Furtastic

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Not to be confused with Furtasticon, a historical American convention held in Pennsylvania.
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Furtastic is Denmark's first furry convention. It is a small convention with an attendee limit at 80 people(including staff) (as of 2022). The conventions philosophy is: to get to thoroughly meet new people, enjoy the interaction of everyone, and to open up to people you might not know - this is used to explain why there is an attendee limit. The convention staffs purpose for the convention is to get people together, and create new friendships that will last beyond the convention.

The staff sell alcohol at the convention because it is part of Danish culture. The location for the convention is placed close to the ocean far away from most major cities and is surrounded by forest. [1]

The Official rules for Furtastic is listed on their official discord and telegram Channels.

Furtastic
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Going strong
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration July 8-10, 2011
Organizer(s) Furtastic Organizing Committee Team
Subject Furry/Anthro
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furtastic resources
Furtastic (edit)
Furtastic 1 (2011)
Furtastic 2 (2012)
Furtastic 3 (2013)
Furtastic 4 (2014)
Furtastic 5 (2015)
Furtastic 6 (2016)
Furtastic 7 (2017)
Furtastic 8 (2018)
Furtastic 9 (2019)
Furtastic 10 (2021)
Furtastic 11 (2022)

Furtastic staff
Furtastic guests of honor

Description[edit]

Furtastic - The Beginning This is the venue of the first Furtastic convention! by Terril Chief Organiser. Uploaded: September 10, 2010.
Furtastic 2012 This is a video about Furtastic and what its look like, by Kiba Snowpaw. Uploaded: Juli 17, 2012.

The venue[edit]

The venue chosen for the Furtastic convention is a scout hut near the beach in Gjerrild, located on the northern part of Djursland The hut provides accommodation for up to 80 attendees. and is surrounded by lush green forests and grassy fields that offer the opportunity for outdoor social activities like darts and football, or just relaxing in the shade under a tree. [2]

Attendee limitation[edit]

Furtastic staff has set a limit on attendee's (including staff) for the convention to 80. The limitation isn't to make it exclusive. The Convention staff explanation for the attendee limitation: We believe that to get to thoroughly meet new people, enjoy the interaction of everyone, and to open op to people you might not know, you need to be few, not many. Beer and Booze is allowed. The hut is next to a public Camping Ground so noise have to be kept at a reasonable level.

Location[edit]

The place is surrounded by forest and fields. The area is close to the ocean, There is a small outdoor fireplace behind the tent area which is one of the center points of the evening. Beer and bottled refreshments can be brought out here, and usually you will find a lot of staff and others sitting around the fire, and talking about small and big in the huge world of furry. You are free to roam about in the forest.

Freedom to roam[edit]

There are some significant differences in the rules of different countries. In Denmark, there is a more restricted freedom to roam on privately held land. All dunes and beaches and all publicly owned forests are open to roaming. Not cultivated, un-fenced areas are open to daytime roaming irrespective of ownership status. Privately owned forest have access by roads and tracks only.[3]

4G Network[edit]

The 4G and cellphone reception can be unstable certain places

Prices[edit]

Updated: 08.04.2022

  • For attendance - 162€ or 1200DKK
  • A spot in a 4-man room - 40€ or 300DKK
  • T-Shirt -20€ or 150DKK
  • Sponsor - 33€ or 250DKK
  • Super Sponsor -100€ or 750DKK

You can pay by bank transfer, Pay-pal or Mobilepay

Rating[edit]

the conventions age limit is set at 16. If your under 18, you will have to bring your parents signed agreement, that you are allowed to go, and alcohol will not be served to furs under the age of 18. The only adult material that might be at the convention, is brought in by the attendees, or drawn on the spot by the artist.

Program[edit]

Furtastic 2012 memory A little video to share some of the memories of Furtastic 2012, by FurtasticDK. Official promotional video. Uploaded: November 11, 2012.
Furtastic 2012 "For a night" Evening footage at Furtastic 2012, by FurtasticDK. Official promotional video. Uploaded: August 17, 2012.

Fursuiting[edit]

Everyone who has brought a fursuit is encouraged to change into it and suit around the area. For the fursuiters there are free bottles of ice cold water and salty snacks to keep your fluids level up, and should you need anything to keep yourself comfortable, you can feel free to contact any staff in the area. There is a fursuit lounge with fursuit drying stations, and racks to store fursuits. This should help get your suit dry and fresh quickly, and will be open for use throughout the convention.

Art Auction[edit]

At furtastic there is a Art auction in the evening the day before the con ends, where artists can bring their work to be sold.

Dance Party[edit]

In the evening on one of the days there will be arranged a fursuit dance Party with music put together so it have a good beat to dance to for fursuiters.


Con program[edit]

Convention program to be updated when announced.

The Bar[edit]

The bar is open from around 12:00am-12:00pm, everyday (snacks and food can also be found at the bar). Beer and soda are 1X each, Drinks and Tap beer are 2X each and toast is 2X.

The way the purchasing from the bar works is using a trust system. You pay 50DKK(about 6.72€) (Calculated 08.04.2022) to a bartender and in return you get a ticket with 8 boxes on it. The way payment then works, is that the bartender cross off the amount of boxes equal to the price of what you are purchasing! Easy right? When you’ve filled out your ticket, you simply throw It out. a X is worth 0,84€.


History[edit]

Year Date Attn. Location
1 (2011) 8-10 July 28 Flamstedvej 276, 9260 Gistrup(Aalborg), Denmark
2 (2012) 12-15 July 24 Flamstedvej 276, 9260 Gistrup(Aalborg), Denmark
3 (2013) 4-7 July  ?? Flamstedvej 276, 9260 Gistrup(Aalborg), Denmark
4 (2014) 10-13 July  ?? Sondrupvej 58, 8350 Hundslund, Denmark

Themes[edit]

The Theme at furtastic changes every year.

Guests of Honor[edit]

Furtastic does not have a guest of honor

Charity[edit]

To be updated

Organization[edit]

Current staff[edit]

The current staff at Furtastic (Updated 08.04.2022) [4]

  • Chairman: Shiro
  • 2nd in command: Malachi
  • Bar manager: Nattrim
  • Kitchen Management: Rexi
  • Fursuit Lounge management Malachi
  • Registration Management: Malachi, AngelOD
  • Web Development: AngelOD
  • Pool Management Boscoe
  • Auction AngelOD
  • Photo/vid: Shiro
  • Dance Events Axiinos
  • kitchen unity, Echo
  • Bartender ThephoniXX, Spark, Ayla
  • Social Media ThePhoniXX, Sirain


References[edit]

  1. FurtasticBasic convention information can be found on the Q&A section. Updated: 07.04.2022 D/M/Y
  2. VenueLink to the venue page of the official convention website. Updated: 08.04.2022 D/M/Y
  3. Freedom to roamFreedom to roam In the Nordic countries. Updated: 08.04.2022 D/M/Y
  4. Furtastic-staff link to the staff site with information about the staff

External links[edit]

Con resources[edit]


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