Guest of Honor - Eyrich
Christopher "Tinydragon" Teal made his debut in the community in 2010. His creative passion carries through his illustrations, from traditional monochromatic works and inks to richly detailed paintings and elaborate fantasy renderings.
Visit his Fur Affinity for more.
Guest of Honor - Artslave
Born in the distant nebula of Western Pennsylvania and banished to the hellscape of central Maryland, Artslave was relegated to the fursuit mines where she works and lives to this day. Occasionally permitted to emerge for gulps of sunlight, she has escaped to FAU and may or may not be in hiding. Please do not inform any overlord mine owners you may encounter. She will consider it a personal favor.
She has been making costumes for 15+ years, and incorporated into a business about a decade ago. Artslave has been in furry for [REDACTED] and enjoys giving back to the community, trying my best to make costumes widely available so everyone can enjoy the work she does. When she's not sewing, she's being a general nerd whose into Pathfinder, kaiju, horror movies, beer, star trek, and cats.
Visit her Fur Affinity for more.
Special Guest - Fox Amoore
Fox Amoore aka Keyboard Fox aka Haggis McFox is a Scottish musician heading over to attend FA:U. He's coming right off of the heels of recording at the world famous Abbey Road Studios (which he hates, cause its in England - not) for the recording of his upcoming album "The Dreamcatcher." It also features a plethora of talented musicians including Pepper Coyote whom he'll be performing with at this very convention!
He started playing Piano as soon as he could climb onto a Piano stool, has performed almost everywhere except the moon (bad acoustics), and his work has been featured in everything from STEAM and console video games to big German company adverts. In his spare time he's an avid globe trotter, enjoys a bit of video games himself (especially Elite Dangerous), and he likes *gasp* pineapple on his pizza.
Do say hi to him, approach him... And if you understood his accent, you'll know to bring him beer!
You can learn more at www.foxamoore.com.
Special Guest - Pepper Coyote
Pepper Coyote was born in a small town in Northwestern, PA. He grew up hating everything and naturally became a musician. Since the age of 17 he's been sitting in a room somewhere yelling, strumming, and howling into a microphone. Oddly enough he found an audience in the furry fandom just a couple years later.
In college he started a band called Look Left which played at just about every con on the Eastern part of the US, including Anthrocon, FAU, Furstivus, Midwest Fur Fest, Furthemore, and Western PA Furry Weekend. That was all well and good but eventually, everyone graduated. So now what? We have this ginger idiot bobbling around from one convention to another, but without a band, they won't let him on stage anymore! Well he thought of that.
At the beginning of 2014, Pepper picked up a looper pedal, along with a few other gadgets and took a trip out to the woodshed. A month or two later he had emerged with a brand new show that included dance, RnB, and even Dubstep influences. The music he'd written for Look Left was still there, but things were different. Luckily, people seemed to like it.
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Special Guest - Matthew Ebel
Matthe Ebel is an American songwriter whose performances have entertained convention crowds for over a decade. Unlike most singer/songwriters, Ebel has arranged many of his songs into energetic, visceral EDM tracks that dance the fine lines between pop, house, and trance. Not content to merely cue up tracks, however, Ebel performs his dance sets with the flair and spirit of Scissor Sisters or Caravan Palace without stopping the beat.
Starting in Nashville’s singer-songwriter community, Ebel crafted his unique blend of piano rock and electronics in front of the most discerning musical audiences. The melody- and lyric-driven sound helped him build a reputation as both a spirited entertainer and a gifted composer/arranger. His songs range from lighthearted ballads about robots and ninjas to soul-baring tales of domestic abuse and self-doubt.
Ebel’s successes in the ever-changing music business have been cited in books by Dave Kusek, Martin Atkins, Simon Tam, and Ariel Hyatt. All of them point to Matthew Ebel for how he connects with his fans, draws in new listeners, and takes music in new directions with changing technology.
Ebel is also a published science-fiction author and voice actor, having given voice to zombie hunters in the Steam game Contagion and secret-agent spacewerewolves in the Phoenix Conspiracy audiobook series.
You can learn more at www.matthewebel.com.