Zampacon '15

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Zampacon '15 - FUR RO DAH! poster by Alpha0.
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Zampacon '15: Fur Ro Dah!, the fourth Zampacon convention, took place over September 2-6, 2015. It was held in the same location as the previous edition: the three-star hotel Morri Oceania in Bellaria-Igea Marina, on the Adriatic Riviera. Registrations were open from March 16 to March 31.[1]

Attendance[edit]

This edition reached 60 registered attendees from Italy and Austria, 58 of which managed to be present at the con.[2] Three more people visited the con without participating and three more were also present during the Fursuit Parade.

Theme[edit]

The theme for the convention was "Fantasy", picked by users who first suggested some themes and then voted for them. The 2015 convention was subsequently titled "Zampacon: Fur Ro Dah!", in reference to the popular fantasy RPG videogame Skyrim.[3]

Programming[edit]

This year's edition provided full English translations of all the important info, rules, games, forms and forum threads, to allow non-Italian guests to register more easily and join every activity with no language barrier.[4] The schedule included a writing challange,a drawing challange, several panels, a movie & debate night, beach games, a videogame tournament, fursuit games with photoshooting, a LAN party and indoor games (Quiz, Guess the Character & Furry Meme). [5] Based on the idea on last year's initiative of some of the attendees, Zampacon organized Italy's first official fursuit street parade, with the permit from the city of Bellaria. [6] The parade was also featured on two local newspapers, being the first Italian newspaper article about furries. [7] Another new activity was the Zampacon Mystic Quest, a fantasy-themed treasure hunt mixed with quests, NPCs (interpreted by the Staff) and mini-games, taking place across the whole convention. Almost every attendee joined this game and they were split in 6 teams, markd by a sticker placed on their badge on a dedicated box. [8] The Zampacon Mystic Quest was particularly appreciated by the guests, who wrote really positive reviews about it. [9] Additionally, there was a public contest to select the articles that have been published on the conbook. [10]

Trivia[edit]

As an April's fool joke, it was announced that a large group of German bronies would have attended the con, urging the staff to change the theme of the event and the poster with a "My Little Zampacon - Furriness is Magic" picutre, featuring the staff members' ponysonas (created for this occasion). [11]

References[edit]

  1. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70213418 Official Forum, Thread announcing registration opening dates.
  2. https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/ctnq1mrckho44ua1u1co5e8qvpc?authkey=CPLG7urH4b-G9AE Zampacon '15 Event Page on Google Plus.
  3. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=65639899 Official Forum, Zampacon '14 panelists' sign up thread, announcing the new theme.
  4. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70492771 Official Forum, Zampacon '15 Registration thread.
  5. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70985395 Official Forum, Zampacon '15 schedule.
  6. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70689718 Official Forum, Thread announcing the Fursuit Parade.
  7. https://plus.google.com/u/0/103531307878033587130/posts/biqHMTYTk4T Zampacon's Google Plus Page, one of the two newspaper articles (in Italian).
  8. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70985395 Official Forum, Zampacon '15 schedule.
  9. https://plus.google.com/u/0/+NibaTCat/posts/efXbTMusAQU Zampacon's Google Plus page, one of the reviews about the game.
  10. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70886589 Official Forum, Contest to publish your article on our conbook.
  11. http://zampacon.forumfree.it/?t=70576512, Official Forum, My Little Zampacon thread.

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