EAST

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EAST
EAST
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration September 8, 2011
Organizer(s) Sachsen Furs e.V.
Subject Convention
Resources Photos, videos, reports: EAST resources

EAST, or EAST-CON, is a convention in Eastern Germany, organized by the Sachsen Furs e.V..

With the permanent closure of Tropicon (due to changing land-use rules for the nature preserve where that event occurred), a consensus was arrived at to collect several other events in East Germany together into a singular convention.

The name of the convention is an acronym for "Episches Abfeiern Streunender Tiere" which translates into the English language as "Epic Partying of Straying Animals".

Programming and accommodations[edit]

The convention offers accommodation for at least 460 guests in the Ringberg Hotel. More info HERE

Events at the first EAST include a dance, karaoke, Iron Artist, and game show panel. [1]

Meanwhile, more events were added, like a volleyball tournament, a paper chase, art auction, a fursuit walk, and many more.

History[edit]

2011[edit]

EAST 1 occurred over the weekend of September 8-11, 2011.[2][3]

2012[edit]

EAST 2 was scheduled for September 27-30, 2012, and took place in Falkenstein in the Harz Mountains.[4]

2013[edit]

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In 2013, EAST 3 took place in the same location, from September 19-22.[5] The convention theme was fairytales and stories, with a tagline of "the kingdom far far away".[5]

2014[edit]

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EAST 4 took place over July 24-27, 2014, at the Hostel Dessau-Rosslau (a change of venue after EAST 2013 was completely booked out).[6] The theme was "Furs in Space".

2015[edit]

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EAST 5 was held over July 22-26, 2015,[7] at the Hostel Dessau-Rosslau.[8]

2016[edit]

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EAST 6 was held over July 13-17, 2016,[9] at the Hostel Dessau-Rosslau.[10] The event was themed around pirates.[9]

The Guest of Honor was the 3D animator H0rs3.[10]

2017[edit]

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EAST 7 took place July 12-16, 2017 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl,[11] which happens to be the same hotel that Eurofurence 13 was held at.

The theme was "The lucky number 7" and was a reference to EF13's theme "The unlucky 13".

2018[edit]

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EAST 8 took place July 4-8, 2018 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.[12]

Fittingly for the 8th EAST the theme "8-Bit" was chosen.

The Guest of Honor was Sethaa.

2019[edit]

EAST 9, "The Fellowship of the Ringberg" took take place in July 24-28, 2019 at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.[13]

2020[edit]

EAST 10 was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, postponing the event until July 14-18 of 2021.[14]

2021[edit]

EAST 10 is rescheduled to 2022 due to the above-mentioned pandemic.

2022[edit]

EAST 10 took place July 20-24, 2022, at the Ringberg Hotel in Suhl.[15][16] The theme was "Dreamfactory Hollywood".[15]

The Guests of Honor were Cheetah and BigBlueFox.[17]

References[edit]

  1. Announcement post to forums, Retrieved July 1, 2011
  2. Pictures of the first EAST on The Fursuit Archive
  3. Forum post about the first EAST instance
  4. EAST 2 convention website. Retrieved May 26, 2012
  5. 5.0 5.1 EAST 3 convention website. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
  6. EAST 4 website. Retrieved February 22, 2014.
  7. EAST 5 website. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  8. EAST 5 hostel information. Retrieved January 19, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 EAST 6 website. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  10. 10.0 10.1 EAST 6 details on furcon.eu. Retrieved December 24, 2015.
  11. EAST 7 website (archived December 6, 2016)
  12. EAST 8 website (archived May 5, 2018)
  13. EAST 9 English website (archived January 30, 2019)
  14. LIEBE EAST 10-TEILNEHMER UND MITFURS announcement (in German) on the EAST's website. Retrieved June 6, 2020.
  15. 15.0 15.1 EAST 10 website homepage archived September 1, 2022 at Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  16. Aaaand #EAST10 is already over. ... July 25, 2022 tweet posted by @Ryf_Fox, archived 2022 July 25 at Wayback Machine. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  17. (EAST 10 event page for) GoH Meet’n’Greet & Convention War Stories. Retrieved September 22, 2022.

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