User:Rat/Convention reports/Rainfurrest 0
On Saturday, I got up early (for me anyway) and made it to both the "Is Furry a Teen Fad?" and "Why do Furries get a Bad Name?" panels. I met up with Emboof, who I had known from earlier. I had sushi for lunch after that.
After dinner, I went for the Masquerade Rehearsal. A bit of background information first: On the way to Furthest North, North got me interested in memorizing the Yakko's World song. After I got back from Furthest North, I continued learning it, and when I finished memorizing, I expanded it to pointing at the countries at the same time. I made a video, but figured it would be even more awesome if I could do it live. So I planned to make an open-faced Yakko fursuit, finish it off with facepaint, and then do the song as a masquerade skit. I finished the top half of the suit the day before I left for Rainfurrest.
I took a break from the rehearsal to do my WikiFur panel. GreenReaper had provided an outline, and between that and audience conversation, took up the whole hour. I had printed out some WikiFur articles and policies, and gave out some of those too.
Back to the Masquerade Rehearsal, it looked like everything was ready for my act, so I got ready for the next event, the fursuit parade. I wore my rat fursuit, and got there just in time. According to reports, there were 41 fursuits.Alexander James Adams in concert for a bit. After that, I started making making purchases and getting commissions at the Dealer's Den. I also bid on two pieces in the Art Auction. At the Art Jam I sketched a picture of a rat and stuck it in some random person's sketchbook. Pet Auction to finish (the Pet Auction and Masquerade had been combined because of initial lack of interest in the Pet Auction). The masquerade was actually in the middle of the auction. There were only three acts in the Masquerade and I was in the middle. My act went well; I was nervous, but I also knew I was perfectly prepared and knew exactly what to do. Also, Alexander, the MC for the masquerade, went to extra effort in introduce all the acts. He was probably one of the best GOHs at a fur con, second to only Rob Paulsen. In the judging of the acts, I got second place to a pirate skit. After the curtain call, I washed up, and went to the dance a few times that night, both in fursuit and out of suit. Aphinity, Selkit, and Chaos later that night.