events centered around the concept of bringing people together for social enjoyment.

The Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Association (DRAMA) was formed as a 501(c)(7) non-profit governing organization in the first half of 2008. Officers were elected, by-laws were documented, and it became an entity in its own right.

Charity[edit]

Since its first year, Furry Fiesta has supported CARE (Center for Animal Research and Education) as their charity of choice. Centered in Bridgeport, Texas, this charity takes in, houses, and cares for the needs of more than 50 big cats. Tours are available for those who are inclined to see the tigers, leopards, cougars, and other animals that are nurtured by the volunteers.

In 2016, CARE elected to share 25% of its donations with FAAS (Friends of Arlington Animal Services), a local Trap/Neuter/Release clinic, adoption, and rescue group.[1]

The following donations have been brought in each year for CARE and, when relevant, its affiliated charities:

  • 2009: $2,700 (Approximately)
  • 2010: $3,800 (Approximately, with roughly $1,000 of it being contributed at closing ceremonies)
  • 2011: $4,100 (Just over)
  • 2012: $9,064
  • 2013: $13,000.00 On Saturday, March 23rd of 2013, Furry Fiesta representatives presented CARE with a check.
  • 2014: $18,532.48[2]
  • 2015: $16,450.00 (preliminary)[3]
  • 2016: $17,970.91[4]

Guests of Honor[edit]

Furry Fiesta has enjoyed multiple guests of honor each year:

Themes[edit]

  • In 2009, Furry Fiesta did not have a specific theme beyond "Beginnings".
  • In 2010, the theme was "Space Cowboys".
  • In 2011, the theme was "The 1970s - Disco Infurno".
  • In 2012, the theme was "Beyond Thunderdome".
  • In 2013, the theme was "Time Travelers' Ball".
  • In 2014, the theme was "Heroes & Villains".
  • In 2015, the theme was "Out of the Inkwell: Toon City".[5]
  • In 2016, the theme was "Nights On The Bayou".[7]
  • In 2017, the theme will be "Mad Science".

Staff members[edit]

Chair and vice-chair[edit]

  • Path
    • Art Show Lead 2011-2012
    • Convention Chair 2013-
  • Gwaland
    • Systems Administration 2011-
    • Vice Chair: 2013-

Other staff[edit]

  • AlohaWolf
    • Registration 2015-
    • Consulting 2014
  • Apari
    • Registration 2016-
  • Bauson
    • Special Guest/VIP Lead 2015-
  • Daggar
    • General Staff 2016-
    • Security Lead 2013-2015
  • DoberDog
    • Registration 2014-
    • Cash Office 2015
  • Draconis
    • Variety Show/Furry Drama Show 2012-
    • Theme Lead 2012
  • Evox
    • AV - Video Lead 2016-
    • AV - Assistant Video Lead 2015
  • Fido
    • Con Ops 2016-
  • Glar
    • Dealer's Den Lead 2015-
    • Music and Motion Minion 2014
  • Glass Ferret
    • Executive Staff - Programming/Scheduling 2014-Present
    • Fabrication Lead 2013
    • Convention Chair 2012
    • Vice Chair 2011
    • Security 2010-2011
  • Guardian
    • Executive Staff - Logistics 2016-2016
    • Logistics 2009-2014
    • Con Ops 2011-2013
    • Webmaster 2010
    • Vice Con Chair 2010
    • Registration 2009
  • Halfwit
    • Events Lead 2013-
    • Non-Fursuit Activities 2010-2012
    • Registration 2009-2010
    • Con Suite 2009
  • Ianto (AKA Khyle)
    • Fursuit Track 2014-
    • Furry Night Live Liaison 2012-2013
  • Ilari
    • AV - Second Stage Second 2016-
    • AV - Secondary Ballroom Director 2015
    • AV - Backstage Helper/Tech 2014
  • Ipequey
    • Fursuit Track 2016-
    • Webmaster 2011-2015
    • Multimedia Track 2011-2013
  • Istanbul
    • Charity Aide 2014-
    • Convention Chair 2009-2011
    • Programming Lead 2009-2011
    • Charity Lead 2012-2014
    • Media Liaison 2009-2015
  • Jac
    • Help Desk 2016-
  • Jace Zantetsukin
    • Executive Staff - Charity Lead 2016-
    • Charity Operations 2014-2015
    • Charity Second 2013
  • Ketsana
    • Tabletop Gaming Co-Lead 2016-
  • Kit Sung
    • Art Show Lead 2013-
    • Art Show 2011-2012
  • Kodi
    • Security 2016-
  • Kou Wolffe
    • Dance Competition 2015-
    • Stage Direction, Stage Manager 2013-2014
  • Kyo Foxtrot
    • Executive Staff - Media Liaison 2016-
    • HR 2015
    • Volunteer Wrangler 2010-2015
  • Lauren
    • HR 2015-
    • Registration 2015
  • Lux
    • Con Suite 2015-
  • Maxamillion Jag
    • Executive Staff - Inventory 2014-
    • Inventory Control 2012-2013
  • Mizrik
    • AV - Lighting and Rigging Lead 2013-
  • Oddy
    • AV - Second 2016-
    • AV - Lighting Lead 2014-2015
    • AV - Audio Lead 2014
  • Orim Katsu
    • Music and Motion Minion 2014-
    • Activity Track 2013
  • Pondit
    • Inventory Control 2016-
  • Rama
    • Artist Alley Lead 2015-
  • Ratchet
    • AV Director 2014-
    • AV - Main Ballroom Lead 2012-2013
  • Rheldar
    • Kempi's AV Assistant 2016-
  • Ridi
    • Art Show 2015-
  • Roark
    • VIP Liaison 2016-
  • Sairo Husky
    • Food Truck Liaison 2016-
    • vendor Relations Minion 2015-
    • Dealer's Den 2014
    • Art Show 2013
  • Sasuke
    • Writing Track Lead 2014-
  • Savrin
    • Gaming Track Lead 2009-
  • Shiva
    • Executive Staff - Vendor Relations 2015-
    • Artist's Alley/Dealers Den Lead 2009-2014
    • Media/Community Relations 2012-2013
    • Advertisement Coordinator 2012
    • LiveJournal Liaison 2009-2010
    • Twitter Liaison 2013
  • Shrike
    • Photography Lead 2015-
  • Siam
    • Vendor Relations Staff 2015-
    • Dealer's Den 2014
  • Simba Maliki
    • Executive Staff - Secretary and Hotel Liaison 2016-
    • Registration Lead 2015
    • Registration 2013-2014
  • Sissyroo
    • AV - Lighting Second 2016-
    • AV - Lighting 2015-
  • Slick Kat
    • Con Ops Lead 2016-
    • Con Ops 2014-2015
  • Smash
    • AV - Audio Lead 2016-
  • Storm
    • Executive Staff - registration 2014-
  • Talv
    • Security Lead 2016-
    • Security 2015
  • Tane
    • AV - Technician 2016-
  • Teiran
    • Conbook/Publications 2011-
  • Vermy Fox
    • Executive Staff - Social Media 2015-
    • Twitter Liaison 2014
  • Vonunov
    • Charity Team 2016-
    • Cash Office 2015
  • VVolf
    • Tabletop Gaming 2016-
  • Whines
    • Kempi's A/V Lead 2014-
    • A/V 2012-2013
  • Wynd
    • Art Show 2015-
  • Ziel
    • Con Store 2016-

Former staff members[edit]

  • Balto
    • Art Show 2009-2010
  • Basko
    • Security 2014-2015
  • Bear
    • Volunteer Lead 2015
    • Volunteers 2014
  • Cole
    • Security 2014-2015
  • Damien
    • Security 2009
    • Registration 2009
  • DiddyWolf
    • Registration Lead 2013
    • Registration 2011-2012
  • Esper
    • Music and Motion Minion 2015
  • Firr
    • Staff Artist 2010-2011
  • FuzzWolf
    • Conbook 2009-2010
    • Publicity 2009-2010
  • Kitsune
    • AV - Audio Operator/Tech 2014-2015
  • L'sai
    • Con Ops 2015
    • Puppetry Track Assistant 2014
    • Video Room 2013
  • Moot
    • AV - Lead Camera Operator 2014-2015
  • RedFox
    • Dance Operations Coordinator 2013
  • Regek
    • AV 2009-2011
    • Photography 2011
  • Reskitty
    • Logistics 2014
    • Programming 2013-2014
    • Con Ops 2013
  • Roq
    • Con Store Lead 2014-2015
  • Shockwave
    • Writing Track 2010-2011
    • Puppetry Track 2012-2014
  • Ultra
    • AV - Camera Crew 2014-2015
  • Webster
    • Treasurer 2010-2012
    • Con Ops 2011
    • Art Show 2009

References[edit]

  1. post by CARE on Facebook.
  2. Tweet by Buck Turner on Twitter. Dated February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  3. Tweet by Furry Fiesta on Twitter. Dated February 22, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  4. Tweet by Furry Fiesta on Twitter. Dated March 13, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Tweet on the Furry Fiesta account on Twitter. Dated February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  6. Tweet on the Furry Fiesta account on Twitter. Dated February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  7. Furry Fiesta 2016 website. Retrieved August 20, 2015.

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