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Midwest FurFest February Newsletter

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In This Issue:

The Journey Begins
Special Guests
Registering For Your Tour
Tour Brochure Available Online
Buy a 2003 Souvenir
Mailing Lists<-*-*-*-> The Journey Begins <-*-*-*->

Midwest FurFest is looking forward to welcoming travelers to Chicago this November 19th-21st for our 2004 convention! This year, our theme is Around the World in 80 Days and we're looking forward to bringing you a world of fun--if not for 80 days, at least for 72 hours. We hope to see you there!

We will once again be at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield in Schaumburg, Illinois. Rooms for weary Midwest FurFest travelers will be $89 a night--you can even make your reservations now by calling (847) 605-1234. Be sure to mention that you're with Midwest FurFest to get our group rate.

<-*-*-*-> Special Guests <-*-*-*->

We are pleased to welcome our Guests of Honor, Ursula Vernon, and Jared Ledger, aka Scribblefox, to our tour.
Ursula Vernon is an illustrator from North Carolina who has done everything from fantasy illustration and book cover design to online webcomics. Examples of her work can be found on the cover of SofaWolf Press recent furry short story anthology 'Best in Show', her online comic 'Digger' (available at http://www.graphicsmash.com), and her own personal website at http://www.metalandmagic.com.

Jared Ledger (Scribblefox) will also be joining in on our trip around the world from British Columbia. He is well known for his fursuit creations featuring intricate detailing and excellent craftsmanship. His artwork doesn’t stop with the shaping of fursuits either, being a wonderful artist on paper also. You can view his work by visiting http://www.onefurall.com.

<-*-*-*-> Registering For Your Tour <-*-*-*->

Midwest FurFest will be happy to help you kick off your whirlwind tour of the convention by assuring the same quick trip through Registration that you've experienced in past years. You can speed your way even further by pre-registering now, either online or by mail, at the low rate of $30.

You say you like to travel in style, first-class all the way? Well a sponsorship is precisely what you're looking for! Not only will you be sure to get one of the traditional limited-edition cloisonné pins featuring artwork by one of our guests of honor as well as a surprising and useful item to commemorate your experience, you'll get to enjoy a sumptuous luncheon with the guests of honor, plus receive a lovely and stylish Midwest FurFest 2004 T-shirt. All of this is available for only $100.

You can find registration forms, online registration, and answers to your registration questions at http://www.furfest.org/registration

<-*-*-*-> Tour Brochure <-*-*-*->

Not sure if you want to book a spot on our trip? Need more details? Well, we have a full tour brochure available to you, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! Simply log onto our website at http://www.furfest.org for complete information regarding 2004 Midwest FurFest. You can find information on traveling to the convention, hotel details, how to register for the convention, who to contact for dealer's room and art show information, and much more. Keep an eye on the website; we will soon be re-activating our forums for 2004 and we'll be adding information throughout the year.

<-*-*-*-> 2003 Souvenir Video <-*-*-*->

Did you attend Midwest FurFest in 2003? Do you wish you could have? Want something to show how cool it was to the rest of your friends? The 2003 Midwest FurFest DVD is now available for pre order in our online webstore for only $25. The DVD will include the complete Furry Variety Show, as well as a compilation of many other events that occurred throughout the weekend. Pre-order now at http://www.furfest.org/store; we expect to ship the DVD by the end of February.

<-*-*-*-> Mailing lists <-*-*-*->

Midwest FurFest has two mailing lists available: MFF-Announce is for official announcements only. You should receive only a few messages per month at most from this list.

MFF-Talk is a discussion list, a place to ask questions or talk about Midwest FurFest. The number of messages on this list will depend on the subscribers. There is also a digest format available for this list.

You can subscribe to any of these lists by emailing major@furfest.org with any subject, and in the message put:

subscribe mff-announce or subscribe mff-talk or subscribe mff-talk-digest

When you subscribe to either list, information will be sent to you on how to unsubscribe, should you wish to do so later. 'Major' (Majordomo) is an automated process, you should not send mail to 'major' other than subscribe, unsubscribe, and other commands that will be explained in your welcome message. Any questions about 'Major' may be directed to puma@catbox.com

<-*-*-*-> In Conclusion <-*-*-*->

Midwest Furfest & MFF Newsletter are productions of Midwest Furry Fandom, Inc © 2004

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