Megaplex XII

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Image of the Welcome Sign used at Megaplex 12
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Megaplex staff
Megaplex guests of honor

Megaplex XII was the twelfth iteration of the Megaplex furry convention, held over the weekend of July 26-28, 2013.[1] The theme was "Rocking at the Hop", with a retro sock hop feel.[1] There were 821 attendees,[2] including 185 in the Fursuit parade.[3] The Charity Auction raised $4,038 for the CARE Foundation.[4]

The Guests of Honour were musician Fox Amoore and animator and artist Tirrel.[1] Fox Amoore hosted a live rock concert with musicians Rhubarb The Bear, STiTcH, Cosmik, Sam Forrest, Bucktown Tiger, and Blitz.

Concert image courtesy of Wild Bill TX.

In 2013, Megaplex expanded the pre-convention bowling activities. The convention rented an entire bowling lanes facility exclusively for registered Megaplex attendees. All registered attendees were granted access and allowed to bowl (in or out of fursuit) at no additional charge. Megaplex 2013 also hosted the musical theatrical performance, "Fosgate: Ferret Loan Officer". All attendees were also invited to attend a catered dessert social on Friday afternoon. Desserts served were Key Lime Pie, Cheesecake, and Chocolate Cake with Ice Cream.

Other main stage performances included: The Japanese Game Show Experience, the Megaplex Fursuit Dance Competition, Uncle Kage's Story Hour, The Funday Pawpet Show Live, Fursuit Charades, and a live animal presentation by the C.A.R.E Foundation. Some of the animals present were a 3 month old raccoon, alligators, a maccaw, a cockatoo, a possum, and a capuchin monkey. After the presentation, attendees were welcome to come to the stage to take photographs with the animals.

An attendee meets Brutus the Alligator at Megaplex 2013
Fursuiter "Code Red" shows his best dance moves at the Megaplex Fursuit Dance Competition

As has become traditional with Megaplex, the convention organization donated multiple items to the Charity Auction to help raise money for the C.A.R.E. Foundation. In 2013, the convention donated prints of various posters that were hung in the hallways as part of the convention's theming and decor. The convention also provided one of the popular convention bowling shirts and an autographed print from the Fox Amoore/Rhubarb rock concert. This was in addition to the items donated by various attendees at the convention.

Promotions and videos[edit]

In 2013, Megaplex implemented advertising and promotional videos to introduce the new hotel, and the convention's theme. Guest of Honor Tirrel created an animated music video to the song "You're The One That I Want" and the convention created a hotel intro video using the song "When Will I See You Again?"[5]


References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Megaplex 2012 Comes to A Close" - posting by Kuddlepup on the Megaplex community on LiveJournal. Dated July 31, 2012. Retrieved August 2, 2012
  2. Tweet on the Megaplex account on Twitter. Dated July 28, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  3. Tweet on the Megaplex account on Twitter. Dated July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  4. Tweet on the Megaplex account on Twitter. Dated July 30, 2013. Retrieved July 29, 2013.
  5. Video, on the Megaplex Video Jukebox
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