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 Fiesta staff
Furry Fiesta guests of honor

Furry Fiesta is a furry convention that is held in Dallas, Texas, USA and is, as of 2013, the only such convention in Texas. It occurs in the latter half of each February 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 stayed with 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.

The following donations have been brought in each year for CARE:

  • 2009: approximately $2,700
  • 2010: approximately $3,800 with roughly $1,000 of it being contributed at closing ceremonies
  • 2011: Just over $4,100
  • 2012: $9,064
  • 2013: On Saturday, March 23rd of 2013, Furry Fiesta representatives presented CARE with a check for $13,000.
  • 2014: $18,532.48[1]

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 will be "Out of the Inkwell: Toon City".[2]

Current staff members[edit]

  • Path
    • Art Show 2011-2012
    • Convention Chair 2013-
  • Glass Ferret
    • Security Chair 2010-2011
    • Vice Chair: 2011
    • Convention Chair 2012
  • Istanbul
    • Convention Chair 2009-2011
    • Programming director 2009-2011
    • Charity Liaison 2009-
    • Media Liaison 2009-
  • Guardian
    • Convention Logistics 2009-
    • Registration 2009
    • Webmaster 2010
  • Shiva
    • Dealers Den 2009-
    • Artist Alley 2009-
    • LiveJournal liaison 2009-
    • Twitter liaison 2013-
  • Gwaland
    • Systems Administration 2011-
    • Vice Chair: 2013
  • Halfwit
    • Event Coordinator 2010-
    • Con Suite 2009
    • Registration 2009
  • Teiran
    • Conbook 2011-
    • Publicity 2011-
  • Savrin
    • Gaming Track 2009-
    • Volunteer Wrangler 2009
  • Whines
    • A/V 2012-2013
    • Kempi's A/V 2014-

Former staff members[edit]

  • Balto
    • Art Show 2009-2010
  • FuzzWolf
    • Conbook 2009-2010
    • Publicity 2009-2010
  • Damien
    • Security 2009
    • Registration 2009
  • Shockwave
    • Writing Track 2010-2011
    • Puppetry Track 2011-2012

References[edit]

  1. Tweet by Buck Turner on Twitter. Dated February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Tweet on the Furry Fiesta account on Twitter. Dated February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.

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