Convention Master is a comprehensive software package designed by CivetSolutions to manage every aspect of a convention from registration, payment processing and membership badge printing, to art show bidding and dealers den management, to convention operations lost and found and asset tracking, volunteer logging, and much more. It is primarily utilized at furry conventions, however it is seeing expanded use. Development is headed by Trapa Civet.
Furry conventions running Convention Master
- Califur (Since 2005) (Initial Development)
- Campfur (Since 2011)
- Fur Eh (Since 2012)
- Furlandia (Since 2014)
- Furlaxation (2014)
- Furry Fiesta (Since 2011)
- Further Confusion (2012-2014)
- Furthest North (Since 2010)
- Howloween (Since 2019)
- Pacific Anthro Weekend (Since 2014)
- Rainfurrest (Since 2007)
- Rocky Mountain Fur Con (Since 2012)
- Surfur (Since 2015)
- VancouFur (Since 2012)
Non-furry conventions running Convention Master
- Arisia (Since 2016)
- BronyCAN (Since 2013)
- Everfree Northwest (2014)
- Norwescon (Since 2013)
- Rustycon (Since 2014)
- Vanhoover Pony Expo (Since 2019)
In February, 2018, a flaw in Convention Master's preregistration system was published which allows for anyone to find whether one attended a convention, and the name they used for their badge, which is often the name of a fursona. This raised concerns of coworkers, family, friends or other individuals being able to identify whether or not an individual was a furry. This prompted some conventions using Convention Master to disable access to their preregistration systems in order to preserve the privacy of their attendees.
The posting by Sky on medium.com was responded to by CivetSolutions, refuting Sky's claims that they were not concerned with the issue, and stating that Sky refused to work with CivetSolutions or allow for more time before disclosing the issue publicly. Sky later updated their medium post to rebut these assertions, and allege CivetSolutions had been aware of the issue since October 2016.
CivetSolutions updated their statement on February 24th, 2018 to announce a new version of the software had been released with an option to allow for username-based logins. However, the real name login system would remain for conventions who wishes to use it.
- "Security Concerns regarding Convention Master" - post on BCAEA blogspot. Dated Feburary 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- Tweet on the Fur-Eh! Twitter account. Dated Feburary 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "Furry Website Leaks Real Identities" - article on medium.com. Dated February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.
- "CivetSolutions responds to recent privacy concerns" - post on civetsolutions.com. Dated February 19, 2018. Retrieved February 19, 2018.