Zampacon '14

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Zampacon '14 - Murrs Attacks! poster by Black.
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Zampacon '14: Murrs Attacks! was the third Zampacon convention. It took place from September 3 to September 7, 2014,[1] in the three-star hotel Morri Oceania in Bellaria-Igea Marina, once again on the Adriatic Riviera.


This edition reached 56 registered attendees from Italy, Greece, USA and Slovenia, 54 of which managed to be present at the con.[2] Another small group of 6 people joined the con exclusively for the fursuit games and an improvised fursuit parade.


Among the new features there's the introducion of a annual official theme which, for this edition, was chosen to be "Science-Fiction", following users' suggestions and preferences. The 2014 convention was subsequently titled "Zampacon: Murrs Attacks!", in reference to the popular comic sci-fi 1996 movie Mars Attacks!.[3]


The convention partially proposed the same activities and games as the 2013 edition while trying to better balance free time and panels. Some games like the writing[4] and the drawing[5] challanges were changed to fit the theme. The movie has been also chosen accordingly to the sci-fi theme[6] and a videogame tournament[7] was added in the first night. The beach games had to be canceled due to bad weather and on the night-out the attendees decided to improvise an unscheduled fursuit parade, which was widely appreciated, being the first one held in Italy passing through the streets of a city.[8] Other improvements from the 2013 edition have been a con-owned projection and audio system, two roll-up banners with the mascots, a longer professioanlly printed and bound conbook, glow-in-the-dark wristbands with con logo as a free gadget, the possibility for guests to sign up and use the conference room for improvised panels, volunteers acting as security and dealer's den managers[9], fursuit games, a room dedicated to the growing dealer's den, a small LAN party[10] and the fact that many activities and relevant communications had been translated in English as well, to help the foreign guests enjoying the convention.


  • As a April's fool the staff announced that the convention had invited Cicciolina (Italian porn star and a recurring joke among the general public) as a guest of honour.


  1. Official Forum, Thread announcing Zampacon '14 location, dates and possible hotels, opening the registration.
  2. Official Forum, thread listing received payments and total attendees for Zampacon '14.
  3. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 panelists' sign up thread, announcing the new theme.
  4. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 Writing Challange.
  5. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 Drawing Challange.
  6. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 Movie Poll.
  7. Official FB Group, Zampacon '14 Videogame Tournament.
  8. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 schedule.
  9. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 Volunteer recruitment.
  10. Official Forum, Zampacon '14 LAN Party.

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