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Announcing Mephit FurMeet 2002!

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MFM 2002 will be held August 30th – September 2nd, 2002 in Memphis Tennessee, at the Holiday Inn Select Memphis Airport.

Guest of Honor

This year, our guest of honor is furry artist Ryngs Raccoon. Check out his stuff at www.themarchhare.org

Website

http://mephitfurmeet.org (basic website and online registration via PayPal are up!)

T-Shirt Contest

Once again, we will be holding a contest to find out whose art will grace the front of the Mephit FurMeet T-Shirts! If you’d like to pick up the pencil and contribute, here’s what you need to know.

T-Shirt art should include the text "Mephit FurMeet" or "MFM," as well as either “6” or “2002”.

Entries must be in black and white (grayscale will not be accepted). The content must not exceed a PG rating and be skunk themed. All entries can be submitted to Tyger Cowboy (please include a title for each entry). Email entries should be 800x600 in size at 300dpi.

T-Shirt contest entries can be emailed to tshirts@mephitfurmeet.net

Should you not have the means to email your entry, you can snail mail it to us at our PO Box. The Contest winner will be determined by popular vote of those on the FurMeet mailing list.

The outcome of the vote is final. There will be no recounts, no chads – dimpled, hanging, pregnant or otherwise.

The deadline for submitting entries to the t-shirt contest will be July 24, 2002, with voting to commence shortly thereafter.

And now, for the beautiful legalese:

By submitting an entry to the Mephit FurMeet T-Shirt contest, you are granting Mephit FurMeet and the Mid South and Tennessee Anthropomorphic Arts Association (MST3A) an irrevocable, non-exclusive license to use the entry for promotional purposes. The original creators of the work are permitted to use the work in their own portfolios and promotions.

Charity Auction

Our charity this year will once again be the Tiger Haven Sanctuary of Roane County, TN. You can check out Tiger Haven on the web at http://www.tigerhaven.org

MFM Chat List:
General chat for those interested in or attending MFM 2001 also for Ride/Roomshares: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/mfm-chat

Program Booklet

Want to contribute a story or artwork to our Program Book? Get in touch with Tahamaki via email at conbook@mephitfurmeet.net

Want to Advertise in the program book? Great! Here’s the lowdown on costs:

Inside the book:

$40 for a full page
$25 for a half page
$15 for a quarter page

Cover Ads (Full page only)

$50 inside covers
$75 outside rear cover

Advertisements should be in black & white or grayscale. Ads can be either emailed or sent by postal service. Payment for advertisements should be remitted to our main address (provided at the end of this message)

Dealer’s Den

Dealers’ tables are available at the following rates:

$25 for full table
$45 for double table

Information about renting a table will be available on our website.

Programming

This year, in an effort to cater more specifically to the tastes of our attendees, we are splitting our programming into separate “tracks,” with a furson involved in that specific field taking the helm of their respective track. This year’s track heads are:

Furry Puppet Track

Organizer: BJ Buttons

One of the hottest fads to hit Furry Fandom in a long time. Join us for panels on constructing, buying, and performing with furry puppets.

Spirituality Track
Organizer: Blackfeather Tanfur

Panels related to exploring and discussing various aspects of furry spirituality, including what exactly it is to each of us, and doing some practical exercises to contact our 'inner furry'. Join us in this exploration!

Gaming/Roleplay Track
Organizer: Darrius

The Gaming and RPG track will focus on those games and role-playing games that in some way tie into the furry subculture. We will be presenting open gaming nights and demo/play to learn sessions of the RPG's and CCG's that interest members of the furry community. In addition we intend to present a Midnight Dance, Live action role-play in the fuzzy side of the world of darkness.

GreyMuzzle Track
Organizer: Innerwolf

Whelplings need not apply. MFM is proud to present programming dedicated to members of our fandom over the age of 35.

Fursuit Track
Organizer: PandaGuy

Information on building and performing in Fursuit.

Art Track
Organizer: OldFreek

Art panels, and Art demonstrations. From Basic to Advanced.

Writing Track
Organizer: Shockwave

An art form where your medium is words and your canvas is your readers’ imaginations. This track will discuss furry in literature both historical and contemporary. Also discussed will be how to incorporate anthropomorphics in writing and what skills and talents are required. A getting-started workshop is planned along with a round robin writer's table (for fun.)

Want to share your knowledge?

If you would like to take on the task of heading up a panel, email the name and a brief description of your panel to: programming@mephitfurmeet.net

Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Hotels

Travel:
UNIGLOBE Professional Travel as the "Official MFM Travel Agency", has secured for the Mephit FurMeet the following discounts, we will also be happy to book travel for any of the attendees. Reservations can be made 8am to 8pm Monday – Thursday, 8am to 6pm on Fri and 10am to 2pm on Sat. By phone: 800-653-6524/314-962-3330 By fax: 314-962-6090 By email furtravel@hotmail.com

Hotel:
The Official Mephit Fur Meet Hotel is the Holiday Inn Select Memphis Airport. http://www.hiselectmemphisairport.com . The hotel is pleased to offer a rate of $89 per night single/double/triple/quad occupancy for the period of August 29th-September 3rd.

Like last year, to insure the accuracy of reservations, all reservations must be made through UNIGLOBE Professional Travel.

To make reservations, contact Tyger Cowboy at 314-962-3330 (St. Louis local), 800-653-6524 or furtravel@hotmail.com . All reservations must me made through the office to get the MFM discount. The hotel offers a free airport shuttle and is going to offer the reasonably priced buffets to the MFM attendees like we had last year. Any questions about the hotel or accommodations, I would be more than happy to answer!

Car:
National Rental Car Systems National will provide MFM attendees a minimum discount of 5% for any rentals used for MFM. To book this discount they should use the discount number of 5435776. National does not charge an additional driver fee for spouses/domestic partners.

Air:
Northwest Airlines and Continental Airlines are the official airlines of Mephit FurMeet. To book your reservations, (internet bookings are not eligible for the discount) call UNIGLOBE Professional Travel at 800-653-6524 or email at furtravel@hotmail.com and you will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including first class, or a 10% discount off full fare unrestricted coach fares, purchased 7 days in advance. An additional 5% discount will apply when tickets are purchased at least 60 days in advance of your travel date. Make sure you mention MFM when you book your reservation.

For more information:

Mailing Address:
Mephit Fur Meet
P.O. Box 6001
Saint Louis MO 63139-0001

Website: http://www.mephitfurmeet.org

Email: info@mephitfurmeet.net

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