I have a big announcement for the rest of 2021 and 2022 and beyond. I will not be attending any fan conventions in 2021 and beyond until Kumoricon, Orycon, RCCC, Anthro Northwest come to their senses and stop forcing unnecessary medical test or divulge private medical information as a requirement to attend a convention. It is wrong for those who are and force others to surrender their freedom and privacy for three days of fun deserve nether. I do believe health and safety is the issue but the 900 LB ogre call government Lockdown. There are those who willing to throw other’s privacy under the bus to keep the lockdown ogre at bay.
Do not get me wrong I am centrist in the vaccine debate. I am against any government mandate but realize for me and other the vaccine is needed. I frown on both force mandates and the anti-vaccination crowd. I can poke hole in both arguments. Some people may not need vaccination while others it a life saver. I do not believe the false narrative of herd immunity. It may not happen We just need to live with COVID-19. Private organization can make rules regardless how bad as well of my choice not to attend.
Foer those who are putting such restrictions in the name of protecting immune depressed and people with auto immune condition like me, you are doing us no favor. I must board a bus and max trains with vaccinated non-vaccinated I am still here.
I am willing to help support alternative and events. The rules will be just use common since and that is it.
This post is a response to a question about the future of fan Conventions in light of COVID-19.
This is a speculation about the future of conventions if we can control COVID-19. I use my experience as a Sanrio fan. One option is similar to Hello Kitty Friendship Festival and the recent Hello Kitty Around the World tour. In each case one bought a ticket for a session lasting two to four hours. Only a fixed amount of tickets was sold per session. The session could have a show, panel, displays and a trip though the dealer’s den.
How to Simulate a Furry Convention at Home (CCP Virus Edition)
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The inspiration for this came from a joke how to simulate Navy Shipboard Life at sea. http://www.midwaysailor.com/military/shiplife.html
2020 note I originally wrote this almost 10 years ago. I decided to revise this in the light many con postponed or canceled because of the of the Coronavirus
- Rearrange furniture, in the bedroom place one bed, couch, and TV; this is the hotel room. Designate other areas for panels. Because of Stay at homes will be phones or laptops showing YouTube panels. The required simulation events are opening and closing ceremonies, one fursuiting 101 panels, and optional furry sexuality panel at night. Be sure to schedule at least six virtual panels. At the start of the simulation flip the start of panel one with panel six and cancel panel three. Start panel four 15 minutes late and run into the time slotted for panel five.
- Invite three other friends to join along; one of the friends must not bathe during the simulation weekend. Unless they are your roommates, you may use Zoom or skype.
The convention: Rose City Comic Con
The place: Oregon Convention Center
The dates 7 – 9 September.
Sorry for the long delay but due to leaning a new job I have not had the time to put a full report. Also since I do not se much interest I going the keep things short. All three of my Plushies were my companions for the con.
Kumoricon Lite was a one-day Min anime convention held at the Lloyds’ Center Double Tree hotel. Unlike 2015, it was held in the main hotel not the sweltering exposition center. I took my smaller travel Hello Kitty because it was a min con deserved a visit by my mini Hello Kitty.
I went out to for breakfast before heading to the convention. The line for pre reg was not bad and I attended the Let talk anime panel. I skipped out to the lip Synch Battle but attended the AMV comedy hour. My only gripe was some of the comedy AMVs were not appropriate for all age’s event. I headed out for diner but decided to go back to the hotel and continue my tradition to stay at the convention and talk to people until the kick us out at 11:00pm.
Over all it was a good day.