Southern Tales: Furry Weekend Atlanta August Newsletter
The official newsletter of Furry Weekend Atlanta (February 11-13, 2005)
In this issue...
1. Furry Weekend Atlanta Art Contest - win free admission!
2. Art Show Announcement
3. Dealers Den Update
4. Hotel Update
5. Programming Spotlight: 2 The Ranting Gryphon
6. Programming Spotlight: First Convention Panel
7. Volunteers Wanted!
8. FWA At Mephit Furmeet###
FURRY WEEKEND ATLANTA ART CONTEST - WIN FREE STUFF!
Announcing Furry Weekend Atlanta's second annual Logo Contest! Want a chance to see your work all over the place AND receive a free God-Level membership to Furry Weekend Atlanta 2004? Now you can by designing a logo for the convention and submitting it to the Logo Contest! The winning logo will grace the cover of our Convention Book, T-Shirts, Signs and Website for the next year, and the winning artist will receive a free God-Level membership to Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005!
Information about the FWA 2005 Convention Book is now available at our website. All artists and writers are invited to submit items for publication in the convention book. Submission guidelines and a release form is available at our website. Aaand ... one submitter will be randomly selected from all entries selected for publication and will receive a free God-level Membership to Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005!
Visit our Art Contest page for further details.
ART SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT
We are currently accepting entries for th Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005 art show! The deadline for submissions to the Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005 Art Show will be January 28th, 2005. Our requirements for the Art Show are very open, you DON'T have to abide by the theme of the convention (Valentine's Day) but you may if you'd like. We are currently planning to have two seperate areas, one for General Audiences and one for Mature Audiences.
DEALERS DEN UPDATE
Dealers den tables are selling like hotcakes - get yours now why they're still available! Dealer registration is now open to all interested dealers! This month, we are proud to welcome Laughing Rabbit Graphics, The Dragon Girl, Jay Naylor, and Wesley Tillander to our lineup for 2005. If you are interested in a table in our dealers den, please visit this page!
Avoid the last-minute rush and reserve your room early! We have negotiated a single / double / triple / quad rate of $62 per night for the convention, once again making FWA one of the most economical conventions of all. This is also a huge drop from the normal $129.99 per night standard rate at the hotel. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 1-404-762-8411. Be sure to request the "FURRY WEEKEND ATLANTA" room rate.
PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT: 2 THE RANTING GRYPHON
Two the Ranting Gryphon, comedian and talk show host, will be joining us again in Atlanta for the second year of FWA. This year, in addition to performing his stand-up routine, he will also be helping us out with our charity and art auctions!
PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT: FIRST CONVENTION PANEL
Is this your first convention, or your hundredth? Either way, this FWA-original panel will be your introduction to convention culture. From complex subjects like etiquette to more mundane things like how to prevent the con funk and deal with PCD, our First Con panel is sure to help neophyte and seasoned veteran alike.
Interested in lending a paw at Furry Weekend Atlanta? Let our volunteering director know! Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FWA AT MEPHIT FURMEET
Representatives of Furry Weekend Atlanta will be in Memphis on September 3-6, 2004 at Mephit Fur Meet. We will be in the Dealers Den, selling memberships to Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005 and we will be making a special donation to the charity auction. Come on out and see us!
Furry Weekend Atlanta: Come South For The Winter
February 11-13, 2005 @ the Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport-North, Atlanta, GA, USA