Talk:FA: United

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I have rewritten this article for structure, accuracy and relevance. See the notes below for some of the details on these changes and their bases. If you have any questions about specific changes please ask here. Thanks!

  • "Northeast Anthropomorphic Society" is actually "Northeast Anthropomorphic Association" (NAA)
  • Convention details are now grouped by year.
  • I tried to limit the use of the name "FA United: 2009," except where it's consistent with previous titles, as the date of the convention has not been confirmed.
  • "Guests of Honor" and "The Future of FA United" sections have been merged into the annual detail sections.

Items removed:

  • "Originally, the first FA: United con (2007) was intended to be a one time event; however it proved to be such a success and a hit that it was decided thereafter to try to make it into an annual convention." - I know this to be not true and it seems to be completely unfounded, with no basis or reference. Would refer to Shy Matsi or Dragoneer for confirmation.
  • "And a 2009 FA: United is being worked on." - Conflicts with other information in the article.
  • "The convention organizers planned to have the role of the convention's mascot, Fender, brought to life by an official convention mascoteer. Due to budget reasons in the first year, this has been delayed until 2008." - This never happened, nor was it officially announced as far as I know.
  • "completely free" in regards to the FAU 2007 concert. This was included with the cost of membership. (I vaguely recall that standalone admission was also offered to non-attendees for a smaller cost.)
  • "performing their hit song O Shot" - This sounds like an advertisement

skippyfox 23:14, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

I'm not very familiar with this convention, but the above all look like good changes. Thank you for making them, Skippyfox, and for putting the details here. -- Sine 18:33, 28 November 2008 (UTC)\
Thanks for the feedback Sine. Regarding your comment about live music being "unique" at FAU I don't have a sure answer to this. There definitely are furries who perform live music at variety shows or as special events, such as Bucktown Tiger and Matthew "Hali" Ebel, and there are music jams and drum circles and so on. Specifically FAU's live bands have been professional rock bands (all independent rock afaik). I do not know if another con has featured a live professional band, but I'll keep my eyes peeled. In the mean time I will change the wording of the sentence to be more specific. skippyfox 19:23, 28 November 2008 (UTC)
There's a furry band called Critical_Fail that performs at a few conventions. They did FWA08 (09 too, I'm hoping) and a few others. Other than that... I don't know of any other actual rock music being played at cons. The community, sadly, seems to shy away from anything not generated mostly by computers. --Wag! 06:46, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

The Lounge[edit]

Through the entire weekend, I never once heard of any area of the convention being referred to as the Stephen Colbert Anything. I might edit the front page to reflect this but I'll be DAMN sure to make sure it applies next year! --Wag! 19:42, 25 August 2007 (UTC)

I recall from a couple planning sessions that this was just an inside joke that was shared between a few board members. Some of us wanted to do something with it but it wasn't all that important and I guess we all forgot about it in the hustle of the convention. :) I can change the text to say it was just an inside joke, but since nothing really happened with it I wouldn't complain if it was removed due to irrelevance. (Sorry Preyfar :) skippyfox 20:49, 25 August 2007 (UTC)
You don't have to bother, it will be plenty true next year. (future tense?) :P --Wag! 23:36, 25 August 2007 (UTC)