Southern Tales: Furry Weekend Atlanta October Newsletter
The official newsletter of Furry Weekend Atlanta (February 11-13, 2005)
In this issue...
1. Furry Weekend Atlanta Art Contest Deadline Approaching
2. FWA Convention Book Seeking Submissions
3. Hotel Update
4. Dealer's Den Update
5. Preliminary List of Events Up!
6. Programming Spotlight: Organizing A Local Furry Group
7. Programming Spotlight: Dances!
We've switched to publishing at the beginning of the month now. :)
FURRY WEEKEND ATLANTA ART CONTEST DEADLINE APPROACHING
Want a chance to see your work all over the place AND receive a free God-Level membership to Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005? Now you can by designing artwork for the convention and submitting it to the Artwork 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!
Most of the artwork submitted to the contest is used and usually finds it's way into our convention book. Hurry up and enter soon, though. The deadline is October 31, 2004! Visit our Art Contest page for further details.
FWA CONVENTION BOOK SEEKING SUBMISSIONS
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 Membership to Furry Weekend Atlanta 2005!
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 at the Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport-North, 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.
DEALERS DEN UPDATE
We still have some dealers den tables left, but they're dropping like flies. This month, Furry Weekend Atlanta welcomes Kingdom Animalia, Nephashu, White Wolf Creations and Bonk and Fossil studios to the 2005 Dealer's Den! If you are interested in a table in our dealers den, please visit this page!
PRELIMINARY LIST OF EVENTS UP
We have posted a preliminary listing of events to our website. This list represents less than half of our planned programming for 2005; we have a very full schedule planned for Furry Weekend Atlanta!
PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT: ORGANIZING A LOCAL FURRY GROUP
Looking to find furs around you? Know of furs around you but you never do anything together? Looking for ideas for your local fur group? Join our panel of fandom experts from around the country and learn how to get your local furry group organized and active! In this first-of-a-kind panel, you'll learn how to identify furries in your area, organize your group, plan outings and furry events, deal with drama and much more!
PROGRAMMING SPOTLIGHT: DANCES!
Join DJ Zim and Genki on Friday and Saturday night as they spin the nights away for your enjoyment. Both of the 5-hour long dances are filled with the tunes to get you on the dancefloor and having a great time.
Interested in lending a paw at Furry Weekend Atlanta? Let our volunteering director know! Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Furry Weekend Atlanta - Come South for the Winter
February 11-13, 2005@ the Holiday Inn Atlanta Airport-North, Atlanta, GA, USA