Events at FA United
A smattering of events and festivities to partake upon this FA United! This list is not final, and new events and panels are being added as they come in!
Table Top Games In The Zoo
There are games available in Con Ops for anyone who would like to play them. Games should be played in the Zoo.
Building Your Own FursuitHosted by Artslave
Need a primer on building fursuits? Come get an in-depth look at materials and construction techniques. Design layout and patterning will be covered and there will be airbrushing and hand-stitching demos. Learn how to build your own suit!
How Writers Tell The Fur Affinity StoryHosted by geoOtter
So you want to be a writer? What types of writers are there? What are some of the struggles of being a writer on a pre-dominantly art based online community? You have written your first (or one hundredth) story, what are some tips for increasing viewership and community support? Come to my panel to learn more about the growing and diverse crowd of artists that weave fantastic stories that spark your imagination and create a rich world full of growth and adventure. If you are a writer, don't be shy, come on in to meet others who want to share your enthusiasm and learn something along the way!
Trivia MadnessHosted by Tyr Kangaroo
Are you a smorgasbord of useless facts? Well, they might come in handy now! There will be random prizes and a grand prize for the biggest brain of them all!
Majik Mystery Loot BrawlHosted by MajikCraft
Max 30 players. Every player wins. $20 entry fee.
White Elephant, Bad Santa, that terrible office exchange where you're the secret Santa of someone you don't know, and there's so much pressure to get the PERFECT gift! Never fear, the pressure is off! We've picked the gifts for you. You just need to choose wisely, and hope no one will steal your prize. Steal? STEAL! That's right, folks, every choice is a gamble! Never fear - No one leaves empty handed. (Maybe something awesome, maybe something silly!) Toys, tails, art swag and more! If you are brave, if you're willing to take a risk, c'mon down and fight for your prize.
Fursuiting: Posing For PhotosHosted by Lady Jam
This will be a short interactive seminar on tips for how to pose for photographs in fursuit! We'll work on dynamic positions and ways to make your character pop for photos!
Building FursonasHosted by Artslave
Get an artist's perspective on what makes an aesthetically pleasing character design as well as a fursuiter’s perspective on what makes an engaging fursuit character. We'll go over shapes, colour palettes, accessorizing, and using clothing and props to accentuate your character and performance.
Let's $ew! Fur-Sized Squeaky ToysHosted by MajikCraft
All skill levels welcome. Students under 13 must bring a parent or guardian. $10 per student.
As much or as little hand-sewing as you like. Students may choose from a number of simple patterns or design their own. Stuff it, stitch it, and squeak your way to owning your very own, to-scale-for-fur-suits fleece squeaky toy!
What We Had Before: Furry Comics and Zines of the 20th CenturyHosted by Bengaley Summercat
In the 21st Century we have an amazing amount of artwork, comics, and stories - but ever wonder what Furries had for art and entertainment in the fandom's early days? Come to this show-and-tell exhibiting comics and zines from the 80s and 90s, browse the collection after the talk at your own pace, and see where where modern Furry has come from.
Pokémon Quip LashHosted by Geel
Do you know the answers to every question about Pokémon of every type in every region? Come show off your specific genius and be the next professor in the Pokémon world by earning your very own degree from Pokémon University.
Fursuiting 101Hosted by Lady Jam
So you've finally acquired a fursuit or you're thinking of getting one? In this beginner's panel you will learn the basics of safety, characterization, and what it means to be a suiter. We will also delve further into the nitty-gritty of fursuiting and how to make your character come to life! Come with questions, vague or specific!
Fursuit Maker MingleHosted by Bayou Baby
Do you make fursuits? 1, 100, or just starting? Good! Come join us at the fursuit maker mingle to meet other makers, share ideas, make friends, and show off what you've made.
Your Opinion Sucks and Here's WhyHosted by Tiny
Hey! That was a pretty controversial title! But you know what they say: As long as what I say is right, I can say anything. In this Panel, we will talk about something both abused as an excuse and at the same time severely lacking in the fandom: criticism. How do we give it? How do we take it? What is it even? Perhaps most importantly, what place does it have in the furry community?
Vondiggitydog’s Furryz Got Talent Show!Hosted by Geel and Kelix, Created by Vondiggitydog
The talent show you’ve grown to love is back! Want to participate? Make sure your content is PG. We welcome to fursuiters and non fursuiters. Dance, sing, play an instrument, just show off your talent! Come come show us what you’ve got and get on stage! This year’s hosts (Geel and Kelix) will be offering the same fun and exciting show from previous years and years to come! So if you have talent or wanna see talent then get those tails in the seats for this year's FURRYZ GOT TALENT SHOW!
Sign up online or in Con Ops!
Recovery And Sobriety In The FandomHosted by Obreeon
Did you know that staying sober at cons is possible? That you don't have to choose between sobriety or the furry fandom? Do you want a place to discuss abstinence and coping with other like minded furs? This panel is a safe and confidential space to gain support and networking with others in recovery and sobriety as well as to share the experience, strength, and hope associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the fandom.
The meeting is open to anyone, however strict anonymity will be enforced. The doors will be physically closed to protect those attending, but our hearts are open. We ask that phones not be used at any time in the meeting space. This panel is in no way associated with any formal recovery or 12 step based organizations, and no literature will be present.
Majik Mystery Loot Brawl (18+)Hosted by MajikCraft
Max 30 players. Every player wins. $30 entry fee.
Yankee Gift Swap FOR ADULTS? Buy-in for this fast-paced game of theft & blind luck. Toys, tails, art & more! You just need to choose wisely & hope no one steals your prize. Yes, STEAL! Every choice is a gamble! Never fear, no one leaves empty handed. (Many items include adult themes, including violence, nudity, and other NSFW things.)
Piano Dance PopHosted by Matthew Ebel
Piano-rocker Matthew Ebel brings an all-new, all original dance set to the main stage this year. More than just a DJ, Ebel performs two hours on keys and vocals. With notes of pop, trance, and house, Ebel will have you shaking it til your fursuit flies apart. Bring your friends to this high-energy show and be ready to party!
Yuuki's Hypnosis Panel (18+)Hosted by Yuukari Shishome
Back again by popular demand with new content! This panel will discuss the finer points of hypnosis and the furry fandom, what it means to be hypnotized, and what the limits and goals of hypnotism are according to what you wish to experience. Goes over any and all questions regarding hypnotism, including kinks!
Dance CompetitionHosted by FAU & Cooper Tom
Do you have what it takes to strut, dance, groove, and stride your way to victory? Whether you’re rocking out in your fursuit or your street clothes, come dance your way to become a finalist for entry into our Schwifty Style (Floor Wars-esque) competition!
Sign up for the dance competition by clicking here.
The Business Of Art: Branding & FinancesHosted by Matthew Ebel
Matthew Ebel talks branding, finances, and pricing with artists looking to earn a living. Whether it’s drawing, music, voice acting, or weasel-dying, turning your art into a business doesn’t have to suck!
The Medieval RoomHosted by Grave
Attention all ye Furs! Come play and explore in the Medieval room. We have backdrops and props for pictures! Come learn about Medieval weapons, legends and killers, and play our Storm the castle games to win awesome prizes.
The Business Of Art: Web & SocialHosted by Matthew Ebel
Matthew Ebel continues with more advice for artists looking to go full-time. This session covers websites, social media, blogs, and automation for any type of art.
Worldbuilding As GamesHosted by Bengaley Summercat
An introduction to Worldbuilding and Builder games where players semi-collaboratively or competitively construct the setting in which the game takes place. This will cover some basic Builder concepts, Lexicon style games, as well as an overview of "Dawn of Worlds" and "Microscope".
The Great FeastHosted by FAU
Elites and Super Sponsors get to dine with our special guests! The luncheon starts at noon at the private dining room beside the bar. Note: This is a VIP only event for Super Sponsors, Elites and Special Guests.
Effective Storytelling & GMingHosted by Rex Fenris
Join a panel of experienced game masters and game designers to learn some techniques for taking your pen and paper roleplaying adventures to the next level. Whether you're new to pen and paper roleplaying games or you've been playing and GMing for years, come join us for some great discussion on the best ways to immerse yourself in these amazing adventures.
Fursuit ParadeHosted by FAU & Cooper Tom
Grab your fursuits, partials, epic cosplay, and battle gear and join the rest of the pack in FA United fursuit parade!
Fursonacon Meet and GreetHosted by Tyr Kangaroo
Fursonacon is a multi-genre furry convention taking place in Virginia Beach, Virginia this October 12-15, 2017. We'll be sharing what our event plans are, who to expect, and help promote our upcoming convention.
Triten Gaming System: Character CreationHosted by Rex Fenris
Come join us for a preview of a brand new medieval fantasy pen and paper roleplaying game: the Triten Gaming System. This will be the first of a two-part event and will take care of introducing players to the system and creating basic characters. The event is open for up to 6 players to participate, but everyone is welcome to observe the shenanigans that will inevitably ensue. Players must be able to also attend the Triten Gaming System: Gaming Session tomorrow. Be sure to show up 15 minutes early if you want a chance to be a player. Since player space is so limited we will also have a separate preview table set up where Fenris Publishing staff can introduce other interested players to the game.
Furry FeudHosted by Geel
Come on down, furries! Do you think you know the number one answers? Survey says…let’s find out! Bring your families or friends along to watch or play this fun filled game show experience.
Foxes and Peppers ShowHosted by Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote
Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote team up again to bring you the best dang furry concert you’ve ever been to. The performance will also include special guest Matthew Ebel.
Certified Bad AdviceHosted by Bengaley Summercat
Why go through the trouble of judging if advice is good when you can have Certified Bad Advice? Come join Summercat has he follows his own Certified Bad Advice and dispenses nuggets of questionable wisdom and dubious value to questions you have about Life, the Universe, and Almost Everything in this Certifiably Bad Comedy Improv.
Fursuit Handling 101Hosted by Lady Jam
Ever wondered how best to interact with fursuiters at a convention or gathering? Thinking about volunteering as a handler for an event? Want to know more about visibility in costume? These questions and more will be answered as we cover the basics of fursuit handling and interaction etiquette with folks in fursuit. We will cover safety, hand signals, do's and don'ts, public events, and much more! Fursuiters, non-suiters, and the curious are all welcome!
A Midsummer's BountyHosted By FAU
Come join us for snacks, drinks, and a sneak peek at our charity items! Note: This is a VIP-only event for Sponsors, Super Sponsors, Elites, and Special Guests.
As Seen On TV Commercial ViewingHosted by LineZ and Rexxie
Are you tired of mundane panels? Has con boredom ever happened to you? Introducing the As Seen On TV Commercial Panel! Join LineZ & Rexxie as we laugh along to stupid As Seen On TV Commercials. But WAIT there's more! Call now and you get double the product, absolutely free! Just pay processing and handling.
Charity AuctionHosted by FAU & Cooper Tom
Join us for fun, silly shenanigans while simultaneously raising money for our charity!
Kinks 101 (18+)Hosted by Tyr Kangaroo
Do you like the unusual? I'd like to provide an atmosphere where you can openly talk about your fantasies. I'll also cover safety and consent for all kinks so you and your partner can have a great time. There's more to life than vanilla, join me if you're curious. Questions are welcome.
FAU DanceHosted by FAU
Rock the night away with our DJs!
Con Horror Stories (18+)Hosted by MajikCraft
Do you have a story that the world needs to know? Gather 'round, boys and girls, and share your tales of “What the HEY?” from nameless festivals past and persons who will not be identified. Mysteries upon mysteries! Giggles and guffaws! Free bewilderment with every admission!
Foxes and Peppers After Dark Show (18+)Hosted by Fox Amoore and Pepper Coyote
Come and witness Fox and Pepper commit musical adulteries. This is the After Dark show. There’ll be swearing, dirty lyrics, and terrible cover songs.
Work In Progress: Taking CommissionsHosted by Patto
Welcome to an informational panel for new and experienced artists alike. Learn about the different types of commissions, approaching professional artist-to-client communication, tips and tricks on setting prices, and how to avoid getting too hung up on your own art.
Tabletop Game DesignHosted by Rex Fenris
Interested in designing your own game? Come join the creative team from Fenris Publishing for a presentation on designing tabletop games from beginning to end. There will be an open Q&A and discussion at the end of the presentation.
Success on KickstarterHosted by Rex Fenris
Want to know more about running a successful Kickstarter campaign? Come join a team that's just come out of an over double-funded campaign to learn how they made it happen.
Fursuit Maintenance and CareHosted by Lady Jam
This panel will provide basic tips and tricks for fursuit maintenance at home and away! Learn simple approaches to keep your fursuit clean and nice.
Fur Affinity: Duct Tape and DreamsHosted by Dragoneer
A history of Fur Affinity, and the site's goals and passions. Take a realistic look at where we are, where we've come from, and where we're going.
Fursuit GamesHosted by FAU & Cooper Tom
Do you have what it takes to win a plastic trophy? Come one, come all to FA United’s Fursuit Games! Challenge yourself (and other suiters) to a wide variety of games, activities, and challenges!
The Business Of Art: Patreon & Mailing ListsHosted by Matthew Ebel
Matthew Ebel concludes this three-part series with everybody’s favorite behemoth: Patreon. Learn how to manage subscribers and rewards without burning yourself out!
Expression Through FormHosted by Tiny
In my college course, after we had learned the tools of the trade and concepts like "draw every day", our first practice was "gesture". Gesture is used by many an artist to quickly capture the human figure, from the emotions, to the pose. If you'd like to start drawing furry artwork, gesture is essential, and we'll be talking about that!
Biceps and Bellies: Drawing BigHosted by Myr Do you crave drawing art of ripped muscle monsters, gluttonous blubber balls, or something in between? Come to this panel where we talk about tips and tricks for drawing BIG! Half information presentation, and half live-action drawing.
Jamming SeasonHosted by Etsu
Come one come all to make a cacophony of noise and sound. Wait. I meant music. Bring your own instrument if you got one, otherwise just stomp and clap along!
"There is a season - turn, turn, turn/And a time to every purpose under heaven/A time to be born, a time to die/A time to plant, a time to reap/A time to kill, a time to heal".
A time to be quiet/And a time to make some noise!
Triten Gaming System: Gaming SessionHosted by Rex Fenris
The system has been introduced and characters have been made. The time for adventure begins! Our players were selected at yesterday’s Character Creation panel, but all attendees are welcome to watch the adventure and visit our separate preview table to learn more about the Triten Gaming System during the antics..
Schwifty StyleHosted by FAU & Cooper Tom
Come one come all to see our Dance Competition finalists compete. Only one will become Champion of the Dance Floor!
Scaly MeetupHosted by ScullyRaptor
Meet-and-greet, hang out, and share your enthusiasm for the less fuzzy side of the fandom. Dinosaurs, dragons, and reptiles of all sorts are welcome!
Escape The Room!Hosted by geoOtter
Escape the Room of Dolls! Welcome to my hour long role-playing game where you and up to four of your friends can dare to try to escape the clutches of a serial killer! No role-playing experience needed, just your wits and wisdom.
- You and your friends are trapped in a room
- You must find hidden puzzles and clues to solve them
- Use strategy, wit, logic, and teamwork to solve the mystery
- Escape the room in under one hour to succeed!
You and your friends wake up in a children’s bedroom. You see a note on the floor telling you that you have been kidnapped and poisoned. Will you figure out the cure, and escape before they return to finish what they started?
Recovery And Sobriety In The FandomHosted by Obreeon
Did you know that staying sober at cons is possible? That you don't have to choose between sobriety or the furry fandom? Do you want a place to discuss abstinence and coping with other like minded furs? This panel is a safe and confidential space to gain support and networking with others in recovery and sobriety as well as to share the experience, strength, and hope associated with maintaining a healthy lifestyle in the fandom. The meeting is open to anyone, however strict anonymity will be enforced. The doors will be physically closed to protect those attending, but our hearts are open. We ask that phones not be used at any time in the meeting space. This panel is in no way associated with any formal recovery or 12 step based organizations, and no literature will be present.
Gear Discussion: Rubber, Leather, Spandex, Darlexx, etc. (18+)Hosted by Oengus Draco Fearghas
We will be discussing various types of gear, some of which is adult oriented. We will go over various types of gear/materials, care/upkeep, gear sources, safety precautions, etc. I will have some examples in different materials and quality levels.
Bondage 101 (18+)Hosted by Oengus Draco Fearghas
Come learn the basics of bondage and kink play. We will focus on how to play safely and responsibly. There will be some demonstration of good restraint application, ropework, safeword/safe signal, etc.