Furry Weekend Atlanta 2008
Convention chairman Tiger Paw announced that last year's registration figures had been broken 15 minutes before opening ceremonies. 165 fursuiters attended the fursuit parade, which closed on the steps outside the patio. By the closing ceremonies, 1046 registrations had been sold (equaling last year's 37% growth).
A large inflatable obstacle course was provided outside the hotel. Fursuiters could run the course for free - although some found the first wall too high - while others could run it for a $1 donation to the charity. The charity was Conservator's Center, Inc.
Scheduled events included:
- Various Dances (Each night until 3am)
- Hali of Firpine (Saturday, 9pm)
- Critical Fail concert (Friday, 10pm)
- Art Show (Fri 2-8p, Sat, Noon-8pm, Auction Sun 11am-1pm)
- Charity Auction (Saturday, 2pm-3:30pm)
- Chocolate Fondue Social (Saturday, 7pm-9pm)
- Charity No Limit Texas Hold'em Tournament (Saturday, 10pm until done)
- Furry Variety Show (Sunday, Noon-1pm)
- Fursuit Games (Sunday, 3pm-4:30pm)
- Video gaming: Super Mario Kart, Bloody Roar, Pump-It-Up, Super Smash Brawl, Katamari Damacy and Halo 2 and 3
A charity auction raised "a little under $3000", with an additional $150 donated from a 30% of Hali's CD sales. The inflatable obstacle course raised $175. In all, after donations and merchandise at the table, $4831 was raised directly for the convention's charity. The convention's chairman added $170 to raise the charity's total to $5001.
Furry Weekend Atlanta, Inc. started the year with $14957 in assets, including $12608 in cash (and temporary cash investments). They ended the year with $28707 in assets, including $20117 in cash. Liabilities were zero, making their gain/loss for the year $13750 ($7509 in cash), and their net balance $28707.
Their total revenue was $37938, all from memberships.
Source: Furry Weekend Atlanta, Inc. Form 990-EZ (description) from Foundation Center
Note: These financials provide just a brief overview, and should be considered in context. Each convention has its own situation, which may change from year to year. Special events (like art shows) that are part of a charity's mission are usually run at a loss. Conventions typically have many other expenses which may come to far more than those listed. Check the source for further details.
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