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Furry Fiesta
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Other names TFF
Location
Website
Status Ongoing
First iteration February 20-22, 2009 (as Furry Fiesta)
Organizer(s) Creature Arts
Charity The Center for Animal Research and Education
Subject Furry
Resources Photos, videos, reports: Furry Fiesta resources
Furry Fiesta (edit)
Furry Fiesta 2009
Furry Fiesta 2010
Furry Fiesta 2011
Furry Fiesta 2012
Furry Fiesta 2013
Furry Fiesta 2014
Furry Fiesta 2015
Furry Siesta
Furry Fiesta 2016
Furry Fiesta 2017
Furry Fiesta 2018
Furry Fiesta 2019
Furry Fiesta 2020
Furry Fiesta 2021
Furry Fiesta 2022
Furry Fiesta 2023
Furry Fiesta 2024

Furry Fiesta staff
Furry Fiesta guests of honor

Furry Fiesta is a furry convention that is held in Dallas, Texas, USA. It occurs each February or March at the Sheraton Dallas. Dedicated to the advancement of the furry fandom as a whole and the enjoyment of its attendees, it includes a variety of events centered around the concept of bringing people together for social enjoyment.

Originally founded by Dallas Regional Anthropomorphic Meeting Association (DRAMA) was formed as a 501(c)(7) non-profit governing organization in the first half of 2008. Officers were elected, by-laws were documented, and it became an entity in its own right.

In 2018, DRAMA was dissolved and all assets transitioned to Creature Arts, a 501(c)(3) organization. Furry Fiesta and its sister event, Furry Siesta, are now run by Creature Arts.

Charity[edit]

Since its first year, Furry Fiesta has supported CARE (Center for Animal Research and Education) as their charity of choice. Centered in Bridgeport, Texas, this charity takes in, houses, and cares for the needs of more than 50 big cats. Tours are available for those who are inclined to see the tigers, leopards, cougars, and other animals that are nurtured by the volunteers.

In 2016, CARE elected to share 25% of its donations with FAAS (Friends of Arlington Animal Services), a local Trap/Neuter/Release clinic, adoption, and rescue group.[1]


Information by year[edit]

Title Dates Theme Venue Location Guests of Honor Attendance Charity Amount Notes
TFF 2009 February 20-22 Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas, TX Nexxus, Tiffany Ross, Sub-Level 03 272 ~$2700 Furry Fiesta did not have a specific theme beyond "Beginnings".
TFF 2010 February 19-21 Space Cowboys Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas, TX Tigerwolf, Michele Light, Kyell Gold 780 ~$3,800
TFF 2011 February 25-27 The 1970s - Disco Infurno Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas, TX Dustmeat, Lucky Coyote 1,034 ~$4,100
TFF 2012 February 24-26 Beyond Thunderdome Crowne Plaza Hotel Dallas, TX Mary Mouse, Kory Bing of the webcomic ‘Skin Deep' 1,220 $9,064
TFF 2013 February 22–24 Time Travelers' Ball Intercontinental Dallas Dallas, TX DreamVision Creations, Heather Bruton 1,555 $13,000
TFF 2014 February 21-23 Heroes & Villains Intercontinental Dallas Dallas, TX Blotch, Big Blue Fox 1,926 $18,532.48[2]
TFF 2015 February 20-228 Out of the Inkwell: Toon City[3] Intercontinental Dallas Dallas, TX Dingbat, JD Puppy, and Sanguine Games[3] 2,492 $16,450.00[4]
TFF 2016 March 11-13 Nights On The Bayou[5] Intercontinental Dallas Dallas, TX PerroMutt, Sophie Cabra, and Laura Garabedian[6] 2,908 $17,970.91[7]
TFF 2017 March 24-26 Mad Science Intercontinental Dallas Dallas, TX Ursula Vernon, Clockwork Creatures, and Tirrelous 3,419 $25,183.30[8]
TFF 2018 February 9-11 Lone Star Wonderland Hyatt Regency Dallas Dallas, TX Atsu Fawx, Deanna Biesemeyer, and Merystic[9] 3,982 $24,000+[10]
TFF 2019 March 28-31 Roll Fur Initiative Hyatt Regency Dallas Dallas, TX Yonoa, Riley, Jess E. Owen[11] 4,946 $29,429.02[12]
TFF 2020 February 27- March 1 Kaiju Attack! Hyatt Regency Dallas Dallas, TX Tweeko Wuff, Kiwi Fox, and PinkGatorPress[13] 5,405 $35,608.73
TFF 2021 March 25-28 - - Online - - $6,286 Due to Covid this event was held online and had no specific theme. All GoH for 2021 were moved to 2022. [14]
TFF 2022 March 17-20 Underwater Adventure Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX Thunderhowl Studios, Animal Shapes, BetaEtaDelota, and Rick Griffin 5,673 $40,420.69[15] Rick Griffin was unable to attend, made appearance as GoH in 2023
TFF 2023 March 16-19 Attack of the Jackafluffies! Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX Rick Griffin, Pup Amp, Padunk, and Aurora Bloom 7,336 $35,000[16]
TFF 2024 March 14-17 Singularity Point Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX Chise, Lady Rain, and Failyn / BlackCheetah 8,001 $35,456
TFF 2025 April 10-13 Murder on the TFF Express Sheraton Dallas Hotel Dallas, TX Nonstoppup, TiggerPup, and Nafierye[17] - -

Staff members[edit]

Chair and vice-chair[edit]

  • Bittergrim
    • Convention Chair 2022-
    • Executive Staff - Charity ?-2022

Other staff[edit]

  • AlohaWolf
    • Registration 2015-
    • Consulting 2014
  • Apari
    • Registration 2016-
  • Ares
    • Executive Staff - Social Media 2020-
  • Bauson
    • Special Guest/VIP Lead 2015-
  • Daggar
    • General Staff 2016-
    • Security Lead 2013-2015
  • DoberDog
    • Registration 2014-
    • Cash Office 2015
  • Draconis
    • Variety Show/Furry Drama Show 2012-
    • Theme Lead 2012
  • Drake Foxe
    • Con Ops 2016-2017
    • Programming/Scheduling (Lead) 2018-2020
    • Con Ops 2021-
  • Evox
    • AV - Video Lead 2016-
    • AV - Assistant Video Lead 2015
  • Fido
    • Con Ops 2016-
  • Glass Ferret
    • Executive Staff - Programming/Scheduling 2014-Present
    • Fabrication Lead 2013
    • Convention Chair 2012
    • Vice Chair 2011
    • Security 2010-2011
  • Guardian
    • Executive Staff - Logistics/Hotel 2013-Present
    • Logistics 2009-Present
    • Hotel Liaison 2009-Present
    • Con Ops 2009-2013
    • Webmaster 2010
    • Vice Con Chair 2009-2010
    • Registration 2009
  • Gwaland
    • Systems Administration 2011-2019
    • Vice Chair: 2013-2017
  • Halfwit
    • Events Lead 2013-
    • Non-Fursuit Activities 2010-2012
    • Registration 2009-2010
    • Con Suite 2009
  • Ianto (AKA Khyle)
    • Fursuit Track 2014-
    • Furry Night Live Liaison 2012-2013
  • Ilari
    • AV - Second Stage Second 2016-
    • AV - Secondary Ballroom Director 2015
    • AV - Backstage Helper/Tech 2014
  • Ipequey
    • Fursuit Track 2016-
    • Webmaster 2011-2015
    • Multimedia Track 2011-2013
  • Jac
    • Help Desk 2016-
  • Jace Zantetsukin
    • Executive Staff - Charity Lead 2016-
    • Charity Operations 2014-2015
    • Charity Second 2013
  • Jeddar
    • Staff Suite Lead 2017-
    • Con Suite 2009-2016
  • Ketsana
    • Tabletop Gaming Co-Lead 2016-2019
  • Kit Sung
    • Art Show Lead 2013-
    • Art Show 2011-2012
  • Kodi
    • Security 2016-
  • Kou Wolffe
    • Dance Competition 2015-
    • Stage Direction, Stage Manager 2013-2014
  • Kyo Foxtrot
    • Executive Staff - Media Liaison 2016-
    • HR 2015
    • Volunteer Wrangler 2010-2015
  • Lauren
    • HR 2015-
    • Registration 2015
  • Lux
    • Con Suite 2015-
  • Maxamillion Jag
    • Executive Staff - Inventory 2014-2020
    • Inventory Control 2012-2020
  • Mis0
    • Music and Motion Lead - 2011-2017
    • Panelist - 2009-2017
  • Mizrik
    • AV - Lighting and Rigging Lead 2013-
  • Oddy
    • AV - Second 2016-
    • AV - Lighting Lead 2014-2015
    • AV - Audio Lead 2014
  • Orim Katsu
    • Music and Motion Minion 2014-
    • Activity Track 2013
  • Path
    • HR 2017 -
    • Convention Chair 2013-2017
    • Art Show Lead 2011-2012
  • Pestilynce
    • Head of Security 2017-
    • Security 2015-2017
  • Pondit
    • Inventory Control 2016-
  • Rama
    • Artist Alley Lead 2015-
  • Rheldar
    • Kempi's AV Assistant 2016-
  • Ridi
    • Art Show 2015-
  • Roark
    • VIP Liaison 2016-
  • Sairo Husky
    • Food Truck Liaison 2016-2020
    • vendor Relations Minion 2015-
    • Dealer's Den 2014
    • Art Show 2013
  • Sasuke
    • Writing Track Lead 2014-
  • Savrin
    • Gaming Track Lead 2009-
  • Shelby Allen
    • Hotel Liaison 2017-Present
    • Artist Alley 2015-2016
  • Shiva
    • Executive Staff - Vendor Relations 2015-
    • Artist's Alley/Dealers Den Lead 2009-2014
    • Media/Community Relations 2012-2013
    • Advertisement Coordinator 2012
    • LiveJournal Liaison 2009-2010
    • Twitter Liaison 2013
  • Shrike
    • Photography Lead 2015-
  • Siam
    • Vendor Relations Staff 2015-
    • Dealer's Den Assistant 2009-2014
  • Sissyroo
    • AV - Lighting Second 2016-
    • AV - Lighting 2015-
  • Smash
    • AV - Audio Lead 2016-
  • Smurph
    • Schedule Planner 2017-
  • Storm
    • Executive Staff - registration 2014-
  • Talv
    • Security Lead 2016-
    • Security 2015
  • Teiran
    • Conbook/Publications 2011-
  • Vonunov
    • Charity Team 2016-
    • Cash Office 2015
  • VVolf
    • Tabletop Gaming 2016-
  • Whines
    • Corral Lead 2018-
    • Hospitality Lead/Kempi's Lead 2017
    • Kempi's A/V Lead 2014-2016
    • A/V 2012-2013
  • Wynd
    • Art Show 2015-
  • Ziel
    • Con Store 2016-

Former staff members[edit]

  • Balto
    • Art Show 2009-2010
  • Basko
    • Security 2014-2015
  • Bear
    • Volunteer Lead 2015
    • Volunteers 2014
  • Cole
    • Security 2014-2015
  • Damien
    • Security 2009
    • Registration 2009
  • DiddyWolf
    • Registration Lead 2013
    • Registration 2011-2012
  • Esper
    • Music and Motion Minion 2015
  • Firr
    • Staff Artist 2010-2011
  • FuzzWolf
    • Conbook 2009-2010
    • Publicity 2009-2010
  • Istanbul
    • Convention Chair 2009-2011
    • Programming Lead 2009-2011
    • Charity Lead 2009-2014
    • Media Liaison 2009-2015
    • Charity Aide 2014-2016
    • Tabletop Gaming 2017-2018
  • Kitsune
    • AV - Audio Operator/Tech 2014-2015
  • L'sai
    • Con Ops 2015
    • Puppetry Track Assistant 2014
    • Video Room 2013
  • Moot
    • AV - Lead Camera Operator 2014-2015
  • Ratchet
    • AV Director 2014-2018
    • AV - Main Ballroom Lead 2012-2013
  • RedFox
    • Dance Operations Coordinator 2013
  • Regek
    • AV 2009-2011
    • Photography 2011
  • Reskitty
    • Logistics 2014
    • Programming 2013-2014
    • Con Ops 2013
  • Roq
    • Con Store Lead 2014-2015
  • Sdocat
    • Photographer 2013-2014
  • Shockwave
    • Writing Track 2010-2011
    • Puppetry Track 2012-2014
  • Simba Maliki
    • Executive Staff - Secretary and Hotel Liaison 2014
    • Registration Lead 2015
    • Registration 2013-2014
  • Ultra
    • AV - Camera Crew 2014-2015
  • Vermy Fox
    • Executive Staff - Social Media 2015-2017
    • Twitter Liaison 2014
  • Webster
    • Treasurer 2010-2012
    • Con Ops 2011
    • Art Show 2009

References[edit]

  1. post by CARE on Facebook.
  2. Tweet by Buck Turner on Twitter. Dated February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 24, 2014.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Tweet on the Furry Fiesta account on Twitter. Dated February 23, 2014. Retrieved February 23, 2014.
  4. Tweet by Furry Fiesta on Twitter. Dated February 22, 2015. Retrieved August 22, 2015.
  5. Furry Fiesta 2016 website. Retrieved August 20, 2015.
  6. Tweet on the Furry Fiesta account on Twitter. Dated February 22, 2015. Retrieved February 23, 2015.
  7. Tweet by Furry Fiesta on Twitter. Dated March 13, 2016. Retrieved May 20, 2016.
  8. Tweet by Furry Fiesta on Twitter. Dated March 28, 2017. Retrieved April 13, 2017
  9. Furry Fiesta 2018 Website Retrieved July 30, 2017
  10. "Thank you @FurryFiesta for another AMAZING con with wonderful attendees and over $24k in donotions!" (sic.) - Center for Animal Research & Education, Twitter (February 12, 2019)
  11. Guests of Honor on the Furry Fiesta 2019 website. Retrieved February 14, 2018.
  12. "Thanks to all of you amazing #TFF2019 attendees @carerescuetexas is walking away with $29,429.02 for all their awesome animals." - Furry Fiesta, Twitter (April 1, 2019)
  13. Texas Furry Fiesta - Guests of Honor. Retrieved September 9, 2019.
  14. Furry Fiesta 2021 Website Retrieved October 10, 2020.
  15. [1] - Furry Fiesta, Twitter (March 20, 2022)
  16. [2] - Center for Animal Research & Education, Twitter (March 18, 2023)
  17. [3] by Furry Fiesta Twitter/X on March 17th, 2024

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