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Morphicon Winter Holiday Newsletter

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Merry Christmahannukwanzaadanstice!
~The Morphicon Winter Holiday Newsletter~

Morphicon: "Technofurs": May 18-20, 2007
Radisson Columbus-Worthington, OH
http://www.morphicon.org/2007
Guests of Honor: Steve Plunkett, patron of furry puppetry Summer Jackson, featured furry artist Kitt Foxx, furry costumer, artist

In this exciting issue:

* Morphicon 2007 Deadlines
* Morphicon 2007 Charity
* Sponsorship Levels
* Get Involved with Morphicon!
Morphicon 2007 Deadlines

Free Patron Membership Contest: February 25, 2007
Announcing the 2007 T-Shirt Contest! Entries must be line-art, G-rated, and fit our 2007 theme of "Technofurs". Interpret how you wish, but all entries must be emailed or postmarked by 2/25/07. One winner will be selected for the free Patron Membership, and their submission will be featured on the convention t-shirt. The runners-up get their artwork printed in the 2007 conbook. For all submissions and queries, send email to publications@morphicon.org.

Registration: March 1, 2007 (early reg = save $10!)
Pre-registration is the same as last year ($30), but the cost of a registration at the door is increasing. If you wish to register for Morphicon early (and save $10), you have to do it by the deadline. We will not accept mail-in forms or online registrations postmarked after March 1st. For more: http://www.morphicon.org/2007/register.htm

Dealer's Registration: As soon as tables sell out.
Want to be a dealer? It's pretty cheap to do so at Morphicon. Contact dealers@morphicon.org for more info, including prices and how to get a seller's permit in Ohio. We can give you the hookup!

Conbook Submissions: April 1, 2007
Any submissions for the conbook that are not appropriate for the T-shirt Contest (i.e. poetry, stories, advertisements, or grayscale art) must also be received by April 1, 2007 (no foolin'). Submissions and requests for information, advertisment rates, or convention flyer swaps can be handled through publications@morphicon.org

Hotel Reservations: April 26, 2007
Ohio Morphicon has a secured a block of double-queen rooms for $94/night. To reserve a room, call the Radisson directly at 614-436-0700, or fax them at 614-436-5318. You may also call the central office at 1-800-333-3333. You must ask for the Morphicon room rate (room block MOR-07). The room rate is guaranteed only through April 26. Please plan ahead and reserve your room early. As it was last year, our room block is again contiguous--but having a room where everyone else is located will depend on how quickly the room block fills up (and therefore, on how soon you reserve your room).

Sponsorship Levels

Sponsors, for an extra $15, will get a special limited edition art gift and a nifty collectible sponsor button, as well as an invitation to the high-class “I Scream Antisocial” event.

Patrons, for an extra $55, will get everything the Sponsors get, and more: a Morphicon 2007 t-shirt with the winning entry printed on the front, admission to the catered Guest of Honor dinner, preferred seating at Morphicon events, yet another special lunch, and more!

Hypertrophes are fantastic individuals who donate $200 or more to Morphicon for a given year, before the early registration deadline of March 1st. In addition to all of the benefits of Patron, you’ll receive a truly ginormous laminated conbadge, credit and kudos in the conbook (with your own bio), a second limited edition button, a special gift from the Guests of Honor, and a secret surprise! Remember, Hypertrophe memberships are only available through early registration.

Looking to Get Involved at Morphicon?

Morphicon 2007 Charity

Please help us raise money for Ferrets Unlimited of Cleveland, OH! We need your art and memorabilia donations for our charity art auction and raffle. Your donations will make the con more fun and help save lives. Ferrets Unlimited is a volunteer-run, no-kill shelter which finds homes for abandoned ferrets. They'll be presenting informational panels at Morphicon on ferrets as pets, and also conducting presentations on how you can help homeless ferrets by volunteering at the shelter or adopting.

Ferrets Unlimited is in need of supplies for animal care, and will be glad to accept in-kind donations. Please see their needs page for what they currently need. You can bring in-kind donations to the con, but if you're in the Cleveland area, please consider bringing stuff directly to them, to save you both having to haul it around.

We welcome you to send a note to charity@morphicon.org if you would like to donate to the cause, or if you have any further questions about our charity events.

Programming Additions

This year, we're adding a new performance event! The original mature-themed, pre-scripted Furry Variety Show will now be called the Morphicon Spectacle of Doom. Our Spectacle will once again need performers, fursuited and not, to put on the acts. A new Furry Variety Show with amateur acts will be held on Sunday night, and anyone is invited to contribute their own skit. The judged Masquerade will once again be held as well. For more information on any of these events, contact programming@morphicon.org.

Gophers, Gophers, Gophers!

Gophers help make the con go 'round! Please consider lending a paw! Morphicon loves and needs gophers. Enough gopher hours could lead to free admission for 2008. Contact gophers@morphicon.org for more info.

Merry Christmahannukwanzaadanstice, and see ya at Morphicon 2007!
-Cuddly Battleship Kattywampus, and the rest of Morphicon Staff

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