Furry Fiesta 2009
Furry Fiesta 2009 was a furry convention held in Dallas, Texas, USA on February 20-22, 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. In preparation for the convention, a contract with the hotel had been signed as of April 20, 2008, and the Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Association (DRAMA) was formed as a non-profit governing organization and a full convention staff assembled.
Istanbul served as convention chairman and programming director. Other staff members for 2009 included:
- Guardian - Registration, Logistics
- Webster - Art Show
- Foxes (person) - Security, Webmaster
- Shiva - Dealer's Den, Artists' Alley, LiveJournal liason
- FuzzWolf - Conbook, Publicity
- Savrin - Volunteer Wrangler, Gaming Track
- Trevalyn Sleestak - Dance
- Chakat Silverstreak - Video Room, Twitter liason
- Jeddar - Con Suite
- Halfwit - Con Suite, Registration
- Damien - Security, Registration
- Crys the Hybrid - Art Track
- Phil Geusz - Writing Track
- PacerFox - Fursuiting Track
Guests of Honor
Pre-registration for Furry Fiesta 2009 ended on January 31st, 2009 with a total of 272 pre-registrations. Among them:
- The youngest pre-registrant: 11 years old
- The oldest pre-registrant: 58 years old
- International pre-registrations: 3
Furry Fiesta 2009 ended registration on the afternoon of Sunday, February 22 with a total of 542 attending members (the highest first-year convention since Further Confusion 1999) and 561 paid registrations. The fursuit parade featured 92 suits in total (a new record for a first-year convention), and just over $2,700 was raised for CARE (Center for Animal Research and Education), the convention's charity.
- Guest of Honor, from the Furry Fiesta website. Retrieved 19 May, 2008.
- Welcome to Furry Fiesta! post by Istanbul on 2009 May 31. Retrieved 2009 June 7.